Art Imitating Art

Posted on January 12, 2011 in Inspiration by | 4 comments

January 25th marks the arrival of our AMAZING Spring collection. When Resort launched in November we shared our year long inspiration of art appreciation. As we close the book on literature we are ready to turn to fine art. Impressionism, pop art and block printing were the source for most of our print team’s designs. Design Director Janie Schoenborn was an Art History major in college and always pictured herself working for an auction house or in a gallery. She  does know what she is talking about when it comes to art. Her Rollins days were a little hazy despite all her professor did to get her to focus on slides in a dark classroom. She was more interested in the pool and Florida sunshine! But look at her now…she produces Wearable Art! Thanks Dr. Lemon!

Janie loves cartoons. “I love the idea of being a cartoon girl and Paige Smith (print designer) is forced to draw me over and over.” Lichtenstein is clearly one of her top tops. But her favorite of all time is Madame X by Sargent. When Sargent unveiled this painting in Paris it was a HUGE scandal. Read up on the history of the woman in this painting and why she was infamous for many reasons.

Look for our own (scandal free) unveiling in two weeks!

Muffy Martini

Posted on January 12th, 2011 at 7:50pm

Can’t wait! I’m looking forward to the new collection– especially since getting a sneak peek (that yellow dress!) in the new Lonny Mag!



Posted on January 12th, 2011 at 11:34pm

There is so much to love about Lilly…my Mom will love the “impressionism” inspiration as that type of painting is one of her many talents! I am so looking forward to seeing more Lilly in the Spring line; knowing that last year’s inspiration was to literature makes me love my prints even more! XO Lisa



Posted on January 13th, 2011 at 9:58am

I have always felt that Lilly was a form of Art in and of itself so our new Art’s theme for spring 2011 is right on!


Artist Tina Leong

Posted on January 15th, 2011 at 7:52pm

amazing! I am an artist and Love Lilly!!!