Friday, April 17, 2009

LILL's Team Member of the Month

Congrats to Amy F., LILL's HQ Team Member of the Month for April!

Amy, LILL's Web Store Manager is always warm, cheerful and welcoming! She is very helpful in helping new staff adjust, seasoned staff maintain, and the LILL community as a whole excel to be the best it can possibly be! Amy is known for her creative ideas, such as the Lucky Charm promotion or the name of one of LILL’s latest lines, “Simply Chic”. She is also known for her willingness to help anyone and everyone, aiding in everything from social outings, collecting donations for birthdays, leaves from the office, special potluck things in conjunction with the social committee and all while maintaining her consistent excellent service to the web. Positive, energetic, hard working and friendly are good words to describe this month’s LILL person of the month, Amy!

Let's get to know a little bit about Amy:

(Picture on left features Amy wearing a dress made by Jess Audey, she specially made this maternity design for her)

Where are you originally from? "I’m originally from Chicago and moved out the DesPlaines by high school. Been living out in the beautiful, fun-filled Chicago ‘burbs since then!"

How long have you been with LILL? "I’ve been with LILL for over 6 years now. I first started with Jen as an intern over the summer during college in 2000. I cut fabrics on the floor of Jen’s studio apartment (1154 LILL) with these giant silver sheers! It was my favorite job ever. I loved all the fabrics and patterns she came up with for new bags. I especially enjoyed watching a customer’s handbag go from being a traced pattern on a fabric to a real, 3 dimensional piece of art that you can wear. Any money I made from that internship quickly turned into a LILL handbag!"

What’s your favorite style? "Right now I am loving CHARLIE. I have my AUDREY JANE hooked to it’s handy snap hook. I have been between this one and HADLEY lately."

Top 3 Fabric Picks

From left to right, Amy's current fave fabrics are Lime Leaves, Giselle Paisley and Wild Zebra.

What do you love most about working for LILL? "The culture and the spirit that LILL holds. I look forward to seeing the girls everyday and I think we all work really well together. LILL is very open to creativity and ideas and I learn something new every week.
Not to forget we have the best potlucks ever!"

Do you have a nickname? "A-Dogg. It’s ridiculous, but I love it."

Favorite band or music genre: "Dave Matthews, pretty much all the time. I go see them every year at least once a year, I’ve been doing this with my very close friends since 1997. We call it our “Summer Christmas” because we look forward to it all year and it’s a day just for us - no kids, no responsibilities and no worries. Just good times, good tail-gating food and good friends. If not Dave, then I’m still pretty stuck on music I was into in high-school, all that alternative sound like Beck, Green Day and Everclear."

Where did you last go on vacation? "Key West in May of 2008 with my family and a few close friends to celebrate my husband's and my 5th wedding anniversary. My husband and I renewed our wedding vows on the beach on the day of our actual anniversary!"

Anything else fun you’d like to share? "My husband and I are expecting our second baby boy end of May. I’m excited to meet him and know Jack (my 2 and 1/2 year old) and him will best friends."

"Even though I work at LILL I have a LILL tradition with my family, I guess I really love LILL – a lot! My best friend/sister-in-law and I have a yearly tradition where we bring our moms and in-laws to the Chicago store for Mother’s Day and design handbags. We get each of the special ladies a LILL gift certificate for Christmas and include a “save the date” note to make plans for a day together. We go to the store and create our bags and then off to lunch after to talk about our day at LILL. We’ve been doing this for 4 years now and look forward to it every year. It’s a great time to bond and we always treasure our creations. Last year we all made SOPHIEs!"

Thanks, Amy! We are all so lucky to work with you everyday!!

Emily R.

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