Fashion

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Mother, Carolina Herrera

The fashion icon's daughter Carolina Herrera de Baez shares her mother's advice on life, love, and beauty.
IMAGE GETTY
Comments

Sitting down with Carolina Herrera de Baez, Creative Director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances and daughter of the fashion icon, it's almost impossible not to feel as though you're with a shadow of Carolina Herrera herself. Herrera de Baez radiates the same soulful passion and elegance that one can only assume she inherited from her mother.

In fact, Herrera de Baez has been so inspired by her mother that she even created a fragrance in her honor. Blonde Jasmine—the staple piece in her new collection, Confidential—resonates with her in a way only bright, jasmine tones would.

"I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it’s called Blond Jasmine because for me, jasmine is always associated with my mother so I think the Blond jasmine, it reminds me of her," she says. "It’s another ode to her and that’s why it’s the pillar of the collection."

Here are five life lessons Herrera de Baez learned from her mother.


MOM IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

"I wish I hadn’t been such a mean bitch. It’s part of growing up. I’ve learned that she was right. She's going to love that I said that."

ALWAYS TRUST YOUR CREATIVE INSTINCTS.

“You have to trust yourself and have good instinct. But that doesn’t mean success. I trust my instinct, I fight for it. I surround myself with people I trust and I respect—people who are smarter [than me] and have something to offer. It's important to have a group. You can’t do anything on your own.“

THE MOST RADIANT BEAUTY IS NATURAL BEAUTY.

"Simplicity and naturalness is what I always saw at home. [Carolina Herrera] seems super natural to most people because she’s always perfect. But that's her way. It takes her five seconds to get dressed. It’s very natural. I think that’s what I’ve learned: be natural. You can’t overwork anything that’s not natural."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

COMPASSION AND HUMILITY ARE KEY INGREDIENTS FOR ANY RELATIONSHIP.

"I think you have to have dialogue in relationships, respect, empathy, compassion, and humility. [Growing up] there was—maybe not so much dialogue—but there was everything else. Compassion, humility... things that you have to give and take in relationships."

ALWAYS BE CURIOUS.

"The best advice is to be curious—never lose curiosity and nurture your soul. Maybe she doesn't use the words 'nurture your soul' speaking in Spanish. But be curious, always. Cultivate your world."

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Katie Robinson
View Other Articles From Katie Robinson
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
“We were encouraged, motivated and mentored by our teachers to give the best of ourselves in everything that we did, be it academics, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities," says Sr. Christine Pinto.
 
Share
The Duchess paid tribute to her late mother-in-law in Sydney.
 
Share
Cosmopolitan gentleman Anton Roxas created a romantic setting in his dream house with the help of Mario Buatta.
 
Share
It might be a little harder to catch a flight to the island.
 
Share
The happy couple just announce they are expecting their first child next spring.
 
Share
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in Spring of 2019.
 
Share
Kate's sister Pippa just gave birth to her first child, a baby boy.
 
Share
These new scents will excite your olfactory senses with their modern takes on classic ingredients.
 
Share
Because "lazy dressing" just doesn't cut it sometimes.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US