Sunday Snippets: Vineyard Vines Opening, Suri’s Shoes, Rogan for Target Collection Debuts

Springtime… a sleepy Sunday… a feeble mind… it seems all have conspired to make coherent discourse impossible for The Princess today. Sigh. Therefore we are reduced to simply sharing some of those items capturing our attention recently that we thought might be of interest to you.

We’ll start with a snippet that belongs in the “Insane & Over-Indulgent Parent” file as well as the “Conspicuous Consumption” category. It seems that Suri Cruise, enchanting daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, was fascinated to some degree with a pair of dashing red flats she noticed when visiting the Vivier store on Madison Avenue last week. Now we have word the company will make their first ever pair of children’s shoes ‘to the child’s liking’ according to Women’s Wear Daily.


The Vineyard Vines expansion continues, with their opening in Georgetown (DC) last week at the former Wet Seal store site on Wisconsin at M. The uber-preppy retailer also also opened their Westport store recently, right on Main Street, taking over what used to be the Talbots Mens shop. Ouch. (A painful example of what happens when one loses touch with their brand and their primary customer, let alone commences putting energy into efforts to attract new customers and grow brand extensions. Double ouch.)

Now it’s time for a few looks from the Rogan for Target Collection, debuting today, and we apologize in advance for our hideous photos. We do start with an image of the designer, Rogan Gregory, followed by pieces from the collection. The collection is described as “…an environmentally-conscious collection of modern silhouettes and nature-inspired prints and patterns“. The Princess must acknowledge she is underwhelmed, hopeful the pieces might look better when seen and touched in person at the Boutique (Target). In all fairness, we admit earthtones have never really been our ‘thing.’ A reminder that the pieces are all done in organic cotton, and still reasonably priced for those watching their fashion budgets.



It would appear simply everyone is interested in the collection, at least when it’s Hollywood and when it is the opening at Barney’s last week for its limited run before the full move to Target nationwide. Below we see Nicky Hilton with the designer. Do we think Ms. Hilton will be spotted wearing the organic collection?


  • Kate
    May 18, 2008

    I am so excited for Vineyard Vines in Gtown! I won’t have to pay their expensive shipping anymore which means more clothing and a new tote!

  • Pretty in Pink
    May 18, 2008

    I have my hair appointment this Thursday, so we will see! Some days I want to cut it and others I want to keep it long. I definitely want to get some lowlights to break-up my blonde.

    Priscilla has been a little terrorist lately! She bites and chews anything in sight. She is only 7 weeks old, so I guess it’s normal :)

  • linneyshvede
    May 19, 2008

    adding you to my preppy reads! great blog!

  • Muffy
    May 19, 2008

    Great post!!!

  • fashionherald
    May 20, 2008

    Wet Seal replaced by Vineyard Vines??! What is the world coming to??!
    I’ve been meaning to check out the Ashley Simpson line at Wet Seal in Manhattan Mall but just haven’t summoned up the willpower yet….i’ve heard it involves pink but in combination with black and leopard print….
    I ordered 2 rogan pieces online, and will let you know what I think! got the long black vest and the striped vest, then realized I had bought 2 vests when what I really need are dresses and pants. the power of internet shopping strikes again.

  • Fashionable Obsessions
    May 20, 2008

    I need to go to Target soon. I am missing out.

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