Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hooray for Colour!

Saturated colours are in!  And that makes me one happy little designer :-)

The Christian Dior 2010/2011 Haute Couture collection recently showed in Paris, and it was an explosion of bold, exquisite colour...  

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John Galliano used the flowers from his childhood garden as inspiration...and there is nothing humble about these blooms...

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While the head-gear was a little, umm...odd...

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...the dresses were whimsical and colourful and just utterly, jaw-droppingly beautiful...

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Pure, unadulterated colour... takes a certain degree of daring to use it so boldly, and I take my hat off to Galliano for his bravery.  But it paid was HIS collection making headlines around the world, not the forgettable neutrals, nor the predictable pastels.

Colour makes you sit up and take notice!

One of the things I love so much about jewellery (both in the making and in the wearing) is that you can be bold and explore outrageous colour combinations on a small scale.  You don't have to don a floor-length frilly, fluffy, frivolous gown a la Christian can don an outrageously colourful pair of earrings with a white tank and jeans, or a boldly-coloured, over-the-top necklace with a little black dress.

Jewellery is the perfect opportunity to make a bold statement...on a small scale :-)

Stay tuned for some colourful creations here soon!

Thanks for looking, and be well!


  1. Oh Belinda you are so right! This is how I make my statement. My hubby thinks I have gone overboard (with blogging and purchases and sitting every evening beading) but I can't stop! I also love the feel of the beads they are so soothing to me. I also think I am fairly good at it which gives me that extra thrill!
    Thanks for this post!
    Huge Hugs!

  2. I'm so glad that beading has captured you hook, line and sinker, has a way of doing that ;-) I enjoy using colour so much in my jewellery...there's no better way to make a statement!

  3. Ohhhhh I love the bold colors or this collection. I try to keep up on the fashion world just for that reason. Colors and shapes.

  4. I love it too, Nicole...the colours and shapes are amazing! There is a huge amount of inspiration to be found in the fashion world, particularly in haute couture :-)


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