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JUNE 21 — JULY 22

Cancer Season finds her way in like the waves of the ocean kissing at our feet. Quite, and soft but not unnoticed. The first water sign season of the year, Cancer season is both emotional and nurturing, allowing us to dive deep into our feels without shame or judgment. While we're here, everything will be served with a side of "OMG" and "I literally can't." Everything feels a little heavier during Cancer season, like the shell of the crab it's represented by and its near-impenetrable force.  The mother sign of the zodiac, this season can feel bring overbearing, anxiety inducing feelings that get us caught underwater, not sure if we should sink or swim.

But to every problem there's a solution. Cancer season is all about nurturing what needs to be nurtured, and honoring what needs to come to the surface. Yes, there may be a hard outer shell to crack through, but you can bet your bottom dollar what lies underneath is soft and delicious. Cancer season asks us to dress in the colors of a loving heart ( rose quartz, peach, pearlescent peach, ivory) and the color of the sky when she meets the ocean (sky blue, periwinkle, sea foam green, watercolor shades of blue.) This is the season to be your own mother, to tend to the softer parts of yourself without shame or judgment. We're here for the ride, especially if it means dressing deliciously. 

From Left: Haider Ackerman, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Nina Ricci (right three)

From Left: Haider Ackerman, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Nina Ricci (right three)

SMELLS: Anything that smells like your childhood home. Freshly laundered linen, fresh cotton candy from the pier, vanilla, the smell of flowers through the smoke of a bonfire on a beach at night.
TASTES: Ocean salt on skin, fresh strawberry lemonade, mangos, berries you picked yourself, ice cream, fresh baked meals served by someone you love deeply.
COLOR: Rose quartz, dusty pink, colors of the heart. The blue at the bottom of the ocean, the pink inside of a clam shell, pearly whites, sky blue.
TEXTURES: Light as air silks, delicious cashmere, delicate knits on bare skin, shining satins.
COLLECTIONS: Gucci, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci, Haider Ackerman; all FW18.

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TO WEAR: Layers of pink and peach finished off with an oversized diamond collar and earrings. Vintage slips the color of the sky, opaque tights in every color of the ocean, feathered sweaters that feel like candy when you wear them. Diamond head cages a la Gucci, gold T-strap heels, sheer blue prairie dresses, oversized sweaters, silken robes, layers of vintage pearls, rose quartz pendants and matching gaudy rings, soft pink lipstick and extra blush, blue eyeshadow, silver booties.
TO SEE: Only Lovers Left Alive, the cult vampire flick staring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston about a rock and roll couple trying to make it through the new millennium as the undead. 
TO HEAR: Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack, Bjork, the sound of the ocean at midnight
CRYSTALS: Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine, Peach Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz


gabriela herstik