You may remember how thrilling it was
for this megafan to interview Rachel
when her last book was released,
and now I'm giddy again about
this fabulous new title coming in the fall:
Top 10 reasons Hello Lovely is over the moon?
Rachel's a legend.
The love affair with shabby chic goes
wayyyyyyyyy back for many of us...
like before my looks faded and there were newborn
babies at my feet and a lot of
folks thought me nuts for subscribing to such a
romantic design sense, for painting everything
under God's creation white, and for feeling
stoned high from fleamarket thrifting.
Prairie girls rule.
The new book title tickles my
fancy since I dwell in the
heartland...in prairie land.
Shabby Chic titles deliver.
Have them all?
Get to gettin!
Ms. Ashwell honors the imperfect.
Here is a collection you'll see at
Shabby Chic Couture very soon
called 'bent not broken.'
Are we as rockstars of the perfectly imperfect
on planet michele not completely lovin
her guts for bent not broken?
Art by Laurence Amelie
Rachel was kind enough to be interviewed
by me in 2011, and if you missed
it, I highly recommend
taking a look since she opens
up her heart, and the
light streams out.
Shabby Chic is the original, baby.
If you have yet to discover the shop
Shabby Chic Couture, you are in
for yum overload...lovelies like
her linens and the inspiring banner
above are often copied but are all her.
What I adore personally about Shabby Chic is:
the collections are cozy and approachable.
Aesthetics, function, quality, and soul
work harmoniously, and a humility
of spirit ties them all together.
So rare in designland...
can't think of another brand
striking such a lovely chord.
check out Rachel's collaboration
with Tom's shoes happening today!
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I ordered mine so count on forthcoming shots
of me frolicking in Rachel wedges...bless you,
Tom's and Rachel, for offering size 5!
It's a Texas Thing.
Couture Prairie is inspired by
Rachel's move to The Prairie in Round Top, Texas.
Visiting this wonderland
is on my LIST OF MUST DOs,
and if you are prairie-bound,
please please take me with you.
Never been to Texas, yet editors there
(Austin!) love me, so this must change.
is Rachel's answer to:
where to gather
for the loveliest
weddings and events?
Where to experience a B&B immersed
in prairie couture and shabby goodness?
I'll share glimpses of Rachel's
prairie queendom in my next post
since I'm certain you'll be smitten.
Exceptionally chic photography.
It's a given.
We are bound to swoon with page after page
of gorgeous inspiring
design, furniture, accessories,
linens, and art...but you know
what else is likely to score?
Englightening text and content.
The beauty of the creator behind it all.
Malibu-Brit Beachbabe who
built something magical
and deeply relevant
steadfastly true to
Can't wait for COUTURE PRAIRIE!