As you may know, the world lost one of it’s most notable fashion icons this week. While I am not your typical preppy “Lilly girl,” I admire this woman immensely for her sense of style and confidence in thinking different. Her use of bold colors and impeccable designs never fail to make me happy. Janie Schoenborn, Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Director says “She was a rule breaker, we like that.” and so do I. This woman made no apologies for following her heart and breaking the mold. She actually started making dresses out of kitchen curtains from her husband’s juice stand in 1959. It wasn’t long before Jacqueline Kennedy was spotted in one of her creations and women were crazy for Lilly.. That was in 1962 and the popularity of the brand has only grown stronger over the past five decades. All the while, she never took herself too seriously.
Often seen as “the” uniform for socialites and southern belles, the company has done a lot to deviate from your typical Lilly pieces in the last few years, and I am liking what I see; both in fashion and decor. No matter what the pattern, one can always spot a colorful Lilly Pulitzer print. It’s a Palm Beach classic. Thanks for the inspiration Lilly, this one’s for you. RIP.
PS: I have # 1 and absolutely love it. Check out the gold zipper detail on the back.
not to mention the peplum ruffles…