As part of the Independent Fashion Bloggers and Uncommon project, I needed to pull together a Fall 2012 trend that I would like to see created as an iPhone case. I always like to have distinguishable, brightly colored wallets and phone cases to easily find them in my handbag, aka the bottomless pit, and upon a few minutes of thought, the idea was literally flashing red, like a blinking traffic light or stop sign, before my very eye — red!! A vibrant, cherry hue, a mixture of true primary red with a tad of orange, has been one of my favorites to wear for nearly a decade now, and it was literally all over the runways for fall 2012, from handbags and accessories to footwear and apparel. The song “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways kept coming to mind whenever I thought about this trend, as it’s hard to avoid this bright, in-your-face color!
My inspiration for the choice of this hue was further reinforced upon flipping through the latest J.Crew catalog and seeing red dresses everywhere (my favorite, pictured above, coated in dots). I immediately whipped out my iPhone and started photographing all of the items I could see, which seemed to be practically every other page. Later that night, as I was flipping through the bench-press worthy tome, Vogue‘s September issue, my eyes kept catching the color everywhere and as I “iPhone documented” my favorites, the ah-ha moment that confirmed the season’s shade was evident. From the looks of things, the “little red dress” is going to be a major player for fall, and expect it with adornment, in great textures like taffeta, soft silk, or sexy lace (all pictured above). For accessories, think waxen, sturdy, and even of lucite, plastic- like appeal (see the Prada heels, and Yayoi Kusama collar for Louis Vuitton pictured at top).
Will you try this shade of red for fall 2012? Please do, and join me!
Disclosure: As part of this project, the eight winners selected receive a case as a gift from Uncommon, a 2-day pass to IFBcon, and featured in Uncommon’s booth at IFBcon.