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Tis’ The Season…Finally!

Posted on November 30, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

We L-O-V-E the holidays over here at LPHQ and are thrilled they have finally arrived! We have come out of our turkey coma and can’t wait to start decorating! We have all of our lovely Via  Shop friends flying in the next couple of weeks and you can bet that Pat will have the tree up and dazzling us all in no time. For now, here’s Janie, getting in the Christmas spirit and checking in and say hello to everyone!

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Shopafrolic!

Posted on November 17, 2009 in More Fun by | 4 comments

I love words. I love tongue twisters and a play on words. I love funny and nice and happy. I love shopping. LIFE IS SO GOOD WHEN EVERYTHING YOU LOVE comes together.
I got a call from my friend Jane…and before I tell you what she said I have to give you the 411 on Jane. WOW IS JANE CHIC. I aspire to look like Jane, dress like Jane, have witty cocktail conversation like Jane, be creative like Jane. OK, I know it sounds a little stalker-ish, but I promise if you met her you would want to be like her too. Jane is a graphic designer with ON RECORD, the best taste e-v-e-r. Her apartment was COMPLETETY decorated by Jonathan Adler whom I also worship in a weird stalker way. LOOK AT HER FOYER…

(pic courtesy of jonathanadler.com)
Doesn’t that make you want to move-in immediately!

Jane is not alone in this world. Not only does she have a lovely husband (funny and easy to be around) and kids…she has a sister. And they are BFFS. JUST SO YOU KNOW, Jane’s sister is the very famous maternity designer Liz Lange. I am not making this up. As you know, Liz was an editor at Vogue, launched a maternity line that EVERYONE wore and is now the premier maternity designer for Target. Good taste clearly runs in this family.
SOOOOOOO, back to what Jane said.
SHE SAID…Janie we have a new project!!!!!!!!!!! It is a web site called Shopafrolic and it handpicks the coolest and the most fashionable (no matter the price high or LOW) things IN THE WORLD. Edits the vast universe of style FOR YOU. These two sisters are in the stores, on-line, at events…they can buy off the rack or design themselves…and BOY do they know how to pick winners.

On their blog you will get the latest in ‘fashion finds’. You will get the best feedback from them (yes, you can write in!) on your fashion conundrums. And my faaaavorite part are their fashion tips! Some of the most notable…

Shopafrolic: treat every color as a neutral and never worry about what goes with what
Janie at Lilly: as the design director at Lilly Pulitzer I want eeeveryone to shout this to themselves when they look at their closet…color rules!
Shopafrolic: wear white all year long
Janie at Lilly: this is almost a duh but needs to be said again and again, forget any old rules that are holding you back!
Shopafrolic: wear open toed strappy shoes all year long
Janie at Lilly: especially if they are completely over the top
Shopafrolic: when in doubt go for the bold and the gold
Janie at Lilly: YES, Jane and Liz. I knew I adored you. EXCESS is awesome. We are kindred spirits.

And the best…
Shopafrolic: never forget that you are beautiful and you are worth it, because you are!
Janie at Lilly: I second that!!!!!

So, please all you Lilly lovers, please meet my friends Jane and Liz and become bff’s with Shopafrolic!

Pack Your Bags For Paradise…It’s On Us!

Posted on November 13, 2009 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Alright, with a name like “Pack for Paradise” who would NOT want to get in on this. Pack for P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E. YOUR SUNPASS to SUN_DELICIOUS and SUN_CHIC resorts world wide. Heaven. Heaven. Heaven.

Starting NOW, Lilly Pulitzer is offering YOU and one guest a chance to escape to paradise ALL YEAR LONG!! Lilly Pulitzer will shine its’ pink spotlight on one resort property each month, November 2009 through November of 2010, offering customers the chance to enter to win a trip for TWO to a luxe (that means posh, tdf and everything fabulous in the world) resort destination. Stop what you are doing, DROP EVERYTHING and run to the nearest Lilly Pulitzer store or Via Shop to enter… no purchase necessary!

Prize packages include:
2 day, 3 night stay for one winner and one guest.
Junior suite on resort property
Breakfast included (yum)
Roundtrip airfare

…and much much more!

OHHH, that means surprises form us like…
A 10,000 Islands guided Wave Runner tour for two off Marco Island or a swim with the dolphins courtesy of the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Sounds pretty INSANE RIGHT. We said DROP EVERYTHING didn’t we?

Here’s a sneak peek at some of our Resort partners for the next year:

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to provide: Naples, Florida
Four Seasons Resort: Palm Beach, Florida
Tucker’s Point Resort & Spa: Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Stayed tuned and visit your nearest Lilly Pulitzer retailer ASAP! The next winner could be lucky lucky lucky YOU.

A Crowning Glory

Posted on November 10, 2009 in More Fun by | 1 comment

This week we have lots to celebrate but we are especially proud to be celebrating The Princess Project. A non-profit organization dedicated to giving young girls the opportunity to have an amazing prom night and feel like a true princess. We asked them to share some details about their mission so here you go!

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Re-Lilly Video Contest!

Posted on November 8, 2009 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Happy America Recycles Week!! TO celebrate this fabulous week we’ve launched our first ever video contest and we can’t wait to hear all of your stories! I’m sure you can’t wait to get your hands on the prizes! Here’s Janie chiming in with some of her Lilly memories and sharing what it is about Lilly that makes us an inherently recycled label.

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Beep, Beep… Meet The New E-Lilly!

Posted on November 6, 2009 in More Fun by | 10 comments

What’s pretty, pink and printed…and “green” all over?

Lilly Pulitzer’s New Electric Low Speed Vehicle!

Yes, we know many many of you are out there zipping around in your traffic-stopping Lilly Jeep Wranglers, but we couldn’t very well spend a year loving green and all these great causes that support our environment, without offering a new form of transportation that fit the bill. It’s affectionately referred to as an E-LILLY.

This baby is roadworthy!

Okay here’s what you need to know:

Available in pink (duh) or white.
Can be customized with just about anything you want…2-seat, 4-seat, golf bag, trunk (This is standard, lets remove) and more.
Headlights, wipers, it’s got it all (okay a vanity mirror might cost extra)
Charges with any standard 110v household outlet! And travels for over 30 miles on a single charge.
Takes about 6 weeks to deliver…so start sweet talking a loved one now. (A limited number available for Christmas!)
Like all LSVs, it’s legal on all roads with posted speed of 35mph and less. PLUS it works on a golf course too!

As if you weren’t already sold…here are the beautiful price details:

Prices start at $12,995 for the standard E-LILLY (including prep and delivery!)

Any fancy customization will obviously add a little.

HOWEVER…

A federal tax credit of over $4,200.00

is available if you act now.

Contact Nat Newsome at Tomberlin for more details.

1 (888) 400-0790 and ask for Nat Newsome (ext.222)

…he’s ready to send you your E-LILLY.

Phillies Fever!

Posted on November 4, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Sports. Hmmmm. I have to admit not my forte. Tennis is more my game that counts as a sport right? I just love a tennis skirt!). THAT SAID there is a buzz around our office…and you know I love a buzz. Some fun things to share…

The Pink Palace is located outside Philadelphia. As in PHILLIES…as in World Series. We have the entire Pink Palace brimming with Phillies fans so I have to say…


GO PHILLIES!

We have a new (and it seems very handsome) Lilly fan in MIAMI who we have been emailing with. Please check out this pic! Fritz (looove the name) is the Director of Communications for the Miami Dolphins and he wears Lilly Pulitzer ties as a SIGNATURE to every game. The Dolphins won last week and we are taking FULL CREDIT that it was the good luck tie.

Please note, the Dolphins have a tres cute logo and we loooove the combo of turquoise and ginger (some may say orange but we are going with ginger ).

On that note, it is hard for me to hide the fact that my family is a HUGE football household. My husband convinced me to name our daughter after TIKI BARBER of the NY GIANTS. It’s true. And the name fits her perfectly.

Tiki Barber…

My Tiki in her resort 2010 hoodie!

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Tiki…if you read this please start wearing Lilly ties J They will look fabulous on-air for your broadcasts.

LYTM Janie

Originally Original!

Posted on November 3, 2009 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Janie is not alone, we are all WILD over the new Originals Collection. Read on for an inside look into how it all came about…

HAVE TO SHARE, The Pink Palace is L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y vibrating with excitement over ORIGINALS. I can feel it. It is so exciting and we hope you are loving it as much as we are!

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A Crazed Week!

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

Hi there. I have had the most insane two days last week that I just had to share. Stay with me…..I can barely keep up with myself!

Step one: Pack. Going to multiple parties. Needed all my printed Elsa’s, scarves, black and winter white cigarette pants, gold heels and array of “I-can’t-believe-she-is-wearing-those-they-are-so-big” earrings.

Step two: Manicure. I am going through a nailpolish fetish moment. Changing polish every 2 days. This week has been black glitter (very hard to get off), deep cherry red and now…coral! For…

Step three: Party! We kicked off our partnership with Seaweb’s Too Precious Too Wear by having a little soiree in our Mad Ave store. I presented Dawn Martin the President of Seaweb. She is the ultimate combo of smart, kind, funny and stylish. Loved her and her entire team. It seems everyone at the party bought one of these (as they should) and a percentage of the proceeds go to the TPTW campaign. Check it out immediately!!!!

Step three: another party! The Seaweb event ended at 8pm. I dashed to my dear friend Sarah’s (she is the witty beauty director at Vogue who you have heard me mention). Changed for the YSL (yves saint laurent) masquerade ball. Ahhhhh, so chic I could die. Wore the Fall peacock dress with a peacock feather mask. They are launching their new fragrance Parisienne (which smells so yummy! Love the hint of rose. J’adore completment) Ooodles of champagne (french- the only kind). DJ was bananas. Danced and laughed the night away.

Step four – what step am I on again?: sleep. If only for a moment…

Step five: wake up. Threw on my Elsa top with black pants, scarf, too much jewelry and shoes that are so high and ridiculous I see a podatrist in my future. Speak in front of hundreds of people (many of whom are scientists and think I am from another planet!) I have arrived at the Coral Convention. These people are smart and making a difference – I am honored to be included.

Step five: hop a cap to the train. Daaaaaaaashing and winded (seriously regretting shoes now but adore this top and scarf combo!!!).

Step six: Another party! Arrive at the Ardmore store to find Minnie’s running around – general craziness! Love it. The print team painting faces. Color-your-own tattoos. Cupcakes. Apple cider. Candy, candy, candy and more candy. Took loads of snaps…

It is not fair that I get to have so much fun!! Love every second. Hope everyone had a happy trick or treating! And above all I hope you all causeda little mischief for me.

LYTM, janie

Janie At The Conference On Coral

Posted on October 28, 2009 in More Fun by | Comment

Janie talks on a panel at a conference on coral this week in NYC! Read on for more info and find out how to be there!

AS YOU KNOW, I am a jewelry collector, worshiper, knock down your grandmother for vintage hunter…I love jewelry. SO, like I said it is one of my favorite things.

You may also know by now that we have planned to have our Resort 09 collection (eeeeeeee, shipping to stores near you now!!!! It is in the warehouse and it is tdf) inspired by the OCEAN and all things water. ONE thing we are doing in celebrating our Lilly Loves Green year is raising awareness for The Ocean Conservancy. The OTHER cool thing we are doing is raising MONEY for Seaweb and their Too precious Too Wear Campaign…a charity that protects the oceans coral reefs.

I CANNOT tell you how much inspiration my team and I get form the Ocean. It is so vital. We have books and books of pictures WE have taken, and on cold winter days when we are working on summer, we look through our snaps of the beach, the shells we have collected, the trips we have taken to visit different bodies of water. Fish. Whales. Octopus. It goes on and on. It makes me SO SAD to think that we are polluting our oceans. So, we are working to raise YOUR awareness so that we are stronger TOGETHER.

SO. Back to jewelry. Ahhhh, it all comes back to that doesn’t it.
YESTERDAY I had the most delightful conversation with…drumroll please…STEPHEN DWEK. If you don’t know about Stephen’s jewelry line, please rush to Bergdorf Goodman or Neiman Marcus and ogle it IMMEDIATELY. I have been collecting his pieces since…hmmm, birth? Not really. But Stephen takes beautiful stones – BIG ONES, and uses them to create his organic, humongo gorg line.

Why were we chatting on the phone? WELL, Stephen and I, along with an extremely talented fellow named David Wolfe (he is the creative director at Donegar Group which EVERYONE looks to in the “insider fashion world” for trend forecasting). Well, the three of us will be on a panel. On a STAGE (I love a stage and mic, you know this!) discussing…and this is the official working here:

Coral as Motif and Material in Fashion

We were having a pre-chat on the phone so…(well probably so I know what the heck was going down.) This is what I do know. As a designer and creative force in fashion Lilly Pulitzer is unquestionably KNOWN for being beach and ocean-centric. Without it…a big chunk of our inspiration would be missing. We love coral and use it in our print design, our jewelry design…our interior store design. Using the REAL THING may not be the best as if not harvested correctly we can seriously damage this precious natural resource. So we are using it as inspiration…like in the above print for instance.

So Stephn, David and I are working to get the word out from a fashion point of view. Are you in NYC the end of this week?

Please register for CORAL: SYMBOL, SUBSTANCE, and SIGNIFICANCE, taking place Friday, October 30!

WAIT, oh and of course there’s a p-a-r-t-y to kick it all off. At our Mad Ave store Thursday, October 29th from 6-8. That evening we will unveil a very special necklace that we have designed to raise money for Seaweb and the Too Precious Too Wear campaign:

So please, come have some hors d’oeuvres with me, shop the coral collection and HELP US raise awareness and funds to protect our coral reefs. Xx