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When the Dress Code is ‘Lilly or Louder’, Tretorn at J. Crew

Hello-Hello, and welcome to a very busy Tuesday, we are off to a volunteer function almost all afternoon, so today’s post is brief.

Many readers may have already read or heard about last week’s big bash at the American Museum of Natural History, we’re more than a little late reporting on the festivities.  If it doesn’t sound familiar, we offer a visual clue:

Patrick McMullan via Huffington Post

It was the annual spring dance, and Lilly Pulitzer sponsored the event. The party was much brighter than most black tie events, compliments of a dress code that said “Lilly or Louder”. Below, the retailer’s design director, Janie Schoenborn, wore Pandamonium.

Patrick McMullan via Huffington Post

Below, socialites Blair Husain and Sara Peters.

Steve Eichner/WWD

Below we see Tinsley Mortimer in what we’ll call “modified Lilly,” as she explained to Women’s Wear Daily:

“I shortened it to make it cuter,” said Mortimer. “I took a pair of scissors to it right before I left the house.”

Peter Kramer/AP

Lilly pooh-bah Jim Bradbeer and his wife Carol were colorfully clad.

Patrick McMullan via Huffington Post

On the not-so-Lilly list, actress Michelle Trachtenberg (L) and model Coco Rocha.

The event’s Honorary Chair did not wear Lilly, actress Claire Danes was in Zac Posen.

Actors Sebastian Stan and Matthew Settle (of Gossip Girl).

Steve Eichner/WWD

One of the best parts of any function Lilly is involved with has to be having the chance to watch the amazingly talented artists from the Lilly Mother Ship in action.

Steve Eichner/WWD

Steve Eichner/WWD

Below, the über-talented Paige Smith works on a floral canvas.

Patrick McMullan via Huffington Post

It sounds like an delightful time, you can read more about it here at the Lilly blog.


Loads of bits and bytes today, here are a few quick links:

  • This story hypothetically lists the “10 Preppiest Colleges,” at least according to the Huffington Post; the comments are as entertaining as the story IOHO.
  • J. Crew’s design guru Jenna Lyons will be featured on tomorrow’s (Wednesday, 4/21) Oprah show; the topic is Dream Jobs. (Click here for a teeny bit more info.)  Below, Ms. Lyons in her office.

Roger Neves via Oprah.com

Via HighSnobette.com

With that we say g’bye until next time!


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Prepalicious Things: Preppy Tretorn & Keds, Tory Burch, Bric’s Luggage, Paul Smith Tennies

Tretorn Pink & White Seersucker

It’s time for a little Spring and Summer fun! The Princess stumbled across some delightful goodies, like Tretorn’s Pink & White Sneakers at Zappos.com; that fabric actually looks like seersucker. TP considers feet shod in seersucker to be a grand idea for the upcoming season…yes? And if you are visiting Zappos, you simply must gaze at these fabulous Pro-Keds Royal Lo Madras for Men. Now, to be honest, we are not entirely positive TSU (The Spousal Unit) would be inclined to wear these, but we can always give it the old college try.

Men\'s Madras Keds Royal Lo Tennies at Zappos

If you are still looking for summer dresses, here’s a Tory Burch that will be an outstanding choice for any number of events, whether you’re on the patio at Charley’s in Boston for lunch (on Newbury) or headed to the office with a sweater or jacket thrown over your shoulders.

Tory Burch Hollie Dress at bergdorf GoodmanBettye Mueller Flats at Revolve Clothing

Then we show a pair of our alltime favorite Bettye Mueller flats, these are from Revolve Clothing. I know what you are thinking, but you can never have too many pair of madras flats! Now, don’t you think every Princess should be entitled to at least one set of pink luggage in their lifetime? Of course. Especially if it’s Bric’s, which is so easy to take care of, made in Italy to be uber-durable. The top two images are pieces available at Bergdorf’s; the bottom photo is the company’s Sophia shopper, shown at SimpleCase.net; this is a piece The Princess highly recommends.

Bric\'s Luggage at Bergdorf\'s Bric\'s Luggage at Bergdorf Goodman #2

Bric\'s Luggage Sophia Shopper SimpleCase.net

As long as we’re dealing in things we love, TP must share another pair of favorite tennies: the Hudson style from Paul Smith in the UK. (They are European sizing, but there’s a size conversion chart as an easy pop-up if you’re unsure on the sizes.) On this floral note, we toddle off and say have a splendid weekend! 

Paul Smith Hudson Floral Sneakers




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