January 28, 2013

Where Light and Dark Meet

Couture week transports us to a time of elegance. As much as we would hope to remain in such a saccharine fantasy, we cannot. We return to wintertime, with its brooding color palettes and gothic florals. Yet this chilly realm is not without its own version of romance: we mix dark and light in order that we might still cling to our sugar-coated fantasies.
“Be soft.
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
-Kurt Vonnegut

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Moschino Cheap & Chic graphic print silk tank top (available here), A/wear floral skirt (available here), Alexander McQueen box clutch, Charlotte Olympia platform pumps (available here).
Kurt Vonnegut's musings inspired my play between dark and light. While he urges us to hold on to our sweetness, we may find a new fashion dimension by maintaining a whisper of hardness. I am a color enthusiast, but darkness may bring out the lightness in us all.

2 comments:

  1. These pieces are all so beautiful! The printed top and floral skirt are impeccably ethereal!

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  2. I could totally wear the shoes and skirt!

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