Ahhhh SPRING! Just saying the word makes me smile…really big! Something else that makes me smile is our spring catalog – which has been popping up in mailboxes across the country…hopefully yours is one of them (fingers crossed). Well, what do you think?! I surely hope you have fallen as hard as we have here at Lilly Pulitzer HQ. From the photo shoot to the printing press, catalogs are truly a work in progress for many, many months. When I get to hold one in my hand, feel the paper and flip the pages – I can honestly say that after witnessing the process from start to finish, it is the BEST feeling in the world! Here are some photos from our photo shoot so you, too, can get a peek at this project as it has evolved to the book you have (I hope) on your coffee table!
A little birdie told us here at the Pink Palace that you are, indeed, as ready for spring as we are and have already stopped in to a Lilly store near you to buy your favorites from the spring line (or maybe even put in an order for something that has not quite yet arrived). But, we don’t just want to listen to a little birdie. We want to hear it from YOU because you matter most. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and tell us what you think when you flip the pages…we are going to stick to our mantra here and let you know that we believe “too much is never enough” when it comes to feedback. We have heard over the years that Lilly fans love to hold on to their catalog for years to come and we want this tradition to continue…well, FOREVER. So, let us know your thoughts (you could win 1 of 2 small prizes!) – we CANNOT wait to hear from you!
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Posted on February 15, 2011 in More Fun
Do you dream of hemlines and Lilly lace? Do you sketch animals and flowers in your margins during class lectures? If you answered yes and you LOVE Lilly, we may just have the internship of your DREAMS!
We are once again looking for a few of our faithful fans and Lilly lovers to potentially round out our summer design intern class of 2011. We are offering a lucky designer the chance to interview at our King of Prussia Offices for a summer internship position where you would get a chance to work with the ever talented fashion design or print design department at Lilly Pulitzer helping to influence upcoming seasons and gaining invaluable design experience!
In order to apply for a Fashion Design Internship, here is what you will need:
A resume and cover letter
Electronic examples of your work
Three-five illustrations focusing on sweaters, dresses, sportswear and/or accessories & footwear you feel we should offer in the Lilly Pulitzer collection.
These illustrations should be hand drawn and have a sense of color and print appropriate for Lilly Pulitzer®.
We will be looking at your ability to draw, your sense of style and your flow and vision for the brand.
In order to apply for a Print Design Internship, here is what you will need:
Posted on February 14, 2011 in More Fun
White. White. White. Lilly Pulitzer makes a statement- even in white! This Spring we deliver our LWDs with a white hot vengeance – the most gorgeous assortment to date! Dresses for every age and every occasion in beautiful, dimensional fabrics just screaming to be touched. (you’ve been warned)
There’s a silhouette for every body type- perhaps it’s the show stopping Reeve in our vintage, papillon lace or the over-the-top, down-to-the-floor Ali in peek-a-boo eyelet. Maybe you’ll go for a 3/4 length sleeve and choose the excuse me while I take over the world, embroidered Shauna dress or the where are my over-sized sunglasses Shayna dress in all-over-lace. Whichever dress you choose, you’re sure to wow in white! xx
Posted on February 11, 2011 in More Fun
Brides can’t have all the fun. Don’t be afraid to laugh, flirt, dance and dazzle at this years nuptials. And if your bestie says white dresses are a no-no well that’s easy, wear PINK! Keep your eyes peeled as we roll out the pink carpet for some of our most favorite dresses – they’re sure to please but whatever you do, don’t upstage the bride. That just might be harder than it sounds in a Lilly.
Posted on February 10, 2011 in More Fun
Posted on February 9, 2011 in More Fun
We think it’s very fitting that pink makes us feel vibrant, warm and alive – that’s why Lilly lovers always party in pink [and prints]!
This past Saturday, to help kick start our week long celebration of pink, Lilly Pulitzer sponsored the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Arts first annual Ringling in Bloom weekend. This special event was dedicated to the memory of Mable Ringling, whose passion for flowers and horticulture is evident in the glorious grounds and gardens of the Ringling Estate. The inspiration behind the exhibit, Gardens in Perpetual Bloom, began with the inspiration from some of the top Florists in the Sarasota area. Each designer’s fresh floral arrangement directly inspired a masterpiece from the Ringling’s collection, and the exhibition itself was developed by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Given the fact that the exhibit was inspired by florals, we felt it very fitting to be the presenting sponsor of such a special weekend.
The event said Lilly in every way possible… and the space we were working with is quite incredible. A giant PINK museum!?? What more could we ask for? From the design of the invitation to the event brochure, to the gift bags, tablecloths, the uniform; this PINK museum was transformed into a colorful playground. The attire, Lilly or Louder, could be seen throughout the grounds and many Shauna tunics, Twyla’s, Clare’s, Susan’s, and Newports, were SPOTTED throughout the day.
Posted on February 8, 2011 in More Fun
The headline of the February issue of House Beautiful says it all - “The Power of Pink!” You know we couldn’t agree more! And it’s not enough to just wear it or gloss it across your lips and fingertips- we want to absolutely surround ourselves with the warm and energizing color of the year. Enter the Lilly Pulitzer home furniture collection. In true Lilly style the furniture will include pops of pink and trims inspired by lace detail – all done in a fresh and clean style with a mid-century classic feel. Absolutely show stopping chic. Did I mention there’d be pink and print?
A couple of people have been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the collection and boy oh boy, it’s absolutely breathtaking.
This summer, turn your pad into a palace – a pink, Lillified, more-is-more, place of your dreams. And we’re here to help!
Check back on our site as more details become available. E-mail email@example.com if you want to be added to our distribution list for all things Lilly furniture!
Today kicks off the 2011 Valentine’s Day promotion! The gift with purchase promotion will run February 8th- February 14th and we’re featuring this adorable and handy printed jewelry roll! Receive the jewelry roll with a purchase of $250 or more and delight a special Valentine (or yourself!) with what will surely become a favorite travel essential! Stop by your local Lilly Pulitzer store for participating details.
While supplies last. For online purchases, the gift with purchase will automatically be added to your order and will not be reflected on invoice. Offer valid online and in participating Lilly Pulitzer stores; 2/8/2011 – 2/14/2011 at 11:59ET.
Posted on February 7, 2011 in More Fun
All week long, we’re celebrating our most favorite color….which OF COURSE is PINK! We do have love affairs with other colors but it’s safe to say pink is our most “committed relationship.” So now you’re thinking, doesn’t Lilly celebrate pink every day? Well obviously we do. But it’s not just the heart shaped holiday around the corner prompting us to celebrate pink even more this week- actually it’s the recognition our good friends at Pantone gave pink when they announced the selection of Honeysuckle Pink as the 2011 Color of the Year. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they are telling the world what we’ve known for years; the color pink is known to lift spirits, instill confidence and even elevate our psyche. And Honeysuckle Pink just happens to bear a veeeery close resemblance to one of our longtime favorites, Hotty Pink.
Janie Schoenborn, Lilly Pulitzer Print Design Director, will tell you “Pink simply makes the world a better place. Whether you are dipped in it, wrapped in it or just using it as an accent…painting your house pink…painting your nails pink…dying your poodle pink…eating pink lemonade ice cream…or watching Pretty In Pink. There is no color quite like it. It has put a smile on our face for over 50 years being Lilly Pulitzer. Makes 2011 look like a pretty fun year!”
Oh, and yes it is true, we DO work in a pink building. We’re literally surrounding ourselves in pink and we feel pretty happy, confident, powerful and courageous every day!
** This giveaway just got cooler! SM Bradford Co, the Lilly Pulitzer signature store located in Hilton Head Island, will be treating this Pack for Paradise winner (and their guest) like a rockstars! SM Bradford will host the winner(s) in their store for a private shopping experience complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and some Lilly Pulitzer goodies! As if winning the getaway wasn’t enough- we’ve just sweetened the deal! Be sure to enter now! **
Lilly Pulitzer wants to send you on one of two trips to paradise! Hilton Head Island, S.C. is the classic American resort destination for travelers of all ages. Offering 12 miles of pristine beaches, 24 golf courses, 350 tennis courts and 8 marinas, guests can enjoy endless recreation options including sailing and boating excursions, shopping, dining, art and cultural events and year-round entertainment. Venture to the top of the iconic, candy cane striped lighthouse for beautiful island views, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment or relax on the beach. However visitors choose to spend their vacation, (like visiting Lilly Pulitzer signature shop, SM Bradford Co!) they can be sure Hilton Head Island offers something for everyone.
To get more information about the contest and featured resorts, click here. To enter this month’s Pack for Paradise in Hilton Head Island, click here. Click here for sweepstakes rules.