Pink Ladies

Pink Ladies

"Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes.
Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose.
Red is dead, blue is through,
Green’s obscene, brown’s taboo.
And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce
—or chartreuse."

With the number of posts that feature the colour pink, you’d think I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with it.  It just so happens though that it’s one of those colours that illicit a love/hate passionate/violent reactions in people which makes it the colour either problematic or beautiful.  Dazed & Confused have attributed to the romaticisim sweeping into next season to the well-heeled, well-groomed ladies of previous generations in their latest January issue.  And so we have Beryl and Anne here rocking all next season’s shades of pink quite strikingly, shot by Matt Irwin and styled by Nicola Formichetti, who seemed to have a whale of a time with the grannies.  I also love that some of the pink items they’re modelling are their own too which must mean they are perfectly at ease swathed in so much pink. 

Behind the scenes photos.  Balenciaga never looked so good…

The editorial:

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  1. miss woo

    2007-12-15 at 3:40 PM

    This is an amazing editorial, I love glamorous grannies, and make such a nice change from the normal dour faced models.

  2. buttonsandstars

    2007-12-15 at 6:54 PM

    I love seeing old ladies all dressed up! It’s just really…refreshing! I think it was Juicy Couture (Cringe!) who did a lovely set of adverts with some of them involving old ladies dressed really glamourously! I’d liked them a lot.

  3. The Clothes Horse

    2007-12-15 at 10:43 PM

    I love that editorial. It is the fresh and lively and makes me smile. It’s nice when a different concept is used and we some originality.

  4. Diane

    2007-12-16 at 9:17 AM

    This is brilliant! I wish that more grannies would dress up like that. My grandmother used to colour her hair black, wear fake fur, animalprint and bright red lipstick (in the 80s), she was so cool 😀
    I must admit that I never liked the colour pink. I guess it’s because I think it doesn’t suit me, but in this editorial it looks fantastic!

  5. we could grow up together

    2007-12-16 at 3:14 PM

    i like how nicola keeps pushing the envelope. amazing

  6. rollergirl

    2007-12-16 at 6:43 PM

    Gorgeous! And Nicola is such a sweetie…

  7. Ailsa

    2007-12-17 at 7:09 AM

    That wallpaper is incredible.

  8. heidifay

    2007-12-17 at 8:33 AM

    I’m not the type to tell a woman what to think
    but if she has to think, THINK PINK!
    those photos are absolutely lovely.

  9. Iheartfashion

    2007-12-17 at 12:17 PM

    Brilliant!

  10. DJ Inphinity

    2007-12-18 at 1:09 PM

    cool grandma…

  11. lady coveted

    2007-12-19 at 7:42 PM

    wow…this is really wonderful. the photos are so fun!

  12. rl

    2007-12-20 at 8:21 PM

    i love this! i hope i’m this well-dressed when i’m 86!

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