8/2/12

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Something new/old on this lazy Thursday that I randomly have off and plan to spend sipping on wine and working on some projects with pals (*sidenote: I ended up coming down with a major sore throat and pounding headache instead and this is why this post is not going to be as pretty as future ones. bleh.*). We are positively bursting at the seams to introduce a new weekly feature here at The Rustic Modernist, a collaboration with a dear friend Blair. We have done two already if you remember-here and here-but have poured much more of ourselves into our latest efforts. So for those of you who love fashion and interior design, like myself...this is definitely your ditty.

After the jump!

 
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After much perusing around vogue.com, as well as street style blogs, I have seen a running trend of not only blue (mostly navy) being used throughout the collections, but said blue paired with black. You might gasp, being that this color combo is normally reserved for the treacherous realm of brown/black, blue and green only with a color in between, and other ridiculous color laws like only wearing white after Memorial Day. I dismiss these notions for the most part (even if it does give me the side-eye from a gay boyfriend or two) because when you're feeling it, you're feeling it and one should wear whatever goddamn color palette they please (besides brown and yellow, for the love of God.). Black with navy, yes please, I want more. Thank you.

In regards to blue and black, these are two colors that can paint a somber yet romantic mood oh so beautifully. Therefore, I give you the blue/black craze of the recent Resort 2013 and Couture 2013 collections, along with some street peeps. The combo is used across the board from Valentino Couture gowns to more of a street style a la Rag and Bone.

Dior Fall 2012
 
Jason Wu Resort 2013
 
 Jason Wu Resort 2013


 Philip Lim Resort 2013


 Rag and Bone Resort 2013


Valentino Fall 2012
 
 Valentino Fall 2012


Erin Wason by Hanneli Mustaparta
 
 Gucci/McQueen

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 I love using unexpected elements in interiors. As with fashion, everyone always has these unwritten, and written!, rules as to what goes together, how you should lay it out, small spaces should be light colored and blah de de blah blah. Nonsense, all of it. When going with two dark yet bold colors like blue and black I personally believe there are two ways to go: in small doses as accessories or in major statements like wall color. I love the designers who go big and do something dramatic like navy blue lacquered walls with shots of black injected through artwork or accessories. I would do this in a heartbeat if I had some spare rooms to work with. For most of us though this combo might be a little easier to work with by simply using them as neutrals against wood, white or some pops of pinks, golds, greens. 
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