There were many reasons for me to choose a green-themed gift guide as a part of the series. Emerald is my birth stone, so I guess our love for each other was written in the stars. Whenever somebody asked what my favourite colour was I would always respond with “Green… and blue”. Those two are the ones I’ve always worn and adored. They also changed the colour of my eyes accordingly, which was a bonus.
My emerald green memories began early. I had green dresses, loved my grandma’s jewellery, dreamed of wearing a dress like the one I saw in Gone with the Wind on Scarlett, adored the practically liquid creation worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement (do you know they had to have several dresses made as it was so fragile it hardly lasted through a scene?), was mildly obsessed with gorgeous emerald earrings on Angelina and strangely attracted to the Dolce&Gabbana sequined dress from their 2011 collection. As you can see, the mysterious colour and I have quite a history. And I already blogged about it in the past.
It made me smile when Pantone announced that emerald was the colour of 2013. In the blogging world it will probably be the same as it was with mint last spring and summer – everyone was suddenly wearing it. I’ll be curious to see what happens in a few weeks or months. For now, get ahead of the queue by treating yourself to some emerald greens – or something slightly different in case you prefer warmer shades.
Where to buy: 1. Green jewel box clutch bag at Dorothy Perkins (£20 Was £29), 2. Little treat bath and shower oil by Aromatherapy Associates (£12), 3. Privet Bloom perfume by Hampton Sun (£59), 4. Emerald green silk blouse by Tucker at TrilogyStores (£245), 5. Vintage Modernist brooch by Yves Saint Laurent (£229.46), 6. Crystal gold plated snake bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane (£114 Was £285), 6A. Cashmere sweater at Uniqlo (£59 Was £79), 7. Green silk dress by Issa (£368), 8. Cour Byzantine ring by Sylvia Toledano (£125), 9. Green stone drop earrings by Sikara & Co (£87), 10. Faux fur Frances scarf by KG (£15 Was £60), 11. Ana bracelet by Ela Stone (£75), 12. Vintage Paris Proues scarf by Hermes (£254), 13. Crystal tealight holder by Seletti (£39.76), 14. Lingerie Elferine set by Mimi Holliday here & here (US/Canada) & here and here (Europe) (£98), 15. Zip front green tote bag at Oasis (£25 Was £45), 16. Hamilton Saffiano leather key ring by Michael Kors (£30), 17. Python ankle boots by Alexandre Birman (£406 Was £1015)
Photo source: Julie Ordon in Grand designs / Marie Claire UK December 2011 (photography: Frederic Pinet, styling: Jayne Pickering)