Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mellow Mauve

One colour I'm in love with lately is what apparently is called mauve taupe--brownish pink or pinkish brown.  I especially love this hue when paired with a lighter blush or nude pink with similar brown undertones.  I'm so in love with it that I think I might try to make the sweater shown below in exactly those colors. On a slightly similar note, I am really liking the combination of sort of a dove grey with browns that have pink or purple undertones; if I end up making the sweater below (which I am hoping to do), I think I'd pair it with a greyish skirt and wear the ensemble with Re-mix's Beverly shoes, although their Zurich style is cute too.  Yum!


Dress from eBay auction (??)

1932 sweater pattern, Iva Rose

"Beverly" shoes, Re-mix













10 comments:

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love this color too, especially on that beautiful dress. I had a scarf in a similar shade a few years ago.

Sara said...

Oh wow, those beverly shoes are so pretty! :)

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

Miss Rayne said...

Yes, its one of my favourite colours too, back in the 50s in England it was called Rose Taupe and the French used to call it Bois de Rose, but whatever the name it's yummy.

garofit said...

oh yeah! that looks like a yummy combination, and i can totally see you in that sweater!

twinklez1985 said...

I really like that jumper. I reckon you should make it and then we can see what it is like and maybe I could get the pattern from you ;)

Laos said...

Love it! I've seen this dress on the ebay, but unfortunately it's way too small to fit me.

Laos said...

And look at these beauties, just the colors you like
Seychelles Women's Rita Lace Up Pump
http://www.endless.com/Seychelles-Womens-Rita-Lace-Pump/dp/B002WVKJ6K/183-7090272-8763408?ie=UTF8&suppressRedirect=1

Penny Dreadful said...

It is a gorgeous shade, but one that entirely doesn't suit me unfortunately!

BaronessVonVintage said...

If/when I make it, I will be sure to share, twinklez1985!
Ooh, speaking of sharing, thanks for linking to those beauties, Laos!

Penny D: I am certain you can rock ANY color you so choose, but I know what you mean...if there's too much grey/putty, then I look too pallid and must spackle on the bronzer and blush.

Miss Rayne: oooh, bois de rose sounds so right. Thanks for these color words!

Glamour Daze said...

What a lovely color. The beverly shoes are a pet !