Hello-Hello, and welcome to a Monday.
Things are a little frenzied this week, we’re pedaling as fast as we can here at The Prepatorium.
We begin with a look at the first Prep World pop-up store.
The Tommy Hilfiger/Lisa Birnbach endeavor debuted last week in Paris.
The launch party was right in front of the store, modeled to look like a Hamptons cottage.
It looked like a beautiful day at Pompidou Centre.
It is a special treat to see our friend Kiel’s work showcased, don’t his bracelets look wonderful?!
It is always fun to see the reactions to Mr. Hilfiger’s styles, this story in Paper Blog (France) is replete with references to Gossip Girl characters Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair (Leighton Meester).
“Preppy. The decor is slick and hostesses are welcoming. During a moment you feel like Serena or Blair, you invent a fishing trip and you fantasize about the sweaters and knitted pastel polo shirts.”
For a more comprehensive look at the shop, Style Rumor has a lengthy post with loads of photos.
We have a few quick Sales & Savings opportunities to pass along, but be advised two of them are time-sensitive:
- There are *amazing* savings at the Brooks Brothers Black Fleece ‘flash sale’ running only through midnight tonight. A Cotton Seersucker Blazer that is normally $4oo is on sale for $125, and the Little Boy Piped Jacket, originally $450 is also $125.
- The other mention involves another flash sale, this one titled Gossip Girl Boutique at ‘invitation only’ sale site Gilt.com. The sale begins tonight at 9pm EDT, here is more from Gilt’s description:
“We’ve teamed up with Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman, the man behind some of television’s most fiercely dressed characters, to replicate some of the show’s best looks. Whether you crave Serena’s sexy spin on boho-chic, Lily’s flawless elegance, or Blair’s ladylike polish, you’ll find plenty to choose from. And we haven’t forgotten the guys: choose from pieces for him that range from Brooklyn casual to classic Upper East Side cool.”
- J. Crew is doing an additional 30% off sale items in its Final Sale promotion, use promo code OURTREAT at checkout for the savings.
For those like us with a mild interest in royal weddings (cough-cough), we share a headline from across the pond about the “William and Kate” movie now being shown in the UK.
The descriptions and reactions to the film had us both laughing.
From the Daily Mail’s story:
“…the Evening Standard’s Richard Godwin concurred, adding: ‘Critics in America have panned this movie as a cheesy chick-flick, but there are positives.’ It is recognisably a film, in that it takes place on a screen.”
Apparently they will be sold at Toys ‘R Us. (Moms, aunts, grandmothers…TP needs your help, is this a popular brand?)
Our fave itty-bitty style:
Although we are pretty sure Miss Middleton’s shoulders will be covered, we do love the tiny wedding gown created for the line.
On that darling image we say g’bye until next time!