12/22/09

UNLIKELY INSPIRATION: MY BLUE HEAVEN!

It's funny how one song, smell or movie can open your eyes. I watched the comedy "My Blue Heaven" this weekend and it seemed like everywhere I looked the color blue seemed to pop out and bite me. I decided to put together a post full of inspiration that shows how different shades of blue can go from, celebrity to street style and into the Spring 2010. It's no wonder that I wrote on my Christmas Wish List: Royal Blue.





I would hardly recommend wearing one color head to toe, unless you're wearing a gown like Hayek below, but Lezark pulls off a stylish sophistication that cant be denied. Even though they are in two completely different settings, blue only enhances both ladies.









How can blue be a staple color and still offer the unexpected? Good question. The blue tights above illustrates how royal blue can be unexpected, it jumps off the page and practically screams look at me. Yet, it still finds a way to pull the red shoes and the patchwork coat together in a way that really can't be explained. It just works.






When I saw this picture, I looked at the 20 coats I have and instantly realized that none of them were blue... I didn't count jean jackets. This realization threw me for a loop. Why haven't I ever gravitated or felt compelled to buy a blue coat? This image perfectly shows that a blue coat is not exactly a risky purchase. This picture could have easily been taken yesterday or 5 years ago and in either situation she would and is considered stylish.




Sometimes designers or trend forecasters declare that a certain color is the color of the season. I would consider myself a little ridiculous if I started to declare that blue would be the color of Spring 2010. It was present this fall, has been covering legs and arms this winter and will be just as powerful this Spring as one can see from the Vionnet Spring 2010 Collection.

I would like to thank Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and Joan Cusack for starring in the comedy "My Blue Heaven" back in 1990. It's hilarious and inspired me to write a post about the color blue, who says you can't find inspiration in the most unlikely of places?
















pics:Stockholmstreetstyle, google images, weardrobe_songoftheexile,turnedoutbymaya
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14 comments

HoneyBunny said...

Oh how beautiful are these, especially the first one<33 Loove this colour! :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the picture of Hayek, I never think of blue to fit my complexion but seeing that picture of her I think that shade she has on of blue will work for me as well:) Thanks!

Friend in Fashion said...

lovely post - adore the electic blue in the Vionnet collection :)

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

Tiffany said...

i just bought bright blue tights! And I got a blue winter coat. I was never really a blue person but really am liking it this year!

Hanako66 said...

i tend to forget about blue too...though one of my favorite bags is navy:) i always have a shoe issue!

wreckedstellar said...

Lezark looks amazing. I have a navy short sleeve trench coat I should break out more often when it's warmer and I also have a blue faux leather jacket that I like to throw on :) xo, Mel

lisa said...

Leigh Lezark's outfit is wonderful! I love the depth of that shade of blue.

Prefecta said...

Unbelievably gorgeous picture of Salma, but I guess that's the only kind you get of her...

Merry Christmas Alixrose!

(You're welcome to visit http://anotherfabday.blogspot.com)

Niki B. said...

awesome, I love all of these photos. Must say my favourite is Leigh Lezark, she just looks fierce.

xo Niki

http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

jaunty magpie said...

Love the Stockholm Style photo - the detail work on that outfit is divine. And the dresses from Vionnet's spring line are full of inspiration. Feminine, but not precious -- great balance. haha - I LOVED Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven. I also loved him in Leap of Faith; funny, but a serious side as well.

The Anthology said...

That first one left me breathless! Soooooo beautiful!

Definitely not a colour I wear often enough. I'll have to change that pronto.

*Kelsey

WendyB said...

Now I have to see the movie!

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Chessa! said...

I LOVE this movie. it's so great:) my husband is a huge Steve Martin fan so I've seen a million times. btw, Salma Hayek looks SO amazing here. wowsa.

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