Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Luisa Beccaria: Laura Ashley Remix
When I was growing up, Laura Ashley was the coveted brand for girls who knew how to dress. Despite the many years of fashionistas who shunned anything Laura Ashley as too English rose garden (remember the "Sex and the City" episode when Carrie finds an old Laura Ashley dress?), florals have seriously made a comeback for spring. This Luisa Beccaria dress has a nostalgic, little girl quality to it, but somehow I am drawn to its fertile concoction of lavender, rose, and mint, and I am transported to the days of reading The Secret Garden, dreaming about Miss Havisham's wild bloomers, and inhaling the scents of Crabtree and Evelyn's lotions.