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Monday, December 8, 2014

Red Haute





Carolina Herrera AW14; Source





Chloe Pre-Fall14; Source
 




Dolce and Gabbana AW14; Source



Before I begin, let me apologize for not posting in quite some time. I am still trying to recuperate from being ill. I want to thank all of my followers for continuing to visit and for your wonderful comments. I cherish all of you so much.
 
I decided to write about my favorite color, red, because it has a special quality that makes me feel just a bit cheerful and energetic when I am not feeling quite myself. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please relax, savor a view of some beautiful red dresses designed by the great Elie Saab and accept my invitation to continue to read about why I dream in red. Note: The images below are from Elie Saab's Fall 2014 Ready to Wear collection.


 
Elie Saab AW14; Source




Elie Saab AW14; Source

My happy color is supposed to be the color of the season but for me it is always THE color that makes me feel powerful, confident, playful and cheerful. It conjures up not only those emotions in me but a whole list of others. Does your happy color make you feel that way? Whether you refer to it as scarlet, rouge, ruby or crimson  I am certain you will admit that whatever name is used to describe red there is simply no way it can be ignored. Whether you like red a little or love it a lot it can add a touch of sass to any look or a whole lot. Can you envision yourself with any of the lovelies below? I sure can. That is exactly why I have bags and shoes and treasures galore in my favorite shade. 


Bottega Veneta Fall14; Source



Bottega Veneta Fall14; Source





 
 
Fendi 2014


Hedi Slimane for YSL






Dolce & Gabbana; Source 







It is such a brilliant shade, is it not?  It can accentuate an ensemble by adding just a pop of its boldness or make its wearer the center of attention. I hope you agree that it certainly can play both roles to perfection.



Giorgio Armani Prive FW14


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Christian Dior 2014


Dolce and Gabbana



Elie Saab Couture AW14



Giorgio Armani Couture 2014

 
 
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Gucci Fall14





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Nina Ricci AW14; Source



Rachel Roy AW14; Source



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Simon Rocha AW14
It is often associated with strong feelings such as anger, passion, love and so many others on a long list of strong emotions. It is certainly quite a prominent color, as well, during holiday festivities in December in the United States, where I reside, and again during Valentine's Day. I am certain that many of you, throughout the globe, have a similar fondness for this bold shade. I would love to learn about how important red is in your culture so please do share.
 
Did you know there are apparently 285 variations of the color red? I initially thought that it was quite impossible and rather far-fetched that 285 shades of red exists. It was with quite a large amount of skepticism that I preceded to determine if I would like many of the other variations of my favorite color. After all, as much as I love my happy color I could not imagine that I would like a third of what I think of as second and third cousins of true red.

I am more than willing to make room for members of its family which to me include burgundy, bordeaux, wine, maroon and oxblood. Of course, I will always make room in my heart, as well, for its distant cousin pastel pink. I may have a bit of the vixen in me but I also have quite a girly side as well. It, therefore, makes perfect sense that I could love true red and pastel pink. No matter what, however, true red is the king of my heart and always will be.
Elie Saab AW14; Source
 

Elie Saab AW14; Source


Burberry PF14; Source 


Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall14; Source



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Stella McCartney AW14 RTW

One of the qualities red possesses that is certainly irresistible to me is its ability to play well with other colors. Don't you think so?
Balenciaga AW14
 

Stephane Rolland AW14 Haute Couture; Source



Burberry Prorsum AW14



Christian Dior AW14; Source


Elie Saab AW14; Source

Elie Saab AW14; Source


 

Giorgio Armani Prive  FW14


Giorgio Armani Prive FW14


Giorgio Armani Prive Couture AW14


Kenzo Fall14


Philipp Plein AW14; Source


Prabal Gurung AW14 RTW; Source





 








Roberto Cavalli AW14; Source


Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall14; Source


Valentino 2014
Out of curiosity I decided to explore a bit and determine if I could find more than a half dozen shades of red that would wiggle their way into my heart. Surprisingly, I did. Most of them had names which I must admit are undeniably bold such as lust and folly. Maybe the lion in me roars at the sight of these brash shades because I can’t help myself. Could it be that my horoscope sign feels an instant kinship with such an impudent shade? I think I will leave it at that. After all, perhaps my love of red was written in the stars.

Was it fate that red seems to fit me to a T? It seems to flatter my olive skin tone at least that is what I have been told by many. Regardless, even if it didn’t suit me, I somehow think I would love it all the same.

Now my friends, I wait on you to share with me what your happy color is? Do tell.

Photos not credited were sourced on Pinterest.

79 comments:

  1. My happy color is optimistic Yellow. Though I love red, I can only take it in moderation...a red lip, nails, a red shoe. Its incredible energy is too much for me to take on in large doses.

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    1. Well put, Glenda. I love the fiery energy of red but it is not for everyone; at least not all of the time.

      Sharon

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  2. Hola Sharon! Te echaba de menos por aquí... Me encanta el rojo, en realidad, rojo, negro y blanco son mis colores favoritos. Sobre todo en complementos me enamora! Unas imágenes preciosas.

    Besos, Emi
    http://www.diseneitorforever.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I love black and red together. They are such a perfect duo. Thanks so much, Emilia, for your input.

      Sharon

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  3. Hey Sharon, I glad that you're feeling better! My colour is pink....I love pink. It's so feminine and girly and can be quite sophisticated the deeper the hue. Growing up I was never a fan of red however now that I have gotton older, it has spilled over into my makeup, wardrobe and home decor. I'm really enjoy red at the moment.
    Fab post!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Keisha. Pastel pink is a particular favorite of mine. It is reflected along with purple and green in my home décor. It is wonderful that you are more fond of red now.

      Sharon

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  4. Hey Sharon, I love the red! Glad you're feeling better.
    Sabrina | GYPSY TAN

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  5. I love a red dress ... in fact, in a recent wardrobe clear out I realised that my dress rail is at least 1/3 filled with a multitude of reds. It makes me feel so sexy and confident!

    C x x
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too, Charli. It is like my invisible armor and makes me feel so powerful.

      Sharon

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  6. Oh no, feel better Sharon. I wish I could pull red off, it just looks wrong on me lol. But these are all outstanding pieces. Elie Saab does no wrong in my book. :) http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. I just love it; perhaps, some of my love for it is because it works so well with my skin tone.

      Sharon

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  7. I love an orangey-red myself! It's a happy cross-seasonal color that makes me happy. And let's not forget red shoes!! Absolutely love them with distressed boyfriend jeans or a cute LBD.

    xoxo Cristina

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    1. It's so true, Cristina. Of course, I can't forget the shoes. Red shoes are an effortless way to add a dash of bright color to neutral, black, navy and white outfits.You always offer such great insight.

      Sharon

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  8. Great looks! Love red for this season X

    www.carlaginola.com

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    1. Hello, Carla:

      Thanks so much. I happily get to see a lot of my favorite color this time of year.

      Sharon

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  9. Gotta love red.
    Xoxo
    All the best
    Cassie
    http://cassie2fashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment, Cassie.

      Sharon

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  10. red is perfect for the holiday
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    Greets Jon

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    1. It sure is and I am happy I get to see more of it during the holiday season. I will visit your blog, for sure.

      Sharon

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  11. Bonjour Sharon,
    Very nice selection. Personally, I like the dark red associated with the navy blue. I agree with you, I find that red enhances the skin tone.
    Kisses from France.
    Elodie

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I am happy you like the selections, Elodie.

      Sharon

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  12. Such a gorgeous selection Sharon! I love red and specially for Christmas season is perfect and glamourous
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Love ♥♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Rosa. I love red very much. I wish you happy holidays, as well.

      Sharon

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  13. is that I love everything, everything and everything. kisses

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    1. I am happy you like so many of the looks featured here, Inma. I appreciate your visit to my blog very much.

      Sharon

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    1. Lorena:

      Thanks so much. I am happy you like some of the looks and pieces featured here.

      Sharon

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  15. Just to wish you a great last weekend of year Sharon!
    Big kisses and hugs dear!
    Love♥♥

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    1. Thanks, Rosa. I wish you a Very Happy New Year.

      Sharon

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  16. red is perfect for this season
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. It sure is, Pilar. I don't even need a reason to wear it. I love to wear it all year.

      Sharon

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  17. Me gusta el rojo, pienso que es un color muy femenino y que levanta el ánimo :)
    Besos y ¡Felices Fiestas!
    http://unachicasual.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. It is such a boldly feminine color, for certain. Thanks for your comment, Cristina.

      Sharon

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  18. Love Red, such an elegant color for dramatic couture to ready to wear and accessories. Love what Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Nina Ricci does with Red. <3

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    1. Yes, the great Valentino certainly adores red and new how to create such divine couture collections with this most vibrant of colors. Your comments are always so insightful.

      Sharon

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  19. Great selection! I love cherry red but this season I'm opting for oxblood and burgundy! Have a great one Sharon! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. They are some wonderful alternatives to cherry red and are beautiful colors quite suited for the cooler months. Thanks for the comment, Lena.

      Sharon

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  20. Second dress from Elie Saab is really perfect!

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: SPIKED-SOUL.BLOGSPOT.COM :)
    Have a nice day!

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    1. It is a pretty dress. I love so many of the handbags and shoes I included here too. I am so glad you visited. I hope you have a good week, Elwira.

      Sharon

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  21. Apart for black, white and grey, red (along with bkue) is the only color I allow myself to wear. It's so classic that you can never go wrong with it. I really hope you are feeling better, Sharon!

    http://www.blancivory.com

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    1. That is so cool. All of your favorite colors to wear blend so well. I am glad you have returned to posting on your blog. I hope all is well with you now.

      Sharon

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  22. Hello dear! Nice blog!
    Follow me and I will follow back)

    Follow this blog please! My Blog: violaceous_flavor
    Write me in my blog if you following me)

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    1. Thanks so much. I look forward to visiting your post. I hope we can stay in touch.

      Sharon

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  23. I love the red it's my favourite colour :D ! Nice post dear
    You have a nice blog, I wait you in my blog :)
    Kisses


    xx Lisbeth
    novedadesatualcance.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Than thank you, Lisbeth. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Red is far and away my favorite color. It is great to know you love it so much, as well. I will visit your blog immediately.

      Sharon

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  24. Been missing you, hope all is well. I love red also, such a bold and daring color!
    Happy New Year to you!

    ~Tab
    Humblebeauty29.blogspot.com

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    1. I appreciate that Tab. I am glad to be feeling better. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I am so pleased to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  25. Glad you are feeling better now Sharon. Red is such a rich and lively color. Its one of the shades I love although I only recently realized blue is my favorite. xo

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    1. Thanks, Elsie. I love red very much. Blue certainly has its charms also. I favor blue-green shades, cobalt and royal blue. They are such beautiful colors.

      Sharon

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  26. Whou! Such an inspirational post!Love it!
    Take care sweety

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    1. Cristina:

      I am happy you found it to be so inspirational. Thanks for the nice words.

      Sharon

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  27. Great post!
    I would really love for you to check out my latest post:
    Kaiyo Aino Blog

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    1. Hello, Kaiyo. I would, of course, love to read your recent post. Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment.

      Sharon

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    1. I am pleased you enjoying browsing through the images.

      Sharon

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  29. I see red as being an endearing, powerful and sexy colour. It demands a lot of attention so it should be worn with assurance. There's something so attractive about a woman who struts confidently in a red ensemble. Although I prefer to wear black, white and purple clothing, I like using pops of red in my sketches. It brings a drawing to life. :)

    Olive Needs Popeye

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    1. The powerful factor is one reason I love red. It is like wearing a coat of armor on days when I need or want to boost my confidence. Great insight into what the color represents!

      Sharon

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  30. Just a stopping by to say hi and wish you a wonderful week.
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Love♥

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    1. Hello to you as well. It has been awhile. I hope you are having lots of great days.

      Sharon

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  31. Hey Sharon! I hope you are feeling better! My happy color is pink! :)

    XO,

    KayElle

    www.MissKayElle.com

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    1. Pink is a lovely color. I, especially, like pastel pink. Thanks for wishing me well.

      Sharon

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  32. YSL boots and Ellie Saab dresses <3 gorgeous! I love wearing red on my lips or combining it with black of course. :)
    J.
    http://fashionandpinkheart.blogspot.com/

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    1. Did you see Elie Saab's Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection. The dresses are incredibly beautiful? The YSL boots really are gorgeous. Black and red do make a powerful color duo. I also like red and white and red with other neutral colors like khaki and camel. Thanks for the comment, Julija. I love the feedback.

      Sharon

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  33. Love Elie Saab's collection - the gowns are always to die for <3 Red is one of my favorite clothing colors because it's bold yet timeless - you can never be too old to wear red!

    Sorry to hear you're still feeling sick, hope you get better soon!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. They are beautiful. His recently released haute couture collection is just divine. He really designs his clothes based on what will make a woman feel like royalty. I never thought of the age factor with red but you are so absolutely right. It is a universally flattering color.

      Sharon

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  34. Sorry to hear you've been sick! Glad to see your back though!

    Great post and loving all the red product!

    Would love if you could visit my newly launched website CH1K.com and let me know your thoughts!

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I visited your blog previously and left a comment. I think it is fantastic. You are certainly doing a great job with it. I like your point of view and the layout of your blog.

      Sharon

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  35. I'm in love with red. Great pieces! Love all the red heels!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. I am so glad you took the time to visit my blog.

      Sharon

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  36. I'm in love of those awesome YSL red high boots. I cann't stop to see this post darling! Great!
    Have a nice week dear ♥

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  37. Love all the red inspiration!

    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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    1. I am so happy you like it, Olivia. Thanks so much.

      Sharon

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  38. Great Post !! I am all for the color Red for any season . . really liked the effort that went into this post :)

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    1. Thank you, Kritika. I appreciate the acknowledgement of my efforts. It was a fun post for me to create and gives quite a glimpse into the reason red is my favorite color.

      Sharon

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  39. i don't know how you do it but i gotta confess your posts are always super cute
    http://oyebamireismail.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Oyebamire. I appreciate that. It does take quite a bit of work but it is so much fun.

      Sharon

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