It's Day 2 of Color Week! Orange is a tougher color for me than red. I love it but I tend to think that a little bit goes a long way. On one hand orange feel like summer to me: it sunny, warm and a little bit retro, like the juice Lily Pulitzer made before she became the doyenne of Palm Beach fashion. On the other, orange is the color of fall leaves, pumpkins and the flame of a campfire. One thing that's always been curious about orange is that there are shades that pretend to be red. More often than not, when people disagree on the shade of a color, it's "is it red-orange or orange-red?". It's all in the eye of the beholder.
styling and photos by Dietlind Wolf for Sweet Paul magazine
on left: Suno shoe from Spring 2013 on right: Confetti System photo with color palette by Color Collective
Acrylic painting by Ken Resen
This amazing chevron coat, the orange sherbert and the orange roofed-Howard Johnsons, all from the Far Away Places episode of Mad Men, via Tom and Lorenzo
Orange mixed with blue is one of my favorite color combos. I also love it with pink and yellow for a summertastic floral print.
on left: still from Moonrise Kingdom on right: Clements Ribeiro Spring 2013
Just a liiitle bit of orange in the dining area of my last apartment photo by Jen Causey
Still Life with Apples, Peaches, Pears and Grapes by Paul Cezanne
I think orange...
looks like: a farm fresh egg yolk/Hermes boxes/fall in New England/ pumpkin patches/'60s shift dresses/ eating mangoes with abandon that year I lived in Brazil
smells like: citrus fruit/marigolds/saffron
tastes like: creamsicles/ orange marmalade/
sounds like: Stereolab/ Dent May
on left: Marni Spring 2013 on right: illustration by Ashley Goldberg
on left: Rose Smith in Prada by Emma Tempest for Vogue Russia on right: weaving by Sheila Hicks
detail from Proenza Schouler show, photo by Tommy Ton