Posted on March 14 2019
To the Women Everywhere:
Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige. From now on, Women, think pink...and rock the red!
Kay Thompson embodied the iconic Diana Vreeland in 1957's Funny Face, extolling wisdom that inspires even today. Pink Champagne and Red Red Wine- a pairing that's oh so fine. Red and pink are colors with strong symbolism and personality. Together, they are a combination that invokes strong reactions in everyone. It is a colorful statement of all things both feminine and powerful. They are strong sister shades; two sides of the same coin. This isn't one for the timid- mixing reds and pinks in a variety of saturations and tones makes for a very deliberate, high impact statement. One that is totally Recess.
Read on for our current fave red and pink combos.
“All my life I’ve pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me. It’s exactly as if I’d said, ‘I want rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and a bit of Buddhist temple’—they have no idea what I’m talking about. About the best red is to copy the color of a child’s cap in any Renaissance portrait.”
FRANCO BELLINI Jeweled Handle Handbag
STEPHEN YEARICK Palm Beach Beaded Jacket
RICHILENE Ruched Sweetheart Strapless Dress
A little red dress can carry its weight alone, but when paired with a bold beaded jacket in a hot pink hue, the pair really packs a punch. We love the silhouettes on these two pieces together- the boxy beaded jacket, and the curve-skimming strapless work together, screaming fun all around town!
"Pink touches my soul like no other color can."
-ANTHONY T. HINCKS
A romantic lamé dress is given the boho treatment when paired with a hot red hat. We love all of the textures and shine in this look, a modern take on the Ren Faire that we'd be willing to rock any day!
THIERRY MUGLER Showman Jacket & Pant Suit (L)
SOO YUNG LEE Iridescent Lamé Strapless Gown (R)
VINTAGE Neon Rainbow Feather Casque (R)
"Red is the ultimate cure for sadness." -BILL BLASS
This strawberries-and-cream red and pink bustier top is the icing on the cake. We love the soft chiffon and the bold pairing- we'd wear this with a hot pink mermaid skirt for maximum effect with minimal effort.
Art Direction by Erica Sanae
Photography by Justin Guthrie
Model Meghan Heim