Adjusting the colour balance

Being able to wrap yourself in bold, bright jewel tones for spring 2011 means knowing which colours to choose, and how to pull them off in a way that’s strong without being garish. Elle Denmark gives us more inspiration on that bright colour blocking trend, sticking to orange, cobalt, pops of yellow, and that healthy dose of stripes that goes hand-in-hand with all things colourful this spring. Note the balance of colour versus blacks and whites (usually up to three statement colours per outfit, no more); and the use of boldly coloured makeup (blue mascara included) to really bring up the colour a notch where needed.

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Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011
Laura Blokhina: Elle Denmark, May 2011

Sigurd Grunberger (at Factory311) photographed the shoot for Elle Denmark’s May 2011 issue. Laura Blokhina stars.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.