Hello-hello, is everyone excited for the weekend?
Before we do anything else we simply must say ‘Thank You’ to several generous, witty and oh-so-fun bloggers who were kind enough to give The Princess special recognition! We are flattered to be recognized; thank you for making us feel special!
Getting Here from There is an excellent writer; her “Ode to Allergies” is a must-read and Little Bow Prep is a brilliant teen with such exquisite taste she is a member of Coutorture. Those two both passed along their Sisterhood Awards to us! Whoo-hoo!
The Gifting Gumshoe, she of the awesome preppy finds, flattered TP with this honor:The always-fabulous Muffy Martini generously shared the Queen Of ALL Things award with The Princess.
You are all just too nice.
We also want to publicly share our appreciation for the one and only Miss Janice, who so graciously commented about the Lilly Pulitzer Party Pack she won in Muffy Martini’s Great Bloggiversary Giveaway. You are always the epitome of grace Miss Janice, and forever a Southern Lady in our book.
The upfront is held every year at this time. Each network reveals their fall programming schedules to potential advertisers, using clips of the shows accompanied by the trotting out of warm props presence of as many stars from said shows as they can muster. Having participated in these, we can unequivocally state they are bizarre events, somewhere between a seance and a carnival sideshow.
Which brings us to Ms. Lively’s appearance at the CW’s upfront yesterday. In this:
Dollfaces, yours truly is confused, and seeks your guidance. You must advise us on the appropriateness of the attire, as we ponder the possibility it is our old age and senility causing us to recoil in horror upon seeing such an egregious crime against fashion. Or, is it just. plain. wrong. (You are correct, it wasn’t really a question, rather an affirmation of our distaste. Harrumph.)
Princess readers are possessed of the knowledge that good taste is not determined by decade, or popularity with the masses. Generations pass accompanied by their ensuing cultural shifts, but basic grace and manners do not change with a whim and a wink, following the latest trends. Therefore, we eagerly await your wisdom on the topic as we are certain we can learn something, we always do.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The Princess Consort just proofed our post and while reading he suddenly gasped, “Oh my God, what was she thinking? It looks like something they used to wear in the girls gym class!” We offer this merely in the interest of fairness and transparency. Obviously.
As mentioned, stars are big winners at the upfront show and tell scene:
Above, most of the Gossip Girl cast at Madison Square Garden yesterday: Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick.
Why does Ms. Meester look far more elegant than Ms. Lively? (Below, Ms. Meester with Jessica Szohr.)
Or is it our skewed and skeptical viewpoint that is the problem?
As we are catching up on the G2 news, we have word that Ed Westwick will star in the remake of Wuthering Heights.
Does he look like Heathcliff to you? While not an enormous fan it does appear to be a combination that could work.
A few quick sale updates, beginning with Best & Company:
We believe the sale prices are in effect at the Greenwich store as well as at Bergdorf Goodman.
Bargains are also available at Sak’s:
Others offering discounted price points:
- Lands’ End is doing their “30% Off Summer Favorites” promotion
- Polo Ralph Lauren is offering up to 50% Off; their spinoff brand Rugby is doing the same
- Old Navy is being very smart, selling $1 Flip-flops on Saturday with a limit of 6 pairs
One more tidbit before we sign off with a ‘there’s a reason for the season’ moment reminder…
Monday’s National Moment of Remembrance happens at 3pm. No matter where we are physically, TP is guessing our hearts will all be in one place.