Glamping with Garner
We’re excited about this InStyle shoot with Jennifer Garner, using fall colors in a coastal glamping setting.
On the bike you can see the fall blanket for The Portland Collection. Under Jennifer in the close-up, you can see the Charbonneau blanket, with its beautiful indigo ground.
Above, in the tent, the Charbonneau blanket makes another appearance.
Here’s the legend behind this one:
This beautiful blanket, woven in our American mills, is named after Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Jean Baptiste was the son of Shoshone guide Sacagawea and French Canadian trapper Toussaint Charbonneau. As the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition—and quite possibly the most important—he unwittingly protected it from attacks. Because women and infants were never included in war parties, Native Americans assumed the expedition was on a peaceful mission and let it pass without harm. After spending his childhood in St. Louis under the care of expedition leader Captain William Clark, Jean Baptiste lived in Europe until the lure of the American West called him home. A master of four languages, he spent nearly four decades roaming the far West as an interpreter, guide, magistrate, mountain man and gold prospector. The blanket’s traditional Native American-inspired graphics honor Charbonneau’s Shoshone heritage.
Jennifer is everyone’s hero right now for her remarks on the Ellen show about her “baby bump.” What a goodnatured celebrity response to the pressures of tabloid culture. And, what a beautiful shoot.