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Lilly’s Greek Chic Coming for Phone Cases & More

Hello-Hello, it is a wonderful new week here at the Prepatorium.

For almost two years now we have been asked “Why aren’t there phone cases in the Lilly Pulitzer Greek prints?”

Lilly Pulitzer Greek Collection

Today we can share the splendid news that there will be just such an item coming this summer.

First, a bit of background on the Lilly Pulitzer Sorority Collection, the company created its initial group of Greek-licensed prints in 2010, shown below.

Lilly Pulitzer

Delta Zeta, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma were the first to have  patterns designed for them.

In 2011 Lilly took voting online, running a ‘Greek Chic’ contest to select those sororities that would be receiving their very own prints. More than 315,000 votes were cast, winners were announced by Janie Schoenborn, Fashion Director at Lilly Pulitzer. (You can watch the announcement on You Tube.

Lilly Pulitzer You Tube

Those being added to the Sorority Sisterhood included Alpha Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta.

A similar promotion was run to select the sororities receiving prints in 2012, results were again announced on Facebook and You Tube. Janie was joined by sisters from the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at Rollins College for the big announcement.

Lilly Pulitzer You Tube

This time there were more than 1,000,000 votes and five more sororities were selected to have a print designed for them. Those in the Lilly Print Class for 2012 are: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa.

Lilly Pulitzer

All items in the sorority collection include the Original Tote, Makeup Bag & ID Wristlet, and the wildly popular Murfee Scarves. We show them below in the Tri Delt print, a certain TQM was a founding member of the chapter at a great Midwestern University.

Lilly Pulitzer ΔΔΔ Collection

So now the news on what is coming in sorority prints this summer: there will be authentic Lilly sorority iPhone covers (like these), Cold Drink Eco-Tumblers (like these), and Dry-Erase boards (like these).

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We’re told these will be available in 14 of the sorority prints, and items should be shipping to us the same time as the Lilly 2012-2013 Agendas, that sounds like the makings of a perfect back-to-school package to me!

We will be taking pre-orders for the collection at the same time we start our Agenda pre-ordering. Because we are sensitive to the pocketbook challenges encountered in school, The Preppy Princess will offer a special volume discount for any orders with 6 or more of the same item.  And our $2 shipping for all orders over $75 will be in effect as well, hopefully this will make things a little more manageable for everyone.

We’ll let you know when we know more, and will share pictures as soon as we have them.

Until next time, may your afternoon be as sunny as ours.

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Lilly Goes Greek, Talbots & J. Crew Fall Early Look

Hello-Hello, and happy almost-the-end-of-the-week!

We begin with a look at the new Lilly Pulitzer Sorority line debuting this fall, including prints for Kappa Delta, shown below in pink and green.

Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

The Collection was revealed this week on the Lilly Facebook page; pieces in each print include a Tote, Carry On bag, Makeup Bag and Pencil case, along with a new wallet style. Here are designs for two other sororities included in the collection, Kappa Kappa Gamma (L) and Delta Zeta (R).

We know TQM (the Queen Mother) will be partial to the fourth print in the series, recognizing the Tri-Delts.

Courtesy Lilly Pulitzer

Each sorority pattern is also offered in the wildly popular Murfee scarf, sure to be a hit at these four sorority houses!  Prices range from $28 to $148 for the collection.

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We know many of our treasured readers and friends are looking forward to fall and new fashions; we have to admit we’re just not there yet, perhaps our 100° temperatures are keeping us on the summer trends.

At any rate, the season will change and we have an early look at two lines, beginning with a few ensembles from J. Crew.  Below we show the Honey Tweed Jacket, Leigh Chiffon Cardigan and Cropped Ripstop Cargo Pant.

Courtesy J. Crew

Next, the Alpaca Cardigan, Sequin Tee and Cotton Skirt are seen on the left and on the right, the Wool Minnie Pant and Herringbone Work Shirt.

Here is the Ikat Bustier Dress and Brompton Satchel (L), and the Hooded Nomad Jacket, Sequin-Strip Tank and Vintage Matchstick Cord.

Hmmm. We would have to say that just about everything we see at this point is NFU. (Not For Us.)

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We also have an early look at some of the Talbots pieces for fall,

Courtesy Talbots

Several party frocks are featured, this one in black lace.

Here are more looks from the new catalog. (Note to Miss LPC, the ensemble on the right somehow shouts your name.)

As with J. Crew, the silhouette is slim.

The platform pump remains fashionable, as does the bootie.

Welcome spots of color are seen throughout the collection.

And chunky, statement accessories retain their popularity.

Classic pieces are also visible within the collection.

According to a WWD story, here is some of what to expect for the Holiday season:

“Strong outerwear and feminine details were the message at Talbots. The collection featured coats for every occasion, from tailored day looks to satin evening styles, as well as faux fur and puffer looks.”

We aren’t sure about the lumberjack look on the right, but there is definitely a younger feel to the catalog.

Courtesy Image via The Fashion List

We leave you with this image, as Tilly seems to exemplify how we are feeling heading into the weekend!

Hope yours is fab!

ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDITS:

  • Kyle Ericksen/WWD
  • Robert Mitra/WWD

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