It’s on the cover of Vogue, in the Christophe Lemaire collection for Uniqlo (the former Hermes designer will be hitting the high street in October) and the colour of the J.Crew Regent blazer I’m surprisingly drawn to. Red has always been worn with pizzazz by flamboyant women like Diana Vreeland and Iris Apfel; but being more less-is-more, I prefer it Gentlewoman Style. The elegant tomboy with a stealthy touch of scarlet.
As Diana Vreeland said:
‘Red is the great clarifier – bright, cleansing, and revealing. It makes all colours beautiful. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red – it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.’
I watched the Iris Apfel documentary again last night, it’s out on DVD. So poignant now that Carl has passed away. The couple were together for 68 years, they never became bored with each other…