14 May 2013

about Pink

according to the great editors-Pink is-the navy blue of India (Diana Vreeland) , and Anna Wintour declared Pink to be the color of PUNK, she says so- according to curator of the Met Costume Exhibit- Punk: Chaos to Couture, Andrew Bolton.
Still in all-Pink is the color of Pretty.

things are finally blooming some color here in the South-though today it is quite chilly.

 Peonies & Mistinguett.Charles Gesmar 1928

Colors of-Pinks, rose pinks & the hot pink variety-along with a pinky red. The Peonies, most of mine are Sarah Bernhardt-are all knobs and nubbins, but soon to be bursting in Sarah pink. I've added a some pale pale-almost white pinks with them and a some deep pinks- the pinky red kind to my row of Peonies for appeal and to dot into arrangements of Sarahs- these are some of my favorite flowers to bring into the house en masse.

 from last year in my favorite container

Others agree...

 Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture, Paris

from Veranda -years ago, the scenes at the home of William Howard Adams are such evocative photographs from Lisa Hubbard. Inspired-each image is a perfection of color and mood. The house is divine-the dog equally so.

(photographs above All by Lisa Hubbard)

Chanel-as always turned to these colors.It is inspiring to see CHANEL's soft side, and there is a lot of soft~ and here she pairs the palette we love with an earthy peat color~ that's only natural.

still life with Peony the garden of William Howard Adams
photograph from Veranda by Lisa Hubbard

the team of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino are feeling it too~just beautiful.

Surely-she was thinking pink...

the Constance Spry climbing rose

& floral designer-



  1. Gaye I adore pink peonies perhaps more than any other flower. My Mother always had rows upon rows of them in the garden.

    Art by Karena

  2. Lovely! Very good to see, as I have been obsessing with pink flowers lately, photographing roses and more roses:)

  3. Again...your mind is keen! To have literally exposed Valentino copying Chanel...verbatim! Oh, remember how Adele was lambasted for wearing the dress? I love Chanel's dress with matching coat, with the lining stitched so magically to not show thru the golden wheat sheaf colored textile of the front...Harold Koda listed this dress in the MET'S book of TOP 100 dresses of all time. I so love your previous post connecting Cummings and Westwood - the daring mix of colors, eras and textures...all while boasting some major HAIR statement!

  4. Seems I remember a rather gruesome receipe for pink exterior paint that is used in Charleston- it contained pig blood and gave a lovely faded pink

  5. I love pink and were it not for my husband, my walls would be the palest of pink. I would love to decorate my house in pale pastels.



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