Bright sunny colors lift my mood. This Kimono inspired dress from the ETRO Spring 2019 collection embodies the spirit and vibrancy of Seville.
A trip to Southern Spain, the historic town of Seville, is the right Getaway after too much snow and rain in Switzerland in the last few weeks. I feel revived and inspired by the myriad of colors on the buildings.
As I wander along the old city I am surprised by the many different architectural styles, a signature of different centuries. The area has such a rich history, so many grand buildings are filled with artifacts. The Collonade at the Plaza de Espana leads me to more buildings. Near the Alcazar Palace I can see the high Giralda Tower, it is quite impressive.
A visit to a history museum helps to understand the many architectural influences and different architectural styles in Seville. Later, a visit to a palazzo allows a glimpse into life in Seville in the past, a stroll along an interior garden of a palazzo is a Must for the day.
The instant vacation feel of this ETRO kimono dress makes a visit along the arcades of Plaza de España in Sevilla a comfortable trip, to discover the rich history of past glory.
The bejeweled Crystal Lotus Suede Mule Slides by Aquaazzura from the photo above transport me into another time. The fringe Bouton reminds me of a Rosette worn to present an insignia or a medal at the Spanish Court. The jewels sparkle as the stones catch the sun’s bright rays. A fitting wink to the past.
The day is filled with new discoveries around the streets of the old city. As I wear another red dress, the ruffles of the soft silk brushes against my legs. The blue tile work on buildings in the old city tells a story of great seafaring discoveries. When I walk along the stately buildings, I feel connected with the past.
Seville in the Spring is full of magic. The bright colors, the Mudejar architecture, the city’s charm, the blooming roses, they all enchant your senses. When you step into an interior garden inside a palazzo, as the spray of a fountain dances in the sun light, you feel dazzled by the moment, just as I was.
Come along and discover.
more information: Harper’s Bazar, February 2019, information credit: photographer Marcin Tyszka, Styling Kerstin Schneider, others.