28.1.07

coruscating colour

There are three specific groups who immediately come to mind when I think, "who can pull off orange and fuschia together in one outfit and not look like an '80s inspired scenester on crystal meth?".

They are:

1. Dutch. I say this after noting all of the deliciously bright Oilily fashion present in Holland.

2. Indian. To quote Diana Vreeland, "pink is the navy blue of India". Orange is also a popular shade and I have never seen women look more beautiful in it.

3. Brazilian... ('nuff said).


I wish her nails were fuschia too, but the back more than makes up for any miniscule faux pas...

Now I am not Dutch, Indian or Brazilian, so I would really like to have a dress similar to the one above, only in black (#7 by Bi La Li).

6 comments:

thetiniestspark said...

oooh, that dress is too lovely!! i'm all about bright colors (current outfit: lime green vintage sweater and blue & white parasol striped anthropologie skirt, whee!), but i also love the black backless one that you linked. now where the $350 is to come from...

Lacey said...

hehe... my ma just left for India today and she asked what I wanted and I said, "orange and pink!"... maybe I was inspired by this pic...

those Brazilians are amazing...

mareGa said...

Beautiful dress! Love the bold colors... she made the right choice by not wearing accesories.

fashion me this said...

Ah she looks absolutely fantastic!
I love her brightly colored wedges
and that adorable look on her face.

Carissa said...

Not only the beautiful dress, but those shoes! I adore.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Ah, cool picture.
Thanks for the stuff about the orange and fuchsia ;) I'm Indian and not particularly fond of the latter, but they work just fine in combimation It also depends on what kind of skin tone the wearer has- we kind of come in a lot of shades between olive to black.

Where in India did you live? That is, if you don't mind my asking.