I discovered fashion designer
Lily Ashwell’s site a few months back
and HAD to know more about the interiors
of the photo shoot where her creations were styled.
So I dug around cyberly and found her
cozy Venice Beach cottage
which glows with
timelessly understated beauty.
Makes me feel so nostalgic.
Our first home was a 1920s bungalow
with an eat-in kitchen exactly like Lily’s.
(oh how i miss those mature vintage gardens which
grew so fuss-free and magically!)
I love Ms. Ashwell’s pieces with their
vintage silhouettes and simplicity.
Could you die?
A few summer pieces are drastically
reduced as she makes room for fall ones.
You won’t believe me, but I had
this same built-in, just round the corner
from our bungalow’s kitchen.
So many memories!
I miss it and can’t visit
as it was demolished for a mansion.
photography by Mark Choiniere
Lily is no clone of mama
whose palette varies,
yet Lily’s clothing
harmoniously blends with
Rachel’s pastels and prairie couture lovely.
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Isn’t this Lily Pad a romantic gem?
Peace to you right where you are.