Summer has long been a source of my inspiration – vacations, more time with friends and family, and a relaxing, slower pace. There are longer days, more sunshine, bright colors, and, of course, my birthday. However, the world is presenting us with a “new normal” right now, and while it could easily feel like a dark time, we can choose to continue to find the beauty and inspiration of summer.
Now is a time to appreciate what we do have: our health, our family, our home. We can still spend time with family and friends – just at a distance. Travel for now may be limited to local trips, but we can dream of future explorations. So I’m going to continue to go outdoors and get inspiration for my designs from the sunlight, and the way it plays with the colors and shadows in nature; and by the light and airy textures and colors of summer fashion. And I will continue to enjoy the abundance of summer rosé and champagne!
I truly believe we will come out of this time stronger and more aware. Now, more than ever, we can see the need for collaboration. We can all be inspired – this summer and beyond – to work together for the greater good and better days ahead.
Where do you find inspiration?