Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emily's Pick of the Week

I am now excited to present "Emily's Pick of the Week"! Emily R., is an online stylists for 1154 LILL. She has a true knack for mixing and matching fabrics and loves to help customers create beautiful LILL Bag combinations.

We hope these LILL customer's creations will inspire you as much as they did Emily.

"One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing what people come up with when they design a custom bag. Everyday I see combinations that I never would have thought of myself. I’d love to share an adorable bag that I recently saw come through our web store created by Becca C., from Dallas, TX:

Exterior: Moroccan Tiles
External Stripe: Key Lime Twill
Interior: Yellow Stone
Interior pocket: Snow Leopard
Strap: Key Lime Twill

You can use this bag all year long! The exterior is hip with a cool black and cream design. This is a nice, thick fabric that has a great texture. The external stripe and strap add a brilliant pop of color in Key Lime Twill. The interior is just adorable in Yellow Stone. This is a bright and whimsical pattern that will brighten anyone’s day! The interior pocket adds a splash of fun in Snow Leopard. This bag is even environmentally friendly with two eco-chic fabrics, Snow Leopard and Key Lime Twill.

DREA is a great bag because you can turn it inside out and you have a new bag! Plus, it's easy to find things!

When I took a trip downstairs to the production area, a particular creation on the Quality Assurance wall instantly POPPED out amongst the others. It was this bright and shiny combination created by Kari O., from South Bend, IN. at a LILL on Location party.


Exterior: Strawberry Daiquiri
Exterior pocket: Sari Paisley
Interior: Fruit Cocktail
Interior Pocket: China Doll Brocade

What bright and beautiful colors! You cannot help but notice the hot pink Strawberry Daiquiri on the exterior with the bright orange with pink paisley on the exterior pocket. These fabrics instantly make me think of summer and all of the bright, beautiful weather we have been enjoying over the past few weeks. The interior of this bag is so cute. I have been admiring the two fabrics for a long time, but I never thought of putting them together! The Fruit Cocktail contains pretty and summery stripes that coordinate nicely with summer outfits. The China Doll Brocade fabric on the interior pocket really compliments the dark pink stripes in the Fruit Cocktail. The China Doll Brocade adds a touch of elegance to the entire bag.

It is so much fun to see the unique combinations of fabrics that our LILL customers come up with. I am constantly amazed by the beautiful creations that I see. Each bag truly does reflect the personality of each person that designs it. I have had friends tell me that my custom designed DONNA bag is so “me.” My personality really shines through with that bag!"

Check back weekly for Emily's Pick of the Week! Your LILL Bag might be famous!

- Lilly S.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Search for the Perfect Bag

Women love accessories, it's our given right in this world to have an outstanding selection of shoes and handbags. What happens when you find the perfect shoes, but can't seem to find the perfect handbag to compliment? LILL happens!

Meet Erin H. from Seattle, WA. Her quest for the perfect handbag to match her shoes lasted for 3 years! Fortunately for her (and us) she found LILL.

She attended her first LILL on Location party with a very important box in hand. The box held a beautiful pair of champagne mules with pearl embellishments, the very shoes she had been searching for the perfect handbag to match with for years. Within minutes, Jenn C. her LILL on Location rep directed her to 2 fabrics, Seashell Weave and Vanilla Sateen - perfect! The fabrics complimented her shoes and she designed a beautiful GRACE with a ruffle, her search was over.

Was it destiny? Perhaps, but we here at LILL like to think there's something for everyone so it came as no surprise to us that Erin was able to design the perfect handbag to coordinate with her shoes.

Erin received her custom designed GRACE just in time to wear to a wedding she was attending that weekend. We loved her story and she graciously allowed us to post it along with some fun facts about her. Get to know Erin:

How did you discover LILL Bags? A friend had a purse party and I went to.
What's your favorite LILL Bag style? ANDI
Unique thing you carry in your bag: Aveda lip gloss, love it!
Favorite movie: Amelie
Favorite celebrity: Anne Hathaway
Last great book you read: A Hat Full of Sky
Hero: My Mom.
Favorite food: Sushi.
Hobbies and activities you enjoy: Signing, cooking, traveling, hanging out with friends/family.

Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, Erin! Your steadfast determination to find the perfect handbag to match your shoes is an inspiration to women everywhere!
If you have a story you'd like to share, please email me we'd love to hear from you!
- Lilly S.