As the credits for the fashion documentary,The September Issue, hurried across my screen, I realized that Grace Coddington's (the creative director for U.S. Vogue) thoughtful words lingered in my mind long after the film had ended: “I think I got left behind somewhere because I’m, you know, still a romantic.”
An old soul and hopeless romantic, I always seem to gravitate towards ladylike beauty that is timeless and effortless. Less is truly more. That being said, I was instantly drawn to Rubie Green's Patsy (Blue) fabric. I immediately envisioned draping it over a long table underneath a weeping willow, and filling glass pots with delicate jasmine green teas or lavender tisanes. Described as a "modern day classic," I imagine shaping this blossoming fabric into a summer frock to slip into while sipping teas deep within a garden.
Michelle Adams, an interior/textile designer and founder of Rubie Green, has captured whimsical beauty with this natural pattern that seems to bloom from the fabric and settle into spring.
The fact that her creations are made with 100% organic cotton adds a vibrant and ever-growing element to her pieces. Her ability to design and discover natural beauty can not only be seen in her textile collection, but also in her blog and magazine, Lonny (a favorite of mine. each page is breathtaking).
One day, I hope to slip into a Rubie Green Patsy dress and sip White Rose tea from a dainty cup, all while strolling through summer's fresh grass (barefoot, of course).