Notting Hill - Pastels in Autumn/Winter

A few days ago, a friend told us she doesn't have the courage to wear 
baby-yellow nail polish in autumn. 
We have never really thought about this before but, 
do people really consider soft pastel colours as a big no-no in the colder months?
We usually don't care much about what you're 'supposed' to wear, 
in fact we like to express our personal style 
standing out from the crowd, rather than blending in, 
but we reckon that pastels are not the most obvious option for this season.

Inspired by the pretty pastel houses in Notting Hill, 
we decided to do a little themed vintage shopping!
Here's what we found: 
an adorable baby pink cami by Christian Lacroix at an amazing price :D


Qualche giorno fa, un'amica ci ha detto che non ha il coraggio di usare
uno smalto color giallo pallido in autunno. 
Non ci avevamo mai riflettuto: ci facciamo davvero degli scrupoli a indossare 
le tinte pastello nei mesi più freddi?
Di solito, noi non ci curiamo molto di cosa sia 'appropriato' indossare; 
in effetti preferiamo esprimere il nostro stile personale e distinguerci, piuttosto che omologarci, ma riconosciamo che i colori pastello possano non essere 
la scelta più ovvia per questa stagione.

Ispirandoci alle graziosissime case colorate di Notting Hill, 
oggi abbiamo deciso di fare un piccolo shopping vintage a tema!
Ecco cosa abbiamo trovato: un' adorabile camicetta senza maniche in baby pink 
di Christian Lacroix a un prezzo sorprendente :D



And here are some pictures of pastel colours on the A/W 2010 runway:
Ed ecco i colori pastello sulle passerelle A/I 2010:
Christian Dior
Rochas 
Louis Vuitton 
Giles Deacon

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40 comments:

Vicky said...

I personally don't think there's anything 'wrong' with pastels in the colder months. I end up wearing them all year round x

Rosa&Carlotta said...

@Vicky
That's what we do too!
x

GALA said...

J'Adore Notting Hill!!

Zarna said...

i think it's totally okay to wear pastels whenever you want :)

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Hanna said...

Fashion is a game, so ofcoure you can wear pastel colours in winter!
And you both look great!!

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Irina said...

great photos you girls are very chic!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thanks for the comments girls, you're so sweet :D
xx

Kim said...

I honestly don't make that much of a difference between summer or winter clothes/colors :) If I feel like wearing it, I'll wear it :)
Love the illustration!

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Kb said...

I love your illustration style! It captures the area perfectly, how I'd love to live there!

Achan di FimoCafe said...

Io credo che non sia questione di conformismo modaiolo, ma alcuni colori, fantasie e stoffe, stonano proprio con alcune stagioni. E questo soprattutto vale per gli accessori. Una camicia estiva sotto un maglione possiamo riciclarla al meglio, ma una scarpetta, una borsetta estiva in autunno... proprio no!
Grazie per gli spunti di riflessione dei vosti post, si conferma sempre un ottimo blog il vostro, le foto sono STREPITOSEEEE!!! E l'illustrazione, che dire, è deliziosissima!! <3

Achan

Susie said...

I love your blog! Your illustrations are so lovely. That's neat that you're twins--my mom is a twin too (fraternal although they look identical-it's uncanny). Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you on bloglovin' now--can't wait to see what else is in store here! xx Susie @ takeout in couture.

Rosa&Carlotta said...

@ Achan di FimoCafe
Grazie mille Achan!
Riguardo alle stoffe siamo d'accordo con te, i colori invece secondo noi non dovrebbero essere stagionali, e le foto delle sfilate che abbiamo pubblicato (soprattutto quella di LV) sono un ottimo esempio :D
xx

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Luca said...

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Dee O. said...

Those photos are gorgeous! I love pastels :) I wear them allll year long!!

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Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thanks so much for the comments guys!! :)
xx

Rosa&Carlotta said...

@ushi sato
Thank you :D
x

Margaret said...

so fantastic :D i've been looking for decent spotty tights like that everywhere! but now it's summer, i guess i don't need them :( sigh. xxxx

Rosa&Carlotta said...

@Margaret
Thank you for your comment :) We're so jealous of the Australian summer hehe

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M said...

I used to live in London! Your post here is making me MISS IT SO MUCH! Great outfits, LOVE that fur coat-I am looking for one at the moment:)

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I'm your newest follower here! Great blog.

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Ariadne said...

Great post.
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Anonymous said...

Love that Christian Dior dress!

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MANUELA MARQUES said...

I'm in love with your illustrations and pics :-) well done job!

Styleplayground said...

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I just discover your blog and I am loving it! Your drawings are awesome, congrats!!

...Mesmerized... said...

Nice Place, nice Style :)
lovely pictures

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fashion junkie said...

The illustration is fantastic! So my style!

xoxo,
MelRod

Marella said...

Nice place and nice pics girls!

Marina said...

Notting Hill!!!!

Margaret said...

hah I actually wear pastels all year around ! btw. ye look stunning ! ;)

Nimue said...

oh, I love this drawing!the pastels look great ;)