Little unites people in these divided times save for one thing: Dolly Parton. Who doesn't love her? The woman is an absolute inspiration! Besides being a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, theme-park owner (tomorrow, Dollywood opens a $37 million expansion called Wildwood Grove, its largest ever), Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer, eight-time Grammy award winner, chart topper (a cool 26 Dolly songs have reached No. 1 on the Billboard), and uncontested style icon, Dolly Parton is about to add homeware designer to her resume. What did we do to deserve this gift?
The star has signed a multi-year partnership with IMG to bring the product line to life. “I am excited to be working with IMG on a global scale to give my fans products that they will cherish for years to come. You might even see my mug on a mug!” Dolly says in a press release. A coffee mug bearing the face of Dolly Parton to wake up to every day? There may not be a better way to breakfast.
The whole line, which will include fashion, jewelry, and accessories in addition to homewares, will celebrate Dolly's "iconic style and personality," according to IMG's vice president of licensing, Gary Krakower. YAS, honestly. We can only pray that there will be butterfly motifs, couches of many colors, and dish towels printed with the 9-5 lyrics. While you wait in agony for the release, may we suggest tuning in for eight-part Dolly-inspired series called Heartstrings?