Monday, August 31, 2009
Lilly had a best friend. You know the kind. She’s been your best friend since you were little. You’ve both made different choices. Maybe she’s a little wild. But you’re still Best Friends. Lilly’s best friend wanted to go clubbing. She said Lilly had to come. Lilly wasn’t sure. She worried about what to wear. Pulled some things out of the closet and hopped in the car. When she got to her friend’s house, she got laughed at. And handed a white leather jacket to replace the green cardigan. And false eyelashes with a gold strip. No looking back.
They left for the club, Lilly still dreaming of her shift, her sandals, her cardigan. The club was crowded. Very crowded. Lilly danced. She had always loved to dance. Forgot herself, almost. She opened her closed eyes. Across the bar, eyes met. Wholly unsuitable boy. Unforgettable. Time to go home.
Next weekend Lilly called her friend. “Let’s go out again!” “Looks who’s talking now!” This time Lilly looked a little harder for something to wear. Something that might make an impression, on someone. Never mind who. She resorted to the unthinkable. Borrowed Daddy’s dinner jacket. Ever the good girl, she tore a page from her notebook and wrote Daddy a note. “Daddy, had to borrow your jacket. Promise to get it cleaned! Thanks Pops! Your Lilly.”
This time she drew the line at false eyelashes. After all, they made the exchange of glances a little more difficult than necessary.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sandpiper Dress Peacock:
Description from the Lilly site:
Mark our words. Literally, mark this page in your computer, in your favorites. This dress is going to sell out in ABOUT 5 seconds. So marked or not, GRAB IT. It is our favorite. It is a show stopper. It is a beloved sandpiper style with a gorgeous peacock on the front. Five, four, three...
21" Lantern sleeve dress with an engineered print
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Reecey Dress in Hibiscus Pink (I don't recall which collection this came from but it is just HEAVEN!):
....and my latest, the Lovell Dress in Lilly's Pink Tiger Lilly. This one was $358 and sold out in my size before ever going on sale. $400 (CA tax is close to 10%) is just a little bit steep for me for a casual dress, but I simply ADORED it. (Shameless plug: if anyone finds it in a 12 or 14, please email me!)
Lilly Lovers want to know: What are YOUR pieces that "got away"? What did you wish you had purchased while you had the chance??
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Exciting news!! Shhhhhh (who am i kidding I'm sharing this secret with 30,000 people) We had a jeep last year but this November we're "rolling" out an electric car!! It comes in white and pink!!Eeeekk! Stay tuned for more details and how to order one early!! (The best part?..besides being Lilly printed, there's a HUGE government tax credit). Cheers!!
Very exciting! I can't wait to see what else she has to say!
Lilly Land Meet Janie….Janie, Lilly Land…. now that you’ve all been introduced here’s a peak into her very crazy, always exciting and never dull (in regards to color) world at Lilly.
What are we up to? Well the center of my universe is the Lilly Pulitzer print studio. We are usually painting. Right now we have been extremely focused on things that are waaaaay too top secret to tell you. But things LEAK. I was pleasantly surprised to see the WWD article ran announcing our super cool program for Spring 2010 with LeSportSac. Since that has ended up on OTHER blogs let me give you a behind the scenes….
For Spring 2010 we are working on saving the world. As usual. Par for the course. No really, there were so many animals that we were jamming into prints we thought…let’s raise awareness for endangered species. So someone called someone else important, we got the red light, were designing prints when…our marketing team hooked-up with le Sport Sac and the rest is soon-to-be history.
LeSportSac is chic because you can wear it anytime, anywhere. It is a print driven brand and so are we. Sounds simple right. My first meeting was with their creative director (she is French and defines the word chic) and director of this and another manger of blah blah. All very very very lovely people. They showed me the millions of shapes that they have run of the years. Did you know they were founded in 1974 (which is ah-hem whisper whisper, around the time that I was born. I lie about my age so I will tell you I am younger by a tid-bit). Needless to say they have a lot of bag shapes to play with.
Am I going to get in trouble? What am I allowed to spill. EEK. Ok, so I am going to gloss over exactly what shapes. But I will tell you that YES, we have a tennis bag (loooooove it) and we have all sizes of the weekender. I KNOW that we are all looking for an updated modern weekender and now we have an answer, no matter how much you need to pack. There are make-up bags, totes, day bags. There are LOTS OF BAGS.
The prints. Now this info I think has leaked, so let me give you the behind the scenes. We have 3 prints coming. First delivery is (I forget when…hmmm..around January/Feb) is a patch with all of our ‘big cats’ included. This print is exclusive to le Sport Sac and will not be on our apparel. It holds bits of prints that will be on the line, and others (like a blue/coral ikat leopard) that isnot on the line but MAAAAYBE should have been. I’m just saying…
So…cats? Well, you know Lilly loves little kitty cats and has tons of them. Lost count how many are running around that place. But there are so many big cats that are endangered. We have tigers and leopards, florida panthers and cougars (my running joke is that they are endangered expect for on the island of palm beach..hee hee). The colors are an awesome turquoise and coral, trimmed in navy. PERFECT for that time of year. I think all these guys are in the bag
Lots of leaves…this one is called CATNIP (and you will see on the line. If some major fashion house like Oscar De la Renta (who is amazing)wants
to come in an steal our spring 2010 prints I think I have just “sold the farm”. Bought the farm? What is that saying?!?!?!?
Ok, I am getting a little tired now. I will ‘blog’ more later. You got the first le Sport Sac delivery out of me. More to come later!
Monday, August 24, 2009
First place winner:
Isn't it great?!? There is a story to go along with it, of course.
The day Lilly got her big promotion she listened respectfully to the VP's compliments. "Thank you so much," she said. "This is a big responsibility. I am very happy you've been pleased with my performance, and I look forward to continuing to learn and grow." What can we say? Lilly had a gift for the corporate life, she knew how to follow a business professional dress code - right on the edge. navy jacket, chocolate ballerina flats, a conservative but fashionable matching brown bag. Can't get more correct. With just the right pop of trademark Lilly color to make her mark. Lilly also knew two important things. 1. When in doubt, tone down color with a navy jacket. 2. If you are going to up your fashion game, you have to up your work results to boot.
Extra special thanks to LPC for doing this!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Lilly Pulitzer Dress. Lilly Pulitzer started with a juice stand. Squeezing fruits inside made a mess of her clothes, so her seamstress created a patterned piece to hide the stains. That dress became more popular than her juices and remains a warm weather staple. Tori dress, $268, lillypulitzer.com
Saturday, August 22, 2009
WOW. Where can I get one?!? She also sent some photos of another quilt that is just so bright and happy, it leaps off the page.
Aren't they AMAZING?!? Special thanks again to Heather for spreading the Lilly love! I am so pleased she shared these with us.