The year is unwinding. Time to look back, make account for what we have and not done, and start planning a new beginning. This Fall velvet has made its way into my closet. Actually, since earlier this year. Ever bought a piece of clothing just to hang it in your closet for months? The case of this velvety dress I got from Other Stories. Her time has come to shine! Also interestingly, velvet who has a long history is ‘it’ this season. Did you know that in the late 1500’s certain fabrics like velvet which originated from Asia and the East were only to be worn by the upper crust of Europe?
One has to really appreciate a handbag that gets better with age—it’s me and you forever. In particular the ones that have been handcrafted by over two dozen artisans and taken 100 steps to create. This is the Gabriella Satchel by BRAHMIN from their 35th Anniversary Fall 2017 collection.
Fall for me is also about reminiscing on life lessons. I leave you with one of many from mines: If I’m enjoying anything, it’s due to recognizing my own worth because there’s a level of selfishness that is healthy and I’m all for that!
Modeled + Written + Styled + Photographed
by Mariana Aguilera