Just like Lilly, our Lilly Lovers loooove the details – and not just Lilly details – every detail. Questions like “what shade of lipstick does your model have on in the picture of the Whinnie dress?” or “what color nail polish is the model wearing in this catalog shot?” come up all the time. Questions like this inspired us to partner with our on-shoot stylists from Ford Artists to create a series here on the blog about how you can get the looks we’re featuring.
All of our tips are from Shannon Grey Williams, a Lilly girl herself (she panicked when she realized her headshot featured her in black! *gasp*), who loves working on the Lilly set creating fun, happy and pretty styling for our models. She’ll be providing the step-by-step on how to get these looks yourself all the way down to WHAT products she uses for styling. This week she’s sharing her know-how on creating the fishtail braid- an adorable look she used on Elsa here! We hope you enjoy this new series and stay tuned next month to get our next look!
Our latest favorite print (and yours!!), “Lilly State of Mind Patch”, is a print that reflects what our Lilly Lovers have always known – Lilly is not merely a brand or clothes with bold, bright prints – Lilly is a state of mind – a happy, colorful, state of mind! And what better way to represent that state of mind AND every state in the US of Lilly, than to create a Lilly patch of each state with attention paid to their flowers, themes and mottos?! No plane ticket, no GPS required- just some good ol’ USA pride and a love for all things Lilly!
Shop Lilly State of Mind Patch / State Patch Close-up / Download Facebook Cover Photo
This week’s Sisterhood Spotlight comes straight from the Pink Palace! Sally Tabler, on our Wholesale Account Team, is a recent graduate of DePauw University and a proud Pi Beta Phi, so when we asked if we could feature her chapter, she jumped at the chance! (seriously- she’s reeallly perky & fun) So here’s a little more about the girls from Indiana! (be sure to check out their tab on Facebook too!)
1. School Name and Location
DePauw University, Greencastle Indiana
2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Pi Beta Phi , Indiana Epsilon Chapter
3. Size of your Chapter and date/year your Chapter was founded
96 women and it was founded in 1942
4. The 3 Lilly items from the Spring Collection you’ll surely find in our closets are:
a. The Bree Dress—the perfect white dress for a house full of angels!
b. The Marlisa Dress—great for class and adorable too!
c. The Callahan Shorts—we love bright and bold shorts
This Spring, some of our long-adored dresses have bloomed into new silhouettes. All your fave dresses + all our fave trends = everyone’s new must-haves for Spring! The Lottie, Blossom’s little sister, has the same structure with a bit more simplicity- it’s the perfect body style to let the print do the talking! Our darling Clare has transformed into Cherrie with some added shirring detail at the empire waist for shaping but minus the ruffles at the neckline.
And the HOT, HOT, HOT love affair with our cool, cotton slub jersey just got hotter with the introduction of the Somerset in Spring! Same body style with an added ruffle for femininity & whimsy! And Whinnie is the love child of the sassy, one-shouldered Whitaker and the ruffled, flirty Wynn top – win-win-whinnie!
Don’t worry, your fab-fun-favorites will still be around to help you come alive with color in the coming months!
As we celebrate our theme for Spring, Full Bloom, we thought we’d share a little bit more about the petals that inspired us to create our Spring prints. We’re kicking off our first installment of “Fresh Petals and Prints” with the Cherry Blossom! Would we worship the Cherry Blossom if it weren’t pink? (some are white, you know) Well sure we would, but honestly, its pink blooms help make it a favorite around the Pink Palace. Here are some quick facts about this historical flower that beautifies Washington DC in the Spring and graces a number of prints in our first Spring delivery!
1. Bright Navy Cherry Mine 2. Hotty Pink A Thing Called Love 3. Bright Navy Cherry Picker 4. Bright Navy Cherry Wine 5. Resort White Flowers and the Trees
• There is a National Cherry Blossom Festival that’s held in early spring, every year in DC, to commemorate the 3,000 cherry trees donated by Tokyo in 1912 (the first 2,000 trees actually had to be burned when they arrived after being shipped from Japan because they were infested with insects & disease) There are now about 3,750 cherry trees in the tidal basin in Washington, DC.
Woo hoo- we made it!!! It is Spring and we are in FULL BLOOM here at Lilly Pulitzer! Spring’s arrival brings fresh prints, new styles, bright colors and best of all – SMILES – all in the anticipation of warmer weather so we can wear our new Lilly!
Without further ado… we bring you SPRING!!!!!
We are VERY excited to introduce a new feature to our blog and on Facebook – Sisterhood Spotlight! All year, we will be sharing the spotlight with some of our favorite Greeks and letting them tell you a little bit more about themselves. We thought we’d kick-off our feature with the lovely ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma from Rollins since they were kind enough to host us this week for our sorority print reveal! I’ll let them take it from here!…
1. School Name and Location
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
2. Sorority & Chapter Name
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Epsilon
So the most exciting part of our sorority print contest is over but the best is yet to come! We know, as you come down off yesterday’s high, you’re all landing in the same place – what’s next?!? So here’s a quick rundown of what’s in store for our print class of 2012.