When you wear mostly black, when it’s your “base layer” so to speak, what do you do if you want to splash around with a bit of color? You go for the pop. You can do it with almost any article of clothing.
Scarves are a common way of adding color to any basic outfit, but you can also use tights, like I did here.
lush, plush, feels good
I love velvet. It’s lush, it’s plush, it feels good. Once upon a time, I thought of velvet as something for old ladies who wore gowns to the opera. Then, about five years ago, I bought a velvet dress from Nili Lotan and fell in love with this amazing, versatile fabric. I wear the dress at night and during the day, I wear it with tights and I wear it over slim pants.
I so need to feel comfortable, competent, and ready for anything these days. Velvet makes me feel that way.
La fille Colette, body and soul
So, you like femininity, versatility, and slow fashion? I wrote about Colette Chretien, of La fille Colette, here. Well, Colette has done it again, created more beautiful dresses for her summer “desk-to-dinner” collection.
I love the way these dresses look both sporty and feminine—and they somehow manage not to provoke my extreme fear of color. The bare shoulders and backs of the long dress are a perfect way to show some skin without overdoing it. Shoulders don’t age!
slow everything movement
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu
Have you noticed that there seems to be a slow everything movement? There is slow food, slow fashion, slow-brewed, slow design, slow living, and yes, even slow sex. In some ways I think all of this is meditation’s fault, and I’m all for it. It’s one of the best things to have happened in the last 50 years.
I think that if anything can stop people in their fast, mindless, tracks, it’s these different channels for entering into mindfulness and the “slow movement.” There’s a lot of insanity in this world, there are a lot of crazy people doing crazy things, and those people are not going to slow down: so it’s up to us.