Okay, I’m going to make this as quick and painless as I can.
Yes it’s true, Lady M axed the Big White florist. No, not because she was white, although she was. It was because she and Lady M just grew apart. When Lady M hired Laura Dowling in ‘09 everything was fine as her tastes still ran towards the “classics.”
Which was fine because florist Laura Dowling was also known for her classic floral arrangements.
Butt then, as happens with so many relationships, one partner evolved and the other didn’t. In this case Lady M’s tastes grew more sophisticated over the years and began to veer towards the avant-garde.
So the breakup was inevitable: Lady M’s new modern and clean aesthetic:
just no longer meshed well with Laura’s “fussy style”
You can see now, can’t you, why Laura’s definite French style clashed with the new MO aesthetic? Gone too, was the tired old classic dining room, with all those paintings by old dead white guys on the walls.
In was the modern design, muted color family room where the only color was provided by the modern art of Rauschenberg,
If you’ve ever painted, you might recognize the painting as derivative of clean, unfussy style of a color wheel blending exercise:
Now that Lady M has come into her own style and demands something more modern - and if I may say so, more
All of which is a long way around to explaining this rather unfortunate, uh, incident, when leaving Cambodia:
Oh, and one last thing: this newfound aesthetic of MO’s does not stop at floral arrangements, room design and fashion. Her new-found love of all things modern and “unfussy” apparently applies to her own personal look too. Did you seen our new ‘do on Jeopardy last night?
H/T Clarice, who wonders if the wig hats did her in, or if the florist ran off with them.
That’s all I’ve got.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network