Thursday, 4 February 2010

Go Nude

I have recently developed a major love for nudes. Not naked people (though they're nice too!), get your minds out of the gutter, obviously I meant the colour! Previously I never used to like pale colours as I am super pale myself so I found they made me look really washed out and ill. Recently though I have found the solution - as long as I don't wear them next to my skin I'm fine. That's why I'm in love with the black-collared topshop dress below, and lovely thick grey tights paired with the palest of pink skirts. A perfect way to inject a bit of a spring glow into your winter wardrobe.

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Clockwise from top left: dress - Topshop, necklace and scarf - Accessorize, top - Modcloth, Handbag Vivenne Westwood at Net-a-Porter, Skirt - New Look, Shoes - Asos, hat - Modcloth, Nail Varnish - Nails Inc in Warwick Avenue, bag - Marni at Net-a-Porter

It was really strange when I was looking for nude colours in the spring 2010 runway photos, they all seemed so long ago now! I've got so used to a fashion calendar which is six months before you might ever think of wearing something similar. I was reading a magazine article which was talking about Chanel's outrageous spring runway show and I was like 'what? That was six months ago! How can you only just be talking about it now?' I don't really want to weigh in too heavily on the whole magazines vs bloggers debate going on at the moment, but I think magazines need to wise up, and bring readers a bit more. I don't think they've quite caught up to the fact that these days with style.com and bloggers posting photos and videos traight away we're running on the same schedule to them, not six months later.

7 comments:

Leia said...

I looove nudes!
And totally agree re: the bloggers/magazines debate. I think magazines may also be scared that they're a dying demographic.

Rachel said...

I LOVE this S/S Chanel - I have their campaign on my wall! They've had some great look books and collections recently...

I love the new nude but I think its best I stick to darker colours with my porcelain skin - I don't want to look too unwell!

Sherin said...

Nudes rock! I love wearing that colour. And that dress is gorgeous. As for that New Look skirt: I think I have to buy it: its calling out to me!

daisychain said...

I have a total obsession with nude at the moment too.

Claire said...

For me, I can't wear nudes at all, even if they're away from my face! I like seeing other people wearing them, just definitely not for me! I DO love that "I Love You" envelope necklace though!!

Helen said...

I love that topshop dress, it's so pretty. The only nudes I have in my wardrobe are my KG shoes, I'm so used to wearing bold colours I'm not sure I could pull it off.

I think with magazines, they tend to cover things from past collections because they only become relevant now (eg, as people are actually beginning to dress for spring). I don't go to magazines for fashion week coverage though, but they are good for knowing what is coming in the high street shops soon.

MJ said...

I like nudes as long as they're the right colour - I have that nude lace dress but I don't think I'd suit more pinky nudes. Unfortunately it's bloody hard to find the shape and the colour you want! I think it might be off to the haberdashery for me!

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