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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLIST

photography by Mike Larremore

Masculine inspired wardrobe will always

Oxblood is such a brilliant color for fall and it carries

be chic it’s as predictable as floral prints for

through this set with the plums, berries, blues,

spring, dawning fall runways. Women get a

and even the soft two-tone blacks. Going over the

lot of choices when it comes to wardrobe, we

images we were pleased having pulled off a very

can even wear menswear. Gentlemen on the

masculine inspired wardrobe with such a beautifully

other hand don’t get much choice. This has certainly broadened over the years but for decades men had the following color options for dress shoes: Black, Brown, Cognac, or

feminine model. Amy, who is obviously gorgeous, nailed it in an almost “Le Smoking” Yves Saint Laurent sort of way. Nonchalant yet powerful facial expressions along with her hairstyle add to the

Oxblood. We hear “oxblood” thrown around

glamour. Florence Müller is a fashion historian and

as a color trend off and on, but the reality is

she described the attraction of androgyny brilliantly:

it’s far more a staple than this season’s new

“Strong as a man, charming as a woman.” This

black. Oxblood isn’t a trendy hot color of the

powerful color carries throughout this entire set.

month. Much like black or brown it is a staple

Be it her lipstick, the wall behind her, or her tasseled

color that will always be classic and is often

loafers, it was a subconscious leap into fall, and

overlooked. Have a look in your boyfriend’s

a love affair with a familiar color.

closet, then your dad’s, now go peep your grandfathers…See! It’s a hue we’ve used in men’s footwear forever.

PS: In 1960 the first pair of Doc Martens came off of the assembly line. What color were they? Oxblood. by stylist - nicole schaap

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FASHION FACES August 2014  

ISSUE 31 KIMBERLY QUINN Lifelong learners take this quote as advice... "When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept...

FASHION FACES August 2014  

ISSUE 31 KIMBERLY QUINN Lifelong learners take this quote as advice... "When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept...