Dallas Market Center has announced that Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic brand, will headline the vintage marketplace during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 24-30. Ashwell will hold a presentation on June 25 at noon in the World Trade Center Hall of Nations followed by a book signing in the Charles Ray showroom, and then a Q&A session at 3 p.m. in Market Hall.
Her presentation coincides with the market’s vintage collections, Round Top, inspired by the antiques market in the Texas Hill Country.
Ashwell will be joined by Paige and Smoot Hull, creators and owners of The Vintage Round Top, who will present “A Modern Vintage Life” on June 27 at noon in the World Trade Center Hall of Nations.
Shabby Chic launched in 1989 in Santa Monica, CA and provides furniture, bedding and vintage flea market finds. Ashwell has been featured in lifestyle magazines, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and in 2004 the brand partnered with Target to create the Simply Shabby chic line of home furnishings and decor.
“Round Top has long been a destination and source of inspiration for my brand,” said Ashwell. “The option for buyers to take advantage of the exclusive Round Top experience among their other buying needs in Dallas is a unique opportunity. The resources available are unmatched and I can’t wait to speak in Dallas this June.”