Today we start off with a few brief headlines, all of them SOTTs (Signs of the Times), none of them bringing a smile to the Prepatorium.
- Say goodbye to Country Homes magazine; it is going the way of O at Home and Cottage Living. Waaaahhhhh!
- The retail earnings data came out yesterday and it is beyond dreary. All of TP’s favorite retailers struggled, along with a not-so-favorite establishment, Macy’s. The arrogant dolts that blew off the proud heritage of Marshall Field’s company announced they are closing eleven stores; click here for the list.
- eLuxury.com will stop selling online within the next sixmonths, instead switching to a “magazine format” specializing in luxury goods.
But will we allow these headlines to drag us down here at Princess HQ? Not on your life. In fact, we are going to share a few nautical goodies that have caught our eye of late, starting with this Gold Rush Outfitters Infant Romper at Saks.
Next, and in honor of the inimitable Nautical by Nature we present the Rogues Gallery Sailing polo at one of TP’s favorite online haunts, Gargyle.
Here is a piece we absolutely adore from a line we love, the Nantucket Rainbow Fleet Collection:
We know that if another water baby, the Landlocked Mermaid, were buying the plates, she would also include the mugs. She’s just that way – if you are going to do something, then do it properly, of course. (Tee-hee!)
You can gaze at these pieces, and more, by toddling over to visit L’Ile de France, aka the French General Store. All of their Quimper is simply gorgeous.
Many Isaac Mizrahi fans are just starting to cope with the harsh reality of his departure from their local and online Boutique Tarszhay stores. With goodies like this Melton Coat in Pink Glow at Target, how could we not be depressed by his move to Liz Claiborne?! (We’re also considering this as today’s Pretty in Pink offering.)
We admit to being curious about his new designs for Liz; today we share a few early looks as seen in this story in WWD earlier this week.
Above, a look we’re just kind of so-so on, but then we have never been big on orange, even at the beach.
We do find the more tailored designs more appealing than the casual pieces.
If going the beach route, we probably would do Lilly Pulitzer rather than the blue and white design below, despite the higher price point on the front end. TP believes the Lilly look would outlast the Claiborne dress…oui?
In all candor, we have not purchased Liz in we-don’t-know-how-long, so it would take a great look to coax us back to the line. It doesn’t mean we are opposed to seeing the new designs, as we do adore Mr. Mizrahi.
Still looking for the perfect pair of wellies for stomping about the estate? If you are a Jimmy Choo fan, you are in luck. Hunter Boots is partnering with the renowned shoe designer, and Vivre Magazine shows us the result below.
They are Jimmy Choo’s first entry into rainboots. We think we’ll keep the ones we have.
But when it comes to dress boots, we think the Ninol in black patent has merit. We fell onto them (in a cyber manner of speaking) at the Jimmy Choo site – on sale at 50% off!
Knowing the trauma inflicted upon the Third Coast Preppy household as a result of their proximity to a certain person occupying a certain Gubernatorial position (well, he’s still there as of this writing), we thought it important she learn a little more about her neighbor and his hair styling prowess. (Heh-heh-heh.)
Now this is not brand-new information, and it really shouldn’t be referred to as news, for you do know what we used to say back when doing teevee news…? “If it’s news, it’s news to us.”
So here is the inside scoop on how Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich handles that hair….
… compliments of this story in the IHT (International Herald Tribune):
“… Blagojevich, 52, rarely turns up for work at his official state office in Chicago, former employees say, is unapologetically late to almost everything… cursing and erupting in fury for failings as mundane as neglecting to have at hand at all times his preferred black Paul Mitchell hairbrush. He calls the brush ‘the football,’ an allusion to the ‘nuclear football,’ or the bomb codes never to be out of reach of a president.”
Aha – the Paul Mitchell brush! There you have it. f course it’s too soon to tell if today’s impeachment vote will impact his personal grooming habits. (Ewww…!)
And on that note Prepettes, we say adieu.