I’m still lusting after colour…and then some more colour. Lately I’ve been craving unusual combinations so when it was time to style my fuchsia Stella McCartney dress, I instinctively reached for more untraditional tones. A few years ago, I probably wouldn’t have even considered accessorizing this dress with such crazy-large, blue bangles but to me colour limitations are now just that – limitations.

When I was growing up in Moldova, we had very few choices when it came to clothes and fashion. Most people had so few clothes that I could remember them by their token garments. For example, there were some girls in my class who would literally wear the same skirt or dress everyday, so seeing that floral burgundy dress in motion from a distance meant that Mila was coming. This might sound crazy but it was just the norm. Anyway, despite obvious shortages in the clothing department, people had pretty strong opinions about how clothes should be paired and what colour combinations are no-nos. When I was a kid, this list seemed so extensive that the idea of combining colour became almost scary. But a few things were clear though: red/black, blue/white, pink/pink where considered untouchable so that’s mostly what you saw. How contrived is that?

Needless to say, there are no limits whatsoever when it comes to colour. If you think the tones work together, then pair them. Enjoy that postmodernist fruit – it’s sweet and juicy.

What I’m wearing:

  • Silk dress by “Stella McCartney”
  • 2 barbed wire, large bangle by “Luc Kieffer”
  • Mirror long necklace by “Marc by Marc Jacobs”
  • Satin heels by “Pierre Hardy”