Mother Orchid | Spring at The Orchid Show

Behold the luxurious and mysterious romantic allure of the orchid. With its asexual regality, the orchid does not flirt, yet plays hard to get, making you lead with effort, giving special instructions for its maintenance that, if ignored, will surely abandon you. The orchid’s decorative, edible, and medicinal qualities, make it a flower that feeds all five senses. To nurture it requires commitment, and like the mate that elicits your best qualities, it teaches patience and perseverance.

Each Spring, the New York Botanical Garden celebrates this elegant flower with its annual Orchid Show. Thirty thousand species of orchids displayed and inspired by an ever-changing theme, is at perfect as it sounds. In a nod to this year’s Orchid show, and to celebrate the first week of Spring, I reminisce on last year’s ‘Chandelier’ event; daydreaming of being surrounded by thousands of species of floral bliss, in an explosion of orchids with varying personalities, each beautiful in their own complex way.

Walking through the exhibit ignites childhood memories of trips to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, picnicking with my mom, and inciting sensory cognition of floral notes that smell and feel new, and hopeful, like the first days of Spring.

love and hope,

Facemaid

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This Way to Bliss!!!

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Orchid Light

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Beauty In All Forms

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Surrounded By ‘Chandeliers’

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Facemaid Four the Orchid Show: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Vichy Idealist MAC Pigment Christian Dior Lipstick

Captured, Capturing

Captured, Capturing

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The Most Magnificent Display

Photo Credit: @erikasanz

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Serena | My Fall Fashion Muse

An in-flight movie purchase starring my ‘dream’ client Jennifer Lawrence; the soothing and supportive words of strength offered by a close friend, and the quest of a tennis icon and her historical season, are the musings behind my Fall fashion motif.  A perfect storm of inspiration ignited by one name…Serena

The moniker Serena denotes strength, beauty, balance, the nurturing fortitude of a woman, all while maintaining a marriage between femininity and masculinity of spirit.

Jennifer Lawrence’s character in the film Serena was bold and brash, but captivating; unapologetic and malicious, while still maintaining an air of vulnerability.  Serena Hedison, a close friend and confidant, is what I like to call BeautyCool. She is quick-witted and astute, self-aware, open, and present. She also happens to be, gorgeous with effortless glamourous hair!  And then, there is Serena Williams, the epitome of dominance and strength, tenacity and confidence, the embodiment of allure…and that specimen of a body!  Her competition is her own being. 

In the film, costume designer Signe Sejlund styled the character Serena in varying textures and shades of olive green, layered and complimented with hints of the softest blush, to an intense fuchsia. The wardrobe was strong and soft, bold and subdued, x and y… personified by a name, SERENA.

A Brainstorm of Inspiration

A Brainstorm of Inspiration

The beautiful styling of Signe Sejlund for the film Serena…Any my current color palette obsession… Images are subject to copyright.

The beautiful styling of Signe Sejlund for the film Serena…And my current color palette obsession…
Images are subject to copyright.

There's Something About Serena Hedison...

There’s Something About Serena Hedison…

My 'Serena-Themed' Tribe.

My ‘Serena-Themed’ Tribe.

Olive You.

Olive You.

A current 'I Cannot Wait to Wear This' metallic olive green silk midi skirt...

A current ‘I Cannot Wait to Wear This’ metallic olive green silk midi skirt…

A party dress 'in waiting' embroidered with Olive Green sequins… Party anyone???

A party dress ‘in waiting’ embroidered with Olive Green sequins… Party anyone???

When Pink meets Green Shoes:  Nina Ricci

When Pink meets Green
Shoes: Nina Ricci

A few favorites for the upcoming season!  Currently obsessed with polaroids, pink roses, and Paris (obviously).

A few favorites for the upcoming season! Currently obsessed with polaroids, pink roses, and Paris (obviously).

What is inspiring your fall fashion eye?

~FACEMAID

 

PS.  Stayed tuned in for my Fall beauty edit! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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