Saturday, October 27, 2012

It all started with a juice stand...

Lilly Pulitzer fans everywhere know the back story well: a depressed young mother (who just happens to be an heiress and Jackie Kennedy's BFF) is advised by her physician to get a hobby.  Inspired, she opens a juice stand, but in true socialite form, quickly becomes irked by the fruit stains she keeps getting on her clothes.  The solution is perhaps the chicest employee uniform of all time, the iconic Lilly shift dress.  The dresses become a hit with the Palm Beach set, Life magazine runs a photo of BFF wearing one while on vacation, and the rest is herstory.

For its resort collection, the brand is celebrating its past with a new print, In the Beginning, featuring illustrations based on photographs of the young Mrs. Pulitzer. 

I want to order just about everything in this print, but will start with this tote:

The collection is available now at the Pink Pelican.


  1. Hello:
    We can well imagine being tempted to purchase/ wear/have/carry/be seen with everything in this wonderfully 1950s,retro feeling, Lilly Pulitzer designed fabric. Its simply delicious ice cream shades and glorious graphics are delightful. No wonder you have succumbed instantly to the bag!!!

    Only recently, we met a relative of the socialite Betsy Pickering, a similar vintage to Miss Pulitzer, and heard the most wonderful tales and gossip of these remarkable people and their social worlds. Such amusement!

    We are so pleased to have found you via the delicious Reggie. We thought at first, from your blog title that you were concerned with the English Lake District....happily you are not!!! We have followed instantly!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

      I must admit, I am a bit jealous of your recent conversation - I'm sure you got all the dirt! :)


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