Hearing about the death of Lilly Pulitzer was like losing a long time friend. We have been consigning Lilly Pulitzer clothing ever since we opened 21 years ago. Even though I am not a Lilly girl myself I have always enjoyed the variety of patterns that were so intricate and wonderful in their details. The colors and the patterns are whimsical as well as quirky.
I love how the edge of her hems had this lace design with the word Lily imprinted on it; talk about a signature!
I found this sweet picture of Rose Kennedy with her granddaughter Kathleen from the late 60's in The Fashion Book. Lilly Pulitzers' styles transcended age; whether you were 5, 15, 55 or 85 you could sport a Lilly Pulitzer outfit. Her clothing has always made me smile, it was always a joy to see, and it could always brighten my day. Rest in peace my "friend".