Since I know you’re all thirsting for some more juice on the Parsons event, Joanna- ”The Jubilee Extraodinaire” sent this to share…
“Anyone who’s anyone was out on the town last night in celebration of Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee! A downtown meets uptown crowd packed the Sheila Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Fashion press, fashion trade and fashion fans were spilling onto the sidewalk clamoring to see the anniversary retrospective, which was unveiled at the event. The chaotic crowds at the front door would have made even Gossip Girl proud!
In true Lilly fashion, the room glowed in bright pink light, highlighting a vintage collection from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Lifelong Lilly supporters like Wendy Vanderbilt and Holly Dunlap mixed and mingled with downtown types like Justin Tranter, front man of rock band Semi Precious Weapons. In similar contrast, comfort foods like mini pigs in a blanket and grilled cheese, all Lilly favorites, were passed on sliver platters. Guests sipped PINK! champagne by Yellowglen Vineyards and pink “Lillies” provided by Hendrick’s Gin. as the Alex Donner Orchestra provided show stopping tunes on a limited edition Lilly Pulitzer piano from Steinway & Sons (would you expect anything less?!).
As Lilly herself likes to say, “every hour is happy hour”… Amongst a happy crowd and happy clothes, that was certainly the mood last night.”
Hi all! Just checking in from the studio on the West Side in NYC. We’re finishing up the Summer Catalog today. Make sure you’re on the mailing list for this one. The clothes are so fab the models are begging to take them home!!!
We kicked off our 50th Jubilee celebration last night at Parsons New School of Design in NYC. We had over 700 rsvps- yikes! The exhibit showcased our vintage retrospective collection that is full of Lilly originals that are to-die-for. The whole evening was incredible. If you want to be a part of this nationwide party be sure to stay tuned so you don’t get left off the guest list!!
Above: The view from 5th Ave -FIERCE.
Just wrapping up the last day of shooting in sunny Miami Beach. The Summer 2009 photo shoot was amazing!! We did have a close encounter in the hotel with a Lilly Lover who attacked us in the elevator when we were bringing the racks down… nothing a little neosporin couldn’t cure.
Here’s a sneak peak of the jeep on the beach- you didn’t actually think I’d post a pic where you could see the clothes did you? haha. They’ll be hitting stores in April, maybe I’ll post a better sneak later this week…
Hope everyone has a spooky, thrill-filled Halloween today! Just for fun I thought I’d throw on some pics from our company pumpkin contest. Boo!
** Incase you’re wondering who won- it was the munchkins- *cough* my department *cough*
The Print Design team is jetting down to Palm Beach to snag some inspiration for the Resort 2009 season. We’re all sitting here in the rain- at least we can bust out our Lilly wellies!
The upcoming issue of Town & Country features a full page spread on fashion and style trends, highlighting the Jubilee Celebration and 50th Anniversary of Lilly Pulitzer! They’ve even snuck in a sneak peak of one of our awesome Jubilee dresses the Seamus. ”Her timeless style- an inspiration to other designers ever since she began in 1959″
Join in on the celebration- Check a Lilly store near you to find out when the party is and how you can get invited!!!!
I want a puppy in the worst way but the bf put the kabash on that. For all of you out there with a dog and feeling crafty today treat fido to some healthy home made doggie treats…
Lilly is treating your pooches too.. we’ve teamed up with the coolest doggie company around: My Mascot
. Get ready Lilly Loving dog owners- collars and leads coming to a store near you by the end of the november- just in time for the holidays (coincidence, I think not).
Super Simple Chunky Peanut Dog Treats
Natural peanut butter does not contain hydrogenated oil or sugar so it makes a more healthful treat for your pup.
I N G R E D I E N T S
2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 cup chunky natural peanut butter, 1 cup non fat milk
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Use another bowl and combine the peanut butter and milk.Add the milk and peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.On floured surface, turn out the knead. Roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut out using cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on racks to cool then store in airtight containers.
As part of our Jubilee celebration we’re partnered with one of America’s favorite board games to bring you Lilly Pulitzer Monopoly! Style.com just sent out a shopping alert this morning. You better get on it! (I already bought 3)
I don’t know what I love more- this monkey, the miniature armchair, or that fact that it’s Friday afternoon.
Enjoy the weekend! Cheers