A Clockwork Orange

Posted by Suzi | June 15, 2012

2012′s fall campaigns have been unveiled and, if you are aghast at the sight of orange, it’s probably best you look away now. And then to go into sartorial hibernation somewhere.

From Louis Vuitton to Giorgi Armani to the high street- it doesn’t matter if it’s pumpkin, burnt, tanned; your lips, your shoes, or the sofa- everything is about to turn the shade of a mandarin.

And do you know what? I kind of like it! Only when used in an unapologetically retro way- with lot’s of ’50s shapes and layering of tones.




Picture credits (from top left): Surveyor Tripod of orange-painted steel as adjustable Floor Lamp; http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=661988, Croco Natural Cushion; www.zarahome.com, Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 campaign; www.louisvuitton.com, Hi Ball orange glass by Ella Sabatini; http://www.heals.co.uk/glassware/fresco-tumbler-and-hi-ball-orange-by-ella-sabatini/invt/frescoorange?htxt=%2Fftx, Milo Baughman Sculptural Chair; http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=662231, Giorgio Armani Fall 2012 campaign; www.armani.com, Pair Tall 1960′s Tangerine Lacquer Two-Piece Cabinets; http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=651060, 1960′s Palla Chair by Giovanni Travasa; http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=639874, Vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; http://www.1stdibs.com,  Wise Ol’ Canister, Orange; http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-room/873308.jsp, Micropleat shade; www.conranshop.co.uk, Suede peep-toe platform ankle boots, Giuseppe Zanotti; http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/310447, Vintage sofa; www.1stdibs.com, Three Vintage Tangerine Orange Blenko Glass Designs; http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=636382,Navy 111 Chair Permission Orange; www.conranshop.co.uk




  1. WOW, yeah, I kind of like it too! Not sure the hubbie will ;)

    Comment by SandraShud — June 15, 2012 #

  2. I want the wise owl. Cute.

    Comment by MarthaWright — June 15, 2012 #

  3. Colors rock interiors today, no matter what other people might say. Just one piece in a neutral living room makes all the difference! Follow the example of Boca do Lobo and their collections with wonderful furniture pieces dedicated to colors: http://www.bocadolobo.com

    Comment by Vivian Munroe — June 19, 2012 #

  4. Beautiful post! I love this!

    Comment by Karina W — July 30, 2012 #

  5. In this colorful world, we have to love life! Thanks for shopping for every woman’s favourite things…

    Comment by Priya — August 19, 2012 #

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