The Future Remembers ~ Blush Lingerie
By ELLEN LEWIS
Some years ago, during the period of time in which I was raising my family, fixated on my home and in the acquirement stage of my life, I decorated a small dining area of our house with very dynamic wallpaper from Clarence House in NYC. It was a vibrant red and white rose pattern set against a pitch black background. I had scoured the D & D building in the city searching for the perfect counterpoint to the rose garden that grew outside the bay windows in that room. Believe me the paper was expensive, but I really didn’t care. I was proud of the result and thought this somewhat edgy design to be very chic (it really was). Certainly it received a positive reaction from many. But the most potent memory I have of this design foray is of the reaction I received from a friend when she came by to see it: total silence. I was surprised by my disappointment until I realized that the unconventional is not always understood even when it is charismatic.
Clarence House wallpaper print framing Blush Micro Floral bralet
This floral print from the Blush Lingerie Summer 2018 micro collection became a Proustian moment for me resurrecting the memory of that push back that had receded into my past. Atypical for intimates, this print speaks to a bold merchandising statement for which Blush has been recognized in the past. Engaging in innovative marketing strategies this brand is always attempting to identify new channels of business. This microfiber bra is a perfect counterpoint in a summer wardrobe. A soft layer transcending the traditional underpinnings code, it may not be the expected, but it is certainly interesting. Juxtaposed here on an existing Clarence House print, this may not exactly reflect the rose laden pattern that I remember, but it certainly makes the point
“Time, Which Changes Things, Does Not Alter the Image We Retained of Them” Marcel Proust