Just as Pantone declared Emerald Green as the colour of the year, I’ve decided to declare my colour of the coming autumn/winter season. My love affair was reignited and reaffirmed by these lines I read in The Gentlewoman magazine and tweeted not so long ago…
Handbags are not pets – ‘She’ll dump her Kelly bag on the restaurant floor – none of that giving it its own chair to sit on.’
Traffic regulations – ‘She never crosses the road at a pedestrian crossing. Life’s too short and rules are made to be broken.’
Navy is important – She prefers the richness of all kinds of (French) navy to the ubiquitous black.’
Co-ordination – ‘She changes her perfume like her scarves, on a daily basis. Perfume counts as an accessory, after all.’
Time and motion – ‘She always sleeps in her jewelry. Why take it off in order to put it all back on again the next morning.’
Five ways to spot a proper Parisienne, by Bali Barret
Meet my version of navy – my midnight blue. I shall be obsessing over this colour and hunting it down in every clothing, accessory and lifestyle store.