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CARLSTADT, NJ—Design house sources confirmed Wednesday that Miriam Morley, a 23-year-old intern at the Pantone color-matching and reproduction systems corporation, became utterly starstruck after meeting Holly Day-Jenkins, the designer behind Sand Dollar 13-1106. “I mean, I always knew there was a possibility she might come into the office, but now she’s here and I’m breathing her same air and my brain is just completely blank,” said Morley, who, despite thinking for years about what she would say if she ever met the creator of the 2006 Color of the Year, found herself almost too flustered to speak. “Believe me, I’m not usually the type who gets nervous around celebrities, but Day-Jenkins is the genius who created the warmest, richest, most perfect beige anyone has ever seen. I’ve followed her color matching since I was in high school, collecting all her sticker chips and swatches, even some of the obscure muted earth tones she did back in the late 1990s. To be in the presence of the legend who blessed us all with not just Sand Dollar, but also Cool Gray 7 C and the incomparable pink of 2563 C? It’s just too much to handle.” Morley, evidently overcome with happiness, was later seen crying as she described how Day-Jenkins’ Lavender Crystal 18-3530 had helped her get through a particularly low point in her life.


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