Bright & Bold
Recently, I’ve been quite obsessed with bold colours. I blame ZARA for that. If you’ve been to their stores lately, you’d have noticed their bright and bold separates – it’s a compelling, fascinating yet dangerous attraction all at the same time. I keep trying them on but leave the store always thinking, nah, it’s really too bright for the workplace.
Bold, bright and polished – these models in the catalogue represent the sophisticated, fashion forward woman who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries at work. Which isn’t really me unfortunately… with their tightly slicked-back hair and precise application of make up, I’m more of a relaxed-formal type of dresser and can’t stand the strain of having my hair so tightly slicked back throughout the entire day.
It does however, look like colour blocking of bold and bright colours has been going through a revival on the catwalk. I loved Alberta Ferretti‘s Fall 2011 show
Her use of swirls and crackles to separate her colour blocking is quite ingenious – it brings more colours into the palette without being too overwhelming. I’m thinking that those who are completely in love with the OPI/China Glaze Crackle polishes at the moment will absolutely love the idea of such striking colourblocks.
Like the Zara stylist, it’s evident that Alberta Ferretti very much prefers the slicked back, sophisticated and clean look for her models, which is why I was hardly surprised to see that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame was her muse for her capsule collection for People Tree UK.