Once upon a time, still a teenager, I learnt from a magazine that white is not, in fact, my colour at all. Period. For a developing mind it was a tragedy and in my attempt to remedy the pain I proceeded to wear white despite all rules and limitations. As the years went by it became clear that the person who wrote the no-white nonsense article might have forgotten a very simple, but obvious fact – white, just like any other colour, doesn’t come in a single tint, but in a dozen of nature-inspired hues, so everyone, absolutely everyone, will have a beautiful, sparkling, delicious shade of white that suits them.
Shop: 1. Safety pink clutch bag, Versus (£178), 2. Stacking rings, Astley Clarke (from £75), 3. Mineral eye shadow in Sparkling White, Clarins (£17), 4. White fitted dress, Stella McCartney (£855), 5. Rose earrings, Oscar de la Renta (£175), 6. Flagrant Délice EDP, Terry De Gunzburg (£68), 7. Champagne / Penthouse Candle, LAFCO New York (£46), 8. Diva Dog Bichon with Red & Green Collar Ornament, Joy to the World (£29), 9. White camelia flower brooch, AZ Collection (£125), 10. Merino wool V-neck sweater, Zadig et Voltaire (£100), 11. Black trip PJs, Poplin (£150) & similar, JCrew (£95), 12. White chocolate liqueur, Mozart (£17), 13. Rue the Cat dinky watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs (£136), 14. Living luminizer, RMS Beauty (£30), 15. Gold Layla headphones, Friends (£130), 16. White leather bag, Alaia, 17. White Linen perfumed body powder, Estee Lauder (£35), 18. Love Me shoes, Christian Louboutin (£565).
Photo source: Marie Claire Netherlands January 2014 (photography: Klaas Jan Kliphuis; styling: Simone Dernee)