February 19, 2011

Pantone authority.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 6:05 pm

My outfits have been mainly black and brown recently. And I think I will always be a dark colour person. Black, grey and brown simply suit me and my skin tone best. But I do have some bright pieces in my closet, and I also love to play with nail polish colours. So, this is a rather random post about the colours in my life.

This week at the office in front of photo booth…

I’ve bought this sleeveless Marni top ages age (when Dubai still had a Marni flagship store. R.I.P. Marni flagship store Dubai.) – only because of the colour and the huge dark grey zipper going down the entire back of the top. My colleagues used to make fun of me when I wore that top. They said I looked like someone from the maintenance. Haha. But I don’t care. I just love the stiff cotton. And with my necklace and scarf I’m also sure I it looks less workshop/maintenance, too.

I’ve been searching everywhere for a dark green nail varnish. Finally, I found the perfect green at Bloomindales (though I’d sworn never to buy anything from Bloomingdales in Dubai, ’cause the sales staff sucks in general. Too many, too stupid, too arrogant). The brand is called Illamasqua, and they’ve got really cool colours. This green is called “Rampage”, and it’s a deep seaweed green, which appears blue-ish in industrial light. I really like it, even though I have to say: it doesn’t have the same high-gloss effect that Chanel nail varnishes have.

My absolute favourite nail polish at the moment: Anna Sui’s gold glitter, which I’ve introduced to you here already. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to show its real colour on a photo. The varnish usually appears really bright glittery golden (like on my small finger). You wouldn’t believe how many strangers already approached me to ask me about this nail polish: sales assistants at the cashier, business men in the office elevator, little girls in the supermarket… Seriously, this polish is an attention-whore! And it gives every super serious outfit that certain “twinkle in they eye” (so sorry, but this nail polish screams for shallow plays on words).

No colour makes your hands look as good as a classic red, no? I don’t remember which red this one was, but I think it’s Chanel’s Dragon.

This Phillip Lim top was a sales mispurchase. (Please listen to me: never buy anything only because it’s cheap.) I still like the powdery green, so maybe I’ll give it another try.

The same green is in this LV scarf. But in contrary to the PL top, this scarf is perfect for me, and I colour-clash it with everything in my closet.

Do you know what this is? Me neither. I mean, I know exactly what it is: three pompon ribbons, which I bought in that super-fantastic store in Omotesando, Japan. What I don’t know, yet: what should I make out of it?

Same goes for those three fringy beauties.

Last but not least I want to show you my inspiration for this post (and for more colourful outfits).

(Photo courtesy of The Sartorialist.)

(Photo courtesy of Vanessa Jackman.)

Those red boots… they look like velvet. Aren’t they fantastic?



  1. i think here: you can find an idea on what to do with the pompon ribbons…and maybe you’ll get an inspiration for the fringes too!


    Comment by designedbyann — February 19, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  2. so stunning. x hivennn

    Comment by jazzy elizabeth — February 19, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

  3. neat stuff! as i type this, i’m wearing chanel le vernis in dragon, too. chic, classic red, and so heavily pigmented, the coverage is super.
    that rampage color is awesome! and i like your scarf.

    Comment by Style Odyssey — February 19, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

  4. I need an attention-whore nail varnish, too! I also noticed all the wonderful blues, but at fashion week black is still the main colour… So no changes there.

    Comment by Sabine — February 20, 2011 @ 4:08 am

  5. Great post! I have to try the glitter nails-thing, lovely. 🙂

    Comment by Emma — February 20, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

  6. I have a metal box from Pantone, I love it! I put there some of my drawing stuff…
    I loved all the pictures and the mixture of colours you’ve posted and OMG your nails are so perfect!! I want a manicureee!!!
    I really love the Chanel red, it’s a while that I’m searching for a red polish that I like and I really think I’ll try that one!

    Have you tried to wear the P.Lim top with the LV scarf already?

    a big big kiss, you should post more often I so love your photos and what you write!!


    Comment by Al — February 21, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  7. OMG HAHAHA way too many great things in this post!! The bit about never buying anything just because it’s cheap SO TRUE!! Oh and the fringy things that you don’t know what they are, you’re hilarious!! Where do you work? (Sorry I hope that’s not too invasive) but I’m wondering if you work in fashion because you have that pantone mug.

    Comment by Meagan Morrison — February 22, 2011 @ 6:59 am

  8. That dark green nail polish is applied so perfectly – and it matches your LV scarf, which is absolutely gorgeous!

    Comment by Salony — February 23, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  9. […] I had the perfect red nail polish? I searched ages for it until I saw the God of red polish on the perfects nail of the lovely Kazuko: Chanel Dragon. I’ll buy it. THIS […]

    Pingback by Simply spring | The Red Dot — February 25, 2011 @ 1:17 am

  10. I know what you mean, I really need to inject some colour into my outfits. My default is just black and white, but this will change!

    I love the street style shots you found here x

    Comment by a la mode — February 25, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

  11. I’m very much a black/grey person, but I do love splashes of color when I feel like it (especiallly to accent an all-black outfit). I’m sure that Phillip Lim top is versatile enough. I think the pompoms would be great to edge a scarf with, or perhaps you can make jewelry out of it? I’ve actually seen people make earrings out of tassels. Oh, and I love the dark green nail polish!

    Comment by HauteWorld — February 27, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

  12. beautiful!


    Comment by COSMICaroline — March 1, 2011 @ 2:25 am

  13. Wow, that is some great street style! I could never pull it off but those girls can!

    Comment by Snow Black — March 5, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

  14. Great post! Love the pompon ribbons haha 😉

    Comment by Sara — March 6, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

  15. dang that green polish is so cool xx

    Comment by isabelle — March 7, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  16. love all of these photos 🙂
    nice blog:)

    hope you can come by and check out my blog on:

    Comment by Iliyana — March 10, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  17. Love the various nail colors you posted!

    Comment by collections — March 11, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

  18. So beautiful blog !!!

    Comment by fashionstyle — March 26, 2011 @ 12:57 am

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