5.3.10

Colour Me Like Consuelo


Are you a Marni lover? Theoretically I am - I want to be an intellectual, bohemian, eccentric Marni girl! But when actually faced with the clothes I find many of the designs pretty unwearable. To my non-intellectual, un-bohemian eye they often look like sacklike creatures without much definiton... (probably couldn't afford them anyway, but that's not the question here!). What I always loved though are Marni's colour schemes and it's the same for the autumn/winter 2010 collections. Consuelo Castiglioni mixes oxblood red with dusty pink with brown with camel with turquoise... And it works!

She wasn't the only one to go for unusual colour combinations though. There are lovely early 70s references in brown and orange and Rochas mixes teal and turquoise with a vengeance. Honestly, it wasn't easy to find all these colours in my wardrobe.
What about you? Do you like the new wild mix and will you go for full-on colour this year? Or will you stay with more classic combinations?


shoes: fendi, tights: wolford, skirt: thrift store, blouse: pringle of scotland, sweater: eric bompard, bag: coccinelle

44 comments:

misslikey said...

i love this..shoes are adorable

marian said...

that is a pretty skirt hun
xx
marian.

The Style Revolution said...

Great shots... I like adding a shot of color to black or gray!

Marla Singer said...

love how you mixed those colors! lovely tights and pretty shoes <3

linda said...

oh ..FANTASTIC shoes!!

Clare said...

Love the colours!

re my post: There is bleach in the rest of the collection! Just took my favourites :)

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x

Zenobie said...

I adore your colour clashing, it’s a bold look but it works. Red is a colour I love, Damir Doma mixed different shades of red in his menswear collection for this season and it was so striking. Mixing different shades of the same colour in the same outfit could be something to try too.

SabinePsynopsis said...

I normally shy away from mixing bold colours (in 'real life' I'd probably worn the orange skirt with black tights and a black tight turtle neck. But since I was trying to channel the Marni thought... Mixing different shades of one colour, that's something I definitely love!

Zenobie said...

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Hi Zenobie - Thank you, yes, they keep emailing me about this, I'm really happy!!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Einen wunderschönen Freitagabend,liebe Sabine!

The colors are gorgeous! Love the way Marni mix these patterns and colors and also the shape. And the fact I love about Marni the most: her clothes are so wonderful to wear everyday!
But nevertheless I have to say I didn´t like her runway show for Fall´10, especially the shapes and some of the prints!

YOUUU did an awesome job with your wild mix!!!

Es schneit draußen, kann es gar nicht glauben!
Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende!!!

drollgirl said...

well look at you and your fearless color combos! i am not as brave as you, but i did wear a purple sweater with a green scarf and jeans this winter. that is pretty brave for a sissy like me. ahahhahahah

hope you have a fab weekend!

wulanasihsetyarini said...

i love the combination colour between the cardigan and skirt..
it looks so adorable..
love it

xo
http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com

Angie Muresan said...

Those are some cool shoes!

indigotangerine said...

marni is just too good. I love the blue and red color combo, I've never seen tights like that before, they look fantastic.
-indigo

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-I love how these rich colours compliment each other, great photos and a lovely outfit too! Have a nice weekend!!

ElodieVeryPetit said...

Love all this red !

Eva Internazionale said...

These shoes are amazing! Really quirky.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Sabine your posts are always so amazing. The third photograph - the collage-like one - is so perfect. Honestly, these should truly be in a magazine!

I absolutely adore the Bohemian look - it's so effortless, carefree, and fun!! :)

Big Daddy said...

That purse is amazing, look the zipper detail. And i love your take on marni, so chic!

Noble Beeyotch said...

I personally love to experiment with funky color combinations. Here, I love how you paired your awesome red bag with more eye-catching pieces.

UnoCosa said...

i love the shape and details of shoes! xx

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Yes lurrrrve Marni & your sense of marni style!
I don't mind working for Consuelo Castiglioni for free for a month!
Fab weekend~ xo

Cindy Whitehead said...

You always work color into your wardrobe so well - I really admire that. Loving the red purse!

Charmalade said...

I really like the blue tights with those shoes-- those shoes! I love the little design on them.

Thanks for the comment, my tights thank you!

Toast with Charmalade

J said...

interesting mix of the color combinations. i like how bright the skirt is!

Stace said...

Love the red skirt and bag!
Gorgeous blog too :)

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful outfit, I love the color combination!

Just stumbled by & I love your blog! :)
- Audrey Allure <3
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

cαro said...

I love Marni shoes but their clothes seem lacking a certain something to me ... sacks are just not flattering!

Caroline said...

Ohhh lovely. Love those shoes!!!

Kimberellie said...

These are awesome colours together. Love love love those shoes. And the tights! It's fun to mix colours, hey? It thrills the artist in me!

Pratishtha Durga said...

I am all for bold colors. I am pretty much walking the wild side already... Love the shoes...

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the colors. Together they really accent the red. Great pictures!

S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh I love your observations, and your outfit looks perfect!

Jen said...

I love your Translating the Trends posts. Especially this one - the rich colours are just perfection.

rossovelvet said...

It is absolutely Marni-worthed, congrats !!

Clare said...

Love this post. Great outfit, Sabine! The shoes are wonderful

Julia said...

Hahaha, this post made me smile. I too feel that way about Marni. I guess I just don't have The Eye. But you look lovely here, truly. i adore the shoes!

xx

Marina said...

I was @ Marni this weekend, admiring the beautiful clothes!
I love the colour combination you have used and that red bag!
Thanks for dropping by.
xx

Leah said...

I love the mix of colors in your outfit... you did well. You know me, I am so boring, so I will stick to the classics.

Have a great day! xoxo

Sophiemei said...

just in time all of us in red!!and im really interested in ur article!! i thought i will love the wild mix colors!! do u love Marni Fall RTW design, i said i miss her shoes before!! and thank u thank u for ur comment, u have a nice blog!!

jenn said...

absolutely lovely! the red, brown, and navy combo is just fantastic. it really displays the boldness of the red without making it intrusive. great outfit.

Trishna said...

I love your bag, red and looks so soft!!!

Prutha said...

love the shoes!!