Friday, May 8, 2009

Emily's Pick of the Week

I decided to make a very special pick this week in honor of Mother's Day. My Mom, Mary S. from Frankfort, IL, recently designed a DREA bag. I love what she picked out! For the exterior, she chose the bouncy black and cream Round About fabric. The external stripe and strap match in Black Basketweave. The interior has the whimsical Ink Swirls. She added a pop of green in the interior pocket with Key Lime Twill. The bag is so pretty and it goes with pretty much everything! I made my first LILL bag with my Mom at 1154 LILL Studio in Chicago. I have such great memories of the time we spent together designing our bags. We have similar taste since we ended up choosing the same fabric for our bags!
I want to wish my Mom a very Happy Mother's Day! I am going to become a Mom in a few weeks, and I have been spending a considerable amount of time thinking about my Mom lately and just how much she means to me. My Mom is so giving, caring and supportive. I know that I can always count on her to be there for me whenever I need her. Thanks for all you do, Mom. You mean the world to me. I can't wait for you to meet your new grandchild in a few weeks! Happy Mother's Day to everyone this weekend. I hope you enjoy the time with your families. Emily R. The picture on the left features my Mom with my niece, Fiona.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Meet Brianna!

We are excited to introduce the latest edition to our line, BRIANNA! A darling, over-sized slouchy hand-held with a sneaky hidden side zipper pocket and black wooden handles. BRIANNA is great for toting all your essentials and is reversible for two looks in one. Carry her to your next lunch date with your girlfriends or around town, BRIANNA is sure to add that right touch of class to any outfit.

Now let's get to know the name behind the bag!

Meet the real Brianna, granddaughter to Donna LILL's Parts and Pieces Manager.

Brianna is sweet and sassy, just like her grandma and the bag named after her.

Let's get to know Brianna by learning of some of her favorite things:

Favorite style: DONNA, because it’s named after my Grandma!
One unique or funny thing you carry in your bag: Barbie
Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks
Favorite Colors: Yellow and Pink
Favorite Celebrity: Carlos Zambrano – Go Cubs!
Last great book you read: Queen of the Class by Mary Engelbreit
Hero or Mentor: My Grandma
Favorite Food: Pizza
Hobbies or Activities important to you: Reading

Thanks, Brianna! It was fun getting to know you and your favorite things.

-Lilly S.