Released as part of Chanel’s fall 2009 collection, Gondola is a polish inspired by the beautiful city of Venice. A deep, plummy red with a subtly sparkly finish thanks to red and gold micro shimmer, it’s a gorgeous colour for fall. It really comes alive when the sun is shining. With sun being somewhat lacking these days, my camera flash will have to do.
Wine is a colour that doesn’t get a lot of notice, but it’s extremely flattering without being flashy. It pairs well with lots of colours, like navy, cobalt blue, camel and brown. Although I am not, as a rule, drawn to the red side of the colour spectrum, I’ve resolved to work on incorporating more of this shade into my closet. Here is my “inspired by” outfit, with a hat tip to Gondola.
Skirt, BCBG; turtleneck, Suzy Shier; tights, The Bay;
shoes, Ralph Lauren; necklace, H&M; hat, Nine West
The antique-looking locket necklace seemed like the perfect finishing touch, its little flash of green a nice complement to the fieriness of Gondola.