Muff'n'stuff,This may be your funniest post yet. I can only image how YWP would annotate this letter.
Muffy - I have been following your blog almost since you started it. I now admire your restraint in waiting so long to post so many interesting and relevant artifacts from your collection. I hope you have even more dry powder for the time ahead.
Muffy, very interesting and thank you for sharing! Don't take this the wrong way, but I am wondering how he knew of you. I know that L.L. Bean employees (USED) to be known for responding personally to suggestions. Was this note solely the result of your repeatedly giving unsolicited advice? :-) Or is there some other relevant fact about your background which we don't know?
Now, any advice you were able to give them following this date can only be described as solicited! You have the letter as proof!I'll thank you as someone who became a mother the year after this, and whose child doubtlessly dresses just that much better thanks to your expert touch. I think this may be among your very best posts! Thanks!
Well, it's the JOB of the Keepers of the Flame to keep the Beans of this world on the straight-and-narrow, after all; SOMEbody has to do it! :)
Muffy, you have such a great aesthetic. Did you ever design in the past? I know that you speak openly about your husband's career and undergraduate experience at Brown, but I have the burning question of asking you - what has been your experience? I feel that this is valuable in inspiring women.
OMG! Alex Carleton!! What a cool chance encounter before the creation of either Alex' L.L. Bean Signature or Muffy's The Daily Prep!! Except in the movie version, this has to be written as a face-to-face scene. Now who should play you and who should play Alex? :)
For some reason I suspect that Mr. Carleton did not solicit your advice for his Signature line.
He definitely should've consulted you before proceeding with their Signature line, haha!
Muffy, you are so awesome. I really believe that you could personally guide many of these companies strictly off the strength of your closet and personal knowledge of classic and Anglo-American clothing.
That belongs in your files next to the picture you took of Ralph Lauren, as a study in contrasts - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FWuD6P_e_yw/Tgh_AzskOCI/AAAAAAAACHE/0Cosfa-R0Ww/s1600/CBA482.JPG. What fun!
This is fantastic! It's good to know that they listen to input from savvy customers. It's particularly impressive that you got on their radar screen before the ubiquity and relative ease of social media. (I've been horrified with Kate Spade lately—tacky, tasteless things—and I hope my Facebook posts are read and not disregarded.) You've got a great, strong voice, Muffy. Thanks!
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