10.16.2009

Colour Inspiration from MarieClaire

Okay, I know I said I'd be back with my first real post on Monday but - what the heck, I'm in a blogging kinda mood.

I'm a huge fan of Marie Claire magazine and when I saw the October issue on stands I immediately grabbed it. Now, that's really not too different than any other month but I was particularly drawn to the cover this month. We all know how important a cover is for magazine sales and this one, I think, is gorgeous. First, it has Drew Barrymore on the front. I'm a Drew fan - kinda love her. And she looks great. Second, it has fellow canuck Ellen Page on the cover too...and she looks pretty darn good as well-softer than I've ever seen her.



But then I was looking at the cover more intently and it hit me. Switch the redy-orange to a hot pink and the coverer is the colour palette of my apartment, Apartment #412! Gray (the background of the magazine is gray though it looks kinda blue in the picture), Hot Pink, a not too bright but still vibrant Yellow, with Black & White thrown in. Heck, even Page's hair represents the Dark Brown of some of the items in my apartment. Doesn't it look great seeing it laid out on a cover? (Note to self-must add more white accents to Apt. #412...)

This photo spread on the inside of the mag almost left me breathless. LOVE the colours, LOVE their poses! And how fab is that oversized flower??? It's definitely going up on my inspiration board...



...in one photo they're dressed in sparkly gold. GOLD! Can this get any better?



Actually it can. The entire spread is pretty great - so playful & colourful.




I just LOVE all the colours! So what's the lesson? Well, if their MUST be one I think it's this: if you're stuck in a rut for a colour palette literally just look around you. This is proof that the perfect palette for you may just be staring you in the face. Or at least on the front of your favourite magazine.

Have a great weekend! See ya back here on Monday.

8 comments:

karey m. said...

loving everything about this...

don't you ever wonder why drew never got rid of those earlier tatts? just that goth cross, every time i see it, is so...i don't know.

am i weird?! xoxo.

Mandy said...

I am a huge Drew fan too. And honestly, Ellen Page has never looked more beautiful. I love the grays/blacks/whites with the pop of the bright pink/purple flower. And the yellow colors on the front. And I love the fact that you didn't make us wait till Monday for another blog post. I am so glad that you're back!

Tiffany,Ebony Intuition said...

Drew looks great.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Thanks for the unusual source of inspiration! I think those 2 girls were excellent choices for the cover, and the color combos of the clothes they wore are fab! Hot pink would definitely go great with the yellow and gray :)

The Pampered World said...

What a great spread they did. I love the colors too!
By the way, I just saw the comment you left me. I think you might have confused me with someone else on the lotus bowls, but I'm doing a small giveaway so come back to see what that is and leave a comment to enter.
Again, happy you are back! :-)

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Wow, Ellen Page looks totally different to usual! Good to see you back blogging xx

Bayjb said...

I love the colors in this spread. Bold color. I just love it! Ellen Page looks great too. Love the makeup and hair

DaVida Chanel said...

That cover grabbed me too! I didn't realize how great MC was! I am a huge b/w fan but have been trying to incorporate color. I am feeling purple these days. (OAN, WELCOME BACK!!!)

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