It’s all about pink this season. We are embracing it in fashion as designers have been obsessed with the colour lately and also in beauty and make up. Rose extracts are being used widely in cosmetics and rose water products. And I have to say I am loving every moment of it, being enveloped with the floral scent of roses used in perfumes or just visually everywhere I look. So I decided to give you a quick pink overhaul of beautiful fashion items you might find useful in your everyday life. Get ready and put your pink shades on, things are about to get all rosy 🙂
At first, pink might seem relatively harmless, but after a bit of research I discovered that prior to Work War I, it used to be considered a very bold and strong colour and people generally considered blue more soothing and appropriate. Funny how things change, as today, we tend to associate pink with romance, innocence and Disney princesses 🙂 Then there are some, who would consider pink preppy, prim or simply too reminiscent of their pre-teenage years, but the latest fashion trends are here to change that view completely and discover the beauty of pink in a new light.
Of course, it’s crucial to get the right shade – once you decide to wear head to toe pink, as there is a fine line between high fashion pink and the Hello Kitty pink. I think a bold fuchsia shade of pink is always a sure winner (as mentioned in one of my previous posts on Schiaparelli’s shocking pink – to which Yves Saint Laurent famously called “an aggressive warrior pink” – so it depends how you look at it). Either way, he should have had a word with Zandra Rhodes, who figured out this trend ages ago when she started wearing her signature pink hair 🙂
My absolute favourite shade is the pale pure pink, with no hint of blue. It’s the colour of spring cherry blossoms. I love it, because it’s fun and playful and easy to wear. First time I had my attention drawn to it was while watching Wes Anderson’s visually ravishing The Grand Budapest Hotel back in 2014, as the film bathed in pink. It’s such visually pleasing colour it works with every skin tone, it’s like being lit by an especially soft, flattering lightbulb, your complexion simply shines. There is also something very optimistic about how it makes you feel when you wear it. Here are a few suggestions I found in shops around London:
However you choose to rock it, the outlook for this Spring/Summer season is very rosy indeed! So have fun with it and enjoy it by fully embracing all the shades of pink.