Human Flower Project
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
At Home with Chaos
The Obamas are poised to hire a new First Florist, a fan of chaos and French style.
Laura Dowling, said to be the top contender for post of White House florist
Photo: Parisian Events
The latest presidential rumor here in the U.S. is human-flower gossip. Washington Post sources say that Laura Dowling, a Francophile from Alexandria, Virginia, will likely become the new White House florist.
“In June, chief florist Nancy Clarke retired after 31 years in the mansion, and there was speculation that Michelle Obama wanted a more contemporary look for flowers. Two weeks ago, three designers slipped into the White House for a tryout: Each created a state dinner centerpiece, flowers for the Oval Office, etc.—and Dowling’s romantic French look apparently won the day.”