More Color Inspiration for Spring

In one of my recent posts, I talked about color as a major inspiration for me.  Recently I have become obsessed with Ballerina Colors, but also mixing metallics and the mixture of metallics with a pop color.  This is very evident in my new diffusion line, Suzie by Suzanna Dai.  You can read more about it on my friend Erin’s blog, Sugar Rock Catwalk:

Two sets of necklaces and earrings from my new Suzie line, which mix metallics with a bright pop of color.

When I was younger, I thought mixing metallics (like silver and gold) was a major faux pas, but I’ve come to realize that they can look quite nice together.  For example, I LOVE the mixture of gunmetal, pewter/antique silver, and coppery rose gold.  It looks so new and refreshing, and I just can’t get enough.  

Paris Cuff from the Spring/Summer 2010 Suzanna Dai line

I also do like the mix of gold and silver, in many variations: pewter mixed with antique gold and a pop of bright silver looks very edgy and mysterious.

Necklace and Earrings from my new Suzie line

Mixing bright silver with pale gold and champagne renders an entirely different look - very clean and proper.

Paris Necklace in pale gold and silver from the Suzanna Dai Spring/Summer 2010 line

I’ve always experimented with color, for as long as I can remember.  When I was six, I vividly remember wanting to wear red and pink together, but my mother wouldn’t let me because she thought they clashed.  To this day, I still love the combination of red and pink and continue to experiment in mixing colors.  It’s so exciting to me.  Luckily, a lot of the old rules no longer apply.  I love winter whites, so that rule about not wearing white after Labor Day?  Gone.  What about not mixing black and brown?  As long as it’s done with intent, anything goes, although I have to say, I’ve never been a fan of mixing navy and black…