R~I~P TO THE ICONIC LILLY PULITZER 11-10-1931/4-7-2013

The world has lost a truly Beautiful Soul today. And with that being said, I believe a *TRUE* Designer was born~NOT made! LILLY as I will call her for the sake of this reading was completely more than just a Designer. She was an ICONIC FIGURE whom loved the work she did and the lives she touched especially Women!! Best known for her dashing *Floral Florida Inspired Prints* she brought whimsical and prestige to every design she created. During the early 60’s was a time of carefree living, charmed atmospheres, and socialite status, LILLY was amongst the crowd and league all by herself. Infant she was so above her times that that same Floral Beautiful Print I mentioned earlier was of sheer accidental mistake. It came about as when she told her seamstress to make riveting prints that covered up juice spills and stains! This mishap occurred from her herself spilling orange juice on her dress and getting inspired by the bright color and need to “cover up” the awkward feeling of an ugly spot. This launched the very famous and very popular dress wear of Lilly Pulitzer. The likes of her fashions could be seen on the most ELITE Women recognizable still today such as Jacqueline Kennedy on her *Life Magazine Photo Spread.* And countless other Inspirational Women throughout our great history overview! {Lilly Shops} are what lover’s & likers alike often called her stores, because they were moreover than just Women’s Clothing~wearing a Pulitzer original was stepping out into the world as it was you’re canvas and you were the paintbrush dipped in colorful, vivid, one of a kind paint. Though Lilly retired her working hand directly in 1993, she still had a Hugh impact to overseer every single cut, stitch, fabric, pattern, and model that pushed to the forefront carrying the Famous Lilly Pulitzer name. She indeed was a hands on visionary Woman! Who, by friends and family accounts loved to attend her shindig gatherings with Lilly always easy and free styled with a touch of class in her own created cocktail lounge dresses always pleasantly humbled hosting barefoot!! Lilly Pulitzer died at age 81 on April 7, 2013. Her life was not one that she took purely by chance or granted. She in fact was driven by the same force that kept her young at heart all this prosperous years and that was her obsession and love for Fashion and making the American Woman feel happy with themselves!! Her clothes were not just limited to Women’s Dresses but Men’s Clothes, Children wear, Country Club gear, and much more. The way that she incorporated her SouthHampton, West Florida Key Getaway Vacation feel & sense of styles which we’re High Class into wearable clothes for the everyday housewife or woman is remarkable. She designed for the young cause at that time she was young.

I Designed Collections Around My Fancy… Fruits, Vegetables, Politics, or Peacocks! I Entered In With No Business Sense.

LILLY PULITZER

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Written By: PrettiGurlz

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!! {AND SO IS THE LATEST BEAUTY TRENDS}

Ahh =} The Beauty of Spring!! Fresh Blooming Flowers, the smell of New Grass beginning to come in, and on top of all of this exciting “feel good” feeling weather comes the joy of knowing that Old Man Winter is long, long gone. Well~LUCKILY I HAVE THE BIGGEST MOST BEST NEWS EVER!!!! Everywhere you turn there are groups of BOLD~BRIGHT~FREAKISHLY UNIQUE colors popping up in magazines, store windows, even in the hottest makeup trends such as MAC, CHANEL, just to name a few! But what about your nails?? No sweat My loves I got YOU covered =} Recently WALGREENS has introduced a and totally unexpected nail lacquer {nail polish} into their inventory that has women from young to old *MAJORLY* excited. Can you guess what it is? No, not Sally Hansen! YES!!! great job *Applause* The New IT select Nail Polish is OPI. How amazing Rt! I’m taking in the likes of Mariah Carey, Kim K, Katy Perry lines of OPI.
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WALGREENS LINK OPI WEBSITE

 

GOOD MORNING!!! :)

GOOD MORNING MY PRETTIGURLZ 🙂

Yes!!!!! It’s time to rise and shine. I know, I know it’s a Tuesday and it’s Summer time and you just want to relax, unwind, or maybe be lazy! If you’re at all like Me 😉 living in a semi~major city such as Detroit, the weather lately has been sooo chilly. Now I’m all for a a little chill to give relief on these Hot Summer days but really??? Mother Nature must You mix rain & coldness together seemingly like every day so far this week!! *sigh* Well enough about My endless love with the weather. LOL. Moving along, I want to personally say Good Morning to all My PrettiGurlz out there and of course PrettiBoyz, and always try to make the best out of every day. Remember if nobody else tells You they love You I love You and so does God!!!!!

Muahhhh
SHEI

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{AUGUST 5th 1962}

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~NO ONE EVER TOLD ME I WAS PRETTY WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. ALL LITTLE GIRLS SHOULD BE TOLD THEY’RE PRETTY, EVEN IF THEY AREN’T~

Reject, outcast, Homeless, Detached, Hopeless, Beautiful, Dysfunctional, Lonely, Sad, Sex~Symbol, Unreliable, Dumb Blonde…. These were ALL the names in which Society deemed this Incredible soul of a Woman!!! So who was this mysterious dark-haired turned blonde Beauty You ask???

~Well her name was {Norma Jeane Mortensen} but we knew her ravishingly as Marilyn Monroe. But really, who was this World Famous soft-spoken blonde dream!! Well that’s exactly what she was a DREAM presented to us as one of the first female actresses who graced the screen and scene in the early 50’s and 60’s. A time in which women in general to a Man had NO place on magazine covers, big screen, or any other public broadcasting for that matter. In those days Women were to be seen as meek and humble ladies, paving the way for men to be outspoken and live! But in Monroe’s case she challenged the minds and opinions of those who often thought she should not be as GLAM and flamboyant as women of her era. She emerged this luminous bright light and dashing beautiful looks that made the prettiest of women question their status. She broke the modes and appeared to be someone or something ahead of her age and time. Far from the seemingly “Common” coming of New Age woman. Despite her troubled and rough upbringing’s of despair and heart breaks of those around her and closest to her, whom she trusted only to love and care for her not as a woman but as a human being, she triumphed and overcame every negative system that was placed at her feet! The life story I read about this precious lady was more than just a good read. It was an eye-opening experience to travel in her heels for just about an hour. She was Brilliant in her thinking as most deceased Great people were. She was so much more than her makeup, elaborate fitting clothes, and shiniest Diamonds. She was a poet in her own rights, an entrepreneur, a very vivid detailed writer, a natural sweetheart to her core, but most importantly she was a graceful woman whose biggest wish was to only act!

~The females including well-known celebrities of our generation if asked about Miss. Monroe would most likely smile at the mention of her name. While being in obsession and in total love with the thought of Monroe based on the Seduction of her big piercing water blue eyes, the extra “wiggle” that she thrust in her walk, or the way she could get any breathing man’s demanding attention just by her presence walking in a room. They all, even Me Awe her strength and vitality as an independent carefree woman. I know personally My favorite two movies of hers is SOME LIKE IT HOT~1959 & GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES~1953 these and a list of others made Marilyn Monroe the extraordinary actress and role model of centuries to come and go! And all us ladies know her world-renowned Legendary song in which turned slogan of 1953 “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” 🙂

~She was also ranked 1999’s sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute http://www.AFI.com So as You can see Marilyn Monroe was an inspiration to all women whether young or old. And yesterday {8-05-2012} marked her 50 years to the day after her death, which entitled that in her death she was more Famous than as she was alive. So in writing this post I salute and pay homage to the most influential~gorgeously astonishing woman full of character and elegance. Who indirectly taught Me how to be a real lady and love heels. And that You should never give up on your dreams, because dreams do come true….

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UNDER THE WEATHER :(

I’M FEELING MUCH BETTER

Hello My Divaz!! Wow…. It seems like forever since I was in You’re presence. I REALLY MISSED YOU 🙂 Lately I was sooo under the weather that I could not even speak let alone! The first week My Mom had to rush Me through emergency, because for the life of Me I could NOT swallow! 😦 The doctors there diagnosed Me with a Viral Throat Infection which was nothing at all like strep throat because what I had, was contagious. *EWWWW* So after a week of eating soup and prescribed Motrin, I was not getting any better!! So My Amazing mother being the woman she is opted for a second opinion. Off to a different hospital we went through emergency yet again early in the wee hours of the morning we sat sleepy and frustrated that My throat was not improving. Only this time we both had determination that I was at the right place, with the right care this go around! I saw a throat specialist who then refused what I was told by the first hospital, and assured Me that in fact I had really bad sinus pressure which had built up in My throat! THANK YOU JESUS!!! We found a cause and cure. So now I’m ecstatic to announce that I have the right prescriptions for My sinus build up and I am feeling 1000% better.

~ Thank You to everyone who prayed for My recovery and best of health!!!

XoXo
SHEI

WELCOME!!

Hey Divaz!! I want to personally Welcome You to PrettiGurlz!!! This is your safe haven away from the world, it’s pressures, and real life situations that we as females have to face on a daily basis.

As the name states PrettiGurlz is not at all what many of You may think! It is by far the total opposite!! PrettiGurlz is not about How Pretty You Are! Or What Society Views As Pretty! {NO} Rather than it is a Statement of Freedom. The things that make You~ You. Being a PrettiGurl is your Natural Born Birthright into Royalty!! From your Messed up Families to Broken Dreams to Low Self Esteem I want You to show it all, fully exposed and nude {As In No Fear or Judgment.}

So again I Welcome You to your site! Feel free to laugh, cry, scream, be informed, whatever you want to do. You are all My Personal Divaz!! Beautiful, Flyy, and PrettiGurlz.

Muahhhh
SHEI