Featured Favorite Print – You Gotta Regatta

Posted on May 4, 2012 in Inspiration by | 1 comment

SHOP You Gotta Regatta

Print Designer Paige Smith tells us a little more about the You Gotta Regatta print that we ALL gotta have this Summer!…

1. What inspired this print?
You Gotta Regatta was inspired by my summers spent on Lake Michigan. I think of the lake more as a fresh water ocean because although the water is COLD, the sand is white and the water is so clear. It is my absolute favorite place in the world. I am not a great sailor myself, my style is a little more sitting on the boat with a cocktail and possibly ducking when the boom swings. I love to sit on the porch or beach and WATCH the boats go by. I literally dream about the view all winter.

2. How did you come up with its name?
The print was named after the Ugotta Regatta that takes place every July in Harbor Springs. They throw a big party after the race for the sailors which, of course, my friends and I crash. The sailors should like having a few extra girls in Lilly around, right?

3. What secrets are hidden?
I think it’s pretty much all out there, no secrets in this print except a few “Lilly’s” hidden in the ocean and the waves.

4. What materials did you use or combine to create the artwork?
This print was painted with a mix of gouache and watercolor.

5. What does this print say about the Lilly girl wearing it?
Hmmm, that you love parties, sailing, sailors and summer?? It also comes in the most sassy shapes, I’m obsessed. I can’t wait to wear it this summer!  (we hope you feel the same way!)


Posted on May 21st, 2012 at 1:04pm

I love this print! It reminds me of the Mackinac Island (MI) yacht races in July.