Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Cornflower Blue For Summer

For those that don't already know, I am a Style Councillor and also lucky enough to work with a really amazing fashion forum called the Shopping Forecast. Not only can you have your say on what you would like to see in the shops for the season ahead (don't complain about it if you haven't voted!) and enter competitions to win lots of clothes but you can also have a good nose at what everyone else likes for the summer and get plenty of inspiration.

Over the last few weeks, the voters (or electorate) on The Shopping Forecast have been showing a distinct preference for the colour Cornflower blue both on its own or combined with white in a pretty print and mainly on cute fifties style dresses.

The funny thing is amongst all of the reading up on trends I have done for SS11, I don't think I have heard a single mention of cornflower blue. But I really do love this colour, it is much easier to wear for daytime than the bright/ cobalt blue that I have seen and heard quite a bit about. I am really hoping that retailers are going to take note of this fab colour and serve up lots of beautiful Cornflower blue dresses for us this summer.

If you need any further persuasion here is just a little inspiration:

Popular Cornflower blue items on The Shopping Forecast

Interestingly, the colour Cornflower is most commonly associated with the blue Cornflowers but also a Dutch Painter, Johannes Vermeer who used the colour along with yellow extensively in his paintings. Both provide a great source of inspiration for summer outfits - here's one I made earlier on TSF.

Cornflower Fairy Plate - Heinrich Villeroy and Boch

Mulberry SS11

Stella McCartney SS11

Carven Blazer and Shorts at Net A Porter

 A Cornflower!

 Dress by Jonathan Saunders at Matches - now sold out!

What do you think? would you like to see lots of Cornflower blue in the shops for summer? Please stop by The Shopping Forecast and vote.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

All catwalk images from http://www.elleuk.com/


Couture Carrie said...

Love this color!
Gorgeous dresses!


WendyB said...

It's lovely! The Girl With the Pearl Earring definitely convinced me.

MargieF said...

i would definitely like to see more of this shade, its so flattering on pretty much every skintone and aside from that, its such an uplifting colour. i hevnt seen anything in that colour yet

LyddieGal said...

The zig zag dress is a great choice - i will definitely wear cornflower this summer!

Chic on the Cheap

romana said...

I like Blue color mostly. I have lots of blue dresses. I think most of girls like blue color.

Annie Spandex said...

Cornflowers are my favorite flower!! x

Leia said...

It's such a pretty color!


Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn p.s enter my giveaway?

Sherin said...

I love all kinds of blue. Cornflower blue is one of my favs. It's so easily wearable.

Laura Connell said...

Blue is a colour I can definitely unlike that other popular colour for Spring--yellow! So I am going to give cornflower blue and shot. Maybe a nice vintage sundress is in order.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Such a beautiful shade - love it!! :)

silvergirl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog
I adore this color and it is one of those colors that really transforms my skin tone and eyes in a great way
Can't wait to pick up a few more pieces in this lovely color