Lilly Pulitzer NY Showroom Welcomes The Young Women’s Leadership School
The Lilly Pulitzer showroom welcomed a fantastic group of young women to explore a “day in the life of” hands on career session. From sales, to marketing, to merchandising and even interning, the girls got an inside look on how the world of fashion functions 21 stories above the busting “Fashion Avenue” in New York City. TYWLS ( The Young Women’s Leadership School) , is a all female, grades 6-12 public school located in East Harlem, that educates women on becoming the next emerging leaders in society through dynamic and hands on learning experiences. Career and college prep is an excellent program that the school provides to equip the girls with the necessary tools to start planning for their futures at an early age.
We kicked off the morning with the Lilly Story and watched the Retrospective and Summer 2011 collection videos so the girls were able to get an idea of the Lilly lifestyle. Heather Adams, director of sales and Joanna Lee, Merchandising director, gave the girls a lesson in sales and merchandising, and Molly Scudder and Sommer Haynes led a market style appointment in which they presented the Summer 2011 line as if the girls were “buyers” from major department stores. After a little round table discussion about fashion, careers and women’s roles in the workplace, we quickly learned we had a diverse group of ladies who wanted to be designers, graphic artists, doctors and even a chemical engineer! We exchanged tips about first jobs, college choices and even a little “academic soul searching” to help share how our experiences in the field led us to where are currently are.
The girls were then put to work! Each young lady was paired up with a LP girl and they had hands on experience to design in store signage, create an event for our Madison Avenue store, calculate sales trends and even assist in choosing items to place in an order. At the end of the day, the girls were able to share with the group what they had learned in their break out session, and let’s just say we had the next VP of Marketing and Sales amongst us! It was so refreshing to be amongst a group of ambitious, driven and hopeful young women who believe there is nothing they cannot do. It put warmth in our hearts on such a cold day, and we all embraced in the inner 15 year old girl that still is inside of us. We LOVED having the inspiring women of the TWYLS visit us, and we hope we have encouraged the girls to think the unimaginable, set goals and to paint the town pink and green!
Posted on January 19, 2011 in More Fun
Martha Stewart loves to talk about collecting. Well this weekend, we were delighted to crack open the February issue of Martha Stewart Living and find Keni Valenti, vintage clothing dealer and Lilly collector, surrounded by some of Lilly’s finest vintage prints. Besides the fabulous blazers pictured, our favorite part of this feature was the fact that Valenti said he loves to wear his Lilly clothes because they make him smile. Now that’s living a colorful life! xx
Calling all Lilly Lovers!! We’ve got spring fever in Lilly Land as we gear up to launch our most colorful collection yet: Spring 2011! You’ve likely seen our sneak peek on the Lilly Blog, talking about the arts as our big inspiration for the year ahead. Believe it or not, at the pink palace, we are already underway with designing our SPRING 2012 line! In true Lilly fashion, we’d love to kick off the design process by consulting our dear customers, who we always trust with having the best taste.
Let us help you procrastinate AND build your Spring wardrobe…. please take a few minutes to complete our survey. In return, three lucky winners (selected at random) will receive one of three fabulous prizes (1) a Lilly dress of your choosing from the Spring ’11 collection, launching Jan 30th; (2) a Murfee Scarf in the print of your choice; and (3) a fabulous, printed Lilly Agenda to keep you stylish and organized for the year ahead! Surveys must be completed by Tuesday, January 25th 12:00 PM EST. Winners will be randomly selected and notified via e-mail shortly after selection.
As always, we thank you for your fabulous opinions!!
Please review our sweepstakes rules here.
Today we are loving the delicate freshly picked flowers hidden inside today’s feature. Smaller in scale than most of prints, this one is especially easy to wear and was designed using every color from our “Painter’s Palette”. Cover yourself in flowers and think spring!
Shop painter’s palette here.
Exactly one month until Valentine’s Day! Yes… we’re already getting so excited! We’re exceptionally thrilled this year because we’re offering so many LOVE-ly styles! Check out our selection here!
TGIF Lilly land! Have a great weekend!
January 25th marks the arrival of our AMAZING Spring collection. When Resort launched in November we shared our year long inspiration of art appreciation. As we close the book on literature we are ready to turn to fine art. Impressionism, pop art and block printing were the source for most of our print team’s designs. Design Director Janie Schoenborn was an Art History major in college and always pictured herself working for an auction house or in a gallery. She does know what she is talking about when it comes to art. Her Rollins days were a little hazy despite all her professor did to get her to focus on slides in a dark classroom. She was more interested in the pool and Florida sunshine! But look at her now…she produces Wearable Art! Thanks Dr. Lemon!
Janie loves cartoons. “I love the idea of being a cartoon girl and Paige Smith (print designer) is forced to draw me over and over.” Lichtenstein is clearly one of her top tops. But her favorite of all time is Madame X by Sargent. When Sargent unveiled this painting in Paris it was a HUGE scandal. Read up on the history of the woman in this painting and why she was infamous for many reasons.
Look for our own (scandal free) unveiling in two weeks!
Saturday, January 15th
Join our Texas Lilly girls for a heart bumping, feet moving Zumba dance class in store! Enjoy a complimentary Zumba class from 10am-11am. Enter to win a Lilly printed yoga mat and shop the newest line of Lilly active wear! Call the Domain for more details!
Lilly Pulitzer – The Domain
11501 Century Oaks Terrace
Thursday, January 20th
10AM – 9PM
Lilly is gearing up for Allianz Championship golf tournament in Boca Raton! Come join us for a special shop and share from 10am-9pm to shop the latest fashions for your next round of golf! With every purchase, guests will receive $50 off towards their next purchase of $250 or more. Get an exclusive sneak peek of the Spring 2011 line. 10% of the days proceeds with be donated back to the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities benefiting the Boca Regional Hospital.
Lilly Pulitzer – Boca Raton
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL
Thursday, January 27th
Committee members of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art will enjoy a special shop and share event. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Ringling Museum.
Lilly Pulitzer – Sarasota
Saint Armands Circle
443a John Ringling blvd.
We are thrilled to announce our feature in the January/February issue of Lonny Magazine! The bimonthly online publication focusing on lifestyle and home décor was started by Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline. Our team is a huge fan of theirs so you can imagine the excitement and buzz their visit to the print studio and King of Prussia store created. Michelle and Patrick surround themselves with inspiring interiors everyday so their recognition of our designs is truly an honor. Lonny believes “in making design choices that lead to personal happiness.” Sound familiar?
For the full story and more amazing photos click here