Orange is the New Black: Breaking the Redhead Rules

Hello Darlings, 

It might have been the after-glow of the spring 2011 colour boom, or maybe I was just bored of wearing neutrals. Whatever the reason, I just want colour, and orange in particular. Not only have I purchased a bright orange coat, but also an orange purse! My closet no longer looks as if it belongs in a black and white photo album, but rather reflects that of a circus dressing room. With sequins, glitter, feathers, fur, lace, greens, oranges, golds, reds and velvet—it has all become a parade of the anti-conservative.

As I pranced around in front of a gigantic Coach mirror with a purse that is as bright as my freshly glossed hair, I was in search for my next “it” bag. One that of course would comfortably fit my teeny laptop and a DSL camera. It is no easy task, I assure you. Nonetheless, I decided on a beautiful and super-orange Coach Madison Leather Lindsey Satchel. Its classic shape, soft but tough texture, no tacky labels, and shoulder-strap/handles create a combination that was practical and chic.

Although I was breaking the first commandment of redheads—one should not wear orange or red— I just didn’t care. I was too consumed with my love for the pumpkin colour! In fact, I must admit that I really love the combination of black and orange and how wonderfully my hair colour clashes with it all.

I am wearing:
 Zara Wool Double-Breasted Coat
♥ 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans
 Coach Cheyenne Over-the-Knee Boots
 Coach Madison Leather Lindsey Satchel
 BCBG Max Azria Wool Floppy Hat
♥ Michael Kors Watch

As far as purchases go,  in that one shopping trip I made a purchase of three items—orange coat, orange purse and a large floppy hat— that not only challenged my personal style but also pushed me in a new direction. It’s quite exciting not knowing what will appeal to me next, because I did not expect to walk away with such a colour infatuation this past Sunday.

Is orange the new black? For the time being, to me it is!

With Love…




  1. November 8, 2011 / 10:28 pm

    ive never understood why that rule began i think redheads look great in red and i would wear red if i were one .

    red coats always stand out in winter

    • November 12, 2011 / 6:53 pm

      I am not sure who thought of it, but I also do like the way red looks on red.

  2. November 9, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Redheads shouldn’t wear red?! Google Joan from Mad Men and your mind will be changed.
    I love the jacket. It reminds me of the one Ms. Golightly wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s 🙂

    Enjoy your new purchases!

    • November 12, 2011 / 6:52 pm

      My mind has been changed a long time 🙂 I am braving up enough courage to wear red myself!

  3. November 10, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    I love your entire look, Marta! You look fresh, fierce, and fabulous.

    Eternally yours,

  4. November 21, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    I don’t think there are really any hard and fast colour rules for any hair colour. I have always been able to wear orange and red as a natural redhead, never been a problem. It does depend on the shade though.

    I do love your coat – it looks fabulous! As does that floppy brimmed hat.

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