Slim Paley Photo……..First red rose of Spring climbing up my wall
So what better way to bid adieu to the pastels of Easter than a little dose of RED?!
Oprah looks great in it. So does Cate Blanchett. Angelina, check. Drew, adorable and let’s not even talk about Sophia. My point being; they’re all very different, and yet they all look fabulous in red. Now I find red difficult. Even with lips. I really love the idea of deep scarlet lipstick and yet whenever I put it on, I always chicken out and wipe it off at the last minute. It’s all I see when I do the last minute check in the mirror (The Take One Thing Off rule? The lipstick!) I blame Penelope Cruz for the last 3 red lipsticks I’ve bought. The two before that, Scarlet Johansson. On the other hand, or cheek rather, it’s surprising how natural a true red blusher can be ( My 1/2 dozen ‘Penelope’s and ‘Scarlet’s have now been recruited as blushes) It delivers a true pinched-cheek flush. Bourjois used to make an intense deep red that looked rather horrifying in the pot but just a dab was divine. I bought it in London. I kept it until it was down to the cardboard base (which, btw, is higher up than one would imagine-They trick us you know- for those who’ve never reached the bitter end of a Bourjois blush) If anybody still has any left, I’ll take it…
It was darker than this current one.
See? Blonde. Red. Good!.
Christian Loubitin Spring 2010
Marchesa Fall 2010/11
True story- Many years ago, when we lived in NY, we were invited to a black tie event in LA. For some inexplicable reason (OK, it was shoes with a touch of red) I felt that I HAD to have a red dress. I shopped like mad until I found just the right one, had it altered (which cost almost as much as the dress) and off to LA we went, my precious dress wrapped and tissued like a Faberge egg. The morning of the event, I thought it would be a good idea to get a little sun by the pool for a nice glow that evening. If I told you lobsters would have been appalled by my appearance I wouldn’t be exaggerating. It must have been the decolletage treatment I’d had the day before. I couldn’t, of course, wear a red dress that positively paled in comparison to my chest, so The dress, my chest, and my mortification all stayed home that night. Silly girl..
Over-sized Bell Lamp by Fly Designs for Axo Light.
How much do we LOVE The Red Shoes?! Have you seen the newly restored version yet??
1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E. Timbs, restored by David Crouse for the 2010 Concours D’Elegance
Now THIS is a beautiful car- What happened to all the beautiful cars??
“Squares” cabinet by Nosigner
Chanel Spring 2010 Aqualumiere Gloss in Party Red
Minu-turner clock (comes in many other colours)
Dracena light fixture
Cerruti Fall 2010/11
Dior Christal Tourblion watch
Talbot Renfor Fall 2010/11
…aaand not so much… looks comfortable though, especially the Tin man knees.
(believe it or not, the show was meant to be a tribute to The Red Shoes)
Dead Oak wrapped in red cotton strips by Philipa Lawrence for “Tell it to The Trees” U.K.
This exhibit does look wonderful, check it out..
Kenneth Cobonpue table and chair.
Balenciaga large wallet.
Monique lhuillier Fall 2010
.Lulu Guinness ‘snakeskin’ clutch
Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes
Are you wearing red?!.
Oh! and PS: If you are going to wear red lips, you MUST MUST get some Email Diament red toothpaste. It turns your gums very pink and makes your teeth appear much whiter- TRUST me on this! I may not know from tanning but I know my toothpastes!
Ok, now I’m really going to bed. It’s almost time for the next post!