22 September 2009

"Shh, No Talking"



(I always get the weirdest stills!)

I have been thinking about colour as of late, well more specifically, how different colours work for different seasons. I happen to prefer the autumnal colour palette in comparison to the other seasons when it comes to daily outfits. There is a certain freedom that one does not really get at any other time of the year. This is not to say that one is not allowed to wear certain colours at certain times of the year, but rather the colour palette as it exists when one chooses to reflect the changing seasons.

Whereas during the bright days of summer I would have paired my pink sweater with perhaps a pair of bright blue trousers or light wash jeans, I think a simple light brown works for autumn. It is admittedly a subtle difference, and yet I often feel that it is the subtle changes which make the most impact upon comparison. It becomes the change between a celebration of colour during the joyous days of Summer, to something akin to the reflection of the memory of Summer. I suppose this is my attempt to recreate that warm haze that envelops our memories past, which I always imagine like the suffusing pale golden light of dawn.

As such I chose to wear brown trousers to both capture my image of a memory realised, but also to reflect in a way the beautiful autumnal landscape. Indeed I have always felt that the wearing of darker colours, of browns, blacks and greys, portend the arrival of the colder months. In a way it becomes both a celebration of the natural autumnal visage, but also the realisation of Winter slowly drawing in. The fact that bright colour works alongside these darker hues for the autumnal months is for me a beautiful thing. Whereas towards the end of Winter one notes dark outfits with small pops of colour, it is at this time of year, with Summer still fresh in our minds, that colour is still apparent in the majority. I guess it is therefore the conscious adaptation within outfits, of fabrics and colours choices, during the transitional months which I find so fascinating.

I opted to match the pink of my sweater with my socks, just to add that subtle element of visual coherence. It also happens to work for adding an unexpected touch of colour in my gait. My choice of footwear was a pair of navy blue plimsoles, which again I matched colour-wise to a simple handwoven blue scarf. Some of my older readers may actually note my particular fondness for the colour combination of pink, navy and brown, encapsulated here into this outfit.

Currently playing: The Time Is Now - Moloko

xxxx

56 comments:

  1. I think you most definitely capture the beautiful autumnal landscape. :)Fall is my fave season and I'm ready to put away the sandals and get into some nice boots!

    woo-hoo!

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  2. :) Video is almost as lively as I would have hoped..!! love the cheeky smile at the end :)

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  3. the video is not working for me, but you do look great in pink!

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  4. ha ha I love this video

    it's like a scarf dance and a sleeve dance then hey check my socks

    and it is a funny knid of smile, like it looks like you're trying not to laugh

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  5. A video outfit shot. Brill!

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  6. you are just the cutest guy that I ever did see!

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  7. I like your pink shirt!! & your new hair <3

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  8. always enjoy you in pink dk!
    Have a wonderful change of the season! ~xo*

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  9. You always look so well put together. I love all the thought that still goes to your planning of what to wear =) I absolutely love the pink - it definitely does remind me of summer, which is especially lovely on a dreary day like today!

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  10. Beautiful! The pink and brown remind me in particular of maple leaves.

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  11. you should wear pink every day. every day.

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  12. wow..love the pink with the trousers and the shoes, too. Nice going.

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  13. aaah pink socks!! **steals and runs away**


    ^. ^ liked the video

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  14. Perfect timing! Great post..It feels so much like autumn here. I wore my new tights and new boots today. I felt I jumped into the fall..except for the nasty I felt after my flu shot.

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  15. I LOVE pink!!!

    fabulous video DK!! :)

    Have a great day!

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  16. Thanks for the info on pops of color. Love the look. Great setting too..

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  17. Those trousers just make everything come together.

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  18. too cute video.
    sometimes i wish i had seasons where i live.

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  19. your haircut is too adorable! i love love love!

    x


    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  20. Great video! I love your colour co-ordination. Yellow and pink is one of my favourites and remind me of Battenburg cake!

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  21. I love the pink and brown combination! And the matched socks and sweater is cool!

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  22. You look great in pink! Your new haircut is sweet.

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  23. haha, love the video. And you look great in pink and with the scarf!

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  24. digging the colors. And your writing is seriously awesomely sophisticated.

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  25. Super wonderful DK! That pink of your jumper is just the best and the way you've teamed it with the navy blue is inspired - a very cool combo! I like the rebel bit of yellow you have in your watch! P.S. Thank you for the pin point location of stained glass windows - another reason to love your blog - you obviusly hang out in the heavenly V & A quite a bit!

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  26. your adorable!
    but great idea for autumn and you look great in pick
    ps i link your blog because your blog is bitching, boy!

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  27. I can't seem to load the video,will try again later :)

    But the pink sweater and those pink socks go perfect with your outfit. And not a lot of guys can carry off pink so well. But you did !

    Adore your watch toooo

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  28. Great photos. I think you look fantastic. I don't usually wear pink myself. But you pull it off so well.

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  29. such a prefect color with the pants the navy blue .. the pink isnt too much .. and the swatch is just added hotness

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  30. Love the color combo, you look fantastic!

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  31. PINK SOCKS! That is so rad.

    ~Faith

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  32. oh i loved that video.

    and your outfit is amazing. you have a really awesome style.

    :)

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  33. i love to see men in pink. BF likes pink too.

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  34. dapper-very preppy!

    but now we need to hear you speak!

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  35. U never say a word :o] u shld say hello or sth in ur next video.... love ur color control and ur right about seasons defining colors....

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  36. I think the subtle difference in your color wardrobe is perfect. I noticed there are a few out there who actually have a full-blown autumn theme when it comes to colors (i.e. lots of brown, orange and reds). I tend to be slightly less obvious with mine, as I do wear black and greys in summer as well. But I do favor more textured fabrics and richer hues during colder months. And I also find myself combining colors with blacks and greys, instead of white or nude shades like I do in warmer months. Great outfit! I love the pink and blue touches!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week so far :)

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  37. Great! I love your shirt.

    xxxxx
    http://zebratrash.blogspot.com/

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  38. I've said it before and I'll say it again! Real men wear pink!

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  39. Giggles. U look cute when you smile.
    Lovely outfit. Not all guys could pull off pink like you. Way to gooooo D

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  40. Love that you're never afraid to wear colour! Love the sunny swatch too!

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  41. love the pink and khaki
    im such a huge pink person!
    xxx

    AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

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  42. i adore that everything matches another piece in the outfit
    and the video was too cute

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  43. The smile at the end, it's a winner =)

    I miss making videos, yours are always the best. And I must say, I am craving Salmon pinks lately as well. Need to get my hands on some. Your new hair is so suiting. I really like it on you!!




    x

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  44. you look amazing... u should talk in these things mr!

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  45. i love how you match your sweater with those socks! fantastic!
    hope you have a great day!

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  46. awwwww LOVE your vlog! woohoo! great outfit mr! x

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  47. you're amazing. I put your blog to my favorites!

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  48. you're amazing. I put your blog to my favorites!

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  49. I'm so sorry for the double comment

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