Here in Baltimore today the weather is a murky mix of rain and sleet. The sidewalks are coated in ice, and our once beautiful snow has washed away in a muddy mix. Needless to say we could use a little pick-me-up, and what better way to brighten the day than by discussing the extraordinary clean and elegant couture gowns of Carolina Herrera?
Carolina Herrera is another in a growing list of designers that we have the pleasure of welcoming to our salon in 2015, and she has been a well-known name in the fashion and bridal world for decades. Her gowns are classic and sophisticated and have a sort of understated quality indicative of self-confidence; they don’t need to be flashy to take your breath away.
They also have a great balance of strength and grace. The clean lines are bold, self-assured, headstrong. A bride in a Carolina might find herself taking the aisle in a brisk stride, but then there are the soft details: the satin ribbons, the tiny little bows, the embroidered flowers that are all used sparingly and with purpose. It is these details that just like a little dab of red on the crest of the wave of an ocean painting, placed exactly right, make the whole thing make sense. It’s that little bit of balance that makes the whole thing absolutely perfect.