Yesterday we had the pleasure of playing host to our 2011 Lunch at Lilly winners. Decked out in Lilly, they enjoyed a tour of the Pink Palace, ate a special Lilly Lunch, got a sneak peak at our fall collection, and took a little field trip to our King of Prussia store- all super fun things to be sure but… the highlight of the day was definitely collaborating with our print designers who created custom prints for our visitors. We thought we’d introduce you to these lovely ladies (yes- all of our visitors were women!) and then showcase the adorable prints they helped design…
Kelly, a kilt designer, wanted more wild in her wardrobe and became a Lilly fan nearly five years ago. She lives right near our headquarters and two Lilly stores here in PA, giving her easy access to Lilly galore. Kelly brought her sister Amy along and we think this trip may juuust have turned Amy into a full-fledged Lilly Lover just like her sister. Kelly’s favorite print is In the Skinny and Amy loves Stuffed Shells.
Nikki and Leesa’s Lilly obsession was easily recognized as they effortlessly referred to countless patterns, colors, and styles by name. These friends from Maryland were originally drawn to Lilly as new mothers when they realized the genius of the Lilly skort (mama and mini, mutually!). When asked about their favorite prints, Nikki recalled a light blue print with navy whales from over a decade ago and Leesa, a graphic designer, excitedly mentioned Skinny Dippin’.
Melissa is a mother of boys who don’t share her Lilly passion (no ties, guys?!). Luckily, her friend Diane appreciates pattern and palette so she was in good company. The two remember Lilly pre-revival and we are thrilled that they have remained Lilly-loyal. They keep it fun with prints of partying alligators and pink and green coral. (Can you guess which print is theirs?!) They both also love this Summer print.
Lisa and Savannah are a Lilly-loving mother daughter duo. When they are not busy browsing our newest selections, they spend their time wearing them, especially at one of their favorite places – the beach! Natives of Raleigh, North Carolina, Lisa and Savannah have both been wearing Lilly since they were young (and we see no signs of that changing!). This pair can’t get enough Cabanarama!
Nancy’s mother and father wore Lilly and now her own children, including her daughter Callie, are maintaining the family status as “generational Lilly Lovers.” Nancy is a fan of glow in the dark fireflies (name that print!). The only thing that rivals their Lilly fascination is their Mardi Gras obsession.
Robin and her daughter Kelly first started spotting and sporting Lilly at their beach house and are delighted about the new store near their permanent home in Asheville. For Mother’s Day, Kelly and her daughter wore matching Lilly dresses. Looks like we have another family of generational Lilly Lovers in the making! Hooray!
A Lilly loving mother generously sent her daughters Jackie and Joanna, to our Lilly Lunch after winning the trip herself. These preppy sisters both looked smashing in their Lilly dresses (we wouldn’t have been about to pick a daughter either!) Jackie is a fan of Stuffed Shells and Skinny Dippin’. Joanna’s favorite print included palm trees and monkeys- help her remember its name!
The ladies were paired up with a print designer to create their own prints. Here are the fruits of their labor! (though it was hardly laborious!)
Thank you to our wonderful Lilly Lovers who visited today- we loved having you! (and those who didn’t, be sure to visit us next year during Lunch at Lilly (held in March) so you can join us for Lunch at the Pink Palace in 2012!!).