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Suzie Zuzek was the designer of the patterns. Not sure she painted the artwork you are referring to in the store. The Cooper Hewitt recently had an exhibit of many fabrics Ms. Zuzek designed. It would have been nice if Lilly Pulitzer acknowledged her.

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Feb 8Liked by Cintra Wilson

So, there’s a thing happening with Da Youf: a certain slice, who shop at KRB in NYC for top shelf grandma lampshades, have embraced Lillycore. Not all Lilly, mind you, but a melange of dowdy and square duds, sporting pipes and staying off social media. I thought my in-laws’ nieces were insane dorks applying for clown school, but was schooled by Mike Diaz, the keenest eye in CDMX, that this was a Thing. And was exactly why he placed his genius rustic Aztec Colonial furniture in KRB - the kids want nothing to do with Modern or anything you or I understand as taste. Watch carefully.

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Feb 8Liked by Cintra Wilson

Thank you, I love getting Tuesday Substack emails from Cintra!

I didn’t know the brand but I felt I knew it after I read it. So accurate “...it seems ever so slightly ... unstable. These prints aren’t as safe they look.” Yes original title is SUPERIOR. And now White Lotus theme song is strangely playing in my head.

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As some past fashion pundit said, Once you've worn a print, you've worn it.

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This line is priceless: “Ms. Pulitzer’s brush manages to express a wealth of poised, controlled craziness — or perhaps a crazed, controlled wealthiness.” I’m a fond lover of a well-placed em dash. Also feeling kinship over you being the black-clad Gen Xer amid the pattern and color riot of the Lily boutique. My own wardrobe offers little to no respite from black, other than perhaps the occasional pop of gray.

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I wish I could say more than just "Wow". Oh wait - I can smell the money wafting off the people in this post. Brilliant as ever.

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Goddam this is good. Those family portraits described near the end will haunt me for a while: preppy Carcosa/King in Yellow folk horror.

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The vision of Anita Bryant’s hurricane-bludgeoned linen closet drives everything home in this chestnut column. That and the gift of the Mothra fairies.

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I no longer have a sense of fashion or any semblance of taste. Yet I own three Lily’s, for which I will never apologize, and which I will henceforth describe as ‘unstable prep.’ Thx!

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