19 Jan 2011

Love the Look: Amazing colour harmony...

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Some people like to play with bobby pins in their bathroom... I love playing with color and recently, while trying to be more sustainable, rather than shop so much I've been having fun with color, dying my old cottons and some wool and cashmere. Now they all match. Like cherished-old-friends, acquired over many fashion cycles in London, Los Angeles and NYC. The blues became smoky. Some of the pale yellows and creams became wonderful shades of green…

The cottons are dyed in the machine with a commercial blue dye and for the natural fibres I have been experimenting with natural products. I’ve had good results with turmeric, disappointed with beetroots as they make a poor dye (but good in salads with feta). I’m thinking of experimenting with henna next…

Meanwhile, I digress... the color of the toe-cap of her flats match her lipstick. I remember her top and pants being jet-black with a slightly shiny finish to the cotton and its color and finish coordinated pulling the black bag into the overall look harmony, a very chic sense of color. Unfortunately, she spoke no English....

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Love the matching colour pop, the red looks so perfectly red!! A really great outfit overall, and the fringe is to die for! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!


Hannah xx

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Amazing!!!

Chloƫ said...

She's gorgeous! This look is SO me. I am in love with vintage style and red lippy! Good luck with experimenting with henna! I've often wanted to dye my clothes but been too scared! Would reeeaally love if you could check out my blog,
http://chloetheporcelainprincess.blogspot.com
Thanks! xxxxx

Chicago Streetstyle Scene said...

I love the fur scarf!

http://www.chicagostreetstyle.com/

styleeast said...

great shot, the background is perfect too!