I’ll admit it, I’m a pink girly girl. The blonde, I-could-wear-pink-every-day lady.
Much to the desperation of my little brother Nico (hi Nico! 🙂 ) I could collect pink bags in every shade under the sun and still say that I miss that “perfect pink” that just came out at Dior, Chanel or Tom Ford.
So what do you think happened when I saw these two?
The moment I saw this lovely Diorissimo bag on their website, I was bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Hot pink, buttery soft leather and orange interior? Suddenly it became the only bag in the world, and I decided to pop into Dior and ask. At that moment I had a different SA, kind but always very formal and almost too reverent towards Dior history. Don’t get me wrong, I am the first one to collect coffee table books and I always love to read and learn about fashion brands and what makes them icons, but I am not willing to talk about Monsieur Dior and the Maison every time I see an object. It’s a bag, a lovely one, not a holy icon.
However, I asked, and I got the following answer: “You are mistaken Madame, it is from the previous collection”. A moment of awkward silence ensued: I am not the one to talk without having all the information first, and I knew that was not true. So I insisted that research should be done… et voilà: five minutes later, turns out that there was only one of these beauties left in Milan, and as a matter of fact, one handsome male SA was already going to the sister store to fetch it for me. My pink genes were already partying!
Fun fact: you know how the hardware comes with protective transparent plastic? Well, if it’s not blue such as in Chanel, I almost always forget to take it off, much to the laughter of the above mentioned lil’ brother.
So the bag came home and I thought that was it, but I failed to consider one fundamental fact: the importance of avoiding entering the Chanel boutique 😀 In fact, their collection was full of pink and I had already seen it on Style.com. Yet it was a complete shock when a week later my SA took out the pink tweed jacked whose details you can see above. 3 shades of pink in the tweed, detachable lace detail, the right length, oh-so-Chanel-classic. I was head over heels in love.
I can’t resist a pink and white outfit. This photoshoot was done on an extraordinarily beautiful March day in Milan, one of those early spring sunshine days with great temperature that invites you to come out and be happy. The skirt is an oldie but goodie from Balmain Paris, a fantastic bargain found on Yoox, while the shoes are from Dolce & Gabbana. Easy, fresh, so very me. Can you say I was happy? My photographer couldn’t believe his eyes when I smiled despite the braces 😀 (a small note of explanation: at my old age of 33, I decided to put braces to correct some issues. There’s the reason why an open smile is reason to be surprised!)
As I was feeling particularly inspired I decided to do crazy make-up too: blue, green, gold, pink, you name it – I’ve had it on! As I’ve said before, make-up means fun and passion to me. The power of transformation, the highlighting of your own best features, hiding things that come out on bad skin days… Not to mention the fact that no outfit is complete to me without a nice lipstick and at least some mascara
As you can see, I am not afraid of colors. Quite the opposite: I embrace them. They reflect perfectly my bubbly personality and they give joy: what more could I ask for?