14.4.10

Brown, You Are Driving Me Mad!!

All I wanted to do was reflect upon the question if brown is a boring colour. I’m not talking hip beige, nude or camel here, but straight, proper brown… Although it’s a soft colour and many people can wear it, I think brown lacks the existentialist punch of black and the neutral sleekness of grey and can look a bit grandmotherly.

So I put on some brown clothes, ready to snap away, but – it’s too dark, I'm out of focus, my hair is totally out of control, the earrings keep falling off and where the h… is the stupid bag?… Arrghh! Sometimes photography just isn’t plain sailing…


skirt: 2nd hand/ diy tie-dye, t-shirt: old, belt: 2nd hand, shoes: bally

51 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I love the colour brown. It is a earth-wood and stone colour. During my art history studies I was taught that Brown represents wholesomeness and dependability.
It all depends on one's relationship to colour and brown in general. Brown is not a boring colour for me. Brown is also mysterious. It is not boring at all.xx

stilettostetico said...

Mmmh So Actually I (shyly) have to say that "between Trendy madness and expressive mischievousness" the two first pictures' aesthetic effects Here (highly) tend to talk in support of Brown's Appeal Dear !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Clare said...

I don't think brown is boring at all, though I totally see where you're coming from! Now that I say that, I don't really have any brown in my wardrobe...

I like your crazy hair :)

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Valeria said...

Thanks for your comment, really like the 2 first pictures. I used to think that brown is one of the most boring colours...since I discovered how to play with it, there's nothing u can not do in fashion!

Fleur-de-Lis said...

I love brown. When i was youger i hated it, but then i realized how many gorgeous outfits look great with a touch of brown.... with soft pink, with other nudes, pastels.. i think it looks great although i still am an irreversable black fan :)

thatsorad said...

OHHHHHH I love your belt!!!

that ring shot is so off the hook rad!!!!

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The Zhush said...

As a brunette who is never boring...I would have to say quite the opposite! And I think that belt looks quite fetching!

gleenn said...

i have plenty of brown in my closet but I dont see them boring because they have pretty style and cut that when accesoriezed properly, are pretty :)

beingdena said...

brown is fab. Love the shade of the skirt. x

In New York Paris Tomorrow said...

Brown is so yummy on you, all natural and that fab waist cincher.

Love it with nature behind you.

LOVE browns and neutrals, so cool.

xoxoKrysten said...

I totally love the color brown, it can look so gorgeous.

Ferferi said...

Haha it really isn't always easy to get that perfect outfit photo. If it ever gets perfect that is. Seems there isn't really meant to look good when you want it as most... Luckily I have my boyfriend with me here in Paris who I can force taking some pictures of me. Although he doesnt always find these so intruiging.

Ferferi said...

Haha it really isn't always easy to get that perfect outfit photo. If it ever gets perfect that is. Seems there isn't really meant to look good when you want it as most... Luckily I have my boyfriend with me here in Paris who I can force taking some pictures of me. Although he doesnt always find these so intruiging.

Maddy said...

I always wear brown. If done correctly, it can be a welcomed change from all the blacks :)

notjustmedical said...

I think brown is a very understated colour. It looks good in combination with a range of other colours, but you rarely see it on its own. I think your outfit looks great though, so you're changing my mind!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Isabel said...

i dont think its boring...i tend to not wear it though. i much prefer brighter colours

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Patricia fernè said...

Ohhh i like brown and don´t think it´s boring at all. Like your belt.
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

I don't think I own any brown in my closet but I do like very, very light brown and if it's done right with accessories, it can look great! Like you! xxoxoxoxoxo

BarelyVogue said...

Love your skirt
xx
Sahi
http://barelyvogue.blogspot.com/

Phuong said...

great picture, love the skirt

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I used to really love brown but it presence in my wardrobe has dwindled in years. A great chocolate brown in a rich luxe fabric can be amazing though.

Kristin said...

LOVE the belt!

M. said...

Yes, i like it : )
Exactly the colors I need for this summer : ) Great association : )

OneCraftyFox said...

Great outfit! I actually really like the out-of-control hair and I think the lighting in the pics made for a very interesting and artsy photo shoot! I thought that was the look you were going for, lol.

Style Odyssey said...

Brown- boring?? Who says?! ;)
Neat post- I'm actually quite fond of brown, and neutrals in general, especially with textural/tonal mixes.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh no, I love brown. My skin looks really good in brown. Whether or not it's boring doesn't matter to me when my skin looks so great. ha!

Daphne said...

I'm nuts about that skirt! Wow. However, I know what you mean about brown. I have trouble with it, too. I think the skirt is the right kind of brown, though.xo

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love wearing brown, however brown never makes me feel sultry. And sometimes, that's how I want to feel. I love brown with blues and reds.
I guess it depends on the styling! Brown, like any color, can be styled poorly.

Winnie said...

You look so lovely. I rarely wear brown myself, I think it mostly stems from the fact that my primary school uniform was brown and I really hated it!

naomemandeflores said...

No, not at all! I think brown can be very pretty!

I kinda liked the first pic's effects, very cool!

Clare said...

Brown is great on you. It goes perfectly with you gorgeous hair and your stunning figure!!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love the mix of diffrent colored browns!

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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i love the brown, and it looks great on you.
i also love reading you posts you def have one of my favorite blog
xx
nek

Abigail said...

I usually say no thanks to brown. I have a couple things because they go well together and sometimes I think about expanding my wardrobe to include brown, but I always prefer black! I think the black belt here saved the day. ;) Is that a linen skirt?

Sleekit said...

I love those shots inside!

Sleekit x

Kazuko said...

used to think brown is not a "good" colour until i discovered that it looks cool with flashy colours. brown is the new black! :) by the way: love your black belt (and the colour - whatever it is - of your skirt) :)

Rebecca said...

How about adding some red?

liana said...

i like brown.
it's just not very popular trend wise atm...but on the right person it can look fabulous, like girls with olive skin, or brown eyes or hair...
x.

janettaylor said...

I really love the brown!

CC said...

I love brown though I do think it can at times get boring. The right styling and outfit can fix that though.
Love your outfit, it isn't boring at all! :)
Followed you.
Xx

Juliet said...

I don't think of brown as boring. It is harder to make it work, but not less stylish.

juliet xxx

Martwa Marta said...

photos are incredible!!!!

Susi said...

Amazing pictures!

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, so creative, inspiring and beautiful!

Love love your blog! Thank you for your comment on my blog and welcome back to Sweden!

Agneta

Sher said...

Well to be truthful, I sometimes think brown is boring. Youd can hardly find any brown in my closet. But I do think you're wearing brown rather admirably, with the tie dye skirt, it made brown kind of interesting!

xx

annamargrete said...

great photos - love the outfit.

Lenka James said...

The shots are really nice..I love the lighting effect and this deep brown color of your outfit

Angie Muresan said...

Okay, so now, I'm green with envy over your tiny waist and cannot think of anything else to say...
... But, have to say this: that wild hair totally rocks!

Nadir H. said...

Lovely colors

Sniff said...

I don't think brown is boring at all. But I tend to use it mostly for accessories, like shoes, belts, scarves and such. Not so much for larger items of clothing, with the exception of a couple of brown wool jackets I have.