Color Week Day 1/ Red
It's Day 1 of Color Week! And we're starting with a personal favorite: Red. Colors spark intense emotion and memories in people, from the taste of a ripe summer fruit to the shade of your grandmother's favorite dress. That's why I don't like to say that I dislike a color: color isn't just visual, it's something more. Each day I will be sharing inspiration, memory and feelings about the colors in the rainbow, ending with rainbow!
on left: photo by Benny Horne Numéro Tokyo #22 January 2008 on right: Louise Borgeois Spirals
Jaroslav Sura Illustration: Poster for a performance of Yugoslav songs and dances in Prague.
Photo by Roland Bello
on left: Twiggy, on right: my "red hued" manicure
Photo by Roland Bello/ styled by Maggie Ruggiero for Gourmet
I think red...
looks like: Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick, worn by my grandmother, my mom and now, me/ My favorite dress, a black and red polkadot number with a peplum/ Poppies/ French girls with top knots and striped sweaters
smells like: Roses/ Ripe Apples/ Cinnamon and Sandalwood
tastes like: The jeweled seeds in a pomegranate/ Cherries and chocolate/the best summer tomatoes
feels: Rich/ Sultry/ Powerful/ that first dizzy month of dating someone knew
sounds like: Billy Holiday/ Little Dragon
on left: Moroccan vintage rug from Nazmial Collection on right: Red midi skirt in Milan by The Sartorialist
on left: White over red by Mark Rothko, on right: Scent of Madness by Cy Twombly
on left: Josefine Vandt shot by Olivia Frølich, June 2012 on right: Kelly Mittendorf by Ellen von Unwerth for Lula
on left and right: Creatures of Comfort S/S lookbook
What memories and moods does Red stir up for you?