April is a month of change. Spring wants to arrive but it is still unclear what the weather will bring. This month is associated with rain, rainy days, staying at home or never to forget to take the umbrella with you when leaving the house. But a cloudy sky and a sinking mood, waiting for the good weather to come back, doesn’t mean we cannot work on our personal style. April is the month of Maintain. It is a great time full of change which can be used to revive and reactivate the body.
In his book “A year of Style”, Frédéric Fekkai looks at women from Aix in Provence, France and how they dress on rainy days. They leave no space for the bad mood which comes with the rainy days.
Instead of letting the grey sky effect their mood, they react by wearing more sophisticated clothes. If the temperature is mild, they go singing in the rain under a big umbrella in bright light outfits that flutter in the wind. If it’s cold, they put on stretch pants, a cashmere turtleneck, tall black boots, and throw an oiled Barbour on top of it all.
As soon as the rain started in Madrid this Easter holidays, I went out for a little shopping tour. I headed to Chueca and later to Salamanca to get myself some armor against the bad weather. First a scarf made of cotton I can wear till summer. It has a different pattern on each side and I can wear it in three different ways. I hardly take it off anymore.
The second purchase was a colorful umbrella from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Two persons fit under it and if the weather is grey the colors send out message of hope for better days to come.
This months topics are all about how we can spoil ourselves with beauty treatments at spas, at home or in the tropics:
- Shea Butter