colour

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(images by me and painting by Mark Rothko via tumblr)

A wool hat and wool scarf in a colour that perfectly compliments the charcoal grey tones of my winter coat.

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holidays

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Wishing everyone a very merry christmas and a happy holiday season.

(img via the season-appropriately titled shesinacoma tumblr)

muted

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(all images by me and paintings by Mark Rothko via tumblr)

Layers of wool in different shades of the same colour family, ranging from black to charcoal makes for an appropriately subdued mood. The clean lines compliment this colour palette perfectly. The temperatures have been mild for this time of the year, so a turtleneck can easily replace a big scarf, while still feeling warm in the midst of yet another rainy december shower (like the one happening right at this very moment).

For balancing the monochromatic effect of this look, and keep it from becoming too severe, I like to keep the face fresh and flushed with a touch of pink.

navy on navy

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(all images by me)

One of the best part about the cold winter season is the cosy aspect of wrapping yourself up in layers of warm fabrics and drinking liters of tea to keep warm. I currently really like the idea of draping oversized shapes in different tones of the same colour – in this case navy wool coat, cashmere crewneck jumper and an oversized scarf I bought last month.

Paris, 1995

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Beautiful Emmanuelle Béart in Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud from 1995 is to me a prime reference point for 90s style captured on film.

With her oversized sweaters and coats and simple lines in muted colours and that face, she was everything I imagined a perfect Parisienne to be. Her wardrobe is very utlitiarian and purposeful, never too obvious, which perfectly balances her feminine aura and adds further interest to her character.

(I also still imagine this to be a perfect wardrobe for a job like “writer”, as much as Max Factor and Gwyneth Paltrow try to convince me otherwise. =)

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(all screen caps by me)