When we think of silk, we think luxury. And why shouldn’t we? Silk is said to have been invented as a textile in ancient China around 2000 BC. exclusively for nobles and royalty. Only those elite individuals were permitted to wear the fabric to distinguish themselves from the rest of the population. Still today, The Queen of England wears a silk headscarf as a veritable uniform and the world’s most famous fashion houses like Hermes and Dior would be unrecognizable without their iconographic silk fashion staples. And, there is even more to love about silk beyond its majestic heritage! The world’s most regal fabric is also one of the most beneficial for overall wellness. Experts tout the benefits of wearing silk to help with body temperature regulation and recommend wearing the fabric at night to combat menopausal hot flashes. To boot, silk is considered to improve the overall appearance of both skin and hair by locking in moisture (silk does not suck up healthy, natural moisture like its cotton counterparts). And because natural silk can biodegrade and uses less water than many other fibers, it is considered sustainable. Bonus! Now, why shouldn’t we all dress, sleep and lounge like royalty? Just remember to keep it 100%.

The Benefits of Silk

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Silk Dress, Ballin’s
Silk Printed Blouse, Ballin’s
Silk Cord Earrings, Aerin
Scarf Blouse and Pants, Pilot/Powell 
Silk Strand Necklace, Pilot/Powell
Saint Laurent Quilted Bag, Saks Fifth Avenue

Shopping Events on Our Radar this Week: 

Head to Weinstein’s this Thursday and Friday for the Peter Cohen trunk show for sophisticated, slinky silk pieces. 

Judy at the Rink hosts an anniversary party this Thursday with pop up vendors Buru, Your Life Styled, Shay Fox Jewelry and Elizabeth Alpaugh