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.
As one would expect at such a festive occasion, there was an abundance of pink and green.
Here is how Lilly’s plate looked.
What does one have for dessert at a celebration like this?
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.
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.
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?
There was also a fashion show by a company that knows its Lilly, C. Orrico.
There were also vintage styles shown, yours truly actually owns the frock on the left.
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!
Our second topic today involves another storied prep brand, Brooks Brothers, the retailer opened its new Flatiron concept store this weekend.
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.
The company is wise to broaden its customer base, more on the tactic in this post on the concept store.
Speaking of Brooks, we wanted to share the latest celebrity to step out in the company’s formal wear.
That is one very dapper frog, it turns out he wears Brooks in his new movie that opens Thanksgiving.