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Spring Fever?

Posted on October 21, 2010 in More Fun by | 6 comments

Lilly Pulitzer recently welcomed fashions elite for an exclusive preview in our New York City showroom. Editors from top publications such as Town & Country, Quest, People Magazine and others joined us for a special luncheon while they mix and mingled with the inspiration behind the clothes; the Lilly Pulitzer designers.

 

Janie Schoenborn (Fashion Director), Michelle Malia (Sportswear and Minnie’s Designer) and Abraham Cruz (Women’s Dress Designer) were all on hand to speak with the editors about…drum roll pleaseSpring 2011 (We know what you’re thinking – it’s only Fall, but we have to work ahead of the game in the fashion industry to ensure everything is just right once it hits the floor for YOU)! This collection is especially near and dear to our hearts because spring happens to be our favvvvorite season.

 

We want to send a big THANK YOU to Janie, Michelle and Abraham for traveling to NYC to preview the line and help tell the special stories behind our prints & silhouettes. Our Resort collection, which is just days away from shipping (yes, we are counting – aren’t you?) will launch our year long celebration of Lilly Loves the Arts. It seems appropriate since our talented print designers are ARTISTS. Their beautiful work is ultimately showcased on the clothes that we wear…well, EVERYDAY!  Throughout our year long celebration of Art, we’ll pay tribute to several different art forms, such as fine art in spring…be sure to stay tuned for a sneak peek.

 

We hope these editors walked away from this preview with a serious case of SPRING fever…accompanied with an urge to paint the city pink and of course gift bags filled with a fabulous piece of Lilly to take home with them (sure to fight any impending case of the winter blues)…

 

We are certainly day dreaming of spring at the Pink Palace as the weather turns a bit chilly BUT for now, we admittedly are content and happy to be layering up for a festive fall. There’s just something so cozy about sweaters and tights.

 

Happy Thursday!

xx The Marketing Team

Lilly Loves Design Sponge

Posted on October 20, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

 

Who doesn’t love a good design blog?! At Lilly we are inspired daily by our favorites and their generous supply of eye candy. We know we can always count on the talented editorial team at Design Sponge to deliver a wealth of colorful posts. Updated several times throughout the day, this site keeps us coming back for more every hour on the hour! See a selection of Design Sponge delights hand picked by Steph.

Stories of Inspiration: Barbara’s Story

Posted on October 19, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

 

It’s the beginning of the week … and you know what that means. Time to share a story of inspiration! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Barbara Judge. This past May marked her 20th cancer free year – talk about something to celebrate! Read on to learn more about our friend, Barbara.


1.) Tell us about your breast cancer story.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago in 1990. I was on a business trip when my breast began hurting and I felt a lump. My sister is a breast cancer survivor and had a bilateral mastectomy in her 30’s, so I knew the importance of listening to your body and being your own health advocate through my sister’s cancer experience. I had a biopsy, which confirmed that I had breast cancer, followed by treatment with a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. In May 2010, I celebrated my 20 year birthday of being cancer-free.

2.) Tell me about your involvement with the American Cancer Society
My first experience with the American Cancer Society was 18 years ago as a Reach to Recovery volunteer. As a survivor, I was paired with a breast cancer survivor with a similar diagnosis to myself and provided emotional support to the patient. I also started volunteering with The Society’s Patient Navigation program two years ago, where survivors are placed in local healthcare facilities and assist newly diagnosed cancer patients with cancer information and resources. Most recently, I became the volunteer coordinator for The Society’s Road to Recovery program in Westchester, where we drive patients to and from their cancer treatments if they are too sick to drive, cannot afford transportation or do not have an available friend or family member to give them a ride. I do a lot of driving – anywhere from one to five rides a day! There is a tremendous need for new drivers.

3.) Tell me about your involvement with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event
I volunteer at the survivor tent every year and talk to survivors about their personal story. We ask the survivors if there are any programs or services the American Cancer Society can assist with to aid in their cancer journey. The mood in the survivor tent is very upbeat and the survivors are very proud to be an important part of the Making Strides event.

4.) If you could give women one piece of advice about prevention and early detection as it relates to breast cancer, what would it be?
You need to know your own body and must be your own health advocate. If you feel something is wrong, visit your doctor, be persistent and get checked. Women should start getting mammograms at age 40 and if you’re at high risk, you should start testing at a younger age.

5.) Lilly Pulitzer is partnering with the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness!
Any company that wants to give back in some way and team up with the American Cancer Society to support our mission deserves some recognition. The partnership with Lilly Pulitzer and The Society is commendable and something I’d like to look into supporting myself through the upcoming Shop & Share events!

Greetings!

Posted on October 18, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

 

Have you snapped your little ones in Lilly yet for your Holiday card? It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again but starting December 1st we will be accepting all of your fabulous photo submissions. Each year we anxiously await your participation and now we offer paper and digital options to compliment your Lilly clad clan! Check out our favorite “green” options from our friends at cocodot.com. We Lilly girls love fine stationery and now we can send greetings to all of our friends with etiquette and the environment in mind. Our line at cocodot.com allows you to create beautiful online cards and invites using our original selection of fresh prints. Upload your favorite family pic, personalize and send. How easy is that?

If you choose to go the traditional route of stamping and mailing, Lifeguard Press also hosts a line of our favorite imprintable holiday cards as well as gift wrap and décor! Such fun!  Now you can throw a party to celebrate having completed your holiday card!

We can’t wait for your submissions…get going shutter bugs! And of course shop online to get the perfect holiday photo wardrobe for you and your minnies.

Xx

The Marketing Team

 

Stories of Inspiration: Maureen’s Story

Posted on October 11, 2010 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Happy Monday Lilly Land! There is nothing better than starting the week off on the right foot – and we know sharing the story of breast cancer survivor Maureen McElwreath will help you do just that. Her fabulous outlook, sunny disposition and clear embrace of “a colorful life” are extremely admirable. Thanks, Maureen, for reminding us of the importance to always remain positive!

Q) What is your breast cancer story?

A) I had a history of growing fibroids, but they never showed up cancerous. There was no history of breast cancer in my family, but my doctor asked me to get a mammogram to rule it out. I went for my first mammogram when I was 44 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer. My doctor recommended a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Today I am cancer-free, I get regular checkups, and go for my mammogram every year. Early detection is so important and the most important thing we as women can do for ourselves.

 

Q) You’re involved with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event. Talk about your experience.

A) The first time I went to a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, I was a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure what to expect being surrounded by so many survivors. My hesitation immediately went away when I saw the thousands of people dressed in pink, walking with their friends, family members, and coworkers while uniting around one cause: creating a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Being around so many people who were walking because they love someone with or lost someone to cancer was an incredible feeling and the energy was contagious!

 

Q) Do you have any fundraising “secrets to success”?

A) Just ask! Everyone I approached knew about my reasons for walking and my involvement in Making Strides and they wanted to support me. You can’t raise money and reach your personal goal if you don’t ask!

 

Q) What was your first memory of Lilly Pulitzer?

A) I discovered Lilly Pulitzer during a “girls’ trip” to Florida in the 1970s. My friends and I always look for unique, fun clothes that we can wear during the summer months in New York. I bought a Lilly Pulitzer skort in shades of pink and green which I wore back up North.  Everyone’s reaction was “Where did you get that?!” My Lilly skort was a unique design and print that everyone loved.

 

Q) How does Lilly help you lead a more colorful life?

A) Lilly puts a smile on my face and I always receive compliments from my friends when I’m wearing something from Lilly Pulitzer. The clothes make me feel pretty and feminine and I have a very positive outlook when I’m wearing Lilly.

 

Q) And your daughter is a Lilly lover too?

A) Yes! I remember when my daughter was about 12 years old and she asked if she could get her first Lilly shift dress. We found her the perfect dress – the design had hibiscus flowers in shades of pink and green.

Under the Umbrella; a quick guide to staying chic in any shower.

Posted on October 5, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Today’s forecast? Cloudy with a chance of fabulous!

Some of fashions most unique accessories coordinate best with a few dark clouds and a chance for precipitation. Today we explore the top 5 things to keep you styling in a storm all day….

       1. The Lilly Umbrella. Wake up for work and say goodbye to boring black umbrellas! You’ll brighten up everyone’s day just by taking a stroll in the city with this one.   2.  Hunter boots. I’m pretty sure EVERYONE was wearing these at the office today. The perfect combo of color and comfort. We recommend you wear them over skinny denim with the Sabeline Coat.  3.  The Burberry Coat. A classic trench will last you years and keep you dry on rainy days. Yes, we know, it’s not bright pink.. But it’s okay to be khaki on the outside…if you promise to wear a colorful dress underneath! Try the Apple Dress!  4.  Doggy Rain Gear. You just got home from the office and your King Charles is dying for a walk.. it’s still raining so dress her up in this cutie. It will keep her warm, dry, and fabulous! Are you going to wear our yoga gear on that walk? You better!  5.  The Lilly Mug & Tea. Ahh.. you’re finally home, having survived the wet weather. You deserve a cup of tea, try Tazo tea from Starbucks! And now there’s even a way to take your tea in a Lilly Mug! Love it!

 Remember Lilly land… If you want to see a rainbow, you’re gonna have to deal with some rain, but that’s no excuse to let your style suffer!

Stay dry out there!

xx Steph from marketing 

Stories of Inspiration: Claire’s Story

Posted on October 4, 2010 in More Fun by | 4 comments

Today, we introduce to you Claire Zeppieri…an inspirational breast cancer survivor who loves color (and color therapy) as much as we do! Thank you, Claire, for sharing your story with us.

 

 

Q) What is your breast cancer story?

A) I was diagnosed with breast cancer about eight years ago, in my early 40s. My breast cancer was detected through my annual mammogram. The diagnosis came as a complete surprise to me, as my family has no history of cancer. My situation underscores the reality that anyone can get cancer. During my treatment, I tried to live my life as normally as possible; I continued to work and received the support of colleagues, friends, and family. One of the most difficult challenges in dealing with cancer was the loss of my hair through chemotherapy – an outward symbol of my condition. I decided to make the best of the situation through cherished memories of my grandmother and the exquisite palette of scarves she passed on to me, which I proudly wore (along with my Lilly!) during treatment. I was not afraid to seize life while undergoing my treatment – and through this endurance I’ve worked to inspire other people.

 

 

 

Q) What advice can you give to women about screening and early detection?

A) Don’t let fear and inconvenience step in between your regular screening exams. You only have one life and we’re all very fortunate to have early detection so easily accessible. Many women don’t think cancer is going to hit them or they let fear get the best of them. They don’t realize that modern science has fast-forwarded cancer survival rates, in large part to early detection, which is crucial. Advanced cancer is much more difficult to treat.

 

Q) How have you brought awareness to the breast cancer cause?

A) I shared my success story by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Relay For Life® events in my community. The events were highly emotional for me because I was walking alongside fellow cancer survivors. The strength in numbers made me realize how many other brave people are going through similar survival experiences. The American Cancer Society events motivated me to add momentum to the cause of creating a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays – facilitating much-needed fundraising for research, advocacy, and patient service programs is essential.

 

 

Q) What is your favorite memory in Lilly Pulitzer?

A) So many … but for certain, when I was married on the beach in Nantucket wearing a favorite Lilly Pulitzer skirt in my signature color- pink

 

Q) How has Lilly helped you live a more colorful life?

A) Through color, you are able to channel positive energy and various moods.  Fashion outwardly expresses this joy to others; and quite simply, Lilly’s colors make me feel bright and cheery. The designs energize me with a smile; they’re like sunshine! Bright colors help inspire me to be more creative and light.

 

 

 

 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 1, 2010 in More Fun by | 1 comment

And as all Lilly lovers know, we LOVE happy stories here at the Pink Palace. But sometimes life throws us a curve ball and it’s then that we really crave some comfort. So, we teamed up with the American Cancer Society to create a one of a kind design to brighten the most dreary of days since we know (and are very thankful) that Lilly Pulitzer prints have been lifting spirits of those who wear them for over 50 years. ACS knows about lifting spirits, too. This October, the ACS movement Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will bring people together to celebrate those who have battled the disease and empower others to join the fight with walks held nationwide. The best news is, even if you can’t get out for the event, you can still help this amazing cause. The limited edition print, designed exclusively by ACS, is available on our beloved Murfee scarf – featuring a stunning palette of soft pinks, greens and flecks of white. The pattern depicts lotus flowers, a symbol of beauty, strength and success.  The lotus flower, grown in the muddy swamps of India, symbolizes that even from the worst situation one can always pull through and make the best out of it. No matter one’s struggles in life, he or she will always survive.  Intertwined throughout the design are signature “Making Strides” breast cancer awareness ribbons, also in pink. Lilly Pulitzer is contributing approximately $5 from each breast cancer awareness scarf to the American Cancer Society to help save lives. To learn more and to see if there’s a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in your area, visit cancer.org/breastcancer. Pssstttconsider this a VERY good excuse to go shopping…

And since we love happy stories so very much, we were lucky to receive some from Lilly lovin’ survivors. Each Monday throughout the month, we will feature their stories right here on our blog. We know you will find these women as inspiring as we do. xx

Lilly Loves Lox Papers!

Posted on September 30, 2010 in More Fun by | 5 comments

We would like to introduce you to Jane Lilly Warren of Lox Papers. How perfect is her name? Jane is a wildly talented graphic artist  and fellow blogger living and working in New York City. We just love her take on inspiration boards and her ability to make a simple idea into a work of art. You can imagine our excitement when she agreed to do one of her pieces for us and it came as no surprise that she had an innate understanding of our brand and the Lilly lifestyle. We approached her just before her wedding and while honeymooning in Peru she was kind enough to keep us in mind. Like Lilly, she too is inspired by adventure and travel, it is evident in her work seen above. Visit her site and be prepared to stay a while! Thank you Jane for sharing your love and appreciation for Lilly!!

xx The Marketing Team

Polish Predicament

Posted on September 29, 2010 in More Fun by | 7 comments

I have been asking myself one question ALL morning – what’s my shade? So now, I’m asking you because who knows color better than fellow Lilly lovers? As the weekend approaches (can’t believe it’s already Wednesday), I am starting to pack my suitcase for a chock (and I mean CHOCK) full weekend of weddings…one on Friday evening and one on Sunday afternoon! Have I mentioned…I CAN’T WAIT because I get to wear two of my brand new dresses from our fall line (Shauna Tunic Dress & Giselle Dress)? Anyway, back to business. I LOVE the dresses but since I am wearing two dresses in one weekend…I need the perfect nail color! Nail polish is SO much fun. I truly feel it can be inspiring, like all color…picking out the right shade reminds me of buying a Lilly dress in my favorite print.

 

And just as it’s important to try on our dresses, it’s important to try on nail colors. The OPI website has the coolest tool to help you find your match! And we all know there’s nothing better than a match made in heaven. I promise, it solves the salon conundrum of not knowing what color to choose and standing at the “polish” wall for hours. Seriously, how many times has that happened to you? I can’t count.

 

Just a few hues we can’t get enough of to get your wheels spinning, your color wheels that is….

Try “Shorts Story” with the Wayles Dress.

Why? This pink reminds us of our roots.

 

Try “What’s With the Cattitude” with the Blayney Dress Ruffle.

Why? You’ll feel anything but blue.

 

Try “California Raspberry” with the Colby Dress.

Why? We’re crazzzzy in and for coral.

 

Try “Mimosas for Mr.& Mrs.” with EVERYTHING.

Why? Okay, the name got us…

 

So, check out the cast of colors at OPI and let me know what you think! With SO many to choose from, I can’t do it on my own. What shade will look equally chic with both the Shauna & Giselle? I trust you!! Immensely.

 

Xx, Brynn from Marketing