Hello-Hello, and Happy Friday!
We are going to be speedy today. More than 200 lbs. of our Lilly Pulitzer Fall Stationery & Gift line arrived here at the Prepatorium moments ago, so you know we’re a tad busier than normal.
We have a few different takes on ‘preppy styles’ to share. Somehow we fell over a newsbit (aka ‘news tidbit’ or ‘newsbrief’) from the Manila Bulletin, “The Preppy Pile-on”. The brief story references “preppy grunge” if there is such a thing. We think not; the appellation is an oxymoron. However, we soldier on, sharing the writer’s description:
“A combination of classic preppy influences and American sportswear, the so-called Urban Prep look layers crisp preppy staples such as buttondowns and vests with urban wear like track jackets and baggy jeans.
Accompanying the story are a number of different looks; most of the pieces are from Max Azria’s diffusion line, BCBGeneration, and Kensie Girl.
The story includes this line:
“The look is divinely put-together yet casual cool.”
This time we must disagree with the author.
Some readers may be aware that online discounter Bluefly also has a blog; recently a post on the blog, “NYC Prep: School’s Back in Session”, looked at preppy style.
Bravo’s NYP Prep prompts the post’s writer to look back at her high school years:
“Just reminiscing about that first crucial week during September, where everything from your clothes to your hair to even your backpack was open to criticism from fellow classmates sends me into a fetal position. And now that Bravo is airing NYC Prep, I can reminisce about the ultra-privileged snobs roaming the hallways too.”
The pieces shown include a Fendi belt, L.A.M.B. shirt, Michael Kors slacks, and a Hickey Freeman tie.
Again, we’re underwhelmed. Your thoughts on either combination of apparel and accessories?
Today’s Pretty in Pink comes to us via the Coterie Blog, where one always finds fascinating recommendations for all manner of goodies. The blog is curated with an eye towards elegance and whimsy, the ideal combination. Recently we saw a post about some lovely ribbon at an establishment new to our retail roster, Bell’occhio in San Francisco.
In order to provide a more fully informed report, we felt obligated to personally view the merchandise. (Ahem.)
The Pink Oval Box (above) looks like the perfect accent for many a room or walk-in, just lovely. While the shop carries a wonderful variety of goods, from ribbons to nail brushes, the selection of pink boxes alone is outstanding, Below, the Heliotrope Boxes with Doré Trim.
We close with something we’ll call Pretty in Pink and Green compliments of the always delightful PrepSchool 101. More accurately, this comes courtesy of PrepSchool 101’s little one, the darling Little Miss C. Seen below, Miss C shows off her Mom’s sunglasses while sporting a Lilly shift in Cabanarama.
At any rate, it seems Miss C is anxious to see her new Lilly Paper Doll set.
Courtesy PrepSchool 101 Blog
She came up with a creative solution to keep her busy while awaiting their arrival, and we adore the result.
Miss C’s Paper Dolls
The bows in the dolls’ hair add the perfect touch, and we thank Miss C for sharing her artistic talent with us! We are happy to report the real Paper Dolls are being unpacked as we type, so they shall soon be winging their way to a new home with the sweet-as-can-be Miss C.
On such a cheery note we say G’Bye, may the weekend be warm and wonderful no matter your locale!