What can I say, my style mavens?
I have been absent from this whole blogging game for longer than usual.
Travel, work and life are all to blame for my recent hiatus. Plus, with everything that is going on politically and socially here in the states, it has just been difficult for me to get excited about what trend I plan to wear this season, or even a new pair of heels.
The truth is, I have just been completely undone lately.
It is the thing, right? So when I heard KMAC opened an exhibit titled Sisters of the Moon- a compilation that features artists who dive into the topic of mysticism and mythology, while illuminating the creative space where female identity, art and spirituality connect- I was immediately intrigued.
“Florals for spring? How groundbreaking.”
If you are familiar with The Devil Wears Prada, then you know that this quote is not only overused (I just couldn’t help myself- haha), but that the floral trend is also seriously synonymous with spring and summer fashion. However, when you see designers like Michael Kors using flowers to make a fur jacket pop, you know florals have officially
taken over crossed over to fall. With this unlikely transition, I can’t help but wonder: Is floral the new neutral?
Well, Michael Kors wasn’t the only one to incorporated chic blooms into fall designs. Josep Font brought his extraordinary vision to life at Delpozo when he adorned sleeves with 3D lotus blossoms and lilies. We also saw head-to-toe floral frocks at Zac Posen, and Demna Gvasalia even mixed several flower-based patterns together for an unexpected punk vibe at Balenciaga.
With all these different options when it comes to wearing florals for fall, my style mavens, I think it is pretty clear that this trend has really bloomed and that florals are here to stay.
Yes, my style mavens, I am back. Back from a trip that has put things into a completely new perspective, and propelled me into a much-needed state of change. In fact, my trip to India had such a profound affect on me that I am still fighting to fully grasp the words to describe it. Don’t worry though, a post will be coming your way very soon.
This is my official out of office notice (my official, short and sweet notice to be exact). I am currently embarking on a new adventure, and traveling to India for the next two weeks with Anchal Project. I will be sharing more details and the experience when I return. In the meantime, you can follow my journey via Twitter and Instagram. Cheers!
OOTD: Anchal Project Bandana \ Vintage Denim Dress
Growing up, I was well-acquainted with the Georgia O’Keeffe who was the American artist that brought fantasy to life in the form of oil on canvas. However, after a recent article surfaced on the painter’s personal life, I realize that her bold ideas and opinions were as trailblazing as the highly saturated blooms she so famously painted.
The painter was not only the mother of American modernism in the realm of art, but she was also adamant about living her life by her own rules: at a time when women took a backseat to their male counterparts, O’Keefe was unapologetic about her success.
So here is a caffeine-infused cheers to those who are not afraid to go against the grind, and march to the beat of their own drum.
“To create one’s world, in any of the arts, takes courage.”
– Georgia O’Keefe
With the new season, I have experienced thoughts of change and some serious spurts of inspiration. When you have been running your own website for a number of years, you sometimes find yourself either getting bored with what you are doing, and in some cases quit the endeavor altogether, or you keep evolving and making changes. I have chosen to be one of those who evolve.
A few months ago I completely changed my mission statement for The Chic Street, and have been trying to decide how to create a space that is as inspirational as it is informative. This is why, after much thought, you will slowly see my blog and the few social media accounts I have decided to really focus on and curate, transitioning into this new vision.
Cheers to change, my style mavens!