Channel Your Inner Uptown Girl (Again) With Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is getting the French Legion of Honor, presumably for 30+ years of creating WASP mythology. And he's sticking with what works: this was a classic RL collection, jodhpurs, florals and all!

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The amazing thing about this? It could be 1989. It could be 1999. It would still say "rich person in Ralph Lauren."


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Oh, we weren't kidding about the jodhpurs.


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Is it just me, or is this strikingly reminiscent of one of his home textiles? I feel like it was on my friend's mom's bed in Connecticut.


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Speaking of my childhood! When I was actually extremely old but still too small for adult sizes, my mother loved to dress me in clothes from a place called the April Cornell Trading Company. They all kind of looked like this. I just visited their website, and apparently they, like Ralph, are going with the "if it's not broke..." approach to fashion design.


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Well, his clientele seems happy!


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(Some of them)


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I know I can't judge books etc. but I feel like anyone who donned this would automatically become my nemesis.


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That said, there's always a lot to be said for pretty.


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Y'know, no need for the hint of fur: we'll still know you're posh!


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That goes double for this fur purse. Although I'm sure your iPhone needs the warmth.


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This jacket, I love. In a theoretical sort of way.


And let's face it: in a way, posh Topanga Canyon is a classic. I mean, I'd certainly rather see the Real Housewives of Orange County channel a little Joni-via-RL.



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I just found out Evan Lysacek models for Ralph Lauren. Does that mean I have to like the Lifshitz now? I prefer Evan in Vera Wang.