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The New Age of Print Designers!

Posted on September 14, 2010 in More Fun by | 6 comments

 

 

 

Future Print Designers? Perhaps! We were thrilled, not to mention touched, when we received an email from a passionate art teacher from Potomac, Maryland. Cyndi McClave, who used Lilly prints as inspirations for her sixth grade art class, got the idea after watching Janie on The Martha Stewart Show last year. Using nature and animals, this young crew of Lilly Lovers produced amazing results and we just had to share their work with all of you. Our message for 2011 is Lilly Loves the Arts and we couldn’t think of a better way to prepare for our upcoming season than to feature designs from our talented future generation. Thank you Cyndi!

 

 

 

 

True Prep Takeover!

Posted on September 8, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment


What did I do over the holiday weekend? A million cocktail parties for one! Oh wait, I know I did more this weekend just don’t remember… WAIT! I, along with most of the pink palace, have been nose deep in True Prep OF COURSE, it launched over Labor Day weekend. Seriously, the preppy handbook has always been on our shelves, my copy is so old and tattered all of the pages are coming out.

Seriously, the author that coined the phrase St. Grottlesex must be TOASTED. It’s pure genius.
So honestly I’m thinking…why rewrite? It is so chic ESPECIALLY now that it is a bit dated. Preps know…older is usually better, or at least more acceptable. This is a rare case when we want to show-off something shiny and new! True Prep by Lisa Birnbach & Chip Kidd is iiiiiincredible. One of my favorite bits is when she talks about Casual Friday…and I quote! ”It just seems wrong to go to work on Friday.”Is she in my brain?!??!
Every sentence is hysterical. Cheeky. Self aware. EMBRACE IT!

Our favorite part….prep is no longer an exclusive word. Everyone is getting in on the mix including one of our all time style icons Kanye West. No matter where you live, where you go to school, what car you drive, what color your hair is…you are invited into the preppy world.

Let’s all promise eachother one thing…keep it light! Have fun with it. STAY CHIC! Lilly Pulitzer is the original rule breaker and we expect you to break every single one (just not at the same time)!

I am dying to chat with Lisa and lucky me I will get the chance! We’ve got a slew of in-store events and in-store book signings lined up over the next few months, starting with Bloomingdale’s 59th street! As if True Prep wasn’t big enough, Bloomingdale’s will be hosting a dedicated in-store event to launch the book in tandem with Fashion’s Night Out on September 10th. Bloomingdale’s and Lilly Pulitzer have created a dedicated “True Prep” t-shirt, visible when you pop your collar. Customers will receive free monogramming with their purchase of 3 or more Lilly polos and a printed Yoga mat with any purchase of $350 or more in Lilly active.

Lisa in our Madison Avenue store

Lisa Birnbach will also be in-store at our King of Prussia store on Thursday, October 14th and Boca Raton location Saturday, December 12th signing copies of her book as a GWP with a purchase of $250 or more!

To top it all off Lisa was on The Today Show yesterday morning chatting with Meredith about her fabulous new book and showing off the latest in prep fashion.  30 years may have passed between her fun reads but one thing remains the same…Lilly will always be a staple. Follow the link below to see the Colby dress and the Little Lilly Originals Shift.
Click link to watch Today Show

Happy reading! xx Janie

Good Bye Summer, Love Janie

Posted on September 3, 2010 in More Fun by | 5 comments

 

LABOR DAY!!!!! While I am a bit sad because Labor Day can mean the last days of summer…I am also LEVITATING from my pink desk chair because I am so excited for a long weekend. It’s amazing how a short term thrill can overshadow the bigger issue of…summer…being…over. UGH. Well, let’s just focus on the positive and happily dwell on the impending 3 day weekend!

 

Believe it or not, while the pink palace is the most fun place to work on the entire planet…we work really really hard. We have been in meetings all week from 8:30am to 8pm perfecting the summer 2011 line. Making sure that every print, every fabric, every ruffle, every price is perfect. It is heaven…and sometimes a bit of the other. Bottom line – we need a break! A chance to put on all of our Lilly’s and play for a few days.

 

With this crazy weather the girls and I are staying home. We will enjoy our pool and hopefully some sun before they head back to school on the 9th. On the weather…everyone please be careful! I am not up to date on exactly what is happening because I have been locked in a pink meeting room but I know there is a storm brewing! Safety first!

 

We have tons of activities planned and I have tons of outfits in mind. Want to hear all about it!!! SAY YES.

 

Tonight is family night at your club and we are going with some of our favorite friends. It is super casual…but you know I never go toooo casual so the plan is a SKIRT. I know, this is coming from Miss DRESS…but I think skirts are trending. Time to get one on with a cute knit top. The girls and I may match tonight…could be so cute:

 

http://www.lillypulitzer.com/Avery-Skirt-Poplin-Print/invt/78138&bklist=icat,4,shop,womens,womensskirtsandshorts

 

http://www.lillypulitzer.com/Little-Lilly-Jumper/invt/78043g&bklist=icat,4,shop,kids,girlsdresses

 

Without fail I will wear wedges (will be in the grass for cocktails) and wear enormous earrings and probably some big gold bracelets too. I have a jewelry issue.

 

 

Saturday sleeping late is IMPERATIVE. I have trained my little girls to make me breakfast in bed. I know, I am a genius. A little strawberry jelly on the sheets it 1-billion times worth being able to stay in my nightie a bit longer and read the paper.

 

I have also trained the girls to…be my trainer! We go to a local trail, they ride their bikes and I run. They shout at me ‘go mommy’ and ‘faster mom’ and make me race the entire 4 miles. Never before have I been able to wear LILLY for this do-it-yourself- training session but now…we have ACTIVE! I have fallen for the half moon crop pant. Especially in PINK!

 

 

http://www.lillypulitzer.com/New-Arrivals/Half-Moon-Crop-Pant/invt/82018&bklist=icat,4,shop,womens,active

 

Sunday night I have a FUN cocktail party for an old friend that just moved to the area. We went to college together and were in the same sorority (kappa kappa gamma…Have you seen our new sorority prints?!?!?!  

http://www.lillypulitzer.com/accessories+gifts/New-Sorority-Prints/icat/sorority&bklist=icat,4,shop,accessoriesandgift,sorority).

 

I have been obsessed with the one shoulder look and need one more chance to wear my Kendal dress before I have to break out the cashmere.

 

http://www.lillypulitzer.com/Dresses/Kendall-Dress-Silk-Habotai/invt/78237

 

And Monday…looking forward to fall. I think I will visit the Ardmore, PA store for a shopping spree. I am – obviously – obsessed with our fall collection. I am watching the selling and it is leaving the store the second it comes in…I have to get there before it’s gone!!!! My MUST HAVE? The Ava dress. It is so chic…but notice how we hid some turtles in that glamorous print. ALWAYS LILLY!

 

SOOOOOOO, have fun everyone! Thank you for reading the blog, sending me so many fun messages on facebook and post PICTURES. I love to see everyone having the time of their lives in their Lilly’s…make us proud this weekend! Sending tons of love from the print studio. xx,  Janie

 

This little lilly is my favorite with that coral trim…I know the girls will come home with sand from the bunker in that pocket!

Get Wrapped Up In A Good Cause!

Posted on July 26, 2010 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Our dear friends at In the Pink have a very special murfee scarf you won’t hesitate to add to your collection…

“Beautiful on the inside” means using your energy in ways that bring meaning to your life – something that us Lilly Lovers know all about as our colorful clothing creates beauty & meaning  both on the outside AND the inside! This is exactly why the Lilly Pulitzer Print Designers collaborated with In the Pink owner, Gordon Russell, to create a FABULOUS print to benefit New England-based nonprofit MitoAction. MitoAction works to improve the quality of life for patients and families living with “Mito.”

In 2008, Gordon’s late wife, Sandra K. Russell, lost her battle to Mitochondrial disease – a life-threatening condition in which a patient’s energy is depleted due to dysfunctional cells. Honoring Sandra’s memory and all the patients living with Mito, the Lilly Print Designers created a print inspired by the image of a human genome, special in design and personal meaning…  AND they put this print on a MURFEE SCARF! With the purchase of a Mito Murfee you will also receive a MitoAction pin, info, and bag– in addition to supporting a wonderful cause.  100% of proceeds from this limited edition scarf will benefit MitoAction!

In even further exciting news, In the Pink’s Nantucket store will be hosting an in-store celebration to launch this very special Murfee on Thursday, July 29th from 3-7 PM. MitoAction’s Executive Director, Cristy Balcells, will be on site to celebrate the launch of the MitoAction Murfee and provide information about Mitochondrial disease to all event attendees!

Head to any In the Pink location or visit www.inthepinkonline.com to shop for your Mito Murfee today!

Store Of The Week!

Posted on July 23, 2010 in More Fun by | 5 comments

We are thrilled to celebrate Pink Boulevard as our store of the week!  Located at the crossroads of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island, Pink Boulevard can be found in beautiful Freshfields Village on Johns Island, SC.

Pink Boulevard was opened by Kelsey Nichols in late Spring of 2007.  Kelsey has been a Lilly Lover her whole life, so much so that she wanted to open up a Lilly store of her own! Kelsey grew up with Lilly, wearing it when she was a Minnie, a teen, at Clemson University, and today! Similar to our Lilly print team, Kelsey is an artist herself! Artwork created by Kelsey is on display in the store.

Pink Boulevard’s location provides Resort vacationers and locals a place to shop.  Freshfields Village offers both shops and restaurants and has weekly Summer activities.  Customers can stop by the farmers market on Mondays, watch a movie on Wednesday nights or listen to bands on Friday evenings on the Village Green.

Happy Summer Pink Boulevard!  Stop by for a visit!

Pink Boulevard

639 Freshfields Drive
Building C, Unit 104
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-4600

Janie’s Summer Beach Reads!

Posted on July 22, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

We asked Janie what she likes to read in the summer, there is nothing better than catching some rays and enjoying a good read… tap into your inner bookworm Lilly Lovers!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on July 2, 2010 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Hello Friends!

Sooo, here I am on the train again. It seems like just yesterday that I was on the train blogging about how COMPLETELY EXCITED I was for Memorial Day weekend. And now? It’s the 4th already. This is a perfect example of time flies when you are having fun. I DO NOT want the summer to go too fast. I just…am having the best time :)

You know when you have moments where you feel great, you are HAPPY and excited about everything the future will bring…I am in that moment. There is so much to look forward to!!!! I have been doing a lot of day dreaming while lying in the sun getting naughty sunburns (please don’t tell my dermatologist and if you have time SEND ME SUNSCREEN! I just can’t resist a little tan. SO BAD). Anyway, when you have the warmth of the sun, a little bikini, straw hat and the latest issue of US WEEKLY…you kind of zone in and out. HEAVEN. Honestly, it is when my best ideas come to me…are you reading Brad and Scott (Lilly owners) I need much, much, much, more time spacing out to US Weekly, promise it does wonders for the prints J hee hee.

I don’t know about you but this 4th is ALLLL about friends and family. Usually is right? My girls and I are headed to my Mom’s house on the Connecticut shore. All of my cousins have houses together – 22 houses of relatives right on the water…can you believe?!?

The house where I spent summers as a kid…I spent EVERY waking moment on those rocks finding crabs and catching minnows!

I remember my Mom circa 1978 is so TDF -her blonde hair, of course barefoot! A sign of summer. She was and is so gorgeous…

And then there was ME in my fav tiered summer dress. I WISH I had a picture of me in my Lilly jelly bean print bathing suit. And of course our family bff, I mean seriously - his outfit could be worn TODAY nothing beats Nantucket reds. Shows how good style is always…in style!

It is incredible to me that those pictures are 30 years old…we will be completely recreating THAT this weekend, in the exact same place. But Sabrina will be the one running around in a little tiered sundress and hopefully SHE will think I am as gorgeous as I thought my mom was. I am going to wear this…barefoot!

 Carrie Dress Dip Dye

This weekend starts with a family cookout Saturday, so many cousins running around you won’t be able to count. All the kids in and out of the salty water all day, completely sandy. My cousin Teddy will take everyone out in the Boston Whaler. We are planning to teach my oldest Sabrina how to water-ski (she’s 8 now! Makes me want to cry that she is so big). My best friend Wendy is coming with her 2 toe-headed boys and we will all just play, play, play.

 I know there is always so much to do…life gets busy doesn’t it. The 4th of July symbolizes so much to me. A time for everyone to gather and smile, see people that you haven’t seen in ages, and most importantly wave the red, white and blue flag. A time to remember how lucky we are.

 Sending you tons and tons of love from the train. Can’t wait for the festivities to start! Please light a sparkler for me.

xx,

Janie

Intern Update!

Posted on June 30, 2010 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Hey!!  It’s Taylor Angino again here to give you a little behind the scenes insight of a typical week interning here at the Pink Palace!!

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Shopafrolic Blog!

Posted on June 24, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

Janie guest blogs on Shopafrolic this week be sure the check it out!

Friends!

Have you heard me brag that I know Liz Lange?!?!?!?!? The genius who took the frump out of maternity dressing? Worship her. Well, it just so happens that many many years ago I met Liz’s sister…and her name is Jane. I make it a point to become friends with anyone named Jane because I think it is the best name ever. ANYWAY. Jane has an eye for style. Every time I see her, whether it be in NYC or a get-away to Sarasota, she is perfectly outfitted. Pulled together and chic, the best jewelry ever. She can give you the low down on everything STYLE…from where to get a dress made, how to incorporate a target find with a Prada dress…to the best place for a spray tan.

Because jane and liz = style…they decided to share the wealth. Stylish and generous – how lilly! They launched a site called shopafrolic that gives insider tips and exquisite fashion finds. They CLEARLY have great taste because they love Lilly and asked yours truly to be a guest editor this week. Perfect timing for your summer Lilly! Please visit their site immediately for my 4th of July picks!

our first show

Many many thanks to Jane and Liz for supporting Lilly Pulitzer. We HEART shopafrolic and know you will too!

Xx,  Janie

Janie Hits Up The Hub!

Posted on June 22, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Janie re-caps a fun-filled event in Boston at In the Pink!!

Friends!!

I am on the train headed to NYC…on a very secret fashion mission that I will reveal to you…soon? Tbd.

Anyway, I had the best week last week, then the best weekend ever. Wanted to tell you all about it. I am typing on my blackberry and am going to ruin my manicure…but for you it’s worth it!
Soooo, did you know my fam is from Boston? I know, it’s confusing. Born in New Hampshire, lived in Augusta GA 2-12, shipped off to boarding school (yes I was a devil, am to this day and proud of it). Went to Groton outside Boston. Then to Rollins College in lovely Winter Park, FL. Then moved to NYC. Somewhere in there I had my Cotillion in Boston. Lived there and the Cape and New Hampshire most summers. Married in Boston. It is a part of me!!! PS: I completely recognize I was born under extremely lucky and fabulous stars and appreciate it!!!
Ok, enough of my histoire! I went to Boston last week for an event Thursday night. Walking down Newbury St I was overwhelmed with so many emotions:
A: this is the cutest city ever

B: everyone looks so chic

C: I need to go shopping immediately because Newbury St has it all!
My event was at In The Pink on Newbury St and it was really, really, really great. Jess, who has some fancy title I can’t remember, has this incredible knack to get aaaanyone who walks through that door into the most absolutely perfect outfit. I walked in wearing the new Bidi dress and she begged me to try on the Raquel Dress. I did, felt like a million dollars and switched outfits for the night!

Raquel Dress Printed

Visit her if you are ever in question as to what to wear! Molly and Alyssa were also there greeting every single customer like family. That is so Lilly. Love In the Pink so much!!
I met so many wonderful lilly lovers and chatted, painted, ate cupcakes and drank champagne. Hello! And you are surprised I had a good time?!? This is my JOB. Here are some snaps:
I just can’t thank everyone there enough for being so…Lilly. Kind, open, chic and fun!!!!
I have more, more, more I want to type but my thumbs are about to fall off. Will blog later about my weekend on cape cod. Tdf!!!

xx, Janie