Southern Charm

After living in Georgia for several years, I’ve said goodbye to the Peach State. But that doesn’t mean that its southern charm is far from my mind. Georgia and other southern states like South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi induce a sense of calm, warmth and charm. They are often synonymous with the nostalgic notions of genteel manners, grace and lazy days in the sunshine.



A spring or summer day in the south means plenty of sweet tea, home-cooked comfort food and romantic dresses that help you stylishly survive the rising temperatures. 

The spirit of southern style was captured by Arthur Alegort for Vogue in 2005 with model Gemma Ward (above) and more recently by Annie Leibovitz in the photos she took of Elle Fanning in 2017 (below). 
The grand oaks became a character in the photos as they stand majestically with branches spread wide and moss dangling delicately above the earth. Landscape always plays a central role in painting a full picture of the south. 


The land of the south varies, from flat stretches to soft rolling hills. Oak trees with moss accents are common, as are colorful azalea bushes, delicate dogwood trees and blooms of every shape and color. Against nature’s backdrop, historic Victorian and plantation style homes bring with them stories and history of lives once lived in their walls.

History runs rampant across the south, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for modern day interpretations and advancements. Cities like Atlanta, Savannah and Charleston flourish, where the old and new co-exist.

Designers like Zac Posen and Kate Spade  showcase a love of history in their style choices, while remaining relevant for today’s world. Dresses in their latest collections are inspired by classic silhouettes like a fitted waist and full skirt, complete with romantic details that would surely please a southern belle like Scarlett O’Hara.
 Kate Spade Spring 2018
Delicate details, florals, flowing skirts and romantic vibes channel the spirit of south. Are you ready to wear the charms of the South this season? 
 
 ZAC Zac Posen Spring 2018


Runway Photos: Vogue.com 

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