Biff and Buffy are back in the form of author, Lisa Birnbach and graphic artist, Chip Kidd. Together, they have created an update to the The Official Preppy Handbook, which came out while I was in the midst of my own preppy phase….let’s just say “Bows Brown” was a nickname I can not believe I ever had.
Bows – because I wore them LONG after I was in elementary school
Brown – that’s my maiden name
Or….”shirts up to here, skirts down to there” which is how the Student Body President at my preppy, Southern alma mater described me to my now husband before our initial blind date. By that point, thankfully, I had finally discovered how much thinner/better I looked in higher heels and shorter skirts.
But, I digress.
True Prep is a humorous look at how the old guard of tennis playing, pearls wearing, Gin and Tonic drinking crowd has embraced the internet, cell phones, reality tv and polar fleece. And, how truly diverse the preppy crowd is these days.
Included in True Prep is jewelry designer/philanthropist, Jessica Mindich with the official True Prep crest. Available at Brooks Brothers and www.jewelryforacause.net. A full line of True Prep jewelry will be out in the coming months.
Lisa Birnbach and Jessica Mindich at Bloomingdale’s Book Signing, NYC
For the preppy in you or someone you know, Jessica has offered 3 True Prep bracelets to Pretty Pink Tulips readers. So, make sure you follow and leave me your pithiest preppy comment by Sept 29th to win one!