I feel like a cat with nine lives. Now well into my sixth decade, I remember vintage styles when they weren't vintage. I wore hip-hugger bell-bottoms and peasant blouses in the 70's, power suits in the 80's-90's, leggings (first time around) and color-blocking (first time around) and I did the all-black thing for a while. I've watched us go extremely casual, wearing
pajamas yoga pants in public and I happily embrace a move towards the structure of vintage-inspired clothing. Oh my, I am happy to be sewing with wovens more than knits, but I digress.
It seems that every decade or so, I find myself puzzled with new trends and I need to figure it out. Do I like it? Will my eyes come to see this as fresh and new and interesting? Maybe! It is good to keep an open mind.
Have you read the Colette Sewing Handbook? It is a lovely book - I bought it, as I always do, to support the work of contemporary stitching authors. [I've also bought Amy Butler, Heather Ross, etc over the years]. It is my habit to buy books throughout the year, read them gently and then give them as gifts to my nieces at Christmas. But this book is so good I am keeping it for myself. Again, I digress.
Here is that color story again!
|salmon, mint & yellow|
So here is the thing. This is very deliberate. These designers are choosing these colors on purpose, so I want to understand why, and see how this plays out for me. It was only in my teens and twenties that current styles felt completely organic to me. Since then, I confess that it's always a learning experience when unfamiliar aesthetics introduce themselves.
Here the colors are more saturated:
Back to browsing and mulling this over. It's not new, strictly speaking:
Does the skin tone make a difference? I think this Marc Jacobs dress looks beautiful on the darker compexion:
Nothing would persuade me to wear colors that feel unflattering, but I would bring these into my life in a more subtle way, like this:
I don't want to know the price of that purse. It would only put me in a mood.
How about you? Although I figured out "my colors", in 1987, there is no harm in re-visiting the topic, right? Yes, I am being just a little facetious. Just in case you couldn't tell. Even if don't wear any of the colors in this palette, I still enjoy the challenges presented by ever younger designers.
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