Thursday, July 19, 2012

New York Times Feature...kinda

I'm excited to announce that Tipsy Skipper reached its two-year anniversary this month! It was back in 2010 when I founded the Tipsy Skipper brand and started designing and manufacturing products in the USA. The brand was originally created as a Senior Degree Project at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

 I majored in Graphic Design, but I ended up in the fashion end of graphic design. I was fortunate to have design internships with the amazing people at Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer. I created textile designs for Vineyard Vines, creating prints for ties, totes and their custom line. I later worked in the Print Design Department of Lilly, where I designed the Delta Zeta sorority print for the first sorority line of products.
Even earlier, I won a design contest hosted by CK Bradley to design a belt motif. This was the first time one of my designs was translated to an item of clothing. It's a great feeling to have your drawing transform from paper to a belt being sold in stores and being worn by strangers!

Yesterday, the New York Times featured an article 'Pledge Prep' - highlighting a company, Rushbiddies, which 'coaches' girls on how to rush a sorority. I turned to page 2, and there was my Delta Zeta Design for Lilly! I was so excited to have one of my designs featured in the NYTimes!

Granted, I'd rather a Tipsy Skipper print be featured in the New York Times, but there's time for that! Tipsy Skipper has made waves in the Greek world, designing custom prints and products for various sororities. Check out these Bid Day bags for Alpha Delta Pi at University of Florida

Plus, designing custom wedding products for ladies post-sorority life has been a blast! 

So, next stop: Tipsy Skipper in the New York Times!


  1. Congratulations! I love each and every piece I've seen. Hats off to you, Tipsy Skipper!


  2. So Exciting! I work at Lilly and was a DZ so excited to know you were the designer!

  3. This is so cool!!! Congrats. Your designs are beautiful.

  4. Thanks for your comments! So exciting to have the opportunity to share the story. Cheers!