Friday, September 24, 2010

Everything True Prep

SAS and I hit the road to have our newly purchased copies of "True Prep" signed, along with a couple copies of "The Official Preppy Handbook".

The legendary and acclaimed prep Lisa Birnbach was going to be signing books at L.L.Bean in Virgina and we were not about to miss it.

By the time we arrived the excitement had reached its was a similar feeling to arriving at a Lilly sale.

Lisa signed JCW's copy of "The Original Preppy Handbook", but not without asking if he was worthy first. She was extremely personable and surpassed my expectations. She is the epitome of a “true prep”.

She immediately picked up a copy of the book and turned to page 86 when she spotted the Goyard bag on my arm.

EAS, Lisa Birnbach, SAS

The very next morning a pal from my prep school days saw this photo in The Express.

She stuck a few copies in the mail and in a couple days I had my hands on a hard copy.

Just when the excitement had started to wear off The Washington Post ran this article. It certainly put a spring in my step.

Stubbs and Wootton even launched "True Prep" slippers.

Vineyard Vines created a collection of limited edition ties and tote bags.

It was no surprise that Lilly Pulitzer was on board with the"True Prep" craze. There was even a Lilly look shown in a"True Prep" segment on the Today Show.

Lisa was wearing a "True Prep" crest bracelet and that is what I was checking out in the Post photograph. You can find them at The Preppy Princess.

JCW even jumped on the "True Prep" bandwagon and emailed me this link from Guest of a Guest on a former classmate that did some modeling for the book.

Lisa, Good luck with the rest of your book tour and I will always remember to have my shoes resoled.

Special thanks to everyone that alerted me of The Washington Post article and for all of the kind words...also to prep school Jayne for first spotting my claim to fame photograph . xx


QueenBeeSwain said...


keep on walking on air, doll!



La Bonbonniere said...

Love the crest bracelet.

Happy weekend!

Cindy said...

SWEET!! You go girl!!

Love all the "stuff"!!

Donna said...

Looks like a fun read....neat!

Kerr said...

how fun! and I love your bag

kp said...

How fun..Lisa is not coming to Miami until Nov 29th!!! I hope she is not "over it" by the time she gets here!!! :)

James said...

A day to remember, I'm glad you had so much fun with it.

pve design said...

Oh my goyard! Goodness, what a fun post.
Hip hip to the true prep within each of us.

Anonymous said...

I saw the article while reading the Washington Post online....I immediately shouted "thats the girl from the blog I love!!!"
You truly are the epitome of Prep. xoxo

Anonymous said...

So exciting to be featured in the paper! I have that crest bracelet, love it!!

Starfish & Sundresses said...

So exciting! Love your Hermes belt by the way! Have a great weekend! xo

Precious and Pink said...

What fun to be in the article--you and your sister look so chic in the pics, as always, and what a great mention of your blog!

Pemberley said...

This is FABULOUS!!! I'm so excited for you. Someone should do a book on preppy homes! Stop by my blog, I'm doing a wreath giveaway.

Jess said...

Sounds like it was a fun road trip! And by the way, I love your bag.


Anonymous said...

All fine and well, but the book sucks.

Good thing you have the OPH to rely on.

Tiffany said...

What fun! Love your preppy blog!

The Zhush said...

Hey there! If you get a chance, head over to my friend Elizabeth's blog, Pretty Pink Tulips, she is hosting a giveaway for that very bracelet!Scroll down a few posts... So jealous that you had your copy signed, loving mine...did you read the shout out to Jonathan Adler! :) (And I have a Goyard bag too...not bad for ex dead heads!)

Glitterista said...

What a fun day and am so glad you got featured in The Express! You and your sister look great. :)

The Preppy Princess said...

Love-love-love your fabulous time and all the coverage in the media! You and your sister look darling! Thank you for mentioning us, you are too nice!

Sending you a smile,

(PS: I am mortified, I swear I left a comment weeks ago right when you posted this, but I guess it didn't take, arrgh!)