Monday, 26 September 2011

Polished Jewels

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.


  1. I love the colour of your dress! <3 It goes so perfectly with your hair!

    Lost in the Haze

  2. I have to agree with you! The fall tones look stunning on you! That houndstooth skirt is so fun!

  3. Very observant to take the Fall colors to make your fashion statement. I love the teal green on you. I also like to taste the blackberries

  4. Thank you for the compliments and courteous responses. Anyone can pull off any colour really. It's a bit like lipstick; it'a all in the naming and spirit of the colour. Tell me to wear brown-y orange and I'd scowl, yet amber is exotic and alluring.