All Hail The Ascot, All Hail Love.

November 16, 2015

Karen Walker Sunglasses | thevillagevogue.comClub Monaco Leather Jacket | thevillagevogue.comKaren Walker Sunglasses | thevillagevogue.comPixie Market Top | thevillagevogue.comClub Monaco Leather Jacket | thevillagevogue.comClub Monaco Leather Jacket | thevillagevogue.comJ. Brand Jeans | thevillagevogue.comPixie Market Top | thevillagevogue.comAll Hail Ascots | thevillagevogue.comPixie Market Top |

When I first set out to write this post I was going to write about how amazingly cool ascots are and how they are an accessory that should be borrowed from the boys as often as is humanly possible. However, after the tragic events that took place around the world this weekend, talking about neck scarves seems so trivial. Instead, I want to dedicate this post to love. This weekend I was reminded how devastatingly important it is to love. To give love, to show love and to be loved. Because after all, that is what life is all about. In times of tragedy I am reminded of something that my mom often tells me and that is that love conquers evil. Friday night it was hard to see the truth in that. Then I was scrolling through Instagram seeing the outpouring of support and love from all around world, for the world, and I came across this quote: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” – Fred Rogers. These words struck a chord with me after seeing the images from all around the world filled with pain and suffering. I started looking for the helpers, and they are everywhere.

Powerful images of love and support have also been visible all over this city that I call my home this weekend. Unlike love, hate is something that I just don’t understand. Maya Angelou sums it up beautifully with this: “Hate – it has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet”. But love on the other hand, love is some pretty powerful stuff. Love has the power to unite and to heal. Love brings people together and lifts them up. So I say, let’s spread love and create love. Let’s throw that shit around like confetti. Because in the words of Jackie DeShannon, what the world needs now is love.

Sending all of my love to Paris and the world.

Wearing: J. Brand Jeans (love thes, , these and these), Pixie Market Ruffle Top (love this version), Monika Chiang Clutch (similar style here), Club Monaco Leather Jacket old (also love this), Schutz Lace Up Shoes (similar pair here), Ascot from Italy (also love this, this and this), B-Low The Belt Bri Bri Belt, Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses, Evil Eye Manicure by ValleyBobbi Brown Hollywood Red Lipstick

Jewelry: Miansai Naomi Cuff, Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet, Venessa Arizaga Bombshell Bracelet and Cool Beans Bracelet, Tribal Beaded Cuff found on Etsy, Lionette Costa Bracelet, Stella & Dot Nugget Wrap Bracelet, Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Campbell O-Chain Ring (also love this version), Steven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on Etsy

Photography by: Alexander Scott Harris

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