Stop the Palette

>> I feel I've overindulged this spring summer season.  I've gotten to the point where I may have over gorged on all the things that I love in clothing because too many people have been ticking those boxes so perfectly.  Quite literally, I've had one too many gelato triple scoop cones (well triple pastel colours anyway…) and now the gluttony is cloud my judgement.  The pastel rant goes on and on because I'm being fed that palette so effectively.  Spanish designer Gemma Degara's S/S 11 collection, a few of the pieces I drooled over today (sadly not for me…. ), is just one of many collections that feeds the habit.  The close-up shot of this floral top and the matching 'puff ball' purse is basically drawing out my addiction to this exact shade of pink and type of frou frou embellishment in the most tantalising way posisble.  There's something about the way the flowers are being accentuated that makes them all the more 'alive' looking…



What's needed is the sartorial equivalent of a detox/cold shower/a hard slap around the face.  Therefore I took a peek at Gemma Degara's sobering A/W 10-11 collection Siboney.  Colours, frou and frill are all turned down several notches and instead Degara develops prints that speak of themes of recollection and collection itself (mirrors, picture frames and keys are the main motifs…).  What remains are the reversible shapes where front or back can dip low or be cropped high, best seen in the tops.  A gentle wave of frou still remains in the hip ruffles as well as the ones that are worked into the backpack.  Alright, it's not quite the icy cold wake-up call that will purge my pastel gluttony but hey, summer is not yet over – there's still the whole of August to stabilise my judgement of palette.


26 Replies to “Stop the Palette”

  1. I love the flower embellished top and bag. I can’t help it! The ruffled trousers are also wonderful in addition to the darker pieces of the collection. I am just as ridiculously drawn to gelato shades, yum! <3

  2. Those flowers are exquisite, they do look alive indeed. Gorgeous flowers – real or not – are so uplifting. I’ve been eyeing my neighbours’ peonies and I’m on my way to the florist right now to get some so I can stare in the privacy of my living room. I might feel up their fluffy petals a little, too.

  3. don’t feel bad, I share in your addiction!! I just bought a pink and poofy tou-tou with chiffon roses all along the hem… I’m tempted to never take it off and possibly sleep in it. I think we need to create a Pastel, Poofy and Pretty addicts Anonymous hahaa love the blog!!

  4. eek! no time to read the entire thing, but just wanted to say WOW!! to the two flower pieces!! Those made me droooll

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