"Missing out the cracks in the pavement, and tutting my heel and strutting my feet…" is a lyric that comes to mind when I see these images of set/accessories designer Fred Butler which were shot for a DD My Style feature by Mishkin Mishkin and as decided by the accessory designer herself, she wanted to paint the street many colours, clashing/matching with the pretty pastel houses behind her. She also makes me think of Chupa Chups, the good kind of soft toys, Rainbow Brite and other smile-inducing things and I need a smile or two right now. She gives many style affirming statements in her Q&A including this one which also make me grin…
"The other major factor is that I wear
clothes to put me in a good mood and enjoy a day. I wear strong colours
to brighten up the gloom of modern city life. It provokes a mixed
reaction of either smiles in appreciation or jeers from the
stereotypical small-minded souls. "
Right on, Fred! If I lived on pretty pastel house street (aka real estate heaven in London…), I’d be wanting to do top to toe monochromatic vivids as well…I also don’t have enough matching handbags and shoes… I’ll work on that…