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Powerful Pink

Posted on October 2, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Janie addresses an important issue for women everywhere, Breast Cancer. This month we focus on bringing awareness to women everywhere and supporting all those affected by this disease.

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P-A-R-T-Y Season!

Posted on October 1, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

It’s that time of year again, social calendars are busting at the seams and Janie has a few tidbits of advice. She is raving about our holiday dresses, as we all are! Check them out, we promise once you feel the Allegra Dress in Silk Jacquard you’ll want to wear this dress all day every day…

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An Apple A Day

Posted on September 29, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

Who couldn’t LOVE the Apple Dress? Have you tried it on yet? YOU NEED TO! It’s perfect for Fall and you can even layer it over a long sleeve crew neck or turtle. Read what Janie has to say about it below… oh yeah and HAPPY MONDAY

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What’s In Your Getaway Tote?

Posted on September 25, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

It has officially been Fall for 5 days now and that means it’s the season for soccer games, picnics and harvests! We asked Janie what’s in her getaway tote this weekend. What’s in yours?

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Florida’s Natural

Posted on September 22, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Janie gives us the juicy details about Florida’s Natural and some life lessons too! Make sure to tune in later this week because I’ve finally crawled out from under the thousands of photo submissions for our Juice Contest and we’ve chosen the winners!

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Where in the World Are We Now?

Posted on September 18, 2009 in More Fun by | 7 comments

Marcy from the Merchandising Team heads off on a end of summer vaca. She always takes the best vacations! Last year she hiked the steps and navigated the little streets of Capri after city-hopping through Italy.  She sent us an update this year, do you know where she is?

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Janie Loves Rachel Zoe!

Posted on September 17, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

She’s back! Janie weighs in on one of her fav stylists and a guilty pleasure :)

Hi again!

I just cannot tell you how much J’ADORE blogging AND facebook. It is so fun!!!!! LYTM!!!!!! (LOVE YOU TOO MUCH)

OK, I have an obsession I have to share with you. Obsession? Addiction? Fetish? NOT SURE of the right wording but I am completely fascinated by RACHEL ZOE. So, she is a big deal. B-I-G. Let me see…have known for years that she is the chicest stylist (since doing PR at Barneys in the 90’s). She popped back on my radar when HELLO – the greatest TV station ever aired her reality show. OH, and then there’s PIPERLIME. Piperlime is the TOPS

I count on them for shoes…and bags…and now CLOTHES. They are well edited and current and…I could go on. CLEARLY they are genius because they have asked RACHEL ZOE to give her 2 cents on what is HOT. What makes her B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

IF you have been watching her show you will get the BANANAS reference. OK, so let’s get to what I obsess over in relation to MRS ZOE.

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“Aqua Art”

Posted on September 15, 2009 in More Fun by | Comment

Janie dives in and shares some childhood memories and her love for the ocean. Stop by to chat with her and meet Chris Leidy tomorrow night at Lilly Pulitzer on Madison Ave!

Hi!

When I was little I spent holidays at my grandparents house on the island of Montserrat in the West Indies. Unfortunately, it all went to “ ____ in a hand basket” when the volcano blew-up, and we no longer have that family house. (You think I am joking but I’m not) My first trip was when I was 6 months old and from then on we went every Christmas and Spring Break for year and years…I learned to swim in those waters. Because the island was volcanic the beaches were black and we would always burn our feet running to the ocean. The waves were HUGE (or so they seemed to me). It was so exotic. We ate papaya and shopped in the local markets. The dress maker would come to our house and make dresses for my grandmother out of the crazy colored local prints. It was truly amazing…

My fondest memory was the ocean. It was beyond anything I could imagine. We would fly in a teeeeeny tiny plan onto the island and Iremember looking down at all the colors of the sea. The white caps…the different shades of blue and black (scary!).

When I was there my cousins, brother and I would spend all day in the water. LITERALLY ALL DAY. We would go to quiet alcoves and I would float under the water with my mask on, seeing the most incredible sights. Things that I could have never imagined…all in the most peaceful state until…the CRASH of the waves and the scene would change. I learned so much under there. It may sound silly, but to have that perspective is truly a gift.

When I saw the photographs of Chris Leidy it IMMEDIATELY took me to my own undersea adventures. There is a calm to the images and an intimacy that truly leaves you breathless. It’s almost as if for one second you can feel the peacefulness and the quiet of his undersea world. I have so many questions for him! Is it quiet? Do you ever touch those turtles or do the tarpon swish by you and send you reeling. Is it as peaceful as I imagine? HOW do you get those turtles to sit still and smile :)

The Lilly Pulitzer on Madison Avenue is very, very honored to be hosting Chris’ latest show…AQUA ART. Please come visit…or click for a glimpse into his world.

OH, and did I mention. He is Lilly’s grandson. I mean, AMAZING! Talent obviously does run in the family. And he is JUST about the cutest thing I have ever set eyes on ( I’ve only saw a snapshot thus far but I got the ‘picture’ so to speak).

See you tomorrow!

September 11th

Posted on September 11, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

We’re remembering heroes and loved ones today. Many of whom people within our pink walls and offices knew dearly. We are focused on the good times and fun each of these people brought to our lives, spending time celebrating them and everyone we cherish. Today is a particularly good day to dole out a few extra hugs. We tend to do it every day but there are many more today. We’ve made a pact to do something spontaneous today to give ourselves (and each other) a little lift…hope you’ll try it too.

XX,

All of us at Lilly Pulitzer

Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out

Posted on September 9, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

TOMORROW~ Thursday, September 10th: you won’t want to miss out on this one. Especially after you READ all about what’s in store from Janie below. Come join the party!!!

Hi all…

Leave it to VOGUE. I mean, seriously. S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y. If you do not know every detail on FASHION’S NIGHT OUT please read on. This is a once-in-a-lifetime night for fashion and I don’t want you to miss it!!!!!

As you know I like to give a sneak peak into our world…how we do what we do. HOW ON EARTH are we lucky enough to be involved with Vogue on this amazing night? FASHION! Sooo, it was months and months ago. Can’t remember exactly, I am always hazy on details. I was in NYC doing something I am sure very important…and that evening I was meeting my very dear friend Sarah for dinner. Sarah is the queen bee of beauty at Vogue, meaning BEAUTY DIRECTOR. Insert into your thoughts here…she is MAJOR. She is funny, gorgeous, an amazingly talented writer, and a very old friend of mine. We met downtown at a yummy Mexican joint. Sideline…margaritas are one of life’s greatest joys. :)

So Sarah says to me, oh oh oh JANIE, you are going to have to get involved in this shopping night we have planned in September. I know she said SO MANY more fabulous things about it but this is what my brain took away…(remember before mentioned margaritas)

SHOPPING & COCKTAILS….

‘TIL REAL LATE!!!!!!!!!

So the gist is, Anna Wintour is a genius and recognized that fashion needed a shot in the pants. A little excitement! Something to rally around!!!! So for one night only, you get the designers. I mean, you really get the designers. If you are at Macy’s, there is Michael Kors. Bergdorf Goodman…Isaac Mizarahi. EVERYONE who is in NYC and has their own collection, big or small, will be celebrating fashion and shopping with you. When was the last time you had Carolina Herrera help you pick the perfect sheath? AHHHHHH.

It is ABOUT TIME we began to celebrate the following…

Silk cocktail tops that show all your important bits and GUARANTEE a second date…A dress that has a huge peacock printed on it – I mean WHO would do that?!?!?!
Irrationally embellished 5″ heels…earrings so big you could serve dessert on them.

From basic to extravagant, fashion is a passion. And we are going to celebrate it all night. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO, the most important question…WHAT ARE WE DOING AT LILLY PULITZER? Hold onto your hats. WHATEVER you have written in your datebook for tomorrow night…grab the white out.

In SHARPIE please write…

go to Lilly Pulitzer store and visit Janie!

This is what we have planned…PAINTING. With abandon. We are going to paint a wall or two (I am feeling like our Madison Avenue store needs a mural?)

We are going to paint the windows. Put our print right on the glass. And we are going to paint IN the windows. Set-up tables and paint right there so eeeveryone on Madison Avenue knows to stop in. And we are going to paint pictures for YOU. Spend $500 and you can sit down, design, and customize AAAAAAAAAAAAAAANYTHING.A Lilly Pulitzer print just for Y-O-U. Should we paint faces? I mean, cocktails WILL BE INVOLVED so who knows. Please envision this…

The print studio is MOVING to Mad Ave for the day. Music is good and loud. Cocktails in all shapes and sizes. Print designers helping you shop, painting the walls, painting anything we can get our hands on. THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!!!!

Lilly Pulitzer is known for her parties and we are planning to really let it rip Thursday…we will start at 4pm-ish and pack-up at 11ish. You never know, you may find us there on Friday morning. Wink wink.

If you can’t be on Madison Avenue (boo hoo), look for other events on LillyPulitzer.com or tune back in Friday for the gossipy recap!

xx

Janie