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“Blink” Colour: We’re blushing

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

It’s a little while since we shared some pure colour inspiration with you, but we have something particularly beautiful to make up for it. From vintage shots to fresh from NYFW catwalks we have a thing for this rosey, blushy selection of colours. It has been recurring across our Pinterest feed for a while, popping up in various levels, on various fabrications, for Spring/Summer and for Autumn/Winter.

To dig a little deeper than the ‘it’s pretty and we like it’ statement, this looks like the natural progression for all of those nude/make-up shades we have all been in love with for a few seasons. Team that colour level with the strong Seventies vibe. Blend those influences with the broader feeling for redefining feminism/femininity in a wonderfully fresh and modern way. The result, we think, is this sophisticatedly female colour level.

Pantone, we salute you and your choice of marsala as the shade for 2015. Although for us the name’ marsala’ doesn’t quite give this family of reddy, peachy, fleshy tints the sensual name it deserves. For us, we think ‘nipple’ would be a better name. Or maybe ‘well snogged lip’. Or how about ‘first flush of passion’? You get our drift? These colours are damn well sexy!

Colour Inspiration: nipple, freckle, blush... Pantone colours, fashion trends, colour inspiration, fashion colour trends, SS16 catwalk, vintage fashion

Colour Inspiration: nipple, freckle, blush…                                                                             Pantone shades 16-1332 TPX, 17-1540, 17-1516, 19-1656, 19-1245, 19-1325

Thanks to Pinterest and Vogue Runway for the images on our mood board. Top row, left to right: Lyn Devon Spring 2016, Marios Schwab Resort SS15, Marni Pre-Spring 2016, Madame Grès ca. 1967, See by Chloé Spring 2016. Mid row, left to right: Rodarte SS16, The Row Resort 2014, Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2016, Rodebjer spring/summer 2016. Bottom row, left to right: Tibi AW15, Paris Fashion Week WWD streetstyle, streetstyle, vintage.

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“Blink” Events: New York Fashion Week, AW’15

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Here’s part three of our NYFW coverage. this could possibly be the final instalment before we get consumed by LFW excitement, kicking off tomorrow. Well, actually it really starts for us tonight with LCF’s MA catwalk show so expect to see lots from that across all of our SM.

Right, back to the subject in hand, and that is the wearable brilliance that we spotted at Opening Ceremony. The culotte is staying put for Autumn ’15 so invest in a pair ASAP. These wide, cropped ‘is-it-a-skirt-or-is-it-trousers’ really creates a new proportion, especially as seen here in a firm fabrication. We love how the skirts mirror the same proportion too, looking especially fresh with those longer top layers. The midriff seems to have been retired for Autumn, and replaced by the far more forgiving ankle!

The mixed textures and colours look chicly relaxed, accessible yet very sophisticatedly stylish. For a brand that sometimes looks a little, how can we put it, well faddy frankly, this is a collection that looks desirable, considered, elegant and yet still with a youthful edge.

Opening Ceremony, AW'15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Opening Ceremony, AW’15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Opening Ceremony, AW'15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Opening Ceremony, AW’15 (images with thanks to style.com)

 

Now on to something really quite polar opposite. In fact we think Rodarte is pretty much the closest any US label gets to looking British- and that is a huge compliment! The Mulleavy sisters create collections with creative abandon, engaging with textiles and embellishment to create a fresh narrative every season. Their look is deeply energetic, experimental and very challenging. The AW’15 collection is all of that and more.

At times it feels a little beyond beautiful. By that we mean that they seem to have taken the ‘more is more’ Iris Apfel approach to some looks, but there are also some wonderfully bonkers creations that feel challenging but still possible. This is modern sexy, deeply empowered and very, very cool. Rodarte have taken that 70’s inspiration that’s still so hot and opted for a later period look when we were cusping on the 80’s, lace tights were a great idea and disco dancing was our exercise of choice, second only to Jane Fonda’s Workout.

Rodarte, AW'15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Rodarte, AW’15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Rodarte, AW'15 (images with thanks to style.com)

Rodarte, AW’15 (images with thanks to style.com)

I cannot wait to see what London has to offer! For more inspirational events, including show coverage, just click here.

London Fashion Week- Heel Me! The Joy of Shoes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Stopped stock still and slowly letting out a heartfelt gasp… This was me as I spotted a small, but stunningly effective display of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes in a corner of Somerset House’s LFW exhibition.

You may well have read about our passion for Mr Kirkwood’s creations on the “Blink” blog before. The love affair continues as we drooled over these amazing creations for Jean Pierre Braganza– fresh from the catwalk, looking like pastel powder puffs of heaven in high heels. We also marveled at these hand carved wooden heeled wonders that Kirkwood created for Rodarte’s S/S’11 NYFW show. He is clearly a love affair for them too as he has created the shoes for Rodarte’s last few collections.

Genius in a shoebox, as far as we are concerned…

Nicholas Kirkwood for Jean Pierre Braganza

Nicholas Kirkwood for Jean Pierre Braganza

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte