Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer White: Love is Good for Anything That Ails You

Put away your corduroy, velvet, and suede so you can make room for linen and summer whites. If you want to see white made glamourous, Bob Mackie's costumes for the 1981 movie Pennies From Heaven look absolutely amazing in this tribute to music of The Great Depression. If you are having difficulty playing this clip, follow this link.

Of course, if you want to see how to use this color like a pro, make sure you check out Tricia Foley's blog The White List.

Cecil Beaton's Frosted Pastels

The majority of fashion photographer Cecil Beaton's work is black and white, but his color prints have a very specific style. His backgrounds are classical and simple, while his models are posed like Greek goddesses. What drew me to his use of color is the use of frosted pastels, mostly neutral tones, against black and deep browns. I have included the CMYK numbers for my readers in the design industry.