The Chatroom: Carolina Herrera
Rule of thumb: maintain your mystery
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are from here and those who have been forced to live here. The ones who are from here have largely adopted a throw-until-it-sticks mentality. (Proof of concept? Here.) The ones who have been forced to live here were bred to behave within the constructs of what those who are from here try to dub a bygone era of glamour — real glamour.
The thing of it is, this era isn’t really bygone. We have not just the stories to carry a legacy, but the very people who cultivate this legacy still contributing to the public discourse, reminding those of us who are curious to know what it takes to be a woman (mystery), how you should feel while wearing a dress (effortless) and whether black tie at a barbecue is ever appropriate (why not?) that in order to succeed, we don’t have to — as popular culture suggests — redefine, take back, nor consistently break molds. We just have to be cautious about the molds and role models we elect follow; make sure they’re the well-oiled ones who can possibly cite Diana Vreeland as a mentor.
In today’s episode of The Chatroom, Carolina Herrera lets us in on her secret. Secret being? Never share your…just watch!
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis