Friday, 24 February 2012

Trend report: So very pastel



Arrival of the pastels’ invasion was of no big surprise to anybody. After a pleasantly crazy year of vivid and neon bright colours it was inevitable that sweet, tender and very feminine hues are next to rule the world, at least the world of fashion. And however under the indelible impression of currently shown Fall 2012 collections my mind is mostly preoccupied with futuristic designs of Miuccia Prada, leather dominance in Theyskens’ Theory, “Town meets Field” attitude of Christopher Bailey and the rich, natural palette seen at Gucci catwalk I couldn’t ignore the pastels call. 

The secret behind the pastels appeal is freshness, youth, femininity and dreaminess they bring. Dusty blue reminds the sky which you gaze upon through the squeezed eyelashes lazily laying on a beach. Mint green is as fresh and delightful as a mojito in a heat of a summer day. And could there be anything more elegant, romantic and lady-like than the shades of powder pink? However sometimes it’s way more simple than that and colours are just colours, and fashion is fashion to be simply enjoyed. So let the inner princess go and blossom in the pastel spring.
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Нашествие пастельных оттенков не стало ни для кого большим сюрпризом. После приятно сумасшедшего сезона ярких, неоновых цветов воцарение в мире женственных, нежных красок было неизбежно… по крайней мере в мире моды. И хотя под неизгладимым впечатлением от показываемых в настоящий момент коллекций осень-зима 2012 мой ум больше занят футуристическими дизайнами Миуччи Прада, доминированием кожи в показе Theyskens’ Theory, настроением “ Город и Поле” в коллекции Кристофера Байлей и палитрой насыщенных, природных красок, представленных Домом Gucci, я не могу игнорировать призыв пастели.

Секрет привлекательности данных оттенков - женственность, молодость и мечтательность, которые они в себе несут. Светло-голубой напоминает небо, на которое смотришь сквозь полуприкрытые ресницы, лежа на лениво теплом пляже. Мятно-зеленый такой же свежий и приятный, как мохито в зной летнего дня. А что может быть элегантнее, романтичнее и женственнее, чем оттенки бледно-розового? Хотя, иногда все намного проще фантазии, цвета являются всего лишь цветами, а мода остается просто модой, чтоб ею наслаждаться, и ничего больше. Так что будите свою внутреннюю принцессу и отправляйтесь цвести и рдеть в пастельной весне. 






At my photos:
Chanel nail polishs: June, Pêche Nacrée and Maiami Peach; Rimmel French Manicure nail polish, Depend nail polish, Hema nail polish, YSL eye pencil in 12, Guerlain "Kiss Kiss" Gloss in Fraise a Croquer 821
Skirt Asos, top H&M, skirt Zara, jeans Boss Orange, cardigan Banana Republic, shoes Zara, belt and bracelets Bijenkorf, Chanel nail polishes as above
Rings from left to right: TopShop, Accessorize, vintage

Some extra inspirations













36 comments:

  1. like all these things) its like macarons)
    dfcathy.blogspot.com

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  2. love that colors, great inspiration the last pics :) xxx

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  3. I agree with you, and think pastels are really taking over, in the fashion world. i personally really like this trend, it's very feminine and pretty. :)
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

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  4. Olá, amei o blog, visite o meu, se gostar segue.
    Eu retribuirei e seguirei o seu ;)

    www.gleikka.blogspot.com

    beijo com carinho

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  5. Love Love Love! I'm so inspired!

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  6. Ah yes, pastels, this is going to take up all my money the nest months I'm afraid ;)
    You have the most stunning rings!

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  7. I adore pastel colours, I think they're so so perfect for the spring <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love your descriptions of pastels. They are just that. Beautiful photos :)

    xx

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  9. Great post! I need more pastels in my life and now I have the inspiration to go out and get some! Thanks!

    http://southandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  10. КрасОты) зеленая сумка просто нечто!

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  11. wow, I think there are no such days when I don't hear or see about the revolution of pastels! :P I think pastels are colours suitable for warm weather.. mostly, but here we have so not cool winter. anyway, I always LOVE it when you show items from your own wardrobe. those shades are simply gorgeous! :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  12. Ah the Chanel June nail polish looks absolutely gorgeous! (though I'm a sucker for anything Chanel really). Pastels are just oh so pretty but it's a shame I can't pull them off. Your collection looks amazing though!

    xSophia
    http://www.moulinfrock.com

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  13. The nail polishes color is pretty and love the rings so much! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  14. im already obsessing over pastels! cant wait for spring!!
    xx
    http://stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  15. The colors are amazing. Great pictures!!

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  16. Great post! :)

    xoxo,
    http://thelivingcloset.blogspot.com/

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  17. I just love all of these looks they are so fabulous! I want them all!!! XOX

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  18. love these colors, especially "chanel june" and mint green!

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  19. I love the Easter eggs in this post! :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is a stunning post, love all the pastel inspiration!

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  21. I think pastels are so perfect for spring, It's what first that associate with spring.
    Wonderful post!

    xoxo Ra

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  22. great inspirational post, i really love colour pastel!

    xx

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  23. this is such a pretty post!

    It's quite funny you use the mini eggs in your first picture because this trend does look good enough to eat....

    Sophie x

    http://lafashionfolie.blogspot.com/

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  24. love your blog! pure inspiration!


    xoxo

    Silvicious

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  25. It's difficult to resist pastel trend when everything is so feminine and beautiful!

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  26. love every single photos! big like for all the mint garments and laces details!

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  27. That first picture is so nice!! Did you take it??! (I think so). It is great that we can buy pastel the next few months :))

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  28. love mint green...wish it suited me :(

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  29. like that

    http://alexandrablush.blogspot.com/

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  30. i'm hoping to find something in a soft lilac for spring. and something minty :)

    [oomph.]

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  31. aw these colours and textures are amazing, they make me feel happy! lol following you, i hope you'll follow me! x

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  32. I am not really a fashionista but i do love reading blogs about them, i am just wondering if pastel colors are always in during spring or summer season?

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    1. I think pastel pallet is the one which is mostly associated with spring. However taking in mind last year & vivid colour-blocking trend I guess it's just a matter of changing/ one season bright colors rule the world, next - pastel, dusty, nude ones.

      Xx

      Alexandra

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  33. Geweldige foto's! Ik hou van deze kleuren :)
    Leuke blog heb je!



    Liefs,



    Refineness.blogspot.com

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