Bon Hiver

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture
Snow is softly falling throughout Nashville. For the past two days we've received a steady dusting of snowflakes. As a rare winter gift for Nashville, I can't help but be in awe of the pure beauty. The white snow softly decorates the landscape, making the cold weather more bearable because of its sheer beauty.

Snow makes for a bon hiver (good winter). The perfect soundtrack: Bon Iver. I discovered this mellow, folk-ish artist last winter and now can't help but associate him with the season.

As with the landscape and in music, snow falls on the runways as we see shades of white in every fabric and style imaginable. Winter white can be fiercely fashionable, as with 3.1 Phillip Lim...

Andrew Gn Fall 2009

Burberry Pre-Fall 2010

Todd Lynn Spring 2010
Fur trimmed/fringed shoulders. A new look I can't help but find interesting.

A clean white palette that would seem simple, but is paired with edgy leather heeled boots and bags.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009
Fierce fur and silhouette with strong shoulders and use of black with white.

White can go from fiercely fashionable to fabulously feminine with the help of Elie Saab and images of the Nutcracker's snowflake ballerinas.
Soft lines, draping, curve-hugging and romantically detailed.

Snow angels in pure white couture.

Chanel does white through the lens of its classic black and white combination. Black helps winterize what was once a summer shade.

As winter's snow white princess, every girl needs a classic white Lady Dior bag, white polish, a spritz of Juicy Couture perfume and a couple of diamond "snowflakes."

Azzaro Spring 2010

Here's to a bon hiver.

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Winter photos: Wikipedia