Monday, March 10, 2008

TREND WATCH - COLOUR MANIA

Hey Everyone,
How’s it going? Hope u had a good weekend.
I had all these grand plans for the weekend but didn’t end up getting up to much but I did get a chance to catch up on quite a few important ‘to-do’ items so that’s great.
I feel like I’ve been missing out on so much, please fill me in…what’s been happening?

Anyways, my favourite season is coming up soon and I am sooooo excited! I love spring! Even the name ‘spring’ gets me all giddy!
The flowers start blooming, the breeze gets a lil’ warmer but much more refreshing than that winter chill and best of all, the spring collections are out in full force. Luv it!
There are loads of trends cropping up but one that is exciting me is the what I call Colour Mania
Yeah, we all know spring and summer clothes tend to me more colourful than fall & winter items but this year’s spring trend is taking it one step further.
Colour Mania involves rockin’ three or more colours in one outfit or rockin' two colours that traditionally no one would expect to be complementary.
Might sound dead easy in theory but in reality, its quite difficult to stray away from the dreaded Colour Riot (This faux pas should be avoided at all costs, as Amy Winehouse says ‘no no no’) and edge closer to Colour Mania fabulous.

Mainstream designers haven’t slipped on this trend and the latest line of accessories from Chloe, Prada, Fendi, Valentino and Marc Jacobs reflect that.
Colour Mania is reflected in these bags though it might be a bit much for everyday use but you get the point. Don’t be afraid to be bold and adventurous in terms of colour with your accessories.


Chloe Transitions Color Block Bag ~ Fendi Multicolor Doctor Frame B Bag ~ Prada Nappa Stripes Bags

The new collection from Peridot & Ruby is spot-on Colour Mania fab! From the dress which I have nicknamed the Jewelled Rainbow Dress to the other pieces, these clothes reflect the new generation of Nigerian creativity.

This new collection will be available at the new Lagos fashion retailer, Leila Fowler.

If you are looking for just a hint of Colour Mania, you can try accessorizing with colourful jewellery such as these Swarovski crystal bangles from Tiger Tem.


For the colour manic, brave and creative lot (ummm maybe I should add 'that dont know what to do with their money' to that), there is a new bag from Fendi aptly named the Artist Baguette. You get a classic white Fendi Baguette bag + Ten multicoloured Pantone Universe markers included to create your own design on the bag. LOL I know some Nigerian ladies are going to be rockin' this soon. You can purchase yours @ Neiman


That's it for today!
Have a fab week

34 comments:

Nwanyi Ocha said...

I'm firstttttttt

I'm firstttttttttt

let me reiterate that!

I'M FIRSTTTTTTT

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

FABULOUS POST!

Nwanyi Ocha said...

ok just to confirm!!!

*big fat smile on face*
I'M FIRST- the victory is sooooo much sweeter as i'm on a reading break,

lolol, in your face!!!!

Flowers and Poetry said...

Thanks Bella!!

mum said...

i'm fourth! Nice post. I love spring too. so many beautiful colours out there. i cant wait go shop for some some matching clothes for my daughter and i(she is just 2 but a trend setter already). anyway check out my blog guys its about my life as a mother of 3.

DAV!D said...

Oooohhh!!! Cute!

Peridot & Ruby will definitely make it commercially because almost every woman can relate to their clothes =)

The bags are cute too.

It's funny because I'm not on the rainbow lane but I still very much appreciate those that are doing it well.

Pink-satin said...

fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go peridot and ruby

eFJay said...

The dresses are beautifullll!!!

I love them! kudos peridot n ruby

'ef babe'

yankeenaijachick said...

Wow Bella is here to stay. Wow, me love the bangles the best. U had better show us where we can buy them. So pretty.

Naijasutra said...

i luv the play on colors.......i luv colors....happy im in a hot weather right now.

movadochick said...

Bella,

Keep doing what you do.
...you simply RCK!!!

Uzo said...

The Jewelled dress from Peridot & Ruby is pretty hot....Colors galore...Just a touch for me...

Ms. Catwalq said...

ehn, u mean i might be in the top twenty...i am working my way up

Ladi said...

I heart some of the dresses!!!!

femme fatale said...

very nice!!! the dresses are fab...not sure about the fendi bag business tho....what if i make a mistake painting????would i get a refund? lol

Nwanyi Ocha said...

forgot to mention -

the tiger tem bangles - HOT HOT HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Very colourful and nice. Fab - Bella.

Anonymous said...

these are beautiful!
is anyone going for the weddingvogue afternoon on saturday?
i saw it on www.weddingvogue.blogspot.com

and seeing this i'm wondering if it wldnt be soo cool if peridot&Ruby had a showing there or advised on a chic way of incorporating these spring/colour mania into a funky bridal train!!!!

chicala said...

lol, weldone o bella, yapping those pple with them bags ehn............i'v got one of them o , and i love mine....its fab......i think u should get one too, hehehehe.....
i love spring too, cant wait to dress a bit less tacky, lol.

BOBBY said...

I swear Peridot & Ruby is on fire. I am so impressed...watching them grow from the fab skirts and then dresses and then this new line???

It is too muchhh! AS IN VERY FAB!

Jaycee said...

YES! YES! YES!!!!!!!!

I lurve C-O-L-O-R-S!!!! Really kewl stuff...let me start to get my colors on!!! Loving those swarovski colorful bangles!!! Hmm...

Kpakpando said...

Those P&R girls modeling are so pretty ;)

Orekelewa said...

Very Very Chic!!! just like you, i cant wait till spring!!!

Anonymous said...

The whole color mania thing is interesting. For the last 3 to 4 years black folks in DC Metro Area and Philadelphia area have been doing the color mania thing. In fact the trend is over. Now white folks in high fashion jump on the band wagon and its a "trend". Give me a break.

XXX said...

i need the tiger tem bacgles in my life asap!

dat one okrika girl...xyz said...

The dresses are pretty and like someone mentioned its relatable to every woman,I can so see myself in them.

the young nigerian virgin said...

i love the bright colours. it makes d ladies look so fresh and so clean

flabby said...

i'm so happy this is now a trend..i've been 'colour rioting'..cos i can't be bothered to match..and now i'm bang in trend!!

check out my blog sometime!

Anonymous said...

love you blog bella .....the color thing is really goin to be hot this season

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Anonymous said...

Spring is definately around the corner, and these lovely colors and collabos are surely putting my mind in the right place....

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Black Berry said...

yay!! i love colours!!!!

Anonymous said...

I luv spring too...nice Peridot and Ruby.

Tee

Aijay said...

I love the P&R dresses. Fab!

Waffarian said...

Great to see colours back. I love it!

Tiger Tem said...

Hey Bella,

Thanks for spreading some Tiger Tem love!

xx