Sophia Loren is an immortal fashion icon. Her exquisite taste and good looks have been exemplars of what great fashion can look like for decades. La Couture Chapeau has offered up a tribute to her timeless style by recreating some of her iconic hats such as this red one that demonstrates an utterly outsized extravaganza of a hat can be perfect. That proportion can be wildly disproportionate and work.
So there I was, innocently reading this book and along comes a line that said “His world had become beige, passionless and flat.” As a beige-lover I was outraged. There’s so many things wrong with that sentence it’s hard to know where to start, but first lets dispense with the idea that beige is flat.
Beige is a color that reflects light – creating depth and texture that darker colors often lose. It also creates softer shadows than white. You can see the depth and richness of beige in this BoA Creations dress. Beige is a rich color and comes in many variations.
Let’s also throw away the idea that beige is passionless – beige projects a sustained passion. Red is often the color most associated with passion – but red is obvious, blatant, it’s the quickie of color passion. Beige is subtle, mysterious, the slow seduction of color passion. Continue reading →