Lilly’s Big Birthday Bash, Brooks Brothers New Digs

Today we share a look at Lilly Pulitzer’s 80th birthday bash, clearly the place to be this weekend for many of us who admire the iconic designer.

The event was at the Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History, an ideal venue, the Museum has been featuring a special Lilly  exhibit.

Courtesy Life is Better with a Twist of Lime

As one would expect at such a festive occasion, there was an abundance of pink and green.

Via Southern Living Preppy Style

Here is how Lilly’s plate looked.

Courtesy Mary Lane

What does one have for dessert at a celebration like this?

Courtesy Southern Living Preppy Style

Our thanks to the always delightful Jennifer from Southern Living Preppy Style for sharing her lovely pictures, below we see her with the birthday girl.

Courtesy Southern Living Preppy Style

Mary Lane was chairwoman of the event, we see her looking ever-so-chic below left, and on the right…wait a minute, I know that guy! It’s the one and only Kiel James Patrick.

Courtesy Mary Lane (L) & Twist of Lime (R)

Fortunately Kiel’s better half friend Sarah Vickers was also at the party, we see her below (L) with Bethany of Maryland Pink and Green (C) and Wendy of Life is Better with a Twist of Lime, isn’t that a gorgeous group?

Courtesy Life is Better with a Twist of Lime

There was also a fashion show by a company that knows its Lilly, C. Orrico.

Courtesy Mary Lane

There were also vintage styles shown, yours truly actually owns the frock on the left.

Courtesy Mary Lane

The party was clearly an enormous success, our hats are off to those who organized the gala. We also want to thank Mary Lane and Wendy of a Twist of Lime for graciously sharing their photos!

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Our second topic today involves another storied prep brand, Brooks Brothers, the retailer opened its new Flatiron concept store this weekend.

Steve Eichner/Women's Wear Daily

More on the store’s different look from Women’s Wear Daily:

….represents a major departure for the retailer in terms of merchandising. While the entire apparel assortment is also found in the company’s traditional Brooks Brothers stores, it is brought together in a creative, playful way to attract its target customer: college students and young professionals.

The merchandise has an edgier appeal without detracting from the core brand.

Brooks Brothers Courtesy Photos

The company is wise to broaden its customer base, more on the tactic in this post on the concept store.

Steve Eichner/Women's Wear Daily

Speaking of Brooks, we wanted to share the latest celebrity to step out in the company’s formal wear.

Disney

That is one very dapper frog, it turns out he wears Brooks in his new movie that opens Thanksgiving.

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9 responses to “Lilly’s Big Birthday Bash, Brooks Brothers New Digs

  1. I wish I could have been there! Celebrated my birthday this weekend and a friend’s wedding in Tampa… Too bad. LOVE LILLY! Great pics!

  2. I was able to attend Lilly’s party as well. It was such an intimate event and everyone, especially Lilly herself, was so delightful!

  3. Thank you Mrs. Princess for the shout out. Yes, Lilly was absolutely delightful, an amazing opportunity!
    I love the new look and line of Brooks Brothers. Excited to browse for sure!

  4. Thanks for such a lovely review of the event! It was such an amazing weekend and still has me on cloud 9.

  5. Thank you for your lovely post! I still cannot believe I was able to meet Lilly – what a dream come true! xoxo

  6. Love Lilly, of course, & love the photos!

  7. Love MD Pink & Green… so glad that she represented all of us in the Old Line State!

    Happy B-day Lilly!

  8. Kermit in Brooks Brothers – does it get any better? (And yes, I’m already planning to see the movie.)

    That Lilly party just looks too fabulous.

  9. I want to look like Lily when I am 80!

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