Passing through Kalorama, a neighborhood former President Obama and Ivanka Trump recently purchased homes in; I deliberately ended up in Upper Northwest Washington DC. Hillwood Estate lies on twenty-five acres of gardens and woodlands inspirited by founder Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1957. Marjorie Merriweather Post daughter of C.W Post inherited and directed which came to be General Foods, purveyor of popular breakfast cereals as well as Jell-O and Maxwell House Coffee’s. The philanthropist, art collector, patriot and internationalist lived lavishly and was hospitable to many guests at a time. A highly respected American heiress, Post would trial products on guests for lunch, such as new Jell-O flavors. Her passions intertwined, sustaining a sparkling life. Social and private, Hillwood Estates was occupied in Autumn and Spring.
I enjoyed New Year’s week at The Boca Raton Resort & Club and spent time in The Palm Beaches. The inspiration that came from waking up at a property architected by Addison Mizner, was incredible. Among Boca Raton and Palm Beach elites, Addison Mizner was the most sought after and spoke about architects in the early 1920’s. The barrel-tile roofs, pink stucco walls, and revival of Spanish Colonial Architecture coincides with the aesthetic of the Banyan trees on the grounds. Banyan trees are considered to be immortal. Addison Mizners Architecture is that like The Bayan tree, that is perpetually renewing itself. The beauty remains perfectly in tact and with pride, up kept.
Fringe, it’s your time to shine. With summer approaching, I thought this look was best.
Before the 1920’s flapper look, the Native American’s had already created garments with fringe to repel rainwater. In the case, it should help to repel pool water 😉.
Fringe is for fun.
A fringed Proenza Shouler dress.
Givenchy metallic fringe thread.