Wednesday, September 8, 2010

True Prep-30 Years Later!

Hey girls!
Two books that have recently come out have caught my attention!

The first book, entitled, Take Ivy was released on August 31st.

Take Ivy was first published in Japan in 1965. Once published, this particular book set off an explosion of American-influenced "Ivy Style" fashion among many people, mainly students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. People embraced the "Ivy Style" and made it their own, living the preppy lifestyle.

Take Ivy is now considered a definitive document of this particular style, and rare original copies are highly sought after by “trad” devotees worldwide. The book released 8/31 is now readily avaliable in the English language!

Another new favorite," True Prep", was released on September 7th.

True Prep was written by Lisa Birnbach, the author of "The Official Preppy Handbook".

"True Prep" provides a new view on the old world that Lisa Birnbach turned into an international best-selling book thirty years ago. "True Prep" looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV and…polar fleece.

How you feel about the increasingly serious changes of the prep lifestyle is up to you, but "True Prep" uncovers the changes, and how a preppie in today's world must adapt.

I have read "The Official Preppy Handbook", & have recently started "True Prep". I am so excited to complete both books, highlighted with all of my favorite points, and compare them.
Birnbach does a perfectly wonderful job describing the lifestyles of preppies, and portraying how one should look and act.
Here is an excerpt from the New York Times!
They do an excellent job talking about the new book.

If you have read either of these books, let me know what you think! If not, read them!


Miss Wendy said...

The world is changing and preppy must adapt too. I found it refreshing to see the inclusion of the other races in the Prep Pantheon.

T.K Banderley said...

Hmmm i guess it IS a must read!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I am waiting for them both to arrive! xx