WHAT SHE SAID: Audrey Hepburn


"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years."

Audrey Hepburn
1929-1993


To learn more about the lovely Audrey Hepburn, Lily Lemontree recommends Audrey in Rome by Luca Dotti





THE STYLE ESSENTIALS :: The Full Skirt


Always pleased as punch whenever I see ladylike silhouettes taking center stage during the myriad of fashion weeks and I was not disappointed this season by the slew of full-skirted confections that sashayed down the runways at every turn. I can't think of anything more ladylike than a gorgeous full skirt skimming past the knee and highlighting a shapely calf (usually one of the narrowest parts of the body and often the least shown off)?

THE ROYAL PARADE: Cressida Bonas


A lot of buzz lately about the possibility of another royal wedding in the near future and that buzz seems to center around one young lady in particular, Cressida Bonas. The lovely blonde sweetheart of everyone's favorite ginger prince, Harry of Windsor, is said to be Britain's next royal bride and I have a feeling if the gossip comes to fruition, she will add a bit of much needed spice to the royal style scene in the UK
(hopefully not in the Duchess of York sort of way, sorry Fergie!).

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for October 5-11, 2013

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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NIEVES ALVAREZ
In Elie Saab
(clutch by Christian Louboutin, jewellery by Bulgari)
At the Vanity Fair 5th Anniversary party in Madrid, Spain



PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO
In Ralph Lauren
At a Ralph Lauren private dinner in Paris, France



JULIANNE MOORE
In Givenchy
(ring by Harry Winston, clutch by Givenchy)
At the `Carrie` premiere in Los Angeles, California



PRINCESS LETIZIA OF SPAIN
At the `StartUp Competition` awards in Madrid, Spain



SANDRA BULLOCK
In Stella McCartney
(peep-toe pumps by Charlotte Olympia)
At the 'Gravity' premiere in London, England



LUPITA NYONG'O
In Roland Mouret
At the ’12 Years A Slave’ premiere in NYC, New York



QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS
At the wedding of Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parme and Viktoria Cservenyak in Apeldoorn, Netherlands



LUCY LIU
(heels by Yves St. Laurent)
At a 'Late Show with David Letteman' appearance in NYC, New York



LAURA VANDERVOORT
In Mikael D
(pumps by Stuart Weitzman, clutch by L.K. Bennett)
At a MIPCOM event during MIPCOM 2013 in Cannes, France





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THE SHOE JOURNALS :: Sole Society Giveaway Winners!

'Kelly' c/o Sole Society


Congratulations to #7 Suburban Prep, #13 miriama and #26 Melissa Fudor, our lucky winners of the Sole Society giveaway!
Please send a contact email with your mailing address and choice of (1) shoe and (1) accessory from Sole Society's latest line to asklily@lilylemontree.com.

A huge 'thank you' to the darlings at Sole Society for sponsoring this fab giveaway!


THE COCKTAIL HOUR: Apple Cider Margaritas


It's the Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in Canada and since it happens to be one of our favourite holidays (turkey, cranberries, a little pumpkin pie, three whole days to eat and lay around 'digesting', you can't ask for better!) we are packing it up a little early this afternoon to get the festivities rolling.
(Even though we will be technically unplugged for the rest of the weekend, never fear lovely readers who have entered our Shoe Journals/Sole Society giveaway, we will be posting the winners tomorrow morning. If you haven't had a chance to enter, it's not too late, giveaway closes tonight at midnight so click here to be taken to our giveaway page and your chance to win your fav pair of shoes + an accessory from Sole Society's latest fall line!)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Margaritas aren't the usual October fare for us but since the weatherman is calling for blue skies and above seasonal temperatures, we thought this Apple Cider Margarita would be the perfect drink to mix the sunshine and Thanksgiving autumn vibe!



APPLE CIDER MARGARITA

1 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce gold tequila
5-6 ounces sweet apple cider
apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish
cinnamon and coarse sugar for glass rimming

Mix a few spoonfuls of coarse sugar and cinnamon in a small plate. Wet rim of glass and then press glass rim into the cinnamon/sugar mixture on the plate. Fill glass with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider. Stir to mix well and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
Cheers!


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THE SHOE JOURNALS :: Tales of the Well-Dressed Foot (A Sole Society Giveaway!)


We have always been big fans of the uber-sweet shoe site Sole Society but this week they have given us reason to fall in love with them even more! The wonderful folks over at Sole Society are helping us kick off a fabulous autumn season with a super giveaway for three very lucky readers. Three winners will be chosen at random to receive their pick of a pair of shoes and a super cute accessory to sport all season!
Visit the Sole Society site, pick out your fav pair (we are smitten with these babies) and then return here to leave a comment telling us what you would pick if you won. The giveaway will close on Friday, October 11, 2013 at midnight EST and the three winners will be announced on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
(Giveaway open to our USA and Canadian readers)
How easy peasy is that!
(This contest is now closed)

'Harmony' flat c/o Sole Society




CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for August September 28- October 4, 2013

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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PENELOPE CRUZ
In Nina Ricci
At "The Counselor" photocall in London, England



INES DE LA FRESSANGE
At the Chanel S/S 2014 runway show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France



KIERNAN SHIPKA
In Emporio Armani
(sandals by Giorgio Armani)
At the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in Los Angeles, California



KERRY WASHINGTON
In Max Mara
(earrings by Givenchy, clutch by Freedom of Animals, pumps by Christian Louboutin)
 Arriving at a taping of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' in NYC, New York



JESSICA ALBA
In Christian Dior
('Myth' sandals by Jimmy Choo, clutch by Christian Dior)
At Variety's 5th Annual 'Power of Women' event in Los Angeles, California



TILDA SWINTON
In Haider Ackermann
Receiving the Douglas Sirk Award during the Hamburg Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany



OLIVIA PALERMO
In Nina Ricci
(pumps by Stuart Weitzman, clutch by Nina Ricci)
At the Nina Ricci S/S 2014 runway show in Paris, France



ELIZABETH BANKS
In Dolce & Gabbana
('So Kate' pumps by Christian Louboutin, earrings by Irene Neuwirth)
At Variety's Fifth Annual Power of Women event in Los Angeles, California



JULIANNE MOORE
In Dolce & Gabbana
(sandals by Givenchy)
Receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California



KATIE HOLMES
In Azzedine Alaia
(pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At the 'Gravity' premiere in NYC, New York



EMMA WATSON
In J. Mendel
(cut-out pumps by J. Mendel)
At the 'Gravity' premiere in NYC, New York




Kule