Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Year of The Tiger (Lilly, that is!)

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So, it’s the Year of the Tiger and once again, Lilly Pulitzer has found a way to remain fresh and relevant and not at all stodgy.  Remember animal crackers?  Well, if you search high and low (psst….Target, CVS, especially in the South), you can find these beauties.

Your preppy little heart will thank you for it!

A friend’s garden can be the best source…

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Yesterday morning, in the rain, I walked up the hill to my dear friend Tam’s house for some girl talk and fundraising work.  Both sleep-deprived and depressed in the rain, we walked out into her garden (incidentally, most likely Old Town’s nicest rose garden) to chat.

Now, I’ve worked with the country’s best floral designers, but darned if she did not, in her bare feet in the mud, grab her clippers and load me down with an armful of all of her varieties.  They are jumbled together in a pitcher on a table and nothing makes me smile more!

J. Crew does it again! The “Streamer” gown for 2010!

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We have seen a gown quite exactly like this that was couture Oscar de la Renta for about $18K, and while the craftmanship of a de la Renta cannot be denied, brides on a budget will love love love this gown.   We would pair it with navy satin platform stilletoes and a may-juh chunky cocktail bracelet with lots of crystals or, lucky girl, diamonds!  Here is the official description:

Silk habotai with horizontal rows of crinkled silk chiffon. Strapless. Fitted bodice with silk organza interior corset for added support. Back zip. A-line skirt with a slight train. Fully lined in silk georgette. Falls to floor. Part of the J.Crew Collection. Import. Dry clean. Specially packaged in a custom-made box to ensure your gown is always as beautiful as the first day you wear it. Catalog/ only.

The “pop” movement gains steam at weddings

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I’ve seen cupcake pops, candy apple pops, pie pops, you name it.  But these, from Bakerella, are just darling and oh, so chic!

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