Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The 'Birnbach' Watch


If you have been following the "True Prep" book tour on Facebook – and who hasn’t – you’ve seen Ms. Birnbach making the rounds, signing books for green and pink-clad fans across the country. Signings have not only taken place in book stores, but at such preppy outfitters as Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Brooks Brothers and Sperry to name a few. At some locations, she’s joined by the bespectacled Chip Kidd, her partner in preppy crime.


Ms. Birnbach with True Prep collaborator Chip Kidd at a book event at Brooks Brothers. See the watch on her wrist? Fabulous! Hey, what kind of drink is that?


If you look really closely at the pics of Ms. Birnbach, you may notice her divine Verdura Beehive Charm Bracelet Watch she's worn to some of the signings. I SO WANT THIS WATCH!


I know that other bloggers have written about this piece of jewelry, so I just had to jump on the bandwagon because it’s so fabulous. I hate to think how much it costs, though. Clearly "The Original Preppy Handbook" and "True Prep" have been good to Ms. Birnbach over the years and likely Verdura is just a drop in the bucket purchase for her.


Birnbach with a young fan at a recent signing, again sporting the famous watch.
 
 
There’s also a version of the watch that features a pineapple pendant – just as fabulous. So, Hubby, if you happen to be reading this, and are looking for a Christmas idea, perhaps for Christmases 2010 to 2015, you may want to think about the Verdura charm bracelet watch. Thanks so much for your consideration. ;)
Images courtesy of Betteridge, Patrick McMullen, via True Prep Facebook page

14 comments:

Kerr said...

I love the pineapple charm.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Am going to check this out. Probably way out of my league. Thank you for sharing. Love the books.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Loved it so much I checked on it. $21,500. WHew. Wish I had the money though!
Teresa

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

put my name on the list for that bee hive watch...just charming...

happy to see you at Farmhouse...as always

kary
:-)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

uh oh...just saw the post from teresa... $21,500...
you can take my name off of this list
:-(

M.L.G. said...

I adore that watch! I'd love to find one somewhere someday! It reminds me of a beehive - so unique - and I just adore honey and bees. Thanks for the comment!

Henley on the Horn said...

I so agree! It is a FABULOUS piece of jewelry! The pineapple is just as lovely!

North of 25A said...

Not quite on the recently submitted austerity budget, but I can dream. Can't I?
Best,
Colleen

High Heeled Life said...

That is a gorgeous bracelet .. love it in the pineapple ... the cost not so much... :0..HH

Jo said...

Love,love,love it but SO can't afford it ~ darn!

Jo

Meet Vanessa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! That is too funny that you also went to a Sacred Heart Academy!! What city is it located in?? By the way, I love this charm bracelette and totally want one as well!

Cheers,

Vanessa

Pemberley said...

The next time I go to the gift and accessories show I will be on the look out for a fabulous knock-off for you! and me...

bevy said...

I am so it getting this watch either! But I see someone knocking it off... And I'll get one then!

Irene said...

What a wonderful post! I find it very interesting that you identified the watch in the photos. It is really lovely!
::Dear Santa, if you read this, please arrange for JMW to become the happy owner of her heart's desire::