With a little hesitancy, we step enthusiastically into the autumn season, following relaxed protocols, common sense, and a compassionate heart.
As with all Septembers, the crisp air inspires the month’s spirited energy and desire to revitalize and begin again. Whether you are headed back to existing circumstances, moving to unfamiliar surroundings, or humbly rediscovering your purpose, it is the opportunity to start fresh.
Finding the good every day is the inspiration behind the August State of Mind and its Style Servers. This is also a mantra for a well-lived life directed by light and love.
The month of August is a moment of transition, as we continue to enjoy summer’s sparkle and prepare to get back to business. There is much to anticipate, with a new virus variant and the changing of the guard in the New York governorship. At this point, (at least New Yorkers) have learned we have the resilience to handle anything. The newfound wisdom has provided the strength to rise up and be great humans to shine through all situations.
To express these sentiments the shops offer black and white wardrobe essentials, accompanied by a yellow glow. The colors brilliance is a reminder to focus on a bright mindset as we shift into autumn with timeless glamour.
July makes its entrance with a red, white, and blue Americana glow. The customary celebration is in honor of our great nation turning a year older and wiser. All generations adopt a playful personality to enjoy summer’s splendor.
The outdoorsy style of life rules the runway with beach bums, sports champions, and wellness gurus at the forefront of social media influence. Mother Nature and her magical moments also guide the social scene. Invitations call for moonlit cocktails and swanky cookouts, with dress codes that are effortless, elegant, and fancy-free.
The summertime flirtatious flair is the inspiration behind the Style Servers. A vision of red brilliance represents the cheerful confidence of the warm-weather sabbatical. The boutiques share a mix of buy now, wear now, and transitional fashion for timeless sunfilled sparkle.
A lighthearted mindset leads the way for summer and its short and sassy stay. We continue to rebound from the pandemic, shedding our masks and getting back to a normal groove. Regaining the liberties of large gatherings and the ability to embrace with gratitude and newfound appreciation.
June is classified as a hugging season filled with merrymaking and affection. To start, the month has become synonymous with the Pride celebration and observance of the community’s triumphant progress. The joyful aura continues, honoring friendship and the selfless acts of Father figures. We recognize the gifts of the Great Outdoors and Ocean waterways and offer a standing ovation for all academic milestones, big, small, and everything in-between.
The Style Server is the inspiration for the simplicity of effortless summer splendor. Both shops share shades of indigo and uncomplicated glamour that represent the purity and elegance of the season.
May is a moment to lead by example and be the light. The power is in our hands, one shot at a time, to bring about the comeback of a lifetime.
Traditionally, the month of May, is a vision of patriotism, to prepare for Memorial Day and the start of summer. This year, we celebrate honoring the color yellow and its bright spirit. The glow is everywhere, starting with the influence of Amanda Gorman, the Park Avenue Tulips, and fashion and design runways.
The Stye Servers are stocked with the hue’s happy energy, as we reemerge and re-open the country. The luster of sunfilled shades is meant to encourage a radiance that stems from the inside out, to be a better, stronger, and newer version of you.
April is synonymous with Mother Nature’s rebirth of the season’s beautiful blooms. This year, the buds seem to appear stronger, better, and newer, with the control of the pandemic. The overall atmosphere is extremely optimistic as the country gets healthier, one vaccine at a time.
The month starts with a silly spirit, celebrating laughter, and the streets fill with masked explorers Instagramming and honoring the planet. New York is coming back, at least for spring, as I watch Madison Avenue regain its strength with newer vibrancy and fresh glamour.
The Carolina Herrera windows were what spoke to my soul. The Style Servers model the brand’s story of modern elegance in the summer shades of blue, tan, and white. The shops share a group of goods with the same essence of a timeless and chic sun-season wardrobe.
March will forever be the anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. The moment in time, the world locked down, and life came to an abrupt halt. The month will be a time to reflect on all we overcame to regain normalcy.
To celebrate the beginning of the end and the progress made, the Style Servers share a green glow. The color represents growth in every aspect. The lessons learned, the improvements made, and the rise of the spring season.
As with all adversity, there is always a blessing in disguise. Hopefully, this experience has taught us the value of freedom, and the people, places, and things that matter most.
The winter blues, complacency, and stagnation have forever been the stigma associated with February’s overall state of mind. The current cocooning way of life only magnifies these feelings, creating a stronger urge to depart to a paradise. Regardless, we persevere to perk up the pod life with the spirit of the Super Bowl and the sparkle of Golden Globes. A month that is sober and momentous, as we honor the Presidents, recognize Black History, and anticipate the dramatic outcome of Punxsutawney Phil.
However, it is the significance of Valentine’s Day, Chanel Rouge Coco, and a Zoom call with my Mom that inspired the Style Servers. The lip hue is called “Marie” and the perfect formula of pink and red. A glow that identifies with February and the personal reason for my moment of virtual joy. A color combination that turned the ordinary and the routine into an expression of the celebration of love.
The main Shop and Sale Server showcase this vision with the tender and radiant tones of both shades. Something for everyone and every season. A way to brighten your mood and look forward to the better days ahead.
January is a month of reflection, resolutions, and reemergence. We begin the new year with much promise of the better days ahead. All challenging times come with valuable lessons that lead to greatness. The 2020 journey has given us a chance to restructure personally and professionally and apply the significant messages of the past year.
To start, we learned the importance of quality. The less is more attitude provided an excuse to give energy only to what matters most. Allowing us to focus on the people, places, and things that bring the most joy into our lives.
The next class was the art of living simply. A talent that is liberating. It has taught us the value of fundamental happiness. Transforming daily routines with ingenuity to enjoy a playful, fit, and glamourous lifestyle.
As the world shut down, Mother Nature shined brighter than ever. This was our advanced placement course in environmental sustainability. Hopefully, we all took notice of nature’s blessings as a wake-up call to keep the earth healthy, strong, and vibrant.
As always, the Style and Sale Server’s mimic this state-of-mind. Both are designed in a black and white canvas. The starting point to build a wardrobe and lifestyle of simplicity, quality, and sustainability. A chance to focus on the guiding light of this moment to emerge a stronger, better, and newer you.
December 2020 is the month of magic and miracles. More than ever, we need the light and love of the season. The holidays are an opportunity to and give back and share the lessons we have learned over the last ten months. A chance to be the best version of ourselves and spread joy.
The pandemic has also forever changed the meaning of gratitude. We have witnessed exceptional acts of humanity and unconditional kindness. This resilience has restored faith, hope, and a good spirit all over the world.
With this being said, I encourage everyone to share this type of selfless sparkle. The Style Server and Sale Soiree are inspired by a merry and bright mindset. The selections honor the brilliance of the time of year. A moment to show off your fashionable grace and embolden good cheer.