I don’t know if you know, but I used to strongly dislike orange. Part of it is that it doesn’t look good on me and the other part stems from the fact that my brain is super alerted when it sees orange, because it is burnt in my brain that orange means “WARNING”. If something screams “WARNING” to me it makes me feel uneasy about my next step, because, well, I am warned.
Slowly I’ve been working my way towards poor little orange, and I’ve been trying to give the color some chance. As you might have realized, my idea of wearing clothes is to wear a lot of color, so I couldn’t very well pass on this bright pink and orange scarf when Marimekko did a design collection for H&M like, what, 20 years back.
Ok, I just googled that and the collaboration was released in 2008. Wow, I’ve been wearing that scarf for 5 years now, I’m impressed with myself! That investment really paid off!
I’m still a bit sad that I didnt buy that black and white dress they had back then, but maybe it was for the best. I am though really really sad that I didn’t buy every last piece of their Viktor & Rolf collaboration because I absolutely adore Viktor & Rolf. Their clothes are both smart and funny.
Anyhow, back to orange, shown here in the form of Illamasqua Gamma and femme fatale burning blossom. Gamma is an absolutely radioactive orange. It is so bright!
Burning Blossom is a glitter mix of orange and black in a milky orange base. It fits perfectly to Gamma, and I actually enjoyed wearing orange this way!
I decided to mirror my scarf’s colors in my whole outfit, so naturally I received quite some looks of utter disbelieve that someone would wear pink and orange together. The skirt was a lucky buy from H&M, and at the cost of 5 EUR I got a rather long wear time out of it. I wore it once more after this picture taking session and then it met a fence and died. Such is the tragedy of life.
Skirt: H&M, Scarf: Marimekko for H&M, shoes: Seven Seconds, Cardigan: COS, t-shirt: Uniqlo, bag: O bag (a gift from my parents).