An Ice Cream Palette

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Cassis: Intense tone for the self-confident
Color to wear only when we feel beauty. It highlights a clear complexion and accentuates makeup, a little dramatic .
And it gives personality to a set which without it would seem almost poor :
Tight shirt in cotton jersey, skirt of Leleu thin canvas
(120 F and 210 F, Sonia Rykiel.)



Ever thought of styling your outfit around your favourite ice cream or cocktail? This 1975 editorial shows you how. While I don't generally believe in following any rules regarding fashion (the text advises which shades best suit different hair colours), I am definitely a fan of the the use of colour throughout this story—whether it's a single shade (like in the Cassis image) or a clever blending of unusual colours (particularly in the Mandarin). The graphic images were shot by the iconic photographer Harri Peccinotti, former art director of Nova.

Personally the strawberry pink palette is my dream. Now New York just needs to get warm enough for ice cream!


Styled by Catherine Rousso and photographed by Harry Peccinotti for Elle (France), March 10, 1975. 


Vanilla: an eye for the timid
The softest yellow, different than classic pastels because it is a light rather than a color. We can mix it with many other strong colors. Here, the blue of a lilac shirt ( Lil ) awakens the corduroy shirt (Guy Anthome, 110 F) and the sweater (S.B)



Rose: a pastel blonde that goes with brunettes
Unconditional pink know it gives good face to pale complexion blondes . There are also those who want, but have deemed it a little too bland. We spiced with flashes of red and a yellow tip. Ensemble of candy pink cotton (Synonyme de G. Reich, 135 F, the shirt, 199 F the skirt). Cotton t-shirt (Memmi).



Mandarin : the luster to those who dare
Yellow has its maximum . Reserve to the gilded dyes and very strong personalities. Especially when you dare, as here, to mix of tones it is impactful. Shirt Jacket and skirt pleated wool jersey (J. Jacobson pour Dorothee Bis, 379 F et 299 F). Indian blouse (Vicci, 172 F). Red t-shirt (Memmi).



Pure red : a classic that can seduce the bold
A rigorous classic reserved for strong personalities. Boldly mixed with Shocking Pink: an unusual and strident mixture. But it combines with white, navy, light blue. Silk blouse (300 F, Scali) and narrow trousers in cotton (Franck Olivier, 135 F). Cotton t-shirt (Printemps).



Tender Green : Soft light for fresh complexions
Transparent and aquatic, soft greens, a yellow box, go with blondes as well as brunettes and redheads, provided they have a light complexion. Cotton voile shirt (Corinne Bricaire, 145 F) on a pistachio Indian cotton T-shirt (Porlama, 35 F). Cotton skirt a little darker (Memmi).



Strong Green: a cool color for warm skintones
Another shade of green, very strong, a bit aggressive, reserved for dark-skinned brunettes, blondes and redheads (the contrast would be too harsh). Mint green polo shirt of Indian cotton (59 F, Indigo), ruched percale skirt (230 F, Suzuya), cardigan with gold thread (Lison Bonfils - Jacques Gilles).

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