|Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer|
|Lovely Ladies in Lilly, circa 1964
Photo by Slim Aarons
The Lilly label happened somewhat accidentally and everyone fell in love with the shift dress that was comfortable, fun and flirty, just like Lilly herself. When her classmate Jackie Kennedy appeared in Life magazine wearing one of Lilly’s creations, the brand become more popular than ever.
In the book Essentially Lilly, she is described as “loved by all, not for whom she is, but how she lives-with gusto, generosity and a never-ending sense of fun.”
In honor of this delightful spirit , the Mint Museum Auxiliary is continuing the Room to Bloom tradition by celebrating all things Palm Beach. The festivities begin on Wednesday, April 25th and continue through Friday, May 18th. All proceeds from the fundraiser enable the Mint Museum to enhance its educational programs and acquire new works of art for the permanent collection.
One of the highlights of this year’s Room to Bloom Celebration is Evening Under the Palms. The committee has teamed up with Presenting Sponsors Belk,Inc and Lilly Pulitzer to create a magical Palm-Beach inspired event. See the invitation below for more details of the evening…
|Please join us!
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Guests are encouraged to dress
LILLY OR LOUDER!
Photo by Slim Aarons/ Getty Images
|Photo by Slim Aarons/ Getty Images|
|Vogue Magazine Ad
| The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the sounds of Hot Sauce
Painting by a Lilly artist
|The Lilly Jeep|
|Lilly Pulitzer has donated their new
Mariposa Fabric for the Decor
|Lilly artists will be on hand to create a painting
to be donated to the Mint Museum
|Guests will receive a complimentary raffle ticket to win
this Lilly Pulitzer beach cruiser
In quintessential Lilly style, the brand has now expanded to include everything from tabletop and stationary to designer fabrics, high end furniture and upholstery. It is easy to understand why the Lilly brand is so attractive. She elevated the art of living well and made it accessible to everyone. The way Lilly described her clothes applies to all of her products; “These clothes make people happy. You feel happy wearing a bright color. It makes you smile. And who does not want to smile a little bit more these days?”
|Photo from Lee Jofa|
I would have loved to have lived in Palm Beach during the 1960s and attended some of Lilly’s legendary parties. They were known for their eclectic guests, lively music, fabulous food (prepared by the hostess herself!), and dancing everywhere-in the kitchen, by the pool, on the beach, on the cocktail table, wherever the party ended up.
I cannot wait to grab my vintage Lilly shift, put my husband in some patchwork Lilly pants and dance the night away at Evening Under the Palms all for a wonderful charity….I think Lilly would definitely approve!