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Everybody, Everywear: Pink and red

pink and red
pink and red
pink and red
pink and red
pink and red

This is for Everybpdy, Everywear where the theme is red and pink. This is the first time I’ve taken part in months and months!

Unbelievably, this is only the third time I’ve worn this skirt, and I’ve had it for a good few years! I swapped it via a clothes swap flickr group when i still used flickr like a social network. Not sure why it’s languished like it has, I do really like it but I was ambivalent about pink for a long time. This whole outfit is very sugary in its colours, very unusual for me. I may be turning into a girly girl in my old age!

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

In other news, these photos are edited using GIMP. I’ve been using it instead of potatoshop, because we only have a windows version of that but I have a mac now and there’s no way I’m carting my shitty old laptop to Brussels as well (I’ve been using Dave’s desktop). It’s not hugely intuitive but it’s pretty good given that it’s free (compared to £650 (!) for photoshop, and even for students it’s still £160) and can do most things that I want to use, although annoyingly things that have the same name do slightly different things than they do in photoshop.

One thing I have been not been able to figure out though is if there is an equivalent of the ‘selective colour’ thing in photoshop, which is one of my favourite functions. You can change the colour of a particular colour (e.g making all the reds more magenta and cyan, or more yellow). The closest I could find in GIMP is changing the saturation of different colours. But all you can do is make the reds more or less saturated, you can’t actually change their shade. I tried googling but all the hits seem to be about selectively desaturating photos which is not what I mean. Anyone know?

Outfit stats:
* skirt – swap *top – charity shop * cardie – new look * shoes – el naturalista * brooches – swapped, gifted and free advertising * coat – h&m *

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  • Carina 14 February 2012, 7:59 pm

    Oooh der komplette Look ist ja megasüß! ich glaub ich hätte gar nicht so viel Rot und Pink im Schrank um so ein Outfit zusammenzustellen 😀 ich liebe den Print auf dem Rock! <3
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  • Kimberlee 14 February 2012, 8:19 pm

    How did I miss this? I love the print on the skirt!
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  • Gracey at Fashion for Giants 14 February 2012, 8:22 pm

    I love the print on that skirt. I’m drawn to clothes with landscapes on them. I also love toile. I have no idea why.
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    • Franca 15 February 2012, 1:32 pm

      I do too! My fascination started with a local design/wallpaper company making glasgow toile (see here. there’s an Edinburgh version too). I didn’t even know what topile was before that!

  • Lori Lynn 14 February 2012, 8:24 pm

    I love this whole look but your skirt is just beyond fantastic! Xo and Happy Valentines Day!
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  • Ariane 14 February 2012, 10:50 pm

    Hi Franca!

    Tu devrais porter ces couleurs plus souvent, elles te vont si bien!

    Joyeuse St-Valentin!

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  • Jacqueline 15 February 2012, 12:33 am

    awww. you look sweet, like sherbet or cupcakes! anyway, I would give you GIMP advice, but I loathe the program because I learnt how to edit photos of photoshop & the two programs are very similar, but have just weird confusing differences. I’m sure there is a selective color function somewhere…but only Zeus would know where… ^^
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    • Franca 15 February 2012, 1:29 pm

      It is confusing, but I’ll have to learn it!

  • Terri 15 February 2012, 3:17 am

    I’m glad you took part this time! This color combo was jarring for me, though I have no objections to pink per se. I like the skirt (and wondered what skyline it might represent). How soon is your move?
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    • Franca 15 February 2012, 1:26 pm

      The 28th. Two weeks yesterday! scary!

  • Style Eyes 15 February 2012, 7:32 am

    I love the skirt, very pretty. I would never have thought of combing these colours but it works really well.
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  • scruffybadger 15 February 2012, 7:38 am

    I love your outfit and the.skirt is adorable. I know pink and red are “traditionally”avoided together, but I think it rocks!
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  • Vix 15 February 2012, 4:18 pm

    I love pink but like you avoided it for years, I think I felt I had to wear more sensible colours to be taken more seriously, how daft! I love that skirt and that pretty yellow badge. Your Valentine’s brooches are adorable. xxx
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  • Kelley 15 February 2012, 4:37 pm

    I really like that bright red jacket! Perfect for Valentine’s day, and pretty much any other winter day that you want to make cheery 🙂
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  • SACRAMENTO 15 February 2012, 7:32 pm

    You look so gorgeous in that skirt, dear Franca.
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  • MrJeffery 16 February 2012, 5:05 pm

    what a cool skirt!!
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  • Dora 20 February 2012, 6:48 pm

    Your scenic pink skirt is gorgeous!
    reminds me of cotton candy.
    I tried to avoid pink ,but somehow all my clothes have some kind of pink in it.

  • Emily 27 February 2012, 10:03 pm

    Franca, you should totally wear this skirt more often! It’s such a beauty! It reminds me of a young girls dress I tried to squeeze into once. It had the most amazing Dutch windmill landscape print. If only it had been available in larger sizes…

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