today is a sad day in palm beach. it's a sad day in the world of fashion. the island's trusted paper, the "shiny sheet," announced that ms. lilly pulitzer passed away april 7, 2013 at age 81. she was - and will continue to be - a style icon in florida and beyond with her pretty juiced-up prints in pinks and greens.
while the brand hasn't often made it to my own wardrobe except for a few junior league items, i can't deny her incredible influence on both palm beach and fashion design through the introduction of such a splash of color and fun patterns.
and it all started in the 33480 zip code with the signature lilly shift dress worn as a uniform at a via mizner juice stand. read her full obit and back story by none other than robert janjigian here in palm beach daily news.
until then, here's a look back at some of our previous posts that included the beloved lilly brand through a glam gift guide and a tropical jeep at artigras. rest in peace, ms. pulitzer.