Primary Concern

Primary Concern

>> I did say I was going to be sharing more images linked to the origins of outfits.  Unfortunately, Google Image Search yielded some very crap representations of all my favourite things that so obviously inspired this primary colour blast here… all typography to do with shows like Noddy, Playdays, Fun House and Art Attack, the starter pack of Play Dough, Lego, taking the three primary colours of Crayola crayons and taping them together to draw patterns with… the list goes on as to why primary colours will always resonate in my head as a tenacious colour trio.  Weirdly it's one that doesn't play out in my outfits so much because despite all of those cononations to those happy hours of watching telly and messing around with the most maleable toys of them all, together in an outfit, they can strike a jarring note.  Clownish comes to mind.  Still, there is no where to go except Primary Colour Ville when I got the Sibling for Topshop Sister jumper, some H&M red leather cropped trousers and I wanted to resurrect this old blue floppy hat (which will always remind me of longtime reader Dru) and a pair of vintage shoes which I don't seem to wear enough.  Clownish it is then. 

Incidentally, if you do happen to be messing around with Play Dough – keep the colours separate!  Mixing them has catastrophic results and just makes you weep when all you're left with is a murky purple greying mess.   

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(Topshop blue floppy hat, Steve J and Yoni P pleated short jacket, Sibling for Topshop Sister sequinned jumper, vintage shirt underneath, Brook & Lyn Surrounded Night necklace, H&M red leather cropped trousers, vintage shoes)

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  1. Esmée

    2011-01-09 at 2:40 PM

    I love the hat! It’s such a great colour and has a sort of film noir vibe, but then off course modernised!
    Fun post, especially the Play Dough reference!
    Kindly,
    Esmée from Wayward

  2. Blah Blah Becky

    2011-01-09 at 2:49 PM

    I love everything about this, I think it’s actually my favourite outfit of yours ever!
    http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

  3. BEAUTYCOUNTRY

    2011-01-09 at 2:52 PM

    Your shoes are so adorable!!
    LOVE 😀

  4. meep

    2011-01-09 at 2:52 PM

    All I seem to do lately is link to tumblr, but these shoes would really match your outfit! Clowns ftw! http://enimie.tumblr.com/post/2626630530/i-fooled-around-in-paint-a-bit-making-these-clown

  5. stylespotterfashionblogger

    2011-01-09 at 2:58 PM

    Gorgeous! Love they layering! Love the colours.. love the layering of the colours.

  6. a la mode

    2011-01-09 at 2:58 PM

    This outfit is stunning, adore all the colours X
    http://www.girlalamode.co.uk/

  7. Carol

    2011-01-09 at 3:12 PM

    Those shoes make me very happy indeed.
    Carol
    http://www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

  8. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    2011-01-09 at 3:20 PM

    Wow, you look great in red lipstick! Love the whole outfit, what a pick-me-up for a cold winter day.

  9. snoWhite

    2011-01-09 at 3:31 PM

    the shoes are soo sweet!

  10. anthea

    2011-01-09 at 3:32 PM

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  11. SACRAMENTO

    2011-01-09 at 3:45 PM

    Fantastic mixture of blue, yellow and red that explodes into your shoes. If this is not pure genius, nothing is.
    I wish I had found you long before.
    Never mind.We meet when the time is ringt.
    Mil besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  12. Lucy

    2011-01-09 at 4:30 PM

    love!!! those red trousers are the best ever!

  13. mello

    2011-01-09 at 4:38 PM

    i like the clothes just not together.

  14. Sophia

    2011-01-09 at 5:20 PM

    I love the bright colours and the cool print on the jumper. The trousers are amazing and I love the bright blue of the hat. You look very beautiful. <3
    skiepies.blogspot.com/

  15. Perdita

    2011-01-09 at 5:24 PM

    The shoes win it for me! I totally get the pre-school TV references too, but you make it so sophisticated at the same time!

  16. eve meredith

    2011-01-09 at 5:27 PM

    hey its nice to see you in red lippie, it suits you! you should play around with more colours! i’ve been known to wear pink on my top lip and orange on the bottom before…its surprisingly non-loud, with the right outfit
    i love what you do with the blog..youre really toooo modest about your potential talent for design or styling..a good knowledge for interesting personal dress is all you really need
    xxxxxxxx eve
    also could you tell me what you’re favourite etsy stores are please?

  17. Shelley

    2011-01-09 at 6:21 PM

    That shade of blue looks so gorgeous with your hair and that particular colour of lipstick–suits you to a “T”!

  18. jessie

    2011-01-09 at 6:44 PM

    your looks are absolutely amazing!!
    so glad my friend showed me this.
    check me out?? (:
    http://myatypicalmantality.blogspot.com/

  19. Eli

    2011-01-09 at 7:03 PM

    Love it! you committed to the primary palate, but there are so many fabric textures too!
    Those surrounded pieces are just stunning, I must save up my money for one!

  20. melissa

    2011-01-09 at 7:25 PM

    amazing shoes! You’re adorable! <3
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  21. Olga

    2011-01-09 at 7:40 PM

    you look adorable! love your blog… it’s unique!

  22. mar

    2011-01-09 at 7:40 PM

    always looking forward to your looks!
    in need of those pants!
    x

  23. Eve

    2011-01-09 at 7:50 PM

    I love the sequinned jumper ! Your style is amazing !

  24. My Name Is Tolula

    2011-01-09 at 7:52 PM

    I am loving your primary colour scheme. Everything about you is so pretty. Great fashion blog. 🙂 X
    http://mynameistolula.blogspot.com/

  25. anette

    2011-01-09 at 8:21 PM

    I love the bright colours, best regards from a grey sweden : )

  26. a

    2011-01-09 at 8:27 PM

    It’s…. just not nice at all :/

  27. Antonia Serio

    2011-01-09 at 9:01 PM

    F A N T A S T I C 😀
    None can do this!! Great!!
    Come into my blog if you want, you’re welcome 😀
    >Kisses
    http://haiundisperatobisognodichanel.blogspot.com/

  28. Terri

    2011-01-09 at 10:16 PM

    the jacket is most excellent!

  29. nana

    2011-01-10 at 12:08 AM

    ooow
    i adore this outfit
    it look like you are a doll
    amazing
    xoxo
    nana
    http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

  30. Isabel

    2011-01-10 at 2:56 AM

    This is probably my favourite Susie Bubble outfit post to date! You are so beautiful!

  31. bestie

    2011-01-10 at 3:40 AM

    This is kind of…awesome.

  32. tasha

    2011-01-10 at 4:52 AM

    The red lipstick is perfect.

  33. LULU

    2011-01-10 at 9:25 AM

    AWESOME OUTFIT! LOVE THE SHOES 🙂
    lucylurve.blogspot.com

  34. Dario

    2011-01-10 at 10:33 AM

    Wow…finally colours!!! and primary!!! Well done!!
    LOve it!!

  35. Inside my head and wardrobe

    2011-01-10 at 12:07 PM

    I love those red leather cropped trousers with that jumper. great look
    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  36. Eliza

    2011-01-10 at 12:17 PM

    Love the shoes, so cute.

  37. callahan

    2011-01-10 at 2:04 PM

    I do love all the bright bold colour blocks heading our way for the summer, quite a scary concept of wearing them altogether, but you do pull it of i must say! and that uniform blue is definatly growing with me, started slowly with the nail polish but think Im ready to move on! x
    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com/

  38. Celia

    2011-01-11 at 4:40 PM

    The outfit is great, the colour combination and the different textures! But isn’t it cold on your foot and ankle?

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