When I went to the La Garçonne store, I tried on nearly the entire collection of La Garçonne Moderne, added a few things to my basics wish list, but ended up buying the book White by Kenya Hara. This book has been on my reading list for a few years and I was happy to stumble upon it while shopping. In his book, Hara explores the depth of white as a color, a feeling and almost as a spiritual entity. Living in an overly colorful world, I’ve grown very fond of the absence of color, it feels refreshing and calming. I’m only a few pages into the book, but I intend to continue my philosophical exploration of white while upstate this weekend. Here are a few quotes from the book that resonate with me.
“There is no such thing as “white.” Rather, “white” exists solely in our perception. Therefore we must not attempt to search for “white.” Instead, we must search for a way to feel whiteness…. As we achieve this rapport with white, our world glows more brightly, and its shadows deepen.”
“White can be attained by blending all the colors of the spectrum together, or through the subtraction of ink and all other pigments. In short, it is “all colors” and “no color” at the same time. This identity as a color than can “escape color” makes white very special.”
It’s not long before road trips to the beach become a weekly ritual here in New York, and there’s nothing like a minimally chic beach editorial to inspire such a trip. In the June issue of Vogue UK Clare Richardson works her styling magic with no-fuss layering, simple swimsuit silhouettes and subtle prints and textures in beautiful toned down neutrals.
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Images via Vogue UK
It looks like I am swopping out black for white this season, are you surprised? At the moment, I can’t get enough white in my life, between the white blooms on the flowering trees and the overwhelming amount of white apparel available in stores at the moment, it makes me want my entire black wardrobe duplicated in white. While that would be my dream come true, it isn’t likely, so I set my eyes on a few new white pieces for the season. Since they’re white they are considered basics right? (5 Piece French Wardrobe challenge is harder than I thought)!
I took this photo on our street yesterday and then did some shopping. I tried on these two white gems at Zara, the crisp white poplin top is cropped and voluminous, a must have staple for this season. You’ve heard me go on and on about my search for the perfect white jeans, well I think I found them! It has taken me so long because I was always going for white skinny jeans, when all along, white distressed boyfriend jeans were my secret soul mate.