December 21, 2009

In the Buff

I've had this recurring obsession with nude palettes since I can remember. It usually centralises around clothing but frequently stems out into other tangents of fashion i.e. bare makeup, nude lips, neutral nail varnish and even that "beige" tone of blonde hair.

Thinking back now, I believe my obsession began when I was fifteen and nothing would occupy my mind more than what my semi-formal and formal dresses would look like. I've still got my old Vogue tear outs and I've now conciously noticed my apparent idée fixe with shades of nude.

Luckily for me the fashion world seems to have similar bouts of nudity, rekinding my love for peach, flesh and beige tones all over again each season.

I love how nude makes a hushed statement without backing off aesthetically. The complexity and detail of a well layered black outfit is equally important when applying nude. You have to be careful to wear the right colour for your skin tone, avoid anything tight so as to not actually look naked and learn when too much is too much.

If you're a nude lover at heart but don't own anything in the pallette, start with a classic trench a la Hermes or Burberry or a simple shift dress inspired by the simplicity of 90s Calvin Klein.

Mentally scanning my wardrobe, I surprisingly and dissapointingly can only locate one such coloured garment: An oversized blazer which much to my delight will be losing its wear-virginity this autumn (or alternatively, the second it's cold enough).

Images: Style.com, 4th and Bleeker, Vanillascented

11 comments:

NICOLE said...

i love nude colors! sooo lovely

SOPHIE WEARS said...

Yes to nude colors! Love the dresses!

angie Leopoldo said...
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rebecca said...

the whole nude hair colour thing is really in right now and btw how great is nude nail polish?! x

ilovecoolthings said...

ah yes, i do love nude too, but i find there are many different tones and one must find the perfect one to suit their skin tone... wouldn't you agree?

Emma said...

love it. its minimalist and avant garde-y without being dark and sombre like black or cold and clinical like white. and nude is so sexy.

Miann - Fashion Falsehood said...

Yes, ilovecoolthings. Probably why I noted that. Wouldn't you agree?

ilovefashion said...

great post!!! i love nude pallettes :)

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Anonymous said...

Soooo much buff!

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