Thursday, May 1, 2014

Opposite Orange: Beguiling Blue

From navy to baby to turquoise to teal, blue is inundating fashion as a powerful force. It’s the direct opposite of orange on the color wheel, and so it seems that fickle fashion is feeling a tad bi-polar with these breathtaking examples of beguiling blue.

Michelle obama

If there is a first color for the First Lady, it must be blue. Michelle Obama stunned at the 2014 White House State Dinner when she swept the room in this blue beauty: a Carolina Herrera powder blue gown with a black lace bodice and blue beading. And it’s not the first time the First Lady has donned blue–she wore the gem-toned blue taffeta number, designed by Barbara Tfank, below, at the State of the Union speech, and adorned it with an Alexis Bittar brooch.

Mobama in sapphire blue tafetta

The fashionable First Lady was also feeling blue wearing Marchesa at the 2012 White House State Dinner, pictured below with the UK Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, also in blue…

Samantha and michelle

Mobama in vogue 2009

…and again back in 2009 for a Vogue spread, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Here Mrs. Obama wears an azure gown and sapphire wrap by Narciso Rodriguez.

Dita powder blue gown

A Lighter Shade of Pale

Above, burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese wears a blue confection which speaks volumes via yards and yards of baby blue ruffles. Spell-binding!

Dita butterfly with Gaultier

Tantalizing Teal

Dita wears a tantalizing teal corseted dress by Jean Paul Gaultier from his spring/summer 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Lea

Captivating Cobalt

Actresses are known for taking their cue, and at the 2014 BAFTA awards, the cue was decidedly a hue of blue! French actress Léa Seydoux, above, captivated in cobalt. Her eyes were rimmed with smoky lapis blue, too.

Megan fox turquoise necklace

A Turquoise Tangent

Megan Fox needs no adornment whatsoever, but when she decides to go glam, all she needs with a black sheath dress is a chunky turquoise necklace riddled with black veins…

Miscellaneous turquoise

…Which reminds me, I am positively pining for some vintage Native American turquoise, like these large-scale pieces from artist and collector Rachel Uchizono of the online store, Uchizono Gallery.

Versace

Versace, Versace

And I am equally obsessed with Versace’s creation, above, from Donatella’s spring/summer 2014 collection. Such a rich, rich shade of midnight blue.

So as you can see, there are a million hues of blues, and endless ways to wear them. Exercise your right to wear a bevy of beautiful blues!

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