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First florist

New White House chief floral designer Laura Dowling (she took over last October) is bringing the first lady's looser style to the formal, antique-filled period rooms. In these photos, see arrangements for the State Dinner in honor of Mexico and for daily life in the White House.

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Article | M ichelle Obama has Obama-ized the White House with healthful menus, planted bok choy and rhubarb to supply them and ramped up the fashion quotient with metallic strapless dresses and studded belts. Her latest style statement: official flowers in a looser "garden" style by Laura Dowling, the new ...

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