Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Colour Trends SS2013: Dusky Blue, Grayed Jade, and Linen

The Aqua colour trend is centred around a series of shades between blue and green but have a great deal of white inside. In general, they are cool colours. In the palettes, aqua colours are called:
  • Mint, for Soft Autumns and Soft Summers.
  • Icy blue, for Clear and Cool Winters, Light and Clear Springs.
  • Green aqua and Blue aqua, for Deep Winters, and Cool and Light Summers.

Dusky Blue.
Colour trends SS2013: Dusk Blue
Colour trends SS2013: Dusk Blue by Caroline Grant. Hervé Léger dresses are always very body conscious, and his bandage style dresses have become a sort of classic, although only for the slimmest and fittest. Well, those people should have stuff to wear too! I like that the necklace and cuff bracelet are a toughest than parts of the outfits, so it's not too sweet.

Herve Leger Faith A-line Bandage Dress / Hobbs Invitation Agnes Jacket / Hobbs Invitations Sherry Handbag and Shoes / Jean Paul Gaultier Choker Necklace / Roberto Cavalli Buffalo Horn Cuff Bracelet / Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Rose Aphrodite / Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Sorbet Fraise.

Grayed Jade. A bit of black inside an aqua colour, like here on Grayed Jade, will make it darker and slightly toned down, therefore appropriate for slightly warmer palettes (mainly for Soft Autumns and Warm Springs), but not the deeper ones because it lacks saturation.

Colour trends SS2013: Grayed Jade
Colour trends SS2013: Grayed Jade by Caroline Grant. When you are going for a lace anything (a dress, a top, a coat), I think your best bet is to have it tailor made, because good-quality lace items are usually very pricey and difficult to fix if they do not fit perfectly (for instance, you cannot fix the hem length if the scalloped part of the lace has been used -as it should). So, you are better off choosing a pattern that is perfect for you and your own fabric and have it made to measure.

Valentino Macrame Lace Dress / Jack Wills Austerberry Blazer / Calvin Klein Collection Handbag / Charles by Charles David Cory Boots / Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace / Kenneth Jay Lane Jade Stone Ring / NARS Lipstick in Casablanca / NARS Nail Lacquer in Cha Cha Cha.

Linen.This is sort of a Blush colour, a very soft and delicate white with a bit of salmon inside (for Soft Autumns), or Cream (Deep Autumns, Warm Autumns, Warm Springs) but it could also be construed as any sort of not pure white, like Stone (all Autumn and Spring palettes) and Powder pink (Light Summers and Light Springs).
Colour trends SS2013: Linen
Colour trends SS2013: Linen by Caroline Grant. Another great Missoni print, really offset by the purple spring coat (a stylish variation of the trench coat). I adore flowers, so here I have chosen a play on two lovely ones: the statement necklace and the cocktail ring. I love the sandals, and platforms usually make for more comfortable shoes.

Missoni Sleeveless Dress / Hobbs Totley Mac / Radley Stockton Handbag / Hobs Cathy Shoes / Metropolitan Museum Imperial Pink Pansy Necklace / Rebecca Koven Jaipur Lily Flower Ring (vintage) at / Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Flirt/ Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin.

  • Colour Trends SS2013, Pantone dixit.
  • Energy colours, represented by Poppy Red, Cobalt blue, and Lemon Zest.
  • Pastels, represented by Tender Shoots, African Violet, Emerald (which is not emerald but a green turquoise) and Nectarine.

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