Monday, July 25, 2011

Wardrobe: ORANGE!!!!

Jacket – Missoni , Cardigan – Acne, White tee – Vince, Silk blouse – Marlo, Black pants – Missoni. Skirt – Piperlime, White jeans - Levis, Scarf - Hermès

I really love you all.  Seriously.  You take time every day to read my writing, look at my work, and give me feedback and challenges.  What else could I ask from total strangers?

I particularly enjoy the wardrobe requests I get.  This one was AMAZINGLY difficult:  "I'm a gold jewellry wearer and love to wear orange which I think always goes well with black or white depending on the season. I would love your suggestions for a core wardrobe for a femme d'un certain age." 

This is my best effort - I threw some blue into the mix because I adore it with orange, black and white, and I think it keeps the whole package from going too "Halloween-y" on us.  Enjoy!

White shirt – DKNY, Orange trench coat – Marni, Black wool coat – Rick Owens, Black dress - Valentino, 
Black jeans – J. Brand, Wrap skirt – Zero+MariaCornejo, Sweater – Bottega Veneta, Orange jacket - Barbour 

Orange dress – Maxmara S Max dresses, White cardigan – Oasis, Striped tee shirt – Topshop, Sleeveless top - Missoni, Blouse – Diane von Furstenberg, Orange corduroy pants – Stella McCartney, Black sweater – Lou, Orange tee shirt - Velvet

Scarves – Hermès , Gold drop earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, Gold stud earrings – Daisy Knights, Gold hoop earrings – Alexis Bittar, Cats eye ring – Ariella, Gold link necklace - Splendora, Gold bracelet – Philippe Audibert, Gold geometric necklace - Nordstrom, Muffler – Missoni M, Gloves – Forzieri, Bag – Marc Jacobs, Watch - Tiffany, Tall boots – Tory Burch, Patent flats – Kate Spade, Gold studded loafers – Magdesians, Black pumps – Rupert Sanderson, Sneakers – Louis Vuitton, Strappy sandals - Balenciaga


  1. Wow - great job with an unusual bright color and black combo.

  2. Seriously. You MUST do a book.

  3. Vivienne, you meet the challenge every time - fabulous.

    Mme UK

  4. Such a cheery and bright post for a Monday!
    Every time I see orange pants I think of Tilda Swinton in "I Am Love". She wore a pair of Jil Sander orange tapered trousers with a powder blue oxford blouse in on scene that I can't forget.

  5. All I know is that whenever I come into a lot of money to spend as I wish, you and I are going handbag shopping. Every single handbag you pick for these vignettes I absolutely adore.xxBliss

  6. I love how you keep coming up with sneakers-but-better type shoes. What is the most cushioned pair of cool sneakers or loafers you know of that might accomodate orthotics, for someone with foot problems who wants out of gym shoes?

  7. Absolutely brilliant - thank you and so much to consider. You really do have a talent.

  8. Beautiful-with some diffucult colors to keep looking classy. I love those gloves.
    Trish B

  9. Wow! I'm not a fan of orange and yet I love how you put this wardrobe together. Just amazing.

  10. My eyes would probably tire after a year or so (or even sooner) and I think I would be too self-conscious to risk being known as the "Orange Lady". That being said, I loved seeing how you do it. It is a great blue you matched it up with. Maybe I would have picked the blue or a another neutral colour for the overcoat/jacket. But you are definitely proving that point that the sky is the limit for gorgeous combinations.