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New York Times

Yesterday an interview I gave in July for an article went live.  I am beyond excited to share that I am quoted in a New York Times article speaking on ruffles, bows, and the best ever, chintz.  I was excited to tell the writer, Lia Picard, when she asked if we could talk about three of my favorite things. I can promise you that you will see me in a full baseball slide toward anything chintz at an estate sale, and if it has bows or ruffles, you better bet I will buy it at first sight. 

My love for chintz patterns began in the 80s with Princess Diana's wedding. Chintz moved from household items in the 1960s (sofas and chairs) to clothes in the 1980s.  At the royal wedding, we saw Diana choose a floral trousseau filled with dresses from Laura Ashley.  I don't know about the rest of the female community, but I was hooked. The floral patterns have such feminine and timeless feels. To this day, the second I spot a floral, I am taken back to my youth and the vast transition the patterns made after her wedding. 

"Chintz became so popular in the 17th and 18th centuries that apparently there was a ban on wearing it, to protect English linen, wool and silk weavers who were unable to produce it. Fashion and florals have had a long-standing relationship – and it's one the chintzy dress is central to. Laura Ashley, the Welsh design and manufacture company, built its legacy on it. Conceived in 1953 by husband and wife Bernard and Laura Ashley, by the 1970s, the brand had become best known for its Edwardian-style dresses printed with floral motifs inspired by 18th and 19th century patterns (Rochas and Mulberry had an air of this aesthetic in their designs this season). Into the 1980s and Diana, Princess of Wales could often be seen in blooms. It proved to be a heyday for the fabric before the 1990s took hold, bringing with it grunge and minimalism."  British Vogue

As a full circle moment, I had the opportunity to work with Laura Ashley in May.  When they emailed I honestly squealed as I have loved them since I shopped at their darling store on Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. I think that week of content planning and photo shoots was magical.  Anytime I can wear or work with a small pattern floral I am smitten.  And the dress I chose, has ruffles.  Of course! 

Clearly, I am a girl who loves ruffles and all the blooms. 

You can read the article here ... and I subscribed to the digital paper.  I have already loved it, and the price is very budget-friendly. Of course, the style section is my favorite. 

Happy Wednesday ... 

1 comment:

  1. Reading the paper last Sunday, I was so excited to see your contribution to the article! Full disclosure my first thought was "I know Paige!" but the reality set in that I read your great blog and that we don't really know each other - hahaha!



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