If there’s two things no one would guess just by looking at me, they are my Latin American heritage and my love of horror films. As an Irish/Latina, I’m just as proud of my unique heritage as I am my love of fashion. While my Dad is Irish American, my Mom was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. That being said, I’ve long had a huge adoration for fashion designer and fellow Venezuelan, Carolina Herrera.
Not only are her designs impeccable, but she carries herself with the such class. She’s truly perfected the kind of class that my Latin mother always raised me to have. If that wasn’t enough, Carolina Herrera has also perfected the iconic bridal gown dressing both American royalty and fictional characters in some of the most viewed weddings ever.
With their broad shoulders and crazy headdresses, I’ve never been a fan of 80’s brides, but I feel a personal connection to the shamrock-filled wedding dress Carolina Herrera designed for Caroline Kennedy. Shamrocks were said to be a favorite of JFK so Caroline requested the dress have shamrocks in memory of her father. As a proud Irish/Latina, I couldn’t feel more connected to a shamrock dress designed by a beloved Venezuelan.
Yes, I’ll admit it. I’m a Twilight fan and I’m totally Team Edward. The dress Carolina Herrera designed for the wedding scene of Breaking Dawn: Part 1, captured Bella’s simple glamour perfectly.