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Becoming Spring

In this New York spring story, Meryl Valerie shoots and styles ravishing model Isabelle Schilling, together with creative direction by Simon Douaire, to celebrate the garments we choose to wear, as the warmer seasons begin, to reflect our inner spring.

Delicately, as the first signs of budding flowers come flickering through the air’s touches of warmth, floating in the new blossoming wind, filled with promises of new beginnings – the world awakens softly. Asking us, by gently knocking on our door, to shed the tangled snow scarfs from our head, a new world awakens, slowly emerging from this tender sleepy winter slumber. We open our frosty eyes to bask in the soft glory of a rosy, young, morning sun, that floods the streets of what used to be our wintry city. The shadows are still crisp, while the air is murmuring, growing in gentle hues. This is the time to discover ourselves again, softly, playful – to bathe ourselves in all the gleaming sunny tones of velvet gold and shy blush powders. To drape ourselves in textures of creaminess, and all the while, keeping our stride strong and bold, carrying our past season’s deeper, edgier colours as underlying tones.

We tread lightly, though with a vibrant heart, adapting to these new perspectives of bright and verdant surroundings to come. In a harmonious chorus of chirping birds who are proudly carrying the story of a city transforming its colours to gentle blooming hues, the blend of winter and summer meet in a glorious celebration of exquisite change. As the tree shadows morph into puffs of petals, and we take those first rejuvenating steps outside again, the invitations of inspiration to find out who our warmer self will be this season, are posted on each doorstep, like love letters to our new selves. Love letters to becoming spring.

There is a thrill in the idea to reinvent our summer selves, proudly supported by our charming winter characters. So we go and write our new stories of the coming season, sometimes even with butterflies of excitement reflecting the flourishing new brush strokes of nature’s burgeoning colors of this season, in the garments we choose. And each year we get to reinvent our individual new palette, and create our appearance of becoming spring.

In this New York spring story, Meryl Valerie shoots and styles ravishing model Isabelle Schilling, together with creative direction by Simon Douaire, to celebrate the garments we choose to wear, as the warmer seasons begin, to reflect our inner spring.

shearling coat Cole Haan knit sweater Kenzo cashmere balaclava Lisa Yang earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Dr.Martens

 

jacket By Malene Birger velvet top Willi Smith velvet pants Talbots shoes Dr.Martens

 

earrings Julie Thevenot

 

sweater Giada Forte pants Alice McCall

 

top Ulla Johnson pants Ulla Johnson earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Vagabond

 

shearling coat Cole Haan knit sweater Kenzo cashmere balaclava Lisa Yang earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Dr.Martens

 

jacket By Malene Birger velvet top Willi Smith velvet pants Talbots shoes Dr.Martens

 


sweater Phillip Lim pants Suzie Kondi earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Parme Marin

 

sweater Majorelle scarf Missoni skirt St.John ring Julie Thevenot 

 

sweater Phillip Lim pants Suzie Kondi earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Parme Marin

 

dress Ulla Johnson earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Alexander Wang

 

sweater Majorelle scarf Missoni skirt St.John ring Julie Thevenot 

 

top Ulla Johnson pants Ulla Johnson earrings Julie Thevenot shoes Vagabond

 

 

Feature image credit – sweater Majorelle scarf Missoni skirt St.John ring Julie Thevenot 

 

Photography Meryl Valerie

Creative Direction Simon DouaireSelect Studio NY 

Styling Meryl Valerie

Model Isabelle SchillingOne Management

Make Up Akiko OwadaThe Wall Group

Hair Leonardo ManettiSee Management

Production Meryl Valerie

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