The world was abuzz in anticipation of Prince George’s first birthday celebration. Although it was very much a closed affair with only family and selected friends in attendance, the little royal was dressed fashionably at all times.
Prince George walks, wears adorable denim overalls in a newly released picture ahead of his first birthday on Tuesday, July 22
Not to be excluded from the preppy fashion scene, this little royal was all decked out for his special day in a wonderful array of fashionable outfits. It is no surprise that this little tot is being photographed and acknowledged as a young style icon. From posing for baby portraits to simply romping about having fun, Prince George is always dressed in sharp outfits that are both comfortable and yet super stylish.
How about this little cute and adorable blue overall outfit? The striped blue overall is matched with comfy walkers making this little man a preppy fashion trend setter. The versatility of this outfit and the added comfortable features makes it easier for little tots to move around in. Baby George may look good in all his “fashion” shots, but with parents like Will and Kate, you can rest assured that all his outfits will have the classic edge without compromising on comfort and durability. Affordability is another factor that this down to earth parental pair continues to focus on, in spite of being in the privileged set and nowhere near lacking in money to spend.
Besides nautically themed outfits, (a mainstay of the preppy style) this little tot is equally cute in other styles like this little one-piece ensemble. Romping about and having a good time with his toys and other little toddler friends, Prince George is a picture of preppy, bubbly cuteness.
Just like his mom Kate Middleton, Prince George has got major style! The tiny royal is wearing a onesie and shoes that are more affordable than you would imagine — just $65.
Baby moods are often linked to the types of clothing they have on. If the clothing is made from comfortable material, then you will have a happy baby. Preppy Princess follows such guidance when it comes to styles and outfit choices. Prince George’s doting parents also always try to ensure his clothing choices give him enough to move around in while also staying suitable to the climate he is exposed to. Looking thoughtful in red, Prince George is dressed in a bright cardigan to keep him warm and happy.
Although white is not always the ideal choice for a baby’s outfit, mostly because kids tend to dirty it as quickly as it’s put on, Prince George is the star here, in this lovely warm button up sweater. The white shade does not make him look “pasty” or dull, and instead brings out the blondness of his hair even more. Keeping him warm and yet stylish is something his mother knows a thing or two about, being a fashion icon herself.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge eased into royal tour engagements this afternoon with an informal playgroup meeting with the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society at Government House.
At the end of the day, Prince George is going to be another preppy world trendsetter that everyone is going to have their eyes on. From striking colours to hip kiddie designs, Prince George is going to have it all.
Hey there all you fashion buffs, it’s the world cup and Preppy Princess is here to help you get outfitted with the latest, must have outfits for this theme.
Preppy Princess is hitting the scene with a new zest and with a burst of color. All the various pieces of putting the ideal outfit together can be found at this one stop site. There are so many and wonderful pieces to choose from that you can spend many happy moments indulging yourself. Preppy Princess prides itself with ensuring every design is kept current and trendy, thus comfortably ensuring you look only your best when you step out in any of the pieces.
What’s in store?
With Preppy Princess, you don’t have to look any further as there is something for everyone. From head to toe, the wonderful array laid before you, is tantalizing and certainly meets its mark for creating the ideal look to step into for your world cup fun.
At Preppy Princess, there are so many styles that you can put together. Ranging from looking chic, right down to the natural and playful football buff trends, with this one stop site, you will not need to look any further. If you want to stand out and be noticed, then Preppy Princess is the way you want to follow.
The Preppy Princess fashion line gives the wearer a confidence and style that very few other lines can boast of. The comfort enjoyed when wearing a Preppy Princess piece is unmatched, thus leaving you the envy of all around. With this line, dressing up for the football fever will no longer have to be boring and ill form-fitting. Looking sexy and yet at the same time chic is what the Preppy Princess line is all about.
The World Cup apparel
Snug form-fitting outfits in bright colors will allow you to show your support for you teams in the most flattering style. There is no need to be fitted in the usual baggy shorts and jerseys like so many of the regular lines for world cup outfits. Here, the colors and style are specially chosen to show each proud Preppy Princess in the best light possible. Iconic designs will help you stand out and be noticed, not to mention getting you a huge amount of compliments on your current choice of style and color.
Materials used are also chosen with comfort for the user in mind, so you can enjoy your football fever experience without having to worry about getting sickly and bedraggled. After all, at Preppy Princess, we want you to look like a million dollars all the time, come rain or sunshine.
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With Preppy Princess, all your fears and worries about how to look trendy and stylish will be put to rest. All the pieces are specially chosen to make you look your very best.
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Today we follow-up on a story previously discussed, the launch of a retail endeavor from two young women familiar with fashion, more from the Daily Mail.:
Fashion entrepreneur Chris Burch’s daughters, Pookie and Louisa, have struck out on their own this week with the launch of their label, Trademark. The girls, 29 and 25, respectively, have been raised in fashion (they still call Tory Burch, married to their father until 2006, a stepmother).
That story is headlined this way:
Is this the new J.Crew? Chris Burch’s daughters Pookie and Louisa strike out on their own with Trademark – an affordable fashion label full of fun, preppy goods
More looks via Style.com.
There isn’t a huge selection of merchandise at this point, but you can certainly grasp the style aesthetic the young women are reaching for. Below, the Wright Dress in navy plaid, also available in citronelle plaid ($168.)
Part American preppy, part Japanese minimalism, Trademark offers pieces that have been created ‘to be worn as one’s own trademark,’ according to a statement issued by the label, which launched online yesterday following three years of development.
These modern art references manifest in Trademark’s color palette – an Albers-signature combination of natural tones like dark evergreen and rust, juxtaposed by brights and pastels including royal blue and pale yellow.
A touch of the blues the Daily Mail talked about: the Scuba Cardigan ($198) in royal blue, white, and turkey blue.
An unstructured jacket and skirt.
StyleFile’s story references the duo’s background and early exposure to fashion.
Trademark’s aesthetic is an extension of the pair’s own collective fashion experience, which includes summers spent in Nantucket searching for the consummate sweater; scouring Tokyo or other exotic locales for inspiration (much to Pookie’s dismay, as she hates flying); collecting Breton-striped shirts (Louisa); or even eavesdropping on Chris or Tory’s phone calls during car rides from suburban Philadelphia, where they were raised, to New York.
The brand also carries bags and jewelry; we show a selection of bangles.
Referring to the company’s styles as preppy does a disservice to the brand. By and large the looks are not “preppy,” a term being used more and more to define a fashion interpretation far removed from its original loose definition. Many items in the Trademark line may, and will, appeal to those who also appreciate a Brooks Brothers shirt. But the company really targets a trendier, more youthful clientele. There are wonderful wardrobe basics one can build an entire look around and the pricing doesn’t seem outrageous, presuming the quality is excellent. StyleFile addresses the quality issue:
Their stock will be replenished with new styles every month, and is comprised of beautifully constructed garments that reflect the girls’ reserve and practicality.
This one will be fun to watch.
Also today, fashions created by someone much younger than the Burch sisters.
It became clear Angie’s daughter (she calls her “Mayhem”) was more interested in fashion than the average 4-year-old. Mayhem shunned her store-bought princess dresses and started wrapping herself with scarves and sheets creating her own styles.
Then one day Angie got tired of finding her clothes in Mayhem’s toy box and suggested they make a dress out of paper. Mayhem loved the idea and they haven’t stopped creating paper dresses since.
Writer Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts says the dresses started out this way, as relatively simple ‘fashions’ …
But they soon blossomed into far more complex designs.
Via @2Sisters_Angie Instagram
As for the supplies Mayhem uses? Back to Ilana’s HuffPo story:
We use a lot of construction paper, but we also use tissue paper, wrapping paper, and gift bags. We have also used silk scarves, tulle, and aluminum foil. Basically, if we can find it laying around the house and it’s pliable, it’s fair game. Clear packing tape and glue are our adhesives of choice
Seeing these two frocks my immediate thought was, “Oh, dresses for St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras”.
Fashions by Mayhem @2Sisters_Angie Instagram
As for the question of how much is done by mom and done by daughter, the dress above right was created entirely by Mayhem with no help from her mother whatsoever. Below, Mayhem at work.
Fashion by Mayhem
The story about Mayhem that Ilana Wiles wrote for HuffPo brought an awful lot of attention to Mayhem and her family:
First, we can’t begin to tell you how humbling it is to have so many people reaching out to us and sharing that our story of making paper dresses has either touched or inspired them in some way. The kind words have brought smiles, laughs and at times, even tears (the good kind). I’m literally still shaking my head and saying “but we’re just hanging out at home making paper dresses…”.
Sometimes Mayhem channels a haute couture piece.
2Sisters_Angie Instagram via Huffington Post
Mayhem’s mother wrote about the pressure of the notoriety:
…we put the brakes on. And stopped panicking about the hundreds of emails labeled “Urgent”, “Immediate Response”, “Oscars”, “Red Carpet”, “Exclusive” and “Extremely Time Sensitive”. We stopped answering the phone. And we started asking questions like: How do we keep Mayhem safe? How do we keep this fun? How do we maintain our integrity? How do we manage all this? Do we want something else to come from this? Which opportunities could we embrace and still have the kind of family life that is important to us? So we made phone calls and put some things in place to make life a little more manageable.
The Fashion by Mayhem site offers more than just photos of Mayhem in her dresses, there are tutorials and tips. Below, a look at the finished project for the “Anatomy of a Project Runway Dress“post.
We’ll leave you with two more of my favorites: a pink and green style accompanied by this caption: “Because yesterday she learned what “flip your hair back” means ;)” The other just shrieks ‘spring,’ something desperately needed here in The Great Midwest and elsewhere.
Hello-hello, all. The Consort here shuffling mikeside to dazzle and baffle you while The (Very Talented and Lovely) Princess engages in some retail therapy. And therapy, in whichever form it takes, is a very welcome thing right about now. Why? This.
This is the scene outside the front door of The Prepatorium. The actual temperature is in single digits and the wind chill tonight is expected to hit -30° F. That, gentle readers, is cold. And I’ve had enough. The snow and cold feel relentless this winter. Last week we finally saw temperatures above freezing for the first time this year. The balmy 40° weather lasted two days. It was a tease and now we are paying the price for the folly of thinking Spring was nearing. But what should I expect? I was born and raised in this area. You’d imagine I would embrace the winter weather and not go all whiny on you. Maybe I need to change my point of view and find some opportunities. Like these people.
Paul Harrison/SkyNews Twitter
The French ski resorts of Val Thorens and Les Menuires recently squared off in a snow rugby game. I don’t know who won (don’t really care) but love the idea of thumbing your nose at the elements. I can only imagine how much fun it would be to wash someone’s face with snow in the middle of a scrum. Or maybe something less involved.
When was the last time you made a snow angel? I can’t remember when I flopped down in the snow and created a work of snow art. Maybe that’s part of the issue here. I need to recapture that childlike sense of joy at seeing the snow. Go back to a time when a big snowfall meant a day off of school, making snowmen and angels. And Mom going crazy when we left our snowy boots and mittens all over the house. Then enjoying the mug of hot chocolate she’d make to warm us up.
Time passes. Responsibilities build and demands must be met. Nuts to that. I’m going outside to make a snow angel.
Thanks for indulging me today. The Princess will return very soon with tidbits of information that will be much more important than my ravings. Remember to take care of your waitperson today because they’re working hard for you. Good-bye for now, everybody!
Hello-hello, what a wild week it has been already. The Olympics have been amazing to watch, but we’ll save most of that for our Friday Fun. (Where else can we talk about the pants being worn by the curling teams?!)
At any rate, we have some brief tidbits to share today, beginning with what I’m calling H&M’s preppy push.
The Swedish retailing giant (whose full name is Hennes & Mauritz) is going after male customers interested in a ‘preppy’ look. Model Wouter Peelen is the face of the promotional campaign for the brand’s spring line.
From well-cut blazers, to striped numbers and classic twill pants, H&M’s preppy inspired designs for the spring season play with basic colors, illuminated by bright tones and graphic patterns, like stripes or micro checks.
H&M via The Fashionisto
Items are available online and I believe in stores as well. We show the Fine Knit Sweater in a silk/cotton blend ($39.95), and the Waxed Cotton Jacket, not quite a Barbour, but not ghastly ($99).
This is not a specific collection, it appears to be more of a marketing plan, and a wise one at that. Two more styles.
H&M via The Fashionisto
(Is it me, or does Mr. Peelen have some serious veins in his forehead…?)
Pursuing preps, or at least advertising styles that would hypothetically appeal to those with a prep aesthetic, is certainly not anything new for H&M. Below, a look from the spring 2011 ‘Romantic and Preppy’ campaign featuring Jourdan Dunn.
These menswear ensembles are from spring 2012, featuring a decidedly nautical inclination. (Which is all anyone is doing this spring, or so it seems. More on that next week.)
In his Editor’s Letter from the March Hollywood Issue, Graydon Carter addresses long-running rumors that Vanity Fair has been working on an “epic takedown” of Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
This portion is directly from Mr. Carter’s Editor’s Letter in the March magazine:
In October, Gwyneth called me. We talked for about 20 minutes about the story and her reaction, or over-reaction, to it. At one point, she asked my advice as to what to do to get the “haters” on her side. I suggested putting on 15 pounds. I joked that it works for me. She replied I had put on much more than that. Which I thought was fair and funny.
One quote from Mr. Carter referred to Ms. Paltrow’s hypothetical mandate to friends that they ‘never talk to Vanity Fair again,’ saying “Kim Jong-un couldn’t have issued a more blanket demand.” Comparing someone to the North Korean dictator isn’t likely to win points from the person under discussion. But that actually is the point: Mr. Carter is very savvy. That kind of comment wouldn’t make it to print were its effects not contemplated at length by the editor.
Racked.com sums up where things stand now:
….a point that Carter doesn’t explicitly state but says nonetheless—that for whatever reason, he has decided to kill that story “for the time being.” So unless someone leaks it to the media, we’ll never get to read it. What a disappointment.
Hmmmm. Methinks we’ll hear more on this one.
We leave you with this.
That is a NOAA map showing the active watches, warnings across the country late this afternoon. The winter-from-you-know-where marches on, making lives miserable in many parts of the country. We hope everyone can stay safe and warm.