Lilly Pulitzer Sorority Prints FAQ

Posted on January 10, 2012 in Inspiration, More Fun by | 27 comments

♪ ♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ♪ ♫ Oh yes, the holidays are over but the past two years that we’ve asked YOU which sorority prints should be added to our collection, have been SO MUCH FUN!!!  I’m not sure there’s much that can rival the spirit and pride a sorority girl has for her letters AND sisters.  Well we’ve managed to wedge ourselves right in the middle of all that energy and we can’t help but grin from ear to ear and get excited WITH you ladies!  With all the excitement has come some questions so we thought it might be helpful to pull together answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’re receiving.  Here they are!

1. When is the entry period?
January 9, 2012 10amET – January 15, 2012 11:59pm ET for round 1
January 16, 2012 10amET – January 22, 2012 11:59pm ET for round 2

2. If I contacted Lilly Pulitzer prior to the start of this contest, will my “vote” count?
No. All e-mails, phone calls, posts to Facebook or other communications about prints for your sorority will NOT be included in the vote count for this round of the contest.

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Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show with Lilly!

Posted on January 9, 2012 in More Fun by | Comment

Runway shows are SO much fun…except when they’re over! Have you ever attended one and found yourself slightly sad that it all ended so fast? One minute the runway is bustling with the latest and greatest in fashion and the next, it’s over all too quickly. Oh come on, we can’t possibly be the only ones to experience the post-show let down. Well, a few weeks ago we can happily say we attended a runway show with zero post-show let down. That’s because it was the marathon of all fashion shows - Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show in Miami! Every minute of the ’round the clock show featured a different look – that’s 1,440 looks, accompanied by some amazing (and much needed during the wee hours) DJ beats, strutting down a 2 tiered, twisted South Beach runway! (Check out the show’s highlight reel here)

After a month of planning, we were ready to get to Miami for a day full of festivities. The show, that began at noon on Saturday, November 19th, was kicked off by Guiliana Rancic from E!. Lilly’s debut was set to happen during the “Sunday Brunch” time slot so there was plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the show before we had to get our game face on. The energy was absolutely contagious – with DJs spinning live, it was time to soak in the fashion…South Beach style! Ahhhh, can you say a fashionista’s dream come true?! All we could think about was how beautiful our colorful Lilly looks would look on the pristine, bright white runway the next morning…

So, here is the part where we’re supposed to say we stayed up for the ENTIRE 24 hours and did not miss any of the looks, right? Well, not quite. We had to head back to the hotel a little past midnight to get Mrs. Brynn [Harbert], Lilly’s spokesperson for the Cotton show, some shut eye so she could be prepared for our segment and her live (yes, LIVE! the whole show was streaming live on interview in the morning.

Sunday morning began meeting the fun & lively morning host, Cindy Taylor. (it didn’t appear she had stayed up all night either!) We chatted with her for a bit and before we knew it, Brynn was called up to take her place on stage. We were thrilled to be able to tell the show’s audience just how much Cotton means to our brand. As a brand born in Florida, it really always has been a tried and true staple in all of our lines for 50[ish] years. For our 2012 Resort line, some of our favorite pieces are Cotton so we were thrilled to have them included in the show. As they came down the runway, it was obvious why Lilly loves Cotton – it lends itself so beautifully to our vibrant prints. With the South Beach sun shining down and DJ Juan Mejia on the turntable, Lilly rocked the catwalk for a full twenty minutes!

Thank you to Cotton Inc. and MTV for a truly unforgettable experience – the amazing production went off without a hitch and we were thrilled to be a part of it! If you weren’t lucky enough to attend, don’t worry, we knew you wouldn’t want to miss it! Check out the full clip of the show and Brynn’s interview with Cindy here:

Embracing Tangerine Tango – Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year

Posted on January 5, 2012 in Inspiration, More Fun by | Comment

Every year, Pantone, the internationally known authority on all things color, has recently announced that 2012′s color of the year is… drum roll please…TANGERINE ORANGE!  Oh boy did we relish in last year’s color choice of Honeysuckle Pink because duh- it was PINK, but leave it to Lilly to know EXACTLY what color is going to be fabulous and embrace it like no one else can.

Just you wait…it is going to be eeeeverywhere. Oh wait, it already IS here at Lilly!  For our first delivery of the new year, coral (the Lilly interpretation of the color of the year) reigns supreme.  Coral is incredibly chic AND flatters your complexion all year round. It’s just one of those colors that makes you look incredible and brightens you right up.

We just loooove what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, says about this year’s color:  “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

How can you not like the sound of that?! And really, how can you not want some of this?!

New Year Cheer Online Sale Shopping Tips!

Posted on January 2, 2012 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Lilly Pulitzer Online Sale shopping can be quite stressful. Oh sure, it’s fun- we smile and laugh and get giddy thinking about it but when it comes down to it, getting what we want is serious business. We get that… and we want to help! Below are some tips we’ve learned from our previous online sales-we certainly hope this helps you start 2012 with smiles and lots of Lilly!

Know how to get around. Preview the site the night before so you have a pretty good sense of how the site works. (we know some of you could checkout in your sleep!) There will be a designated SALE section during the 2 days. The sale section will have a drop down menu for each category on sale. Here are the sections we will have featured: Dresses, Tops, Bottoms, Accessories, Swim, Men, Kids and Murfees. Knowing this should give you a head start on where to kick off your shopping spree!

Start an Account. If you don’t have a account, be sure to get one started before the sale starts tomorrow. This way your credit card & shipping information is “pre-loaded” which will save you time at check out. You’ll simply log into your account before you’re ready to shop and your information will be pre-populated during check out. This is also a great way to come back and check on your order status as you eagerly await your goodies! Get your account started here.

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Happy New Year!

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