Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sugar Plums and Winter Berries

It's no secret that we here at Ruby Mines love the color red and all its similar-hued friends, its the perfect way to make the holidays a little brighter and keep your winter wardrobe vibrant. 
Tanya Mityushina by Rony Shram for Hamptons Magazine
Coco Rocha for Elle Quebec May 2011 by Nelson Simoneau
Anouck Lepere by Asa Tallgard in Gucci for Elle Russia November 2011

Jacquelyn Jablonski  in J.Ccrew

Nina Ricci Fall 2011 RTW 

Mila Krasnoiarova by Louis Christopher for Elle Vietnam August 2011

L'wren Scott Fall 2011 RTW
Cold Play Lucky Magazine October 2011

Anna Jagodzinska for Le Ch√Ęteau Fall 2011 Campaign by Max Abadian

Drew Barrymore for Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” Campaign by Norman Jean Roy 
Hailey Clauson Zara TRF Fall 2011 Campaign

Anthropologie Pleats Abounding Tank and Maxi w Paired with Starshine Bolero

Marc Jacobs Rose Guipure Lace Dress
Emilia Nawarecka by Marcin Tyszka for Glamour Poland October 2011 
Leticia Lamb by Jason Mickle for Elle Mexico
Ksenia v Zhang Elle Singapore July 2011
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 RTW 
Svetlana Kuznetsova by Frauke Fischer for Fashion Gone Rogue
Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 Campaign Isabeli Fontana by Robert Polidori
Antonio Marras Fall 2011 RTW 
Anthropologie Gracia Dress
Anja RubikVogue Paris May 2011
Irina Shayk by Santiago Esteban for Elle Spain December 2011

Red is of course, gorgeous head to toe, but what I love most about these looks is that many are layered separates which allow you to mix and match various shades of reds and plums and the colors they play well with like neutrals, teal, mauve, or black, while enjoying the extra warmth of layers!

My favorite look right now is layering berries and violets with each other for a super rich look. If that look is too strong for you you can break up the reds and plums with lighter tones such as pinks, rosey-tones, lilacs and mauves.

Another striking look I'm looking forward to trying is layering these rich berry shades with a similar-hued shoe and then balancing the look with a neutral piece like a cardigan or a faux fur vest like the first photo or a short trench similar to the mauve piece Coco Rocha is wearing in the second.

If you usually don't wear vibrant colors like red - layering is a great way to safely introduce color without stepping too far out your comfort zone with a head to toe red look.

Either way, you can't loose; red is scientifically proven to be the most head-turning color,
and you me- I never argue with science...
Have a wonderful wonderful holiday everyone!!


  1. Exquisite post, darling!
    Especially loving that Gucci gown!


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