Tag Archives: fashion

Colour blocking with pink and mint green

Who loves colour-blocking? Regular readers of the Colour File will know much I love hiding same coloured objects against same so that they effectively disappear by hiding in plain sight. When I got the chance to raid the fashion cupboard at the @marksandspencer #highsummer19 event earlier today I was thrilled to discover colour blocking opportunities […]

Quirk & Rescue’s Ms Pink: My Colourful World

From incredible wallpaper, cushions and prints through to bespoke hand-painted furniture, the signature prints of Ms. Pink and design partner Mr. Black – known collectively as Quirk & Rescue‘ – are bold colour heaven. Here, Ms. Pink tells me all about what colour means to her…and yes, there’s definitely some pink in there… Martha: Can […]

The story of Missoni stripes & chevrons

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you chevron knitwear, then it’s time to thank your lucky stars. When iconic Italian fashion house Missoni first started making garments, it opted for something people hadn’t really seen before: knitted stripes and chevrons. The world (including former US Vogue editor Diana Vreeland) loved what […]

24th July ’17: Peruvian perfection

Happy Monday, colour-peeps. South American textiles make my heart sing. They ping me back to visiting my Peruvian godmother (in leafy Carshalton, not Cuzco) and seeing the little bits of home she’d brought back to Surrey to remind her of Arequipa (it’s on Lake Titicaca, which borders both Peru and Bolivia, and when they were […]

Hair colourist Jack Howard: My Colourful World

Jack Howard is a global celebrity hair colourist based at Paul Edmonds London. He has tended the tresses of stars including Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse and is widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK. He is also L’Oreal Professionnel UK Colour spokesperson, as well as teaching at Toni & Guy and Trevor Sorbie. […]

Chloe Samwell-Smith @ChloeLovesToShop: My Colourful World

Chloe Samwell-Smith is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle influencer who is known for her effortless style, her curated use of colour – on, and for her fabulous stories filmed in the car while waiting for her kids… Here, she tells The Colour File what colour means to her… Martha: Can you describe your first colour […]

Follower Interview: @theglassisartful

Artist & illustrator Antonia Woodgate, AKA @theglassisartful, studied fine art at college and is a self-confessed colour addict. Her IG feed is jam-packed with beautiful pieces of art she has done herself, including a colourful monogram series. Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means in her life… Can you describe your […]

27th April ’17: Pink & red

Happy Thursday, peeps 🌹💕🌹 OK, so I managed to go two measly days without showing you another @Gucci SS17 outfit. What can I say? I’m utterly besotted with their vintage/boho thing. In my dreams I’m dressed in these outfits (well, I would be if I wasn’t busy flapping my arms like a bird or being […]

26th April ’17: In love with white

Good afternoon, Colour Filers. Now, grab yourself a seat. Ok, are you sat down? I have some shocking news. I’m in love with colour but I’m also in love with white. I know. I told you you’d be shocked. A cup of sugary tea, maybe? Actually, it was, strangely, these rows of white egg cups […]

26th April ’17: Crazy about stitching

Happy Wednesday, lovely people. Unless you’ve been living on another planet (and even then you may have clocked it) you can’t fail to have noticed the profusion of embroidery everywhere SS17. I love any form of stitching, whether it’s crewelwork, tapestry or this embroidered top (found in a charity shop, naturally). Even machine embroidery thrills […]