Watch Your Tone

Nicolas and I have found ourselves dressing in tones moreso than colours lately, typically muted earth tones as featured in this post.  However, to keep the outfits from looking drab we decided upon bold red as our feature colour.  This particular palette can be seen in nature, and it’s those naturally occurring combinations that classically never fail.

Normally when green and red are paired my initial thought is Christmas, but in this instance, using varying tones gives the outfits a subtle urban, militant style versus its festive counterpart.  Nic’s capris and print hoodie were a perfect combination of tone and attitude leaving way for a complementary red hued shoe and perfectly styled coif to complete the look.

Nic and I found hair (love the new blonde textures!) and clothing at Truth’s relaunch, but it was this tank top which inspired the post.  I love that bright, glittery splash of red down the torso against the khaki-green.  Styling beyond that I knew I wanted this outfit to have a lot of volume and just a touch more colour – but not on the accessories.  Keeping them neutral made the look cohesive and prevented the red from overwhelming the style.

Watch your tone and we’re sure you’ll have others watching it too.

PHOTOSHOOT MUSIC: Emiliana Torrini – Big Jumps (Pretty folk-pop from an Icelandic songstress <3)



Hair: Truth – AnaLu (Seaspray)
Skin: Redgrave – Jennifer Pale (Deep Red)
Eyes: MMS – Dark Brown Eyes
Jacket: Cubic Effect – Short Leather Jacket (Brown)
Tank: Truth – Skyline Tanks (Quay West)
Pants: Sweetest Goodbye – Bombom (Khaki)
Socks: Cachet – Soccer/Schoolgirl Socks (Red)
Shoes: Armidi Gisaci – Barcelona Slingbacks (Bole)
Glasses: Yummy (Tableau location) – Mom Glasses (Classic Tortoise)
Clutch: Muism – Clutch Wrist Chaine (Gold)
Bangle: Armidi Gisaci – Snakeskin Bangle (Bronze)
Joint: Northern Lights – Joint
Poses: LAP – She’s Lethal | LAP – Gutsy


Hair: TRUTH – Mr Smith (Java)
Skin: Millage Valenti – SKA-004 (Nude – Beard)
Eyes: Armidi – True Enhance Eyes (Emerald)
Hoodie: Aitui – Fitted Hoodie (City/Brown)
Shirt: Renegade – Crew Knit Pack (Olive)
Pants: Aitui – Tokyo Capris (Grunge)
Shoes: Novocaine – Dodgers (Berlin)
Glasses: Gritty Kitty – Prehistoric Glasses
Earrings: Northern Lights – Sculptie Diamond Studded Earrings
Blunt: Northern Lights – Blunt (Au Naturale)
Poses: LAP – Don’t Move | LAP – I See You


~ by Dahlia Eilde & Nicolas Sinatra on October 14, 2008.

10 Responses to “Watch Your Tone”

  1. I really like the color choices here and adding red was a great idea. Awesome work!

  2. Thanks Krez! Nic is naturally drawn to earth tones, but we both really love this combination. 😀

  3. I miss seeing you guys on the feed! Love the muted tones.

  4. Aw hi Dove! It’s true, we have become slacker bloggers of late. While it seems we’ve managed to shed the bright colours of summer for the muted tones of fall (glad you like them!), we can’t quite shake that summer laziness. lol

    We will try to have more soon!

  5. Spiffy O’Spiff! The tones are earthly, calm and gives a fun yet mature vibe.

    Well done!

  6. Thanks for the props James! Much appreciated 🙂

  7. Bonnie, the red is brilliant! I just totally love your socks! 🙂 But it is the glasses that I covet. Were they as expensive as they look?
    . . . Kim

  8. Hi Kim, and thanks 😀 The glasses are to die for aren’t they? Definitely one of my favourite pairs. I’m not really sure about the general price range for sunglasses, but these ones were moderately priced (imo) at approx 200L.

    Thank you for reading!

  9. 200L? I’m on my way!

  10. Hi there! I love your site 😉

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