Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simply Sunny...

...Ensoleillé, Sonnig, Ensolarado, Sunčan, ηλιόλουστος, Soleggiato, 晴朗, Soleado...


I'm tired of winter! The cold, damp, gloomy weather is really affecting me, I have noticed lately that I'm drawn to the colour yellow. I think it has to do with how much I love summer and yellow is such a beautiful summery color. Since I have basically no yellow in my home or wardrobe , this post is an inspiration to change that.
¡Estoy cansada del invierno! El clima frío, húmedo y melancólico me está afectando, he notado ultimamente que me está atrayendo el amarillo. Creo que tiene que ver con lo mucho que me gusta el verano y que el amarillo es un hermoso color veraniego. Como básicamente no tengo nada amarillo en mi casa o en mi guardarropa, este post es una inspiración para hacer un cambio.




Since the color yellow isn't necessarily a simple colour to wear you really need to think beforehand if you want to get it right.
Como el color amarillo no es necesariamente simple de usar, tienes que pensarlo bien si quieres hacerlo correctamente.



The easiest way to wear it is as an one piece! Which would of course be a yellow evening dress.
La manera más fácil de usarlo ¡es en una sola pieza! Que sería, claramente, un vestido amarillo.




Yellow takes on different qualities according to how it’s combined, for instance, alternating yellow and black in an outfit may make you look like a human-sized bumblebee, or may make you look fantastic like Inès de La Fressange or the gorgeous model above...
El amarillo toma diferentes cualidades según cómo se combine, por ejemplo, si alternamos amarillo y negro en un atuendo puedes verte como un abejorro de escala humana, ó, puedes verte fantástica como Inès de La Fressange o la lindísima modelo de arriba.


 


Even though yellow has been described as the perfect gender-neutral, it’s not uncommon for men to shy away from wearing yellow when putting together an ensemble each morning.

Aunque el amarillo se ha descripto como el perfecto color neutral en cuanto a género, no es raro que los hombres se cohiban de elegirlo al considerar un atuendo cada mañana.


   

Use yellow like a light note of color against a multitude of neutral shades, rather than a head-to-toe yellow look...except when you look like him!

Usa amarillo como nota de color sobre una multitud de tonos neutros, en lugar de vestirte de amarillo de pies a cabeza...¡excepto que te veas como él!





When you decide to wear yellow, let's face it: you have just decided that you want to be noticed, and not in the most subtle way possible.
Cuando decides usar color amarillo, enfrentémoslo: Decidiste que quieres llamar la atención, y no de forma sutil.




Of course, there are plenty of other ways to bring yellow into your life. If wearing yellow makes you look like you were dead for two weeks, you could still try with some yellow inspired art piece. 
Por supuesto, hay muchas otras formas de traer amarillo a tu vida. Si cuando usas amarillo luces como si pasaste muerta dos semanas, aún puedes intentar incorporarlo en tu vida con alguna pieza de arte amarilla.


Ray and Maria Stata Center MIT. Frank Gehry

Or in architecture, yellow is a great color to make a statement, and Frank Gehry certainly knows about it!
O en arquitectura, el amarillo es un gran color para una declaración, ¡y Frank Gehry ciertamente sabe de eso!

 

Or in interiors, sometimes all it takes to bring a new, ultra-chic energy into a room, is a few sun-drenched accessories in shades of canary yellow or daffodil...
O en interiores, a veces todo lo que necesitas para conseguir una renovada y ultra elegante energía en un ambiente, son unos pocos accesorios soleados es tonos de amarillo canario o narciso...




Because yellow is a color that immediately grabs your attention in the most direct way possible, it's used liberally in various warning signs and urban services.
Porque el amarillo es un color que inmediatamente llama la atención, de la manera más directa posible, es usado frecuentemente en varias señales de advertencia y servicios urbanos.


Ni’ma. New York

Yellow it's bright, loud, and holds the eye instantly...Pfffiiihhh! TAXI!!!!
El amarillo es brillante, chillón y atrapa la mirada instantáneamente...Pfffiiihhh! TAXI!!!!




But, if your still scared of yellow, try a yellow head- scarf, or shoes. Or even a yellow clutch to add a splash of sunshine to your outfit!
Pero si aún así te asusta el amarillo, prueba con una bufanda, o zapatos. O incluso con un bolso de mano amarillo para añadir un toque soleado a un conjunto.


What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the color yellow?

 Sunshine? Sun-flowers? Lemons?...or maybe delicious and decadents lemon bars?
¿Qué es lo primero que viene a tu mente cuando piensas en el color amarillo? ¿Sol? ¿Girasoles? ¿Limones?...o a lo mejor ¿deliciosas y decadentes masitas de limón?


Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

Or an exquisite frozen and golden champagne Veuve Clicquot to toast with friends?
O un exquisito, helado y dorado champagne Veuve Clicquot para brindar con amigos?



As you must already deduced it's cold and rainy outside here in the Southern Cone, so... give me a moment to lament the loss of warm weather and bright sunshine. (SIGH.) OK, moving on...
...to a sunny beach and my perfect Summer, in the talented Debby's lovely Inspiring Design blog in her wonderful Smiten with Summer series...
Como habrán deducido está helado y lluvioso aquí en el Cono Sur, así que permítanme un momento para lamentar la falta de clima cálido y sol brillante. (SUSPIRO) Bueno, ahora sigo...
...Y voy a una playa soleada en mi verano perfecto, en el encantador blog Inspiring Design, de la talentosa Debby y en su maravillosa serie Smitten with Summer... 






My advise, grab a cup of tea, sit down and relax for a while to enjoy Debby's hilarious and insightful writing. It's worth reading every single word and you will love her well chosen photographs.
Mi consejo, tomen una taza de té y relájense por un tiempito para disfrutar de las divertidas y emocionales historias que escribe Debby, vale la pena leer cada palabra, y seguramente se enamorarán de las fotografías que elige.



Thanks for having me, Debby!
Gracias por tenerme, Debby!



PS: Debby created an amazing foundation called Project Strength to raise awareness about domestic abuse, because love should never hurt. You can visit it here.
PS: Debby ha creado una sorprendente fundación llamada Proyect Strength para crear conciencia sobre el abuso doméstico, porque el amor nunca debería lastimar. Puedes visitarla aquí.


Big hugs!
¡Abrazos!

Inés


PS2: Of course if it isn't enough yellow already to you, then check here.
PD2: Claro que si no tuviste suficiente amarillo todavía, entonces chequea aquí.


51 comments:

  1. Thanks for the sweet words and shout out to Project Strength Inés. I know my readers will love you! I am all for yellow - it's one of those colors that lifts your spirit!! xo

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    1. Oh, Debby!!!Thank you very much! I love your pictures selection!...I'm jumping around my desk and screaming like crazy right now, my kids are staring at me like I'm some kind of a freak show.
      Thank you so much, once again.

      Lots of love!

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  2. I can't wait to check out Debby's site. :) I love the sound of her project! Yellow always lifts me up...in fact, I just bought a necklace the other day with a weird colored stone on a gold chain, and I'm just about to paint the stone neon yellow. :) We must be having the same vibes. Sending summer love from hot Texas!!

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    1. Thank you Danie, I'm looking forward to a future DIY post about that necklace!
      Big hugs, sweetie!

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  3. Hi Ines, just found your lovely blog though Debby - love your summer post!
    And I agree with you, yellow is always a bright idea...

    Beijos,
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! So sweet of you!!!.
      Hugs!

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  4. I immediately fell in love with that yellow palazzo pants!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Those pants are the coolest, Rebecca. Totally caught my eye as well!!
      Kisses!

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  5. So glad to find you through Debby's blog! Your perfect summer day seems….perfect!

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    1. Glad you like it, Carolyn. Thanks for your lovely note!
      Big hugs!

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  6. Hi Ines! Such a happy post! I agree with yellow.. has to be carefully thought out, maybe just a pop in the wardrobe. Winters have the same effect on me and so I bring yellow into the kitchen. Those lemon bars, yellow flowers, and lemons are perfect!

    Love Debby's blog too and what a wonderful project she's started!

    Enjoy your week :)

    leslie

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    1. You too, dear Leslie!. Have a wonderful one:)
      Big hugs, sweetie!

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  7. I'm in love with yellow colour...so amazing!!!kisses

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  8. I love yellow. I wish it looked better on me.... I would wear it all of the time.

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  9. I don’t know if I'm ready for yellow. I’m not to sure I would sport it myself. But as seperates, definitely...
    I'll check Inspired Design and your guest post, Ines!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Aww..Caroline, I love that!!!
      Kisses, darling!

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  10. Me ha encantado el post!! Yo este verano he sido abducida por el amarillo. Le he dedicado unos cuantos post a este color y eso que antes no me gustaba!! Un beso!

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    1. Gracias! jiji!, me encantó lo de la abducción!:D
      Besitos

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  11. On one hand I am loving the yellow and sunshine but on the other hand I am sort of sick of the heat... I am ready for fall but I hope you find your sunshine soon!!! xx

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    1. Thank you, Arden...I'm just hoping!!!
      Kisses, dear!

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  12. Love yellow. It's so bright and cherry and I wear it quite often. Also goes with my skin coloring. I know it's tough for some people to wear....

    Thanks so much for stopping by. So nice to meet you and I loved your piece on over at Debby's today. Definitely follow you back! :)

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    1. Ah! Lucky you!...Yellow makes me look like I’ve been dead for ten days!!
      big hugs!

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  13. A mí me ha dado por el mostaza!!

    Me ha encantado el post!

    Loros en http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  14. I like yellow but don't wear it often, it doesn't go well with my skin tone and colours. However it does lift up my mood so I think I should wear it more often...

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  15. I love yellow! have some yellow spots at home and also a yellow dress I love, but must admit, rarely wear. As you said, it is not the easiest color to wear but its wonderful!

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    1. I'm sure it looks fantastic on you karlita!
      Big hugs, dear!

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  16. I have one yellow dress in my closet - but think I need a little more Ines.
    Lovely post.

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  17. I love pops of yellow and that short little dress would be perfect for this summer. The cool part about yellow is that as soon as you wear it, it makes you feel more energized and happy. Have a beautiful day, sweetie. xoxox

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    1. That was my same thought, Diana!
      Big hugs sweetie!

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  18. I really love your lovely comment! You are amazing! I'm looking forward to a new post!


    http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  19. Bright and sunny colour! I'm wearing quite often yellow, as my little son loooves it! Stunning post as always! Here in Italy, the 15th August it's "ferragosto".... So buon ferragosto Ines!!

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    1. Buon ferragosto to you too!!
      kisses, dear!

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  20. Wow, impressive, as usual! I don't wear a lot of yellow...When shopping for clothes, yellow is not the color that grabs my attention the most. Not sure why! I think your visuals and analysis have given me a new perspective on the color.
    I also checked out Debbie's blog...it's outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing! Besotes!

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    1. I have the same problem, I love to see it, it's energetic, but...
      Besitos, Elsa!

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  21. Es un lindo color :) Yo tengo una polera y un polerón amarillo pastel, y me encantaría tener también un vestido de ese color!
    Te felicito por la fundación que creaste! es muy importante tener conciencia social! Saludos :)

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    1. Ah! Catalina, la fundación es de Debby, pero estoy contigo, la conciencia social es importante y difundir este tipo de emprendimientos siempre suma!
      Besitos!

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  22. Lovely and bright sunny yellow post...
    I'm more into gold tone this year but yellow is always beautiful any time of the year!
    Thank you Inés for your sweet comment on my blog
    Bisous, xo

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    1. I'm in a gold phase too!!!
      Hugs, Sonia!

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  23. es increible lo que puede hacer un poco de amarillo bien usado obvio! cosa que a mi no me sale!
    habra que seguir inpirandose...
    besos

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  24. es increible lo que puede hacer un poco de amarillo bien usado obvio! cosa que a mi no me sale!
    habra que seguir inpirandose...
    besos

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  25. I adore this post Inés! A simple pop of yellow is such an easy way to add cheer to any outfit or room especially when it's gloomy outside and you need something to brighten up your day. I don't really have any yellow in my wardrobe or home either but it's a color I enjoy. I love that in New York our taxis are yellow. It's great to look at especially when it's cold and dark outside.

    Thanks for all your support and friendship sweetie!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  26. As a self-appointed Champion of Color, I feel it is my duty to encourage everyone to wear more color, and yellow: feels like early morning sunshine! I love every single photo you selected Inez!
    Kisses

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  27. Ines, This sunny post was SO needed. It's a tough day at the office, and to take a bit of a break, I came to visit your blog. The brightness and beauty are energizing.

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  28. Lo mejor fueron las imagenes de diseño, algun día vas a tener que escribir un posts únicamente sobre interiores!

    Besos,
    Ani.

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  29. Great yellow finds! I especially loves the dress from the Vogue Loves Me photo... xo style, she wrote

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  30. Beautiful pictures, love yellow color :)

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  31. Yellow is such a happy colour and yet I don't have anything bright yellow in my wardrobe or in my home. I think starting with a pop of yellow is the thing to do - like that gorgeous yellow clutch or some artwork (I love those two rooms!) I'm a huge fan of anything lemon-flavoured - lemon meringue pie is a favourite! Lots of wonderful inspiration here for bringing some yellow into my life!!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I just love yellow. It is one of the most perfect colours to wear for summer.Especially when your tan goes darker. And i love when autumn is coming and the earth is turning light yellow...........So romantic....
    Wishing you the best for the weekend!!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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