Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Primaries

No silly, not THOSE primaries!
The three anchor brights: red, yellow, and blue - from whence all other colors derive!
Whether separately or together, these bold hues add interest and excitement to autumn attire! CC knew the time was ripe for this post when she saw these stunning Michael Thompson photos in the NY Times. Go here for more on the exhibit.
Below: A winter wonderland photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Crash Division


PRIMARY GIRLS:
The lovely ladies of our favorite TV show strut their stuff on upper fifth in fall's bright three.
Still from "The Blair Bitch Project" via cwtv.com.

RUNWAY INSPIRATIONS:
Photos via style.com except where noted.
Fiery red hair at Thakoon


Antonio Berardi
Lacoste
J-C de Castelbajac, courtesy Paris Vogue
Floral ruffle Astrid jacket, at jcrew.com
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel long belted yellow sweater dress.

This and next at net-a-porter.com
There's nothing like a ravishing red party frock!

Marchesa layered cherry ruffle dress
Calvin Klein Collection dress and pumps featured in Cosmo...

CC loves how it's paired with orange pumps!!






HANDBAGS right from the art class color wheel!

Runway inspiration: Versace



Smythson Mustard Maze bag
Above:
Bimba y Lola zippered canary yellow and royal blue clutches;
photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Sabrina of My Magazine

Right:
Tylie Malibu New Look Satchel
at StandardStyle.com
PRIMARILY, SHOES:

Naughty Monkey Colorful Talk heels
$95 at Kitson Boutique
Visit shopkitson.com
Dolce Vita Madison patent pump with hidden platform.
Go to shopbop.com to buy.



Repetto Cadmium yellow Irina heel.
Visit toast.co.uk
Hunter Boots Festival short boot, at shopbop.com
Manolo Blahnik for Thakoon lace-up sandals.
See runway pic below - can and should be worn with tights!


At right:
Christian Louboutin Orlan double platform t-strap with peekaboo peep toe, at saks.com Lanvin patent ballet flat; currently 60 percent off at Barneys!






Betsey Johnson Reese bow pump
at revolveclothing.com
Vince Amethyst cashmere hat, at chickdowntown.com
Nina Peter gloves.





Dynamite thigh high stockings, at libidex.com

52 comments:

Miranda said...

that picture from crashdivision is beautiful<3!

shoebox said...

I could sure use som more color in my fall wardrobe, it´s kinda greyish right now :)

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Andy said...

these colors are inspiring me...
new on my blog tell me what you think
xxx

Missa said...

That shot with the confetti is so gorgeous! I love that combination of colors!

The Lil Bee said...

What a great roundup, CC! I love those red and blue pumps, the long yellow dress, and the clutches the best.

myriam said...

Mmm for the red louboutins!

bronwyn said...

Yet another fab round-up - love how you tie trends together!

picciolo said...

hi, thanks for leaving a kind comment on my blog! I love all the things you have collected together for this post, especially the red party dress
: )

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-some lovely picks here, I really love the Hunter boots, they're cute!!

WendyB said...

Ooh, you got the latex stockings in here. Nice!

Lisa said...

so bright + cheery.

i am just not a color girl! BUT a electric blue clutch with an all black outfit.

ah love.

The Clothes Horse said...

I definitely like these primaries more than the other ones...

Hanne said...

Lovely colours, so fresh:) I could definitey do with some more colours in my grey/dark blue wardrobe;)

Anonymous said...

Big up for JCDC :) Love his creations.

Anonymous said...

i really like all these colour!!thanks for posting

lisa said...

That Marchesa dress, and those Betsey Johnson pumps! Your posts always make me covet something or other. :)

Anonymous said...

that gossip girl primary love picture is just insanity! i'm not one for primary colors but that picture totally could convert me!

xAx said...

I really love the Lanvins, but could i wear them in yellow all the time? The red Loubs totally.

Little Bow Prep said...

^ I agree the picture from Crash Division is beautiful!

The Marchesa dress is lovely as well!

The bags are all pretty awesome.

J'Adore Fashion said...

I will definiately be using some color for fall--LOVE the Nina peter gloves and the J-C de Castelbajac outfit--everything about seem so me--out of the ordinary lol!
:)

The Seeker said...

It's great that some bright colours are in trends to bring some joy to all the darkeness that already is in.

You know I love them (despite I also like very much black)

xoxo

fashionista said...

I love that Marchesa dress, I've been wanting it forever. I can dream.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Primary color LOVE! <3

Thanks for the comment, sweetie, I always enjoy reading what you have to say in my blog!! :)

Anonymous said...

woot gotta love gossip girl! can't wait to get my hands on some red tights:D

preppy little dress said...

great post!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE primary color! Great post. Can't wait to see what you will post during fashion week :)

strikeapose said...

I love the winter wonderland photo. so much.

kokostiletto said...

wow this was a great colour post!!!

i remember that scene in gossip girl - i loved all their outfits!!

Anonymous said...

Love the GG pic!

I'm not generally one for colour (except for valentino red and navy) but I love to see it on others...although I'd like to see that Marchesa frock on me haha :)

Mary said...

The greatest thing about primary colours is they make you happy whenever you feel like you're taking yourself too seriously!

Love it as always <3

enc said...

The long red dress and the Louboutin t-strap, oh my.

Anonymous said...

oooh great post!! i love the look of primary colours paired together but im not daring enough to try it.. yet hehhe

chauss said...

yellow red and blue... the third chkra, the first chakra and the fifth.... and then you can mush them together..........:)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I can't wait to research more on the exhibition, the photo's look stunning ... I must admit, that I've never bought red and never worn it. How weird, I know ... I love the gossip girl pretty look, so cute :)

Anonymous said...

There is just something extra special about red to me, the red dresses, bags and shoes always stand out. Great choices.

TRISH said...

Omg, I love the shoes. :)

fashion herald said...

what striking combinations - love the yellow shoes w/black stockings.

atelier said...

I love the red dress by libidex! it looks so cool!! In Spain we normally don't mix red and yellow only in an outfit because those are the colours of our flag and is kind of weird, -like in GG- but I like it!

Annie said...

LOVE basic bright yellow and blue...

Aliena said...

Love those Betsey Johnsons shoes... well, I actually like everything on this post!!! Fab as usual!!!

Sasi said...

Love the Michael Thompson photos!

Anonymous said...

Nice pics!

Penny said...

i wish i was a redhead :(

Imelda Matt said...

Those latex stockings look sweaty..:)

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Great this post tricolour, but more the red Marchesa's dress!


ByE!!!

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

the stockings look like they're made of wax...
eeeep brightness. I love the clothes you chose to show, amazing, but am I the only one who thinks the Manolo's in that bright a color look a bit pleather?
And the first two handbags... I don't know, it scream forever21 quality to me.

issa said...

some primaries scare me.

Clara Sheller said...

Love them together!

MISS GLITZY said...

Yes for the primarily colors, especially for accessories and shoes!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

what a lovely photo from crash division dear.where would the world be without the essential primary colours and your post is right on time.my fave piece are the lace up shoes by Blahnik for Thakoon!color always cheers me up.
muah!
x
Marian

Diabolina 3.1 said...

those gloves and the stockings are AMAZING!

hello.acc.001 said...

Beautiful things, bright colours! I hope these are comfortable shoes that can be bought from online shoe stores !!!