I’m Ann Kasper and prunella darling is my space to share with you all the things that inspire me – interesting people, my favorite getaways, products I can’t live without, and of course my precious pug Stella. I call Austin, Texas my home. After being single my whole life, I agreed to marry my Texan in a beautiful ceremony in the courtyard of The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
I’ve had a long career primarily in the fashion industry working with some amazingly creative people. Now, I serve as a consultant to small businesses, start-ups, and corporate divisions in both the wholesale and retail side of fashion through my business Ann Kasper Consulting.
Over my life I’ve been blessed to travel for my career and leisure. Discovering inspiration everywhere. Everything for me came down to the story, the relationship, the core of why people create and why people want to be a part of that story. I started thinking about the creative process and why I was attracted to certain things – realizing I no longer wanted to consume without thinking. So, I’ve learned not to consume for the sake of consumption, but wait until I’m moved emotionally. It could be the one blanket you will have your whole life, or the best honey, ever, from South Carolina, or the Vespa I have wanted for two decades. (I know, I know, maybe this will be the year or even better an electric bike!) These are the products I share with you in my curated Seal of Approval section. All products I LOVE, all products I HAVE TESTED, all products I own or have given as a gift.
stylish, extravagant, simple, balanced, beautiful, delicious, outrageous, spiffy, wholesome, optimistic, elegant, intuitive, funny, wholesome, naughty, casual, formal
WHY prunella darling?
Prunella was what my mother called me. She was an artist, full of life, always seeing the beauty in everything and everyone. I like to think she watches over me and smiles as I discover and share my life.