This week we take inspiration from that Grande Dame of fashion, Vogue Magazine. If we only bought one publication a year, it would be the September Vogue… I’ve spent countless hours over the decades poring over that epic volume, garnering ideas about fashion, colour, decor, homes, food, and people. The December issue is a close second for sheer daydream value, as it’s filled with gowns, jewels and cocktail worthy ensembles to fill a girls’ dreams. Let’s take a peek inside the pages of this encyclopedia of current taste and find some images that teach us a little something fresh about colour….
Our first image shows Pixy Geldof wearing a lush printed dress by Carven. This page’s unusual palette caught our eye, as it has an intriguing combination of several trend colours that we can see being relevant well into the spring.
Note how the designer has blended several shades of cool greens with the warm parchment and spicy chestnut. The claret lip, contrasted with the blush collar and nail brings this vintage feel garment firmly into the now. The final touch is the slate blue background of the shoot, which resonates nicely with all the cool tones.
I would have thought to blend the chestnut and green, or the chestnut and blue – but perhaps not all three, and the additional touches of claret, pink and parchment take the palette to an entirely new level. Gorgeous, isn’t it? (The fourteen year old deep down inside of me is practicing that mona lisa smile in the mirror right now…)
For rich golden browns we reached for unique ambers, the slate blues were ably provided by our perennial favorites, “Azure Bubbles”, and the rich claret comes in the form of “Third Eye” and its companion Classic Core Uniques. The myriad of greens are brought to the bracelet by “Black Flower Mosaic”, with its highly textured blue and olive
tones. Even the dichroic glass accents in this example perfectly fit the needed palette. The gorgeous rich green unique at right is just what the bracelet needed to express not only the colours of inspiration photo, but also the verdant print of Carven’s dress. Finally, a hint of lilac pink is added by the “Golden Cave”.
The over sized and dramatic scale of the photograph’s jewellery dictated the style of the silvers for this composition. “Opposites”, “Large Berry”, “Thoughts”, “Zanzibar” and “Transformation” shine in this role. All the beads used for this project may be found online in our Tartoofultoo online gallery.
Oh – and in the spirit of the season we decided to add a companion cocktail ring to each bracelet… (As one does…) Here we showcase a lovely smoky quartz and yellow gold ring from the Mollard Collection of vintage jewels. It makes me smile just to see it, it’s just delicious.
Tomorrow: Vogue Day 2… Ciao darling, don’t ever change, we must do lunch.