Red Carpet, red lipstick, red shoe; mention the colour red and any fashionista will immediately visualise the glamour of a red dress and not a double-decker bus.
Amongst the publications recalling the life of the legendry Oscar de la Renta who died last month, American Vogue posted a series of “best moment” pictures. Out of 30 remarkable images over half were ball dresses, coats, and ensembles in red. Now Oscar was a man who understood glamour – the hostesses he dressed were always centre stage.
With winter no longer just around the corner, the shorter days and longer nights call for some after-dark kit. We are reminded of that great old adage: “Feeling blue? Wear red”. Dressing in all the shades of red and crimson orange always gives our mood a boost.
Check out some beautiful red clothes, we don’t want to blend with the dark shadows.
A red wool coat is a must have, it is a great way to feel cheerful when setting out on a dark morning. A Hollywood red lace dress for a party - let's be guided by Oscar. The red Poncho is spot on fashion wise as is the mini red skirt. We all need some red sweaters too, the slinky red polo neck under black is very chic and all the sweaters in fine merinos and cashmere are a good choice in red.
Head to toe red is wild and brave but red also mixes well. Red and grey and red and navy are good colour combos. This season I am loving red and claret or other berry shades worn together. Camel can work with red, as do some of the deep dark browns.
Don’t get the dead winter blues. When planning our winter shopping spree the first purchase should cheer us up. Start with a piece in sunshiny red.
Style Agenda by Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com