Thursday, January 27, 2011
Prippy of Influence... Florence Broadhurst
Fantastic patterns with bold colors are the flame to a Prippy's moth... seriously! So clearly, Florence Broadhurst's brilliant work is a an endless source of inspiration for us, Prips... not to mention the fact that she led an incredibly fascinating life.
Florence was born in Australia, but moved to Shanghai to become a singer in the early 1920's. Her career is said to be marked with a heavily embellished resume to get her where she wanted to go... which was eventually to London, where she was a dressmaker.
Her love life was always there... as were the suitors. And she settled back in Australia, where she founded her wallpaper business in 1959.
Tragically, Florence was murdered in a very mysterious case before her time. Her work lives on, and her life is incredibly fascinating.
Check out the books of her work and life... I promise you won't be disappointed!
And a special thank to Happy Menocal for reminding me how amazing Florence's work (and life) have been.