Colour Blocking in a Thunder Storm

by Fluffleberry on July 24, 2013


 Dress by Diane Von Furstenburg, Gold hoop earrings and African bead bracelet by La Parenthese, Skull bracelet by Venessa Arizaga and neon bracelet from a selection at Salt

Photograph by Nick Joelson

It’s hot and thundery outside so I thought I would show you the colour block dress I wore on a damp but balmy evening. Bright colour blocking is scary for me as I favour a muted, somewhat Scandinavian approach to my palette but in this dress I found a friend. I spied it years ago at a Diane Von Furstenburg sale and as soon as I put it on I knew I had to have it because, despite breaking all my rules (I rarely wear bright colours and I NEVER release my far from fashion cleavage) it offered me an instant sense of physical and emotional wellbeing.

Let me explain. The physical experience it provides is courtesy of an awful lot of extremely soft cotton jersey, probably my favourite material due to it’s sporty, casual, beautifully draping snuggliness. On an emotional level the soothing effects of the dress are two fold. Firstly I feel very strongly about pockets. My brother would probably roll his eyes as for him cut is everything but I just think it’s impossible not to feel at ease when your clothing has pockets. I’d just given up smoking when I bought this dress and immediately felt soothed by the fact I had somewhere to put my poor bereft hands when feeling awkward. Then of course there are the beautiful bright blocks of colour, which for some reason I didn’t find threatening. Perhaps it’s because she of the wonderful dresses chose them and it wasn’t just me adding a mass of bright colour into the mix to fulfil a trend. A trend that won’t quit people! All in all an extremely cheering fashion anti-depressant on a seriously grey day.



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