In the midst of all the hot dog eating and fireworks, celebrating our nation’s freedom, I totally overlooked Laura Ashley’s 60th anniversary.
Her daring design team is the one that created this signature look in the 80’s and 90’s, and turned my whole dormitory into a flock of sheep in bad dresses.
Laura Ashley was the pioneer of sad floral prints you could wear from head to toe, glue onto your walls, and cover your couch, bed and lamps with. Then you could stuff your whole life into a large flowery bag made of the same fabric, and go to the beach wearing some version of the bag.
For the truly committed, small children could be draped in this flower bed of depression as well. Then the whole family could blend into the couch together, disappear into the curtains, and ultimately drift off to sleep in their matching ruffled piles of design quit.
If you’re interested, you can join other bad fashion enthusiasts and watch the behind-the-scenes video of their 60th anniversary photo shoot. Put your jammies on first. Ambien wants to grow up and be this video.
The best news though, is now they offer Laura Ashley medical scrubs.
If I’m ever hospitalized and a nurse greets me in a flowery outfit, please put a pillow over my face. My mother has a copy of my executed will.