19.9.09

cherries in the snow

I was talking to Laura Jane a while ago about the colour red. She was surprised that I don't wear it and all I could do was shrug and say that it just isn't me. I read every word of the nogoodforme Guide to Red Lipstick, but I'm still too timid even to wear red lipstick. This may be because when I was in grade 9 I decided to "reinvent" myself, which included ditching my navy blue Sally Jesse Raphael glasses and wearing the brightest shade of red that Maybelline made in 1992; my best friend told me in the nicest (not really the nicest) way possible that I had to stop wearing it. An early trauma!


I really love the colour red, but I don't like having it close to my face. I long to wear red clothing! We've all seen the pictures of the fall 2009 Built By Wendy collection, with its charming pops of red through all the black (above). I have fire all through my astrological chart (Leo rising, moon in Sagittarius). Maybe it's time for a new transformation: maybe once I embrace red and start wearing it, I will become a more confident version of myself! Let that Leo roar, etc. I truly think I am a red girl underneath it all. I really am a funny sort of intro-extrovert!

I have made attempts. You may have noticed the red skirt I was wearing under my coat: that skirt is my red skirt from Minimarket that I bought at Robber this summer. It is my favourite skirt, which is high praise from a girl who wears skirts almost every day.


This coat is from Built By Wendy fall 2008, and it's the same pattern as the one I made. When I found this picture recently I did wish I had picked red wool over charcoal.

Incidentally, persimmon is the shade for next spring! Remember it.

13 comments:

  1. i love red coats, but i've never owned one. for me, pops of red will have to satisfy. and i think your charcoal coat is wonderful, and the red skirt, the perfect touch!

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  2. I love the colour red and I think red would suit you very nicely actually!

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  3. I love your red skirt- "red with envy." I also REALLY love that BBW coat, and probably should own it.

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  4. i don't wear red either. I just don't like the way it looks on me.

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  5. you'll love red once you start wearing it! start wearing a red bracelet or scarf with a black dress maybe? It would add so much more to the outfit! I love red :)

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  6. Whenever I see other people wearing red I really like it
    (I loved the way your red skirt + new coat looked). I just can't wear red, it never looks right on me....

    PS. I had a similar red lipstick experience in my early-teens
    ....never again will I wear it.

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  7. i rarely wear red either, but i do like red nail polish! cherries in the snow is the name of a red polish from revlon by the way.

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  8. i almost never wear red, but i think it would suit you really well! it seems like a tricky shade to pull off, but there's something so invigorating about a few well-chosen flashes of red in an outfit.

    i've yet to try red lipstick, but i do like red nail polish.

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  9. Thank you so much for posting the link to the Guide to Red Lipstick. I've been on a search for the perfect red lipstick, and this will definitely be a huge help!

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  10. you should wear red lipstick. I am still too shy as well.

    But those red tights, *love*!

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  11. wearing red lipstick is scary! but kind of empowering, as well.

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  12. oh emm gee!

    love the sally jesse raphael reference glasses reference; it gave me quite the chuckle. Boy was it tough to grow up in the early nineties.

    Now SJR was a woman who didn't mind having the colour red near her face.

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  13. Red is one of my favorite colors - especially during the colder months. It just makes me so happy :)

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