August 5, 2010

ORANGE IS ... PROBLEMATIC!

Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ORANGE is, for many, quite a problematic colour. One you either love – or hate! But let’s start by looking at some examples. Firstly, some fashion trends:

KEY:
1. Christian Lacroix (above)
2. Madonna’s Material Girl teenage range launched yesterday in NY - glittery
3-5. Herve Leger - bandage dress + skirt
6. Versace
7. Leana Zuñiga – convertible/multiple dress
8-9 Lanvin - asymmetric dress
10. Bottega Veneta - described as "burnt orange"

And we couldn’t leave the colour orange without some typical orange-hued flowers- altogether less problematic:
1 Sunflower
2-3 Orchids
4 Tulips
5 Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Regina)
LIKE RED LAST WEEK, ORANGE DOESN’T SUIT ME EITHER! WHAT ABOUT YOU – DO YOU LOVE OR HATE IT? COULD YOU WEAR ANY OF THESE DESIGNER OUTFITS?
Do tell me! And do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock´s great site!

And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers and also new followers who visited or commented last week! Have a great weekend and see you again for Six Word Saturday (Haven’t been bumped by Michelle Obama - yet! Still hope to meet her this weekend!)
Enjoy!
XOXO LOLA:)

42 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

I adore orange, its so fun and reminds me of summer. As for wearing it... it can be quite unflattering. Its better left for a fun accessory I think.
Have a wonderful day.
*kisses* HH

Belle said...

Love to wear all those hehehe. If only I am a model...:-)

Berlin said...

Such a pretty color.
Simple and chic looking clothing ;)

A bucket of coins,
Berlin

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the flowers and the ugly shoes in the post below.

雅王任 said...

獨居時,要反省自己的過錯;在社會大眾之間,則要忘卻別人的過失。..................................................

Spadoman said...

I'm no fashion aficionado, but weren't the dresses that made all the headlines during the recent World Cup in South Africa orange? They had to do with some advertising campaign.
Just sayin'


Peace.

Mike said...

Agree with Spadoman above - those girls in their orange dresses advertising beer I think certainly stood out from the crowd. That's the power of a colour like orange!Not for the faint-hearted!

Michelle said...

Love those bandage dresses & skirt- would need to lose some weight first though! 8-)

Holly said...

Word veri's orenge! Haha!

fredamans said...

I LOVE orange, and I loved your post!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/08/alphabe-thursday-rainbow-orange.html

Maggi said...

I look so horrid in orange, but it is a lovely color! :D

tania said...

Can't wear orange either - though possibly could have it as an accessory! :-)

Jan said...

Whenever I try to wear orange, I look dreadful!Maybe you need to be an olive-skinned brunette to carry it off...

Love the post!

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Pondside said...

Yikes - could you imagine if I had one of these aging in the back of my closet!?
Loved the Versace, but don't really get the one that looks like a lot of orange rags tied every which way

Jingle said...

love the flowers,
the fashion is cool.

Stephanie V said...

Orange is a wonderful color but alas, not on me. I used to be so jealous of my dd when she was small - she looked tremendous in orange. But that seemed to disappear with growing up. So maybe I had a an orange-loving moment when I was three as well?
I love the bandage dress.

Christy said...

I don't wear orange much but the Versace on the left I would wear if I looked like her!

Viki said...

I like orange but I must not love it because I don't have any clothes in it or not much in my house either. Except for fall then I decorate a little with it. Definitely, I couldn't wear any of those dresses lol.

Carol said...

I like the first orange skirt....but wouldn't wear it. Is that last photo a bird of paradise?

Sue said...

Orange turns me sallow.

=)

laterg8r said...

love orange but don't wear it :D

love the pleated dress - i'd rather wear it in red though :D

Beth Zimmerman said...

Hey Girl!

Great post and no I wouldn't be caught dead in ANY of those outfits! :)

I told you this last week but I LOVE that song!

Beth

Tracy said...

Hi I love the way that we all have different ideas on orange. Good posting yhanks for visit and sharing

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

I think I was burnt out in the 70's wearing orange when I was young.
I like it on other people though.
Love all the pretty orange pictures you have shared. I saw the little Herve Ledger bandage dresses in Sydney... you would have to be so teeny to wear them.

Have a happy weekend and thanks for visiting me
Hugs
Carolyn

Jo said...

love dress number 8 ... gorgeous .... i couldnt wear it, i dont have the skin tone that would suit orange ... but the dresses are beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Personally, I LOVE orange. It looks good on me!!

Dawn said...

You're so right, orange is much easier to choose as a flower than clothing or decor. I do have a bit of it though.

easternsparkle said...

I can't remember ever wearing orange - it's one of those colours isn't it! Oh - and I used to use red liquorice comfits for lipstick!!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Your pictures have made me fall in love with orange all over again! I am normally more of a coral girl!

Cheryl said...

Love the flowers. The dresses...not so much!

Georgina Dollface said...

Nope, I've never been able to pull off anything orange. Red works really well for me though. Yellow? Not so much. - G

KC said...

I love the orange flowers, but then I love most any color of flowers. Thanks for stopping by to check on us. The new lab puppy should be lots of fun!

Cannwin said...

Gah! I don't like any of those... but that covertible/multiple dress is horrid!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

If we had a model's body shape ANY color would look fabulous on us! :)

I love the orange flowers...they are so vibrant!

Jennifer said...

Yay go orange!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I love orange as you can see!

~Jennifer

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Melinda Cornish said...

I love all that orange...orange heaven!!! for me it is the bright primary orange though...not the subdued autumn hue....I like the second to the last one...I wouldve worn it about 15 years ago....now? maybe not.....

bermudabluez said...

I like orange....but I can't wear it! Occasionally I'll put it on just around the house....but it is not my color. I do LIKE the color as it is a very HAPPY, LIVELY color!! The orange flowers you have pictured here are beautiful!!! Chloe and LadyBug look heavenly in Orange!! Have a great weekend Lola and Nora!!

Lourie said...

Yikes. The flowers are pretty at least! haha.

myorii said...

I like the color orange but I don't think I can ever wear it :) I just don't think I can carry it well.

I love those flower photos though! Orange goes really well with flowers :)

Jenny said...

I would totally wear any of those dresses IF I HAD THAT BODY! Darn it. I don't know if I will ever see those days again short of plastic surgery, liposuction and gastric bypass!

ha!

I always love stopping here and pretending I am fashion forward.

It makes me feel cool!

Thanks for this great link to Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School.

This was a fun link!

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