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The Big Winner!

Hello-Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

We are off shortly to collect a friend from the airport, our ‘extended girls  weekend’ is almost underway.  But before we leave, it is time to announce the winner of our Whitney English Make Your Own Crest stationery giveaway.  The lucky winner receives a complete suite of Folded Note Cards, Return Address labels, Flat Cards and Calling Cards from this fabulous new line:

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And from Random Number Generator that number is 51,

Liz at Our Explosive Life!!!

If the blog name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps this button will look more familiar:

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This can be spotted on many bloggers’ sidebars, it takes you to Liz’s blog chronicling her husband’s recovery from treatment for wounds he received in Afghanistan; David is on Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Thus the reference in her blog name to explosions.

We’re just tickled Liz won; we were first introduced to her through reading her mother’s blog, Self-Confessed Lamp Tramp (or Fabulous Fluff Stuff, we’re not sure which is the right name to use), a delightful spot featuring all manner of things we love, from interior design projects to methods for storing one’s dishes.

These are both amazing blogs to read, and there is an ancillary benefit from reading Liz’s updates: any tendencies for wallowing in self-pity are vanquished, replaced with gratitude for those who make such incredible sacrifices on our behalf. We highly recommend Our Explosive Life, it is always time well spent.

Liz, we’ll send you an email so we can connect and get your goodies ordered!

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We leave you with a brief look at what you’ll be seeing from retailers as we get closer to Christmas and Hannukkah:

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Courtesy Banana Republic

This shot is from Banana Republic’s ‘Embrace the Moment’ holiday campaign, already underway.

Macy’s television ads will feature celebrities, including this spot with Queen Latifah titled ‘The Trek’. These commercials start airing Friday.

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Courtesy Macy's via WWD

The messaging from JCPenney surrounds the ‘Joy of Giving’, with the campaign starting on the 15th. Of November.

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Courtesy Photo via WWD

If we were to advise those in charge of such things that we have no interest in holiday commercials at this time, what sort of response do you think we might receive?

That’s it for today dollfaces, our thanks to everyone who entered the contest and to all of our readers!

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Ralph Lauren Gift Vault, Banana Republic Spring 2010

Hello-Hello!

Today we begin with a look at the Banana Republic collection for next Spring, with a continued emphasis on classic looks.

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The color palette adhered to the neutrals the company is know for.

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But the collection is a tad more lighthearted, or whimsical, according to a brief review of the line in WWD.

“Its spring collection… highlighted relaxed, well-worn looks in denim, chambray, cotton and silk. “We got overassorted in work,” said firm president Jack Calhoun. “We were too serious. We’re still a work brand, but we want to have great weekend and going-out clothes, too.”

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We actually found some of the men’s styles more appealing, not unusual here at the Prepatorium, especially when it comes to sweaters of a snuggly nature.

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The silhouette is looser, much easier than in previous collections, although the skinny pant remains a ‘must’ for the line.

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As we are chatting about BR, we want to mention they do have a significant amount of merchandise marked down on the website, with lots of goodies. The Helen Buckle Peep-toe is one such item on sale, as are the Bow Jewel Earrings.

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We can’t help ourselves when it comes to sharing Sales and Savings opportunities.

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We have a quick update to last week’s post on the upcoming Olsenboye line Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are doing for Penneys: the footwear and accessories will be made by Steve Madden.

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Courtesy Photo via WWD

The accessories will be available online in time for the holidays.

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Courtesy Photo via WWD

Price points are expected to run between $20 – $50.

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Have you read about the recently launched Ralph Lauren Gift Vault? The new line offers “…a specially curated collection of rare and unique objects from the world of Ralph Lauren.”

As the news release explains:

“The Ralph Lauren Gift Vault is the perfect destination for the discerning gift giver looking for something extraordinary for someone truly unique or even for themselves.”

The offerings are in different categories, like Americana, Estate or Hollywood Glamour.

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Courtesy Ralph Lauren

We discovered some lovely treasures, like the Platinum, diamond and sapphire ring, circa 1920, seen below.

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Courtesy Ralph Lauren Gift Vault

The Siberian Amethyst and Gold Bangle is part of the Estate Collection,

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Courtesy Ralph Lauren

There are lots of fun vintage pieces, not all of them jewelry either, as evidenced with the Art Deco Lacquer Card Case.

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Courtesy Ralph Lauren

This one will be interesting to watch: brilliant marketing or over-extension of the brand? Hhhmmm.

In an entirely different vein, the Polo Ralph Lauren ‘Private Sale’ promotion gets underway Thursday (the 5th), offering many items at 40% off their original retail price. To receive an additional 15% off, use promo code NOV0509 at checkout.

Basics like the Elani Suede Ballet Flats are already discounted to $69, an additional 15% off that price might make them rather appealing for those in need of another pair of flats.

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The folks at Vineyard Vines are also offering some financially-friendly items, like the Whales Mini-Murray Beach Tote.

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The bag comes in both Blue and Strawberry and initially sold at $79.50; it is now $49.99.  Several styles of belts are also marked down, below we show the Dragonfly Outrigger Belt, and on the right, the Pineapple Outrigger.

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And those fond of Lilly Pulitzer will be pleased to know the Lilly Warehouse Sale is only weeks away!

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We close with a gentle reminder about these fabulous notecards from Whitney English:

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We are giving away a set of the Make Your Own Crest Notecards, along with a matching set of Make Your Own Address Labels…..

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And a matching set of Calling Cards

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As well as a matching set of Flat Cards….

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One lucky person will be the winning of a complete suite of our incredible Whitney English Crested stationery.  Just click here and scroll down to enter by leaving a contest comment. Don’t wait too long though, entries close at midnight tonight (Tuesday, 11/3/09) and we’ll announce the winner in tomorrow’s blog!

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‘Create Your Own Crest’ – a Preppy Paper Giveaway!

Hello-Hello, and happy day!

We know that some of our friends on the east coast are not enjoying the same sunshine and warmth we are seeing here at the Prepatorium, but we have a ray of sunshine we hope will brighten everyone’s day.

It has to do with these:

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These are from our new Create Your Own Crest stationery line by the fab design minds at Whitney English.

We are giving away a complete suite of Crested Products!

PreppyPrincess.comOur lucky winner will receive 25 of these personalized Foldover Notecards from the new line.

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These are both elegant and whimsical – the perfect blend when treating yourself to new paper goodies, also ideal as a gift for almost any occasion.

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A delightful take on the classic family crest, the collection allows you to select from 10 distinctive colorways, and then get creative with one of 24 icons; we share a sampling below…

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… and here are a few more…

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Pick a color combination, choose a motif, decide if you prefer horizontal or diagonal stripes, and decide on your typeface, and you are good to go!

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Recapping, one lucky winner receives their own personalized versions of:

We are very excited about our giveaway dolls; this new group is made with the same high standards used for all Whitney English merchandise, upscale designs matched by their impeccable attention to detail. Here is how to enter:

  • For one entry, leave a comment telling us your favorite design on any of our Whitney English products
  • For a second entry, post the Giveaway on your blog & leave a comment telling us you did
  • For a third entry, Tweet about the Giveaway on Twitter & let us know you did
  • For another entry, become a Preppy Princess fan on Facebook & let us know you did. (If already a fan, just let us know so you receive this additional entry!)

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Tuesday, November 3; we shall announce the lucky winner in Wednesday’s post!

We hope you like the new line as much as we do, thank you Whitney English for creating such a charming new group of goodies!

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