Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:53
by Amanda Bedgood
Politics go pretty in pink
There are few things more dreaded than arriving somewhere in the same dress. But, combine the starkly differing shapes and the recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we figure the stylists outfitting Michelle Obama and Ann Romney will keep their fashionable heads.
There were some heated words about seriously important topics Tuesday night, but over at IND Style we were musing over whether we'd go for demure pearls or contrasting glass baubles with such a fabulous hue known to the fashion set as Schiaparelli pink. I'm casting my ballot for both ladies (and loving that I would have pegged the wrong gal were I to guess who went with classic pearls. We're all about the unexpected around here.)
If you're more of a classic pearls kind of woman, glass in a contrasting hue like Ann donned is a great way to do the unexpected subtly - just the way to do some color contrasting for the timid. With the love of color continuing into fall there are truly no bad pairings when going solid on solid. How lovely cobalt would be or even a bold red.
There are few ways to look more utterly ladylike than to add a strand of pearls. Michelle's modern jacket with bracelet sleeves kept things fresh while those pretty pearls gave a classic vibe.
Yours truly is a lover of pink and there is perhaps no better month to don the color or no better hue of the feminine shade than the signature color of Elsa Schiaparelli. It's a shade that was shocking when the Coco Chanel rival brought it to the forefront of fashion with perfume packaging. The innovative designer called this particular pink “bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together.” Sounds like just the sort of color made for an IND styler. And if you're looking for some pink locally, the ladies at Hemline have a delicious pink silk blazer that recently arrived. We vote for it with a cobalt pair of jeans or skinny black pants.
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