& Order: SVU’s Mariska
Hargitay welcomed the addition of a new baby boy recently
and was happy to have her new LILL Bags on-hand for the transition
to motherhood. This chic DIANA diaper bag compliments her natural beauty while the GRACE clutch is the perfect pull-out for new-mom essentials. The JOEY photo album is a great place to store photos of her bundle of
joy. We wish her and her husband all the best and many congratulations!
p.s. – Mariska isn’t just a beautiful and talented
actress, she is also the founder of The Joyful Heart Foundation,
which helps victims of sexual assault heal - mind, body and
spirit. Please help by visiting the website at www.joyfulheartfoundation.org
and learn more about Mariska at www.mariska.com.
Out Chicago - December 7th Issue - 2006
Now, you can bring your creativity to shoes! IMELDA, our new
ballet style flat, was recently featured in a "Critic's
Pick" article as being an innovative and fashionable new
shoe style for 2007. Mix and match from over 60 ever-changing
fabrics and from a selection of leather buckles to create a
truly fanciful and one-of-a-kind shoe. IMELDA will surely put
a "spring in your step" in 2007!
Foothills - Fall 2006
The JEANNE was recently featured in an article called "a brand new
bag." LILL handbags are fresh and fashion-savvy. Unleash
your creativity and design your favorite LILL bag in-store,
at a handbag party, or online at www.1154lill.com.
Bostonian - September 2006
Bostonians love handbag parties! The Local LILL "home
handbag party" program was featured in "Improper
Reports: Roving Retail" column. A LILL representative brings
a wide selection of fabrics right to your doorstep - design
and mingle with friends and receive your one-of-a-kind LILL
bag in 3-4 weeks!
- October 2006
"The cure in your clutch." Our exclusive "Pink
Ribbon" GRACE clutch was featured at iVillage.com in an
"Stuff We Love: Pink Ribbon Products" article. This
special pink GRACE was created to support Breast Cancer Awareness
and the Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit organization
who provides support to women 40 and under battling breast cancer.
20% of the proceeds from the sale of our "Pink Ribbon"
GRACE clutch were donated to the Young Survival Coalition.
News Chicago - November 2006
Our Chicago Flagship Store was recently included in a LIVE broadcast
for "Great Holiday Gifts!" Reporter, Nancy Loo, interviewed
Founder, Jen Velarde and several LILL products, including our
new shoes, were showcased as "great and unique holiday
gifts!" Give a memorable and creative gift this year with
a LILL handbag or gift certificate!
Sun Times - November 2006
Our new shoes, IMELDA, were recently featured in the Chicago
Sun Times "Holiday Gift Guide." Imagine designing
a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes to match your taste and personality!
The ballet style flat is fashionable and comfortable! Customize
a pair to match your favorite LILL handbag. Available for sale
LILL STUDIO was thrilled to be mentioned in KC Weddings recent
article “Purses with Pizazz,” featuring custom
creations for that big day. No bride can resist saying “I
Do” to a customized LILL handbag made especially for
her. And don’t forget the bridesmaids! LILL bags make
the perfect thank you gift.
Want a make-up bag as personal as your
look? Try customizing an ANNE bag like the one recently featured in the article “Bag
of Tricks” from the newest parenting magazine, Cookie.
Who knows a city better than the hotel concierge? This is why
LILL STUDIO is honored to be on the top of the list in their
recent article, “Step Out in Style.” Be sure to
visit one of our great boutiques while in Chicago, Boston or
Kansas City for your own creative and exciting LILL experience.
As the original custom handbag line, 1154 LILL was the natural
choice for this fashion segment all about custom-made goods.
Models sported custom order jeans, shirts and other outfits,
all complimented with one-of-a-kind LILL Bags. TODAY Style Contributor
Bobbie Thomas designed several ANDI and JEANNE styles to coordinate with the various outfits. Be like Bobbie
and design your own LILL
Bags online today!
LILL was invited to be a prize donor for Allure Magazine’s
annual “Allure on Location” event which will be
held in LA and New York City this Fall. Five lucky recipients
will receive one of our new CHRISTIE cosmetic travel totes! LILL will be listed as a donor in the
September and October issues of Allure Magazine, as well as
at Allure’s website. Proceeds from the event go to the
“Shirts Off My Back” organization, supporting
Cure Autism Now and UNICEF.
The Oxygen Television Network recently filmed footage of our
Chicago flagship store and interviewed our Vice President,
Robin Newberry for an upcoming tv segment called “Fabulicious.”
The show will focus on fabulous style trends and is scheduled
to air sometime this Fall. Tune-in to see LILL in the t.v.
(CBS Affiliate), MINNEAPOLIS – August,15 2006
Terri Gruca, reporter from WCCO television station in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, recently filmed footage of our Minneapolis- Local
LILL handbag party. Anne O’Brien, Local Lill Rep, hosted
the handbag party and was interviewed by Terri. Furthermore,
Terri designed her own one-of-a-kind LILL handbag and commented
on how the LILL handbag experience is so fun and unique!
Tribune –July, 2006
The Chicago Tribune recently featured our GRACE and ANDI handbags in “The Road to Silken Treasures,” a style
article featuring on-trend silk clothing and accessories. LILL’s
assortment of silk and silk-blended fabrics, in addition to
our hundreds of other fabric combinations, are perfect to carry
on a hot summer night or cool winter evening.
Pregnancy – June 2006
purses make the perfect summer handbag. The GRACE clutch in Spirograph was featured as an ideal clutch for summer.
All you need is a sassy GRACE to keep you looking fresh and
cool this summer.
– July 2006
are on the “A” list for summer 2006. Our newest JEANNE handbag was featured in a style article called “Wood Work”
which showcased a bright and bold JEANNE with its fashion-forward
wood handles which come in brown and black. JEANNE is a ‘must
have” for 2006.
|Drew Barrymore loved the ANDI
hobo and GRACE clutch we designed for her so much that she decided to try her
hand at designing custom LILL Bags!
Drew created this one-of-a-kind MANDY to use while she’s in New York City on the set of her
current film and also received a reversible JEANNE!
Chicago – May, 2006
This ultra-cool shopping, dining, and entertainment magazine
recently featured LILL in their May issue. The style article,
“Bag It!” raved about LILL’s “brilliant
concept” of designing a one-of-a-kind handbag.
Street Journal – May, 2006
In May, LILL was featured in a Wall Street Journal article
about “The New Bag Designer: You.” LILL received
rave reviews and won “Best Overall” for our custom
and ready-made handbags! The PAMELA in Geranium Petals was highlighted as a favorite on the front
page of the article. The article in the Wall Street Journal
is a true testament of LILL’s popularity and growth
across the country.
Today- April 20, 2006
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ romance and pregnancy has
been all over the news in the past year, so it’s no
surprise that the birth of their baby girl started a new wave
of media attention. Check
out the Life section, where USA Today highlighted “personalized,
different and funky” gifts to give new parents like
Tom and Katie. What was first on their list? Custom DIANA diaper bags and JOEY photo albums from LILL!
|Country star Julie Roberts recently designed a custom ANDI hobo and JEANNE clutch with the help of one of our Local LILL stylists. She loved how the LILL custom concept let her show off her fun,
girly side and was so sweet that we can’t wait for her
to design again!
Chicago – April/May 2006
LILL’s “Bridal Brunch Sunday” was featured
in Time-Out Chicago as being a unique and fun way to personalize
your bridal and bridesmaid handbags. Let each bridesmaid choose
their own unique style and fabric for the big day or give
them matching handbags as a special “thank you”
gift. Either way, LILL bridal handbags are an exceptional
alternative to the standard bridal handbag.
Day – May 2006
Can’t find the right purse to go with your favorite
outfit? The KATIE handbag was featured in the style article,
“Getting Personal” which presented LILL’s
website as a great place to design your own “fun and
funky” one-of-a-kind handbag online.
Magazine- May 1, 2006
Amidst the big fashion trends for Summer shown in STAR
Magazine, you’ll find our newest style—the JEANNE!
Shown in a chic black and white combination, the retro style
of the JEANNE,
with its cute wooden handles and piping, makes it a perfect
bag for the warmer months ahead!
As you get ready for warmer weather ahead, make sure to check
out LILL in Cosmopolitan’s May issue. Alongside their
beauty tips for the summer months, Cosmo features a bright
and cheerful LESLIE make-up bag as a fun tote to carry all your primping essentials
To get the “411” on Bridal trends this summer,
make sure to check out BRIDES magazine, which featured GRACE clutches in a variety of colors. With so many fabrics available
at LILL to choose from, you’ll have no problem matching
your LILL Bags to your bridesmaid dresses!
All you Chicago girls can check out this month’s Lucky
Local Listing which highlights the best places in the city
to get “made-just-for-you items.” The blurb is
a great reminder of our
new studio space on Armitage, as well as the variety of
chic styles LILL has available for summer!
Shop- May 2006
LILL was once again featured in the Southern Californian shopping
mag… Two adorable LUCYs were pictured next to a brief blurb about the infinite combinations
available 1154 LILL STUDIO!
Tribune- April 20, 2006
The front page of the At Play section
of the Tribune features a story about the importance having
fun and relaxing with your girlfriends—something that
is at the core of the LILL concept. They stopped by our Chicago
Boutique to see first-hand how LILL handbag
parties are a perfect Girls Night Out!
This wedding-planning must-read loves the idea of personalized
bridesmaid bags from 1154 LILL! As they suggest, choose one
of our reversible
styles to have “one side match the dress, the other
to fit her personality” – or throw a
Handbag Party with all your bridesmaids and have them
each design their own one-of-a-kind bridesmaid gift!
What an honor to see our SAMANTHA make-up bag listed by InStyle as one of “This Month’s
Best Beauty Finds.”
Make sure to check out the March issue of Fitness, where PAMELA is featured as a gym bag you can design yourself. It is the
perfect size for carrying all of your work-out gear, and you
can be sure that no one else at the gym will have the same
While reading up on the cool trends for spring, notice that
LILL is named a “hot item” in Upscale’s
“The Get List” for March. They just loved the
idea of creating your own one-of-a-kind bag, and were impressed
with all of the choices available for LILL bags.
Shop- March 2006
Adore could not get enough of LILL in their March issue! Our MARY bag was featured as one of their “favorite” spring
accessories AND our LESLIE make-up bag was featured in their Beauty section.
Congrats to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on the
birth of their daughter, Violet!
We designed coordinating DIANA diaper bags for Ben and Jen along with matching JOEY photo albumsJennifer wrote us a sweet thank you note saying she loved
them. Best wishes to the new parents!
It was so exciting to see an adorable pink paisley LESLIE make-up bag was shown in Self’s “Beauty Flash”
for February along with a brief blurb about LILL’s design-it-yourself