The semi precious stone Lapis Lazuli, once ground up and used as paint in the artworks of the 17th century european Old Masters, is the epitome of blue. Rich and deep and glamorous.It is also the exact shade of blue that featured in so many S/S ‘12 collections: Hermes, Paul Smith, Elie Saab and Missoni, to name just a few.
For those who still aren’t entirely sold on the pastel shades that abound this season, this is a blue for you. As rich and warm as blue gets, I for one have entered into something of a love affair with Lapis Lazuli.
These fun and feminine cocktail dresses are by Elie Saab. Cobalt blue AND with super shiny embellishments? It’s like she knows me too well! Although my favourite blue offering of the season by far is this incredible gown from the British design legend Matthew Williamson:
If, however, like me, your closet and wallet can’t quite stretch to something quite so extravagant, look no further than Trisori’s very own Alchemy earrings in the shade of the moment!: