Greetings Fashionable Reader, today I'm taking a historical retrospective look at the color pink as inspired by the German cover for Heartless. Here's the cover...
It took me a while but I did eventually make my peace with the German covers, although I still don't know about the titles. Anyway, I myself have a mixed relationship with pink. There was a brief love affair when I was THAT age. You know that age? I could never get over being a girly-girl so I was bound to have a pink epoch.
|In 1983 and in 2011, the evolution of Gail's pink|
That 1983 dress had a name: Pinky, and I loved it so so much.
But soon enough I abandoned pink on my journey to self-hood and it became a subject of mockery rather than pleasure.
I started my love affair with red in high school and never looked back. I associated pink, for a very long time, with everything bad about the 80s. It would take me almost a decade to decide to wear it again. And it took the cover of Soulless for me to really start liking it.
The thing is (and there's always a Thing) a brunette with sallow skin and freckles (ah la moi) looks great in pinks. I want to be a jewel tone person, but with very few exceptions I'm a spring not a winter. Le sigh. So part of my peace with pink is how good I look in it. (I want to state for the record that I doubt this will ever happen with yellow.)
|British Paintings tumblr: Nothing to Wear - Talbot Hughes|
So, without further ado here's some pink images for fun and games...
Something for Lord Akeldama...
|1775-1780 Men’s silk court suit-in Pink, France|
Something for Monique...
|1862 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Something for Evelyn...
|1872-1874 Day Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Something for Primrose...
|1890 Jacket 1890s Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris|
|1890 Fan Tiffany & Co., 1890s The Metropolitan Museum of Ar|
|1890-1895 The Victoria & Albert Museum|
|1910 Stockings 1910s The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
Something for Percy (under sufferance)...
|1890s Ascot The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Something for Baroness Tunstell...
|1897 Ball Gown Jacques Doucet The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1900 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
After my books...
1920 Necklace Cartier Doyle Auctions; 1924 Musée Galleria de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
1939 Elsa Schiaparelli, Summer; 1938 Cocktail Hat The Metropolitan Museum of Art
|1940 Ensemble Elsa Schiaparelli The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1956 Shoes Roger Vivier for Dior, 1956-1958 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|2013 Miriam Salat black bedazzled earrings at charmandchain.com|
|2013 MiuMiu ad|
|2014 Iosselliani America earrings at shop.iosselliani.com|
|2014 OctopusPinkHeals via FB ad|
|2014 Pink Kate Spade Hot Chip statement necklace at katespade.com|
|2014 Plus Size Designer Syreeta Badu|
|2013 Cathranteet rings via FB|
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