Grey Pride

Fill in the blank: Once you go grey, ____________________

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Fashionistas rejoice, New York Fashion Week is in full swing!

Among the hundreds of couture houses that descend upon the city, a handful of stand-out trends rise to the top and take us into the rest of our fashion year. Upon reviewing the coverage of fashion week, a prominent trend was the use of many shades of grey. Once thought of as drab and dowdy, I saw new life injected into the colour and words like subtle, mysterious, and sophisticated soon replaced the aforementioned.

I tried using grey as my base, and then using some brighter colours to give it some “punch” until I realised I was defeating the purpose, and decided on accents in black so as not to take away from the colour du jour.

The ruffle detailed shirt created a feminine base for this outfit (check the style sheets for a peek from behind at the open back detailing!) and I amplified that with strand upon strand of black pearls. This broad black belt cinches at the waist nicely, creating an hourglass silhouette, and the large silver ribbon belt buckle plays well to the outfit’s base. A fitted mini doesn’t overwhelm the ultra detailed upper, and the bare legs will hopefully draw the eye down until they hit those fabulous black lace legwarmers, which give this feminine look some feminedge. Strappy black heels paired with a black leather clutch for my essentials and I’m ready to claim my runway-side seat at the Fashion District’s hottest show.

I’d be awfully lonely sitting alone though, so luckily Nic looks as if he stepped right off the catwalk to join me. He kept his look simple and classic by layering shades of greys against complimentary black. The structured peacoat trench and darker grey turtleneck are keeping him (and me) warm and the colours melt beautifully into the black pants, shoes, and gloves. His hairstyle and grey toned shades keep this look current, and we can both agree – what a difference a grey makes!

p.s. We hope to bring you more trends from NYC’s fashion week soon!

READ MORE FOR STYLE SHEETS

BONNIE

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Hair: Armidi – St. Moritz (Vanilla)
Skin: Dutch Touch – Amy – No Freckles (Make Up 10 *bonus fat pack skin)
Eyes: Tuli – Bright Blue Eyes
Lashes: Celestial Studios- Classic 13
Nails: Shop Seu – nail 8 color set (black nail)
Shirt: Muism – Satin Ruffle Top (Grey)
Skirt: Armidi – Classic A001 Jean Skirt (Black)
Belt: Reaction Girl – Dazzle Ribbon Belt and Dazzle Belt Buckle (Part of the Dazzle Dress (black))
Legwarmers: BettiePage – lacelegwarmers 3 BP* (black)
Shoes: Maitreya – Grace (black)
Necklace: +plus – The Vintage Black Pearl Necklace with Brooch
Handbag: Bloom – Black Suede Leather Clutch
Poses: Cake – fp.stand.0210 | Cake – fp.stand.1570 | LAP – Take it All Off

CLYDE

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Hair: Armidi – The Poynter (Espresso)
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio (Origin 1[A])
Eyes: Tuli – Blue Eyes
Jacket: Bare Rose – Trench Coat (Grey)
Sweater: Muism – Polo Neck Shirt (Dark)
Pants: A001 Jeans (Male/Skinny Black Classic)
Belt: Bare Rose Trench Coat (Modified Grey)
Shoes: Redgrave – Boots (Black Leather)
Glasses: FNKY! – GC25475 (Black)
Gloves: Paper Couture – Painted Tipping Gloves
Poses: HAPPY DISPATCH – Standing Pose m25 (neck free) | ANIMAH – Male Pose 02

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~ by Dahlia Eilde & Nicolas Sinatra on February 7, 2008.

3 Responses to “Grey Pride”

  1. Oh my goodness, I almost fell over when I saw all that grey…but accenting it in black saved my life. Whew. Thank you. 😉 And those legwarmers! omg! I want them!

  2. Find it, buy it, wear it, love it!
    Thanks for the comment Dove <3. When you said “black saved my life” somewhere an emo kid was happy, if only for a second.

  3. wow…honestly, grey is my mortal enemy…you almost won me over..especially that trench…i need to buy those boots though,they look much finer than they did on the wall at redgrave…good job!!

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