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|
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That cover is ever so confusing. Heartless = Alexia great with child.ReplyDelete
I adore that the hardcover of Prudence is pink. I ALWAYS take dustcovers off and was thrilled to have such a girly book to tote about. It also makde me chuckle when my husband read it. Pink just makes me smile.
Someone joked that it should be pink with black spots, which I want SO BAD!Delete
That would have been amazing!ReplyDelete
Those shoes of yours in that first pic... *sigh*...ReplyDelete
It was the ending to "Pretty in Pink" that broke your heart for the colour, wasn't it? Yeah, me too. I mean, really? Blaine over Duckie? Come ahhhnnnnnn.ReplyDelete