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The pursuit of happiness through the senses

Bright Like Neon Love April 8, 2009

My love for neon comes and goes. No, what I want to say is my love for neon washes over me like a big wave and it simmers down. And then it comes back again.

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My love for neon has been reignited by a recent trip to Primark and finding this neon plimsolls. Perhaps it was the recent post about jelly that reminded me of the joy in seeing neon colours on things.

Designers have dabbled with neon here and there. Influenced and inspired by highlighter pens there has been plenty of bright offerings over the seasons, usually around Spring/Summer seasons.  One of my favourite rings is a neon pink acrylic diamond by AMT.

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I love Paul Smith‘s summer scarf offering in highlighter green, pink and yellow available from My Wardrobe. New York Magazine raved about  Michael Kors neon outfit on the runway but what caught my eye were the shoes. That neon toecap is very nice.

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My favourite neon item is a folded purse from Orla Kiely which is completely sold out from a few seasons ago. I managed to get hold of the flat purse in the sample sale but will not rest until I find the oversized patent yellow leather folded purse with a kisslock coin section. Marc Jacobs seems to introduce neon bags on and off again.

31151_cu_lSusie Bubble had a few months ago experimented with some neon pompom balls under a sheer dress. It looks amazing and a nice way to introduce some fluoro to jazz up (or should I say electro-fy) an outfit.

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The choices are endless with neon. Whether you want a full on neon outfit (I have in my wardrobe an excellent neon yellow Hoss tank top and an asymmetrical neon pink top) or you just wanted to inject a little fluoro-power (accessories are great), there’s something out there. I quite like simple black dresses brightened up with neon tights.

And when you’re walking about have a listen to Cut Copy’s Bright Like Neon Love.

 

Colour and print knock your socks off! February 16, 2009

Although the days are getting lighter and spring is upon us, I know that when it gets warmer, I am going to miss wearing tights. When it starts getting too cold for bare legs, I always get excited over the prospect of wearing coloured or patterned tights. I love how easily you can change the way an outfit looks. 

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Meow gave me this pair of Tabio sheer heart tights which I am saving to wear with the right frock. I am sorry to have missed the opportunity to dress up with heart-y legs on Valentines Day but seeing as I don’t really celebrate it, I am sure some other occasion will come up where hearts on pins are perfect. 

29209If tights are less your thing, hot on every hipster’s feet are some fashion socks. We met Happy Socks man Viktor Tell in Paris last  year and I’ve since seen his socks stocked in many boutiques.  Happy Socks based in Sweden have a good selection of cheerful socks, although when I googled it Happy Socks came up with a grubbier meaning. 

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From Sarah came these pair of pencil socks from Ashi Dashi. Perhaps if you wear only one pencil sock on one side and wear the notebook sock on the other, you will always be prepared for making notes with your feet! 

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