Friday, February 01, 2008

Preppy drama at work

For our upcoming issue of the magazine, one of the features is including a guide to Preppy. Yes, did I tell you that I love working here? There will be fun stories on several stores, boutiques, and designers that contribute to the classic style in our state. Hello, this designer is from NC. How can we not do an article about him? With every issue, we send postcards to our advertisers reminding them about deadlines for the next issue and for this particular card, we featured our preppy article.

Well, one of our not-so-preppy clients sent a rather scathing email stating that calling out preppy was basically a racial slur. Now, we never meant any of this to be anything but a fun set of stories on style, shopping, and maybe a sidebar on good tennis courts and which bar makes the best G&T. Luckily, one of our sales reps talked to the woman, helped her understand our side, and made it all better.

What was even better is that another sales rep decided that now every Friday at our office should be deemed Preppy Friday. Whoopee! I finally won't stand out in my cable knit sweater over button down shirt with pearl earrings ensemble anymore!

3 comments:

Kate said...

What a cute idea! Sorry to hear about the spoil-sport anti-prep comments!

hikinco said...

I would've never thought that the word preppy would become a racial slur! Will be interesting to see if this person dresses preppy on Fridays! Let us know...

Belle-ah said...

Well, I never!