In the Mood: March 2018

{A Vibrant Living Room by Ashley Whittaker  | Photography by Max Kim-Bee for Veranda}

Spring is officially just around the corner, although in Houston, we have been enjoying Spring-like temperatures all week. While our Winters are decidedly more mild in Houston than in most parts of the country, we’ve had snow twice this season and our fair share of cold, rainy days. I am ready for warmer temperatures, sunny skies, and for my jasmine and wisteria to begin blooming soon. I am also craving beautiful, color-driven interiors with deep, lush colors and thoughtful patterns. When it comes to my wardrobe, I dress in neutrals 90% of the time pretty much year-round, but I am going to make a concerted effort to add a little color to my life. One look I can get behind is Carolina Herrera’s signature white button-down and ball skirt combination. This look is effortless, classic, and elegant. Herrera usually wears her white shirts with black skirts. I totally understand this as it is one less decision to make and dressing in black and white ensures your wardrobe isn’t competing with your oeuvre, whether it’s a clothing collection or a newly designed room. However, for her Fall/Winter 2018 collection which was her last as Creative Director and was shown at New York Fashion Week last month, Herrera closed the show by sending models down the runway in her signature look, executed in colorful silk skirts and belts. I couldn’t help but think of this collection when thinking about what this month’s mood would be all about.

My friend, Ashley Whittaker has had a banner 2019 so far with two consecutive cover stories– last month in House Beautiful and this month in Veranda. This stunning New York apartment is filled with beautiful color palettes, charming patterns, and striking art. The result is fresh, glamorous, and beautiful. Lastly, this month’s mood is rounded out by photographer, Paul Lange‘s gorgeous “Big Blooms” which beckon Spring so perfectly. Lange captures the colors and exquisite beauty of his subjects with deft precision and is somehow able to simultaneously extract emotion from his delicate subjects.

{Carolina Herrera F/W 2018 | Photography via Vogue.com}

{“Paulina” by Paul Lange}

 

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Rosalind” by Paul Lange}

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Elsa” by Paul Lange}

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Eleanore” by Paul Lange}

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Niki” by Paul Lange}

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Ghislane” by Paul Lange}

{Ashley Whittaker}

{Carolina Herrera}

{“Vera” by Paul Lange”}


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