Unless you were living in a cave, today is Saint Valentine’s Day.
A friend of mine asked me not to poo-poo all over Valentine’s Day (apologies for all the mental images this sentence has conjured) and I wasn’t going to, but I changed my mind.
I don’t know why I have such an aversion to Valentine’s Day, nothing bad has happened to me on this day (touch wood). Maybe I dislike $65 for a dozen (often, wilted) red roses, or corny messages of love, such as:
Another year goes by and our lives change so much.
2011 brings with it a new house and bundle of joy!
The flame I have for you burns stronger everyday.
I love you so much and can’t wait for the excitment this year will bring!
Happy Valentines Day my gorgeous…
Your Bubbaloo xxx
Well Cutie, you’re not going to get much sleep tonight!
I googled “history of valentine’s day” and wanted to fall asleep reading some of the entries. Even Wikipedia let me down.
However not all is lost on me. I love the colour red (though we’re not exclusive). Red is usually the symbolism of love and/or passion for today. I don’t know why. Probably just a marketing conjured up during the Mad Men era.
In fashion and design, red just makes a statement. New York fashion week is on and though I don’t religiously follow fashion weeks (provides limited inspiration for already owned clothes), I do like to browse through pictures on my lunch break.
Victoria Beckham is making a name for herself in fashion. She has always been stylish (whether you like her style is a completely different story) but I don’t think she was taken seriously at first. She has, in my humble non-fashion experienced eye, proven herself. The tailoring looks impeccable, nice clean lines, and I can’t imagine her skimping on the quality of the fabrics either.
Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
In my humble abode I have a striking red dining table from Matt Blatt and I have matched it with random chairs, including a clear Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck. One day I’ll put photos up, in the meantime, use your imagination.
I have always been attracted to red as an accent colour, before my red dining table, I used to have a much loved red couch. The poor couch had many, many bottoms sit, lie and stand on the couch. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the couch alone, all the photos have human individuals who will kill me if I posted pictures of them on here. So here is part of my old red couch and some floor cushions, which I still have and love.
It seems I’m not alone in using red in design. The Chinese used red in its Forbidden Palace way before I came along! I love the detail… you don’t see buildings with such workmanship anymore.
Do you enjoy Valentine’s Day? Or are you like me, and think it’s full of ick? Is red your colour too?