Have you heard!? Lilac And Lilies is celebrating its NINTH anniversary, and I’ve put together a calendar of amazing events at the boutique to celebrate you, yes YOU! We would be nothing without your continuous support and love, so I’m dedicating this birthday bash to all of the incredible women who have kept our brand alive. Speaking of incredible women, something really special is happening on Saturday, April 28th. I’ve invited four female trailblazers who are not only inspiring, but totally kick-ass in their respective industries to sit on an interactive panel and take YOUR questions.

You may be wondering; how do you define a trailblazer? Trailblazers are curious. They’re problem solvers. They’re passionate about learning. They know how to take what they learn and turn it into a job. More importantly, they care about empowering others, no matter who they are.

It’s not every day that four dynamic women from varying walks of life get together to shed their truth on navigating the fashion and beauty industries. Join us for a day of conversation, encouragement and inspiration from women who are shifting perspectives.

–  Saturday, March 28th from 10 am to 7 pm // Panel begins at 2 O’CLOCK –

Whether you’re interested in working in beauty or fashion or you’re looking for advice on how to build your own business, our panel will offer real and fresh viewpoints on what it takes to succeed like a #GirlBoss. Bring a notepad and pen because our panelists are about to be dropping some crucial gems that you won’t want to miss!

Without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce our Trailblazers Panel:

Leslie Munsell, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Beauty For Real — @beautyforreal and @lesliemunsell

Leslie is real. She is Beauty For Real. She is a Makeup Maverick. Innovator. Trend Forecaster. Educator. Entrepreneur. #GirlBoss. As the founder of Beauty For Real, Leslie Munsell is diligently on duty 24/7 — making the world, well, a prettier place. With over 25 years’ experience as a celebrity makeup artist, she has worked with the biggest talents in the advertising and fashion worlds and collaborated with legendary photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Tom Munro, Anne Menke and high-brow designers such as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Zac Posen. Her A-list clientele includes Mariah Carey, Venus and Serena Williams, Brooklyn Decker, Miranda Kerr, Shakira, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. Leslie’s work has been prominently featured in publications such as W Magazine, Allure, Harper’s BAZAAR, InStyle and Oprah and she has frequently appeared on NBC and CBS as a beauty expert.


“Brickellista” Evelyn Torres, lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur — @brickellista

As one of Miami’s top bloggers, Evelyn Torres has become one of the leading voices in fitness, fashion, and Miami. Brickellista started as a Twitter alias in 2009 and has expanded to become a lifestyle blog capturing a Miami girl’s perspective. Evelyn is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, brand ambassador, who also happens to be on the pulse of the Miami social scene. Today, as Founder and Creative Director of BrickellistaFile.com, Evelyn is not only the face of BrickellistaFiles, but oversees the strategy and direction. She is the driving force behind the brand and has built the go-to site for everything Miami.

Marissa Mosseri, fashion blogger and Business Development Manager of PRIV — @marissalynne and @priv

Marissa is a Miami-based blogger and online influencer who shares her personal style, foodie adventures, favorite products, event coverage and worldwide travels with her audience. Marissa also handles Business Development for Priv, the innovative and rapidly growing on-demand beauty and wellness app. Priv has worked with companies including Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Bloomingdale’s, Bumble, WeWork, Hilton, and Macy’s to bring beauty and wellness perks into their offices, or on-site as an event activation.

Caitlin Saucier, fashion influencer and celebrity wardrobe stylist — @saucistyle

Style Expert Caitlin Saucier has been lending her style advice to Floridians since the day her toes hit the sand from the Big Apple. Best known for her “Closet Rehabs,”​ she has also done a number of photoshoots and video advertising campaigns for companies such as Tresemme and NuNaat. Caitlin has styled everyone from top Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras for his Johnnie Walker Blue ad campaign and his editorial in Esquire Magazine Latin America, to interior designer Thom Filicia. Caitlin is currently styling Thom’s ad campaigns and video for the highly anticipated Biscayne Beach development. Furthermore, Caitlin contributes her expertise to THINK Magazine where she has a monthly column of what’s hot now.

Check out our Facebook event for all of the ninth anniversary details! I look forward to seeing you all there!


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