inspiration: Dancing in the Rain
"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." -Vivianne Green
Our style icon Bianca has loved watching Gene Kelley's character in "Singing in the Rain" ever since she was a little girl. She shared with us how she interpret's Kelley's positive spirit amidst the sky falling from above.
"Despite being drenched with water from head to toe, he manages to laugh, sing and splash about with a smile on his face. His inner state of mind is what makes him so happy.
On rainy days, instead of succumbing to a dreary mood, I wear bright colors to lift my mood. In this plush teal coat designed by my friend Leanne Hilgart, the dynamic founder of Vaute, and a clear umbrella to let me see the rain drops falling while staying high and dry, there's no excuse for staying indoors."
Jacket (by VAUTE, made in NY from vegan, recycled + non-toxic materials)
Umbrella (by BRELLI, made fair trade in NY from biodegradable PVC and bamboo)
Scarf (silk, from India)
Tights (made in USA)
Photos: Michael Alexander
Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.