Orange Sky

Orange Sky




You would think that snow falling in London is a beautiful thing and the oh-so-pretty snow snaps have been uploading at a mental pace on Flickr as illustrated above.  Except with the excessive amount of light pollution in the city, once night falls, the light bouncing off the white snow reflects back up and literally you get a neon orange sky… these pictures look colour corrected in Photoshop, but that is really what I got on my camera last night…


So I woke up with neon orange on my mind and decided that to combat the snow, what I really needed were some orange tights and plenty of bright pink as opposed to actual garments that kept me warm.  I took on accusing glares and stares today from people on the street as supposedly we're all meant to be bundled up in black and navy when it snows.  The arse-falling incident was worth it I feel… 



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  1. Anonymous

    2009-02-02 at 6:25 PM

    Cute coat – you do brights so well! xx

  2. Cindiddy

    2009-02-02 at 6:34 PM

    i love your colorful outfit!!!! esp in the snow!

  3. stefan

    2009-02-02 at 6:46 PM

    That’s almost what L.A night is like, except it looks more like dawn. Its almost never completely dark.
    During christmas I got snowed in and it was terrible outfit wise. I had to wear basically the same thing everyday for two weeks. My favorite cowboy boots are basically deaders from all the dampness and freezing and unfreezing and freezing again. Take care of your booties (your shoes I mean, take care of your booty too, dont fall on it)

  4. Tam

    2009-02-02 at 6:54 PM

    hehe arse falling is fun
    nice outfit ;P:P

  5. Kate

    2009-02-02 at 7:05 PM

    A colourful outfit is the perfect antidote to the bleak snow…I was hoping for some interestingly dressed snowmen out there but alas, I think they are behind in the fashion world!

  6. ambika

    2009-02-02 at 7:10 PM

    I wish I could see such a thing. & your colors look so fantastic against the white.

  7. Amber

    2009-02-02 at 7:25 PM

    What a cheery outfit for the snow. Damn, it looks cold.

  8. pretty face

    2009-02-02 at 7:27 PM

    I had so much fun taking photos of the snow today! But looking nowhere near stylish…

  9. winnie

    2009-02-02 at 7:30 PM

    Oh I wish more people would dress in bright colours in the snow. I felt super bright when I was walking to the bus this morning and I was only wearing my red beret and green scarf!
    You look great!

  10. Shini

    2009-02-02 at 7:31 PM

    Brilliant colour blocking. Today London transport FAIL. Still can do without a day of school…

  11. Sal

    2009-02-02 at 7:56 PM

    Well I, for one, commend you! Wearing brights is the best way to combat winter gloom, black and navy be damned. Plus pink and orange is such a fantastic combination.

  12. Kay

    2009-02-02 at 8:05 PM

    I love the photo of the snow scultputrey thing that reflects the landscape. I wore black and navy today BUT with crazy high boots… which didn’t get much approval hah. I like that you went for such bright colours, I think that is what is needed when it’s so bloody freezing outside!

  13. Chekka Cuomova

    2009-02-02 at 8:36 PM

    Colorful in winter! SMART!!

  14. ay

    2009-02-02 at 8:54 PM

    love how your outfit matches the neon sky.. it makes you forget that one should be worried about the pollution and just enjoy life lighting it up with color!

  15. FlatBrokeFab Ashleigh

    2009-02-02 at 9:04 PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! I had the best day ever today – no trains running so I couldn’t get to work! woohoo! But a little blizzard didn’t stop me getting to Topshop Oxford Circus to buy two pairs of heels! BEST DAY EVER!!!

  16. Manka

    2009-02-02 at 9:15 PM

    I finally understand why the sky has an orange tinge to it when it snows… thank you, Susie! Hahahaha..

  17. rachie

    2009-02-02 at 9:18 PM

    Oh that was why the sky was orange! I sound so dumb I know! Work those tights well! and that picture of the big ben in miniture snow form is TOO COOL.

  18. WendyB

    2009-02-02 at 9:20 PM

    More people should wear cheerful colors on gloomy days!

  19. sinothedivine

    2009-02-02 at 9:44 PM

    its fun when the weather is bad and there is no sun to dress so colorfull…makes you feel happy and playfull…good choice the bright colours…you look great

  20. lisa

    2009-02-02 at 9:55 PM

    I love pink and orange together.

  21. fashion herald

    2009-02-02 at 10:10 PM

    really a lovely color combination.

  22. Brigadeiro

    2009-02-02 at 10:27 PM

    I love bright colours to cheer an otherwise cold & grey day! Love yours! 🙂 And yay! Snow! My sister didn’t go to work (due to the snow and all transport ‘being down’) and said it felt like being sent home early from school…being over 40 degrees here, I wish they’d do the same here! 🙂

  23. saga Sigurðardóttir

    2009-02-02 at 10:41 PM

    beautiful combination of color!

  24. Ambroisine

    2009-02-02 at 11:22 PM

    The third B&W picture is great ! I love your colorful outfit 🙂

  25. selina

    2009-02-02 at 11:42 PM

    omg ditto with the falling over, i nearly went back home right away! your outfit is effing amazing, very inspired

  26. SOS!

    2009-02-03 at 12:03 AM

    Aw you look lovely! It snowed here in Cork today as well, but the snow didn’t settle.. It melted when it hit the ground. And I was indoors the whole time this happened 🙁 I want a trip to London!!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  27. Jess

    2009-02-03 at 12:24 AM

    Ah i totally get what you mean by the evil glances.
    My big blue cardigan, shorts and gold socks were not well apriciated in my small Essex town.
    But i was wearing TWO pairs of tights and TWO cardigans,
    how is that unsencible i ask you?
    You pull of the brights so well, the coat and tights look amazing together.

  28. anna

    2009-02-03 at 1:56 AM

    haha on the radio this morning, they were talking about the huuuge amounts of snow you got in London,(which would actually be quite normal here in Montreal) and they said that many people weren’t properly dressed for the cold. I was like “Susie…?”

  29. Annah

    2009-02-03 at 9:47 AM

    the snow is amazing! it’s snowed here in for the first time in 20 years! and i’m meant to be travelling to london later =/ uh oh!
    orange sky is such a beautiful song…

  30. Saskia

    2009-02-03 at 9:59 AM

    you look funny! the pink coat is awesome, it’s just perfect for a perfect winter like this.
    hey Susie, what’s happening with London’s palm trees, since they’re not used to snow? 🙂

  31. kim

    2009-02-03 at 11:44 AM

    Great colour combination, well done!

  32. Fannah

    2009-02-03 at 1:31 PM

    stop being so great, seriously. it hurts. that outfit just hurts.

  33. Beata

    2009-02-03 at 1:45 PM

    I’m actually moving to london for a while, but after reading a few of your entries I must admit I’m a bit frightened now.. 😛
    People seem very mean and judgemental of other peoples’ clothes in London. 😀
    GREAT outfit!

  34. Ruth

    2009-02-03 at 5:24 PM

    Hey London is amazing in the snow– I love ur mock of Big Ben…. In my neighbourhood London Fields looked spectacular… I know how u feel about the Old Street tube- WHY DONT THEY PUT SALT down. Anyhoo I snapped some damn trendy snowmen down my next of the woods- take a look here… the coolest snowmen on the block
    Ruth x

  35. juliet

    2009-02-03 at 8:00 PM

    London looks so od. Not used to see it like that!
    juliet xxx

  36. Sheena

    2009-02-04 at 2:54 AM

    You look so effervescent! I saw an orange sky outside my house last year, it was crazy –

  37. xS

    2009-02-05 at 12:16 PM

    Heya, I thought it was you I saw on the tube; and I saw the glances too! you looked amazing; wish I had a brightly-coloured coat now…xs

  38. Emjj

    2009-02-08 at 7:55 PM

    ok theres something about orange and pink that does somthing to me!i mean wow how much impact does that colour combo have against the whiote snow….bubble your a genious!
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