Robin Brown designs and produces a very successful line of outrageous clothing, with equally stunning price tags. Go see Magnolia Pearl in Fredericksburg on Google or Face Book. Some of the pieces make me feel like a princess and some like a chimney sweep. It runs from silly to beautiful but all of it brings a smile to the wearer as well as to the beholder. Her clothing is enjoyed nation wide and is all made here in Fredericksburg using unusual fabric, much of it from France, including beautiful linen in greige and sand and neutral creams. I love the few pieces of it that I have in my own closet and it is fun to see it about town, always worn with a dash of elan. Each piece is eye catching and the bold label sewn on the outside makes it unmistakable.
Today on Hwy 290 East of Fredericksburg, the winery road, Magnolia Pearl opened its newly expanded retail outlet in a huge three story post and beam barn. It was a fun occasion with people looking at each other as much as at the clothing in the shop. Wine was offered, I had water, and the crepes with peaches were divine! Rebecca Rather reined like the celebrity chef she is, in a well appointed kitchen open for us all to enjoy. It was a lovely party!
I added one wonderful sea foam green linen shirt that looks like an artist's smock.
Carol Hicks Bolton in the center.
Rebecca in the center wielding a spatula.
I stopped at my favorite peach stand on the way home, for Fredericksburg Gold. This was a perfect summer day. Yes that pale pink ruffled top has the MP label on the back. E