Friday, March 1, 2013

Colour Trends SS2013: Tender Shoots, African Violet, Emerald, and Nectarine

Tender Shoots. This Yellow pastel green is decidedly a Spring palette colour, and maybe also Autumn if you find a shade with a little bit more of black and yellow inside so it falls into Moss territory.

Colour trends SS2013: Tender Shoots
Colour trends SS2013: Tender Shoots by Caroline Grant. A simple shift dress with  a nice construction and a slightly A-line is a shape that is universally flattering. The pastel yellow green is elegant and very fresh when paired with a chocolate brown [Style: Urban Tweed, Ladylike with a Twist].

Diane von Furstenberg Agatha Dress / Mango Jacket / J. Lang Envelope Clutch Handbag / Ecco Nevers Court Shoes / Cora's Mulitcolor Enamel Teardrop Bib Necklace / Onikann Orlane Parisian Scarf / Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid/ Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Orchid.

African Violet. This lovely colour is Lavender in my palettes, Cool Summers, Soft Periwinkle (Soft Autumns and Light Springs). If you go stronger, as Periwinkle, for all Summer palettes.

Colour trends SS2013: African Violet
Colour trends SS2013: African Violet by Caroline Grant. Tom Binns' Riri collection is a good option if you want to invest in something neon. LK. Bennett's SS2013 embroidered leather clutch handbags and shoes (courts and slip-on moccasins) are very beautiful, have wearable heels and are presented in black and in white.

French Connection Fantasy Jacquard Dress / Highway Short-sleeved Denim Jacket / LK. Bennett Embroidered Leather Tuk Tuk Clutch Handbag / LK. Bennett Jasmine Shoes / Emilio Pucci Geometric Wool Scarf / Tom Binns Riri Painted Necklace and Earrings / Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Rose Aphrodite / M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Snob.

Emerald. Despite the name of the colour, this is certainly not emerald in the traditional sense of the word (a very strong, jewel-like green with a hint of blue inside), but green turquoise. All palettes, except the Deep Winter one, look good in this colour.

Colour trends SS2013: Emerald (Turquoise)
Colour trends SS2013: Emerald (Turquoise) by Caroline Grant. [Style: Ladylike with a Twist]. This is a perfect work outfit, perfect for all Body types. I like that the colour for the dress is repeated in the buttons. The shoes and work tote are perfectly professional.

Lanvin Short-sleeved Techno Dress / Kate Spade New York Tweed Hadley Jacket / Kate Spade New York Gold Coast Janine Handbag / Reiss Jasmine Kitten Heel Shoes / Kate Spade New York Toe the Line Idiom Bracelet / Kate Spade New York Locked in Slim Bangle Bracelet / Kate Spade New York Dazzle Drops Earrings / Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Corail Légende / Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin.

Nectarine. Orange, in one version of another, has been all the rage for several seasons now, although this version is certainly a soft salmon one and not the powerful Tangerine Tango of last year. Warm and Soft Autumns, Light Summers, and Warm and Light Springs look good in some sort of salmon.

Colour trends SS2013: Nectarine
Colour trends SS2013: Nectarine by Caroline Grant. This is a weekend look that plays on the contrast between the salmon shade and the poppy red. The accessories, all by Monies, add a bit of hardness to the filmy material of the dress. Monies pieces were all made of natural materials (horn, wood, semi-precious stones), and make for great statement pieces.

Calypso St. Barth Hedley Dress / Coast Teri Jacket / Hobbs Edie Tote Handbag / Hobbs Cathy Shoes / Monies Horn Multicolor Necklace / Monies Acacia High Bracelet / Monies Tricolored Horn Earrings / Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in Corail Légende / Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin.


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