Summer suits crisp whites and pretty pastels. I think of ice cream colours of bubblegum pink, lemon sherbet and pistachio as particularly sun-bleached. Blondes (platinum and golden) benefit from summer, their locks resplendent echoes of their sunshined skin. Latin women also flourish under summer with their natural bronze ready to wear gold, safari browns and campfire orange. Black women look incredible wearing acid summer brights—think Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.
I like to think darker haired, paler skinned, Celtic looking types flourish in the fall. Autumn demands warmer colours and bolder, jewel tones. Barack Obama told Americans after he won the election that: “This is our moment.” Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph declared that Kate Middleton’s choice to wear Alexander McQueen (by Sarah Burton) was “a fashion moment.” If you’re dark-haired or like jewel tones, friends, this is your moment. Think garnet, sapphire, emerald, black onyx, any really.
The elegant simplicity of the simple, covered-up sheath reminds me of Jackie Kennedy, or a dress Kate Middleton might have looked at, but ultimatley rejected. I wanted to exaggerate its lady-like quality with an excess of pearls.
Leaves wouldn't fall without wind, thus it's impossible to avoid the odd windswept shot.
My favourite narrow boat and backdrop of the day. It's rusted and unloved but the colours somehow give it life.
I like the seasonal synchronicity of how berry shades also look appropriate to wear at exactly the moment you can harvest them.