Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Things We Love: Romantic Flair

Blog Series

We at Lilith et Adalia come to you all with a new Blog Series called "Things We Love". The title explains it all. The Things We Love series will be theme-based posts of Girls clothing, shoes, and accessories that we find inspiring and fit into our brand lifestyle silhouette. Now and again we will also include things such as home furnishings and home goods that also evoke what we at Lilith et Adalia are all about.

Lets get started!

Post I: Romantic Flair
Our first theme in this installment. Think that vintage 19th Century romantic look with an update. Flowy lacy blouses, peplums, classy pastels and ivories, are you seeing the picture yet?

Here are some handpicked items we feel evoke that aesthetic.

Garment I
I Pinco Pallino Knit Peplum Top
The puffed sleeves and beading ribbon detail here really do it for us. The silhouette is classy and refined but somehow still effortlessly so. The neutral color makes it very mature, but in the best of ways. You can always frill this up a bit with a pair of pink trousers, possibly a cute pink twill pair? We ourselves are looking into knit garments for our line in the near future.

Garment II
I Pinco Pallino Ruched Lace Bubble Dress
Another garment from I Pinco Pallino, which is a very high end Children's Wear brand out of Italy, though pricey, is a treasure trove for inspiring girls clothing pieces. This one defintely speaks volumes. You can't go wrong with lace overlay, especially in this beautiful cream color. The satin sash and bows give it that extra bit of flair and luxury. This dress shape is also flattering on many girls of different ages. A winner for us.

Garment III
Chloe Organza Blouse
Organza is one of our favorite fabrics, so we couldn't resist this piece! It's so soft, airy, and whimsical. The peter pan collar with the bow is just so classically feminine, along with the cuffs. Something like this can be paired with a stiff taffeta flared skirt with a bit of poof―the crispness of the taffeta offsetting the softness of the blouse. Or even a cute pair of embroidered jeans? This can easily be dressed up or down.

Accessory I

Zara Soft Leather Mary Janes
Are these not the cutest little shoes ever? We sure think so. The classic Mary Jane with an update. No patent leather and shiny obnoxious silver buckles here, instead we have this gorgeous beige leather that looks just like Milk Tea with the complementing brown. The toe shape looks almost like handcrafted crown molding. The golden buckles also match perfectly. These would go with just about anything.

Accessory II
Zatchel's 14.5 Pink and Graphite Leather Satchel

Last but not least, this adorable satchel bag that is perfect for school. It's just as classy as any ladies bag, just for kids! The price is pretty steep yes, but we can't help but find it adorable! The pastel pink with the black contrast is very Chanel-esque, which we simply love. The shape just oozes sophistication. Imagine a little girl toting around with this! She'll love going to school simply to use this bag!

That's all for our first week of Things We Love! Look out for new posts from this series Wednesdays at 12PM EST! Did you enjoy this post? Leave us a comment with feedback! We appreciate it!

- Lilith et Adalia

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lilith et Adalia: A Lifestyle Brand

A Lifestyle Brand, What Does it Mean?

In the Fashion Industry, the term "Lifestyle Brand" denotes the desired way of life a Fashion Brand feels their customers should lead. In order to achieve this, a brand will often advertise and promote themselves with an aesthetic look that they want for their customer. They want for the customer to be involved in their brand from all ends of their lives. Sounds a bit crazy, but believe me in our case it's not so. A successful lifestyle brand creates an aesthetic that is easily achievable and highly versatile for various different customers—not an easy feat, but one we are wholeheartedly delving into!

What Brand Lifestyle do we Promote?

Here at Lilith et Adalia, not only do we want to provide you're little ones with pretty little garments and accessories to make them feel beautiful and express their fashion sense, but we want to encourage a way of life that represents our brand image. This includes:
  • Enjoyment of the beautiful things life has to offer: Museums, Architecture, Art Galleries, Tea Houses and Cafes, Gardens and Conservatories, Exotic Places, The Natural World...and more.
  • Surrounding yourself in beauty and your favorite things: Vintage Home Decor, Heirloom Tea Sets, Flower Arrangements, anything that is appealing to your tastes―those are just a few of our favorites.
  • Taking inspiration from History through fashion, art, and decor. 
We also strive to promote the embrace of feminine beauty in a way that girls can be proud of. Femininity is also not a sign of weakness, and no girl should be led to believe that. Girls should be given the option to choose for themselves the level of femininity they would like to display. Some girls like super pink and frilly goodness while others would prefer different colors and a simpler silhouette. We want to provide a balance between our different young customers. Yes we love the pink and frilly, but that's not all we are about. Simple, refined, and classic is another route well tread. Again, versatility and the ability to adapt and grow with the customer is important in a successful Lifestyle Brand.

Image: Dior

Lilith et Adalia - Not Just for Little Girls

Yes we are a brand for little girls, but the Lifestyle is open to people of all ages!

Mommy and daughter love dressing up together on Sundays. 
Dad always knows how to spoil his little angel with new pretty hair ribbons.
Grandma loves sharing her collection of vintage clothing with her granddaughter.
Big Sis loves to play princess with Little Sis.
Tea Time is always more fun with friends of all ages.

And simply enough, if you love historical beauty, live and indulge in the "princess life", love to dress the little ones in your life in cute garments, or even just admire it all, you are a part of the Lilith et Adalia Lifestyle. (Remember too, that many of our accessories can be worn by anyone of any age!)

Image: Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

You don't have to be rich...

Many people instantly connect "Lifestyle Brand" with the need for enormous wealth. For Lilith et Adalia that is not the case. We the designers, coming from humble lives ourselves, are serious advocates for creating beauty without breaking the bank. Our garments and accessories will reflect this, at reasonable pricing―of course taking into consideration the fact that everything is handmade. But back to the Lifestyle of Lilith et Adalia, surrounding yourself with beauty doesn't have to cost a lot:

  • Lots of decadent vintage items can be found in attics, purchased in thrift shops and flea markets, and gifted from friends.
  • DIY is your best friend: From simple curtains and pillows to intricate knitted throws, making your own things saves tons of money and makes the item special, even if it was made by someone other than yourself (by a grandmother, aunt, sister, or other relative or friend). Get out there and paint and reupholster a Chaise Lounge in white lacquer and damask twill.
  • Many cultured experiences are free or low cost! Often times Museums and Galleries are free or small donation only. Park and garden walks are almost always free. Most towns and cities all over the world offer free or low cost activities that are low key, relaxing, and quite elegant if you make it so.

So everyone, remember to...

Surround yourself with pretty things within your means and enjoy all the beauty the world has to offer. You don't need an excuse to dress up, be pretty, and be yourself. Everyday is worthy of your beauty and creativity.

Stay up to date with our blog for more updates on the brand.

Be sure to check all our other social media sites located on the blog sidebars!

More lifestyle imagery can be found on our Tumblr page, where our Lifestyle aesthetic is most apparent.

- Lilith et Adalia