"Simply wearing red is an act of confidence that commands attention"..... from Fashion and Color by Mary Garthe.
From bright red to the deepest burgandy, red evokes strong emotion. Red advances visually, an attribute that makes it seem closer to the viewer than any other color. When worn alone, red is hot, passionate, and powerful. When subdued by the addition of black or white, as in burgandy, red retains its impact, but takes on an air of mystery.
Here's a look at red through the decades as modeled by the stars of Monolithic Studios.
Gene Marshall is sublimely elegant in the berry colored wool suit from Robert Tonner's Mrs. Coulter. The tri-corne hat from Diane on Whidbey Island with the addition of vintage veiling lends a mysterious aire to this circa 1930's ensemble. Shoes and purse from Integrity, gloves from Ashton Drake, and jewelry from Bogue's Vogues. My model is "Everything's Coming Up Roses" Gene Marshall by Ashton Drake.
Madra Lord knows that opposites attract in this delightful pairing of the black dress from Integrity's "It's A Cinch" with the green jerkin (vest) from Ashton Drake's "Little Black Dress" costume. Black and green make the perfect backdrop to red in this circa 1940's ensemble. The ooak red and black houndstooth tilt topper is accented with the black snood from "Fascination". Hat, beaded suede color-blocked gauntlet gloves, and jewelry are from The Couture Touch. Shoes from Integrity, purse from Tonner's Brenda Starr collection. My model is "Top This" Madra Lord enhanced with an Integrity articulated body.
The perfect ensemble for late afternoon cocktails, circa 1950's, is worn by a no bangs "A Lady Knows" Gene Marshall by Ashton Drake. Red accessories become the punctuation mark for this classic navy tweed suit called "Travel in Tweed" designed by Lynne Day. Underneath is the red knit playsuit from Ashton Drake's "Crimson Sun" costume. The dramatic navy straw picture hat borrowed from Madame Alexander's Aunt Amanda Fairchild is accented with an artfully tied, red jersey scarf with vintage millinery floral. OOAK lucite purse, navy suede gloves, and earrings are from The Couture Touch, bracelet from Ashton Drake, pin from Mattel.
Table from CED
Telephone from Ashton Drake's "A Hot Day in Hollywood" Accessory Set