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Gossip Girls Do Chanel, New Designer Baby Goods at Targét

Hello-Hello and Happy Thursday from the corner condo here at The Prepatorium!

We apologize for the completely disorganized random nature of today’s post, we have only a few items to offer as we are simply swimming in a frenzy of business. Not that we complain, mind you, nay-nay, but there just are not enough hours in the day.

We begin with a summertime update on those favorite faux prep-school students from Gossip Girl.  It is the fall couture season, both Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were front row at Tuesday’s Chanel show in Paris.  WWD’s Stephane Feugere took these first two photos.

Ms. Meester wore leather Chanel while Ms. Lively was in a silk Chanel frock; both wore Christian Louboutin heels.

Ms. Meester and Ms. Lively, along with many other cast members, are shooting next season’s episodes in La Ville-Lumière (the City of Light).  We have nary a clue as to whether or not the following advisory is needed (TP has never seen an episode of the program), but we’ll trust the Women’s Wear Daily story; it carries an alert, so we shall share this advance warning as well.

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There. Now it is safe to share a few tidbits:

“Blake Lively — aka Serena van der Woodsen — let slip a few plot hints at the Chanel couture show. “It involves hidden identities and Chuck and Blair bumping into each other, and just love affairs and beautiful clothes,” she said.”

Photo: FAME

Looking at the image of Ms. Lively approaching the set, we are more concerned about the return of even bigger shoulder pads are on the way than any plotlines. Below, costars Ed Westwick and Ms. Meester are seen in costume.

Even we can tell that this next snippet from the WWD story is safe to share, it shan’t ruin any upcoming episodes:

“Leighton Meester said she had just taken a break from her role as queen bee Blair Waldorf by playing a character who is “sort of dorky and uptight and a bit insecure” in the teen flick “Monte Carlo,” co-starring Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy.”

Here are two more looks, via JustJared.

There may actually be some Chanel/Gossip Girl linkage if the rumors this photo prompted are reality.

Trago/FilmMagic via Glamour UK

The picture of Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld leaving the Ritz together has many speculating that the Chanel Grand-Pooh-Bah might be making a guest appearance on the show.

Another Gossip Girl phenom was spotted at men’s Fashion Week in Milan.

Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty

Chace Crawford put in an appearance at the Dolce & Gabbana show last month.

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Of course, everyone who is anyone on Planet Fashion is in Paris.

Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

We are simply smitten by the ensemble seen on Ms. Wintour below.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

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Next, a look at some of the new infant goodies now available at Le Boutique Targét.

Target Courtesy Image via All the Rage

Several new designer collections are now available at Target through mid-October, according to this report at All the Rage. The cute pink and green items seen above are by Baby Buggy for Target, the other line being offered is by Little Seed, a maker of organic cotton goods.

Courtesy Target

Another special edition item at Le Boutique, Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bags in pink, and on the right, the bag in blue.

Both are also known as ‘Clever Carryall Diaper Bags’; both are $49.99

The designer duds and accessories are all part of a larger fundraising effort for Baby Buggy, the charitable group providing baby necessities to those in need.

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Two quick Mad Men notes. First, a different look for Betty Draper actress January Jones.

Courtesy via InStyle

Ms. Jones is seen here in the look done by celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend as part of his new online magazine. We are more used to this style for Betty.

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Our other note comes via Very Short List, a look at the soon-to-be-released “Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960’s America.”

From the VSL story:

“Here you’ll find anecdotes and analyses of a time passed. Did you know, for instance, that Don Draper is based on a real ad man named Draper Daniels? Or that a polite wedding night in the ’60s didn’t involve sex? If yes, there’s plenty more.”

The book is available for pre-ordering at Amazon.

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And a few quick updates to our Monday and Tuesday posts on the Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2010 Gift and Stationery Collection.  (Those not fond of Lilly can simply skip to our next items.)

  • Our first shipment of the new Lilly Agenda Books and Pocket Agendas arrives here at Princess Intergalactic HQ tomorrow! The Consort & I mighty Princess staff will have them turned around and winging their way to you late tomorrow or early Saturday.
  • The Lilly Personalized Acrylic Home Collection should be available around September 1st. As soon as we know more and have product photos we will post them on our Facebook page and/or here.

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We share a few Argyle Adventures, these two via Under the Palm Tree; both are Lilly sweaters, both are reduced in price to $76.80 and both were originally $128.  The are also both the same model, on the left, the Halle sweater in pink and green argyle on white and on the right, the pink argyle Halle V-Neck.

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Two quick Sales & Savings opportunities to share, the first at Vineyard Vines.

Vineyard Vines

And also at Garnet Hill.

GarnetHill.com

Because we care about the state of your pocketbook.

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Our final image is another sent by our friend MLD (she of the Jon Hamm/Mad Men Mizzou story), this one answers the question “How hot is it?”

(No, that is not Silly Tilly, she said it was too hot for any photo ops!)

Additional Photo Credits:

  • Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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While The Princess Rests The Consort Raves

Hello again.  It is I, the Princess Consort, stepping mikeside to entertain you while the lovely and talented Preppy Princess recuperates from a blinding migraine headache.  I do not pretend to understand the origin of the headaches but I am eternally grateful that I do not suffer from them.  They seem particularly vicious and I am certain The Princess would be thankful for your kind thoughts.  While we’re speaking of kind thoughts…

We are so thrilled that our blogging friends are sharing their preppy experiences with us!  What a treat to see some of the (smuggled) pictures from last week’s Martha extravaganza.  We’ve seen shots from some fantastic Lilly-themed parties.  It’s almost like we’re there and we thank you for thinking of us.  We’ll be building up some pages at The Preppy Princess where we can share photos with everyone.  Keep ’em coming and we’ll spread the Lilly love.

On to other things… you think you’re good with music?  Have a musical mind like a steel trap?  Put it to the test!  Our very good friends at Very Short List have found a site that posts one excellent song a day.  Your challenge is to name the song.  You’ll find it all here and it’s a lot of fun.  I managed to unleash my inner Steve Perry.  Or was it Perry Como?  Either way… give it a try.  It’s a great timekiller in the office.  And we do need those during these dreary economic days…

Every now and then I have a “WTH?” moment.  I had one when I saw this a while back:

Photo by Don Ipock for the New York Times

Photo by Don Ipock for the New York Times

It’s a simple little recipe.  $20 worth of bacon and sausage woven together into a roll.  That breaks down to about two pounds of bacon and two pounds of sausage.  Slather it up with barbeque sauce and pack it around your heart.  Seriously.  This work of art is a cardiac arrest on a plate.  And you can get the recipe here. I think this monstrosity might be just the thing for your next brunch.  Makes a Big Mac look like fingerfood.  You’re going to need something sturdy to carry that much meat so I suggest this:

Custom Totes

Custom Totes

Now I know The Princess has already mentioned these to you but I love them.  They are colorful, sturdy and you get to design your own bag.  Go crazy!  Be a ballerina or a pirate!  Go nautical or patriotic!  Plus, you can get matching belts and key fobs to create a look that will be the envy of all the kids on the block.  And isn’t that what it’s all about?

That’s all for now. I must go check on The Princess.  Thank you for indulging me.  I’ll leave you with Motown’s finest, The temptin’ Temptations.  Try the pork loin sandwich and don’t forget to tip your waitperson; they’re working hard for you tonight.  Good night, everyone!

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