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REMEMBERING

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau

November 10, 1931 – April 7, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer was brave and unremorseful. A woman who lived her life in bright pink and made every hour a happy hour, Lilly bucked tradition and traded it in for unexpected adventure. She was my icon – both in style and in substance. She is part of my earliest memories, my most vivid memories, my fondest memories. Her dresses so much more than fashion, they were and are a way of life. A heartfelt joie de vivre and a knowing smile that can only be shared between two girls who understand how marvelous it is to wear a shift painted with sherbet colored sea monkeys. Lilly knew that life was short – far too short to spend a second on anything that resembled ordinary. Her friends were many, among them the famous, the fabulous, the privileged and the pedigreed. Yet an elitist she was anything but. At Lilly’s, everyone was welcome, so long as they arrived with sand in their sandals. I never knew her, but oh how I miss her. To me, everything looks better in pink and green. BY BETSY MARR

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Reign Magazine - Summer 2013  

Reign Magazine - Summer 2013

Reign Magazine - Summer 2013  

Reign Magazine - Summer 2013