Friday, 11 February 2011

Friend Friday: Colour Ways

This Friday the conversation is all about colour! Mixing mantras and wardrobe domination, let's get this show on the road.

(Charlotte Carey by Andrew Yee for How to Spend It)

1. What color dominates your closet?
My wardrobe is a mix of fabrics, patterns and colours so it's hard to really tell if there is one that 'dominates' as such. I would say light colours and pastel colours are the most common, pastel blue and white. However there is a lot of purple in there and more and more earthy greens are popping up.

2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
I would add more bold designs such as the Alexander McQueen dress below. I find that dress fascinating to look at, it's so rich and textured. I would probably buy more clothing to layer so that different colours could be layered together and mixed to give an interesting appearence.
I think I would also wear more colourful and fancy headwear, hats, flowers, hair pieces, fascinators, whole colourful woodland scenes in my hair... it would be fabulous!

(Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Nippon March 2011)

3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
I want to look like an extremely colourful flower when I mix colours and I often use flowers as inspiration for my outfit, the way I mix the colours and the colours I choose. I don't really have specific colours that I won't mix together, I don't have hard and fast rules of things that can't work together so I usually just try things out and if it doesn't work then I change it for something else... I went to a school that made me wear a red tartan kilt with bottle green jumper and tights, after that nothing looks quite as horrible!

4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
I love colour so I always try to wear at least one colourful thing in my outfit, besides with bright pink and purple hair you're always colourful even if you're decked out in all black. I like to wear very bright cardigans or shirts with a simpler piece on the bottom, plus they don't make as many colourful bottoms as they do tops in my experience so I suppose that just ends up happening naturally. Colourful tights are really fun, I have quite a few pairs of those and I'm always looking out for more.
I also use hair accessories to add colour, I have lots of bows, flowers, hair pins, jewelled hairclips... aside from that jewellery can also be a great way to add a little colour, most of my rings are colourful.  I bought some bright Orange nail polish yesterday so my hands are about to get even brighter!

5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe? 
Tiny Toadstool is amazing in many ways, her outfits are always very fun, eyecatching, sweet and incorporate colour in a really interesting way.

Friend Friday, an initiative started by the lovely Katy of Modly Chic, is a great way for fashion bloggers  to connect with one another and share more about themselves in a friendly and encouraging community. You can find out more HERE and join in by joining the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Google Group.

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