Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Color Inspiration: "Hot Pink" with cool grey

Illustration by Milena Pavlovic Barilli, 1939
Here's an intense new pink to link with cool grey (or other colors, too).  It's almost like watermelon, and it goes by the pretty sultry term "Hot Pink".  For daytime:  A Hot Pink hand-knitted cotton cord sweater is paired with a grey tweed coat.  The grey felt hat is accented with a pink insert.  For evening:  Germaine Monteil's grey chiffon dress is accessorized with Hot Pink gloves, slippers and jewels.  Germaine Monteil's new "Hot Pink" lipstick matches exactly.  All could be found at Bonwit Teller stores.  Source:  January 15, 1940 issue Vogue.

This fashion illustration is a wonderful example of the Surrealistic style that was embraced by Vogue throughout the early half of the Twentieth Century.  Surrealism is a cultural avant garde movement that began in the 1920's and is best known for its visual art style that featured an element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. 


  1. It is Milena Pavlovic Barilli, not Wilena. xoxo

  2. Thanks so much for the correct name. Melissa

  3. You are welcome. <3 This blog post made me so proud and happy! Wish you all the best, in work and life, from my heart!

  4. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I've always loved this illustration. Thank you for your lovely comment. And you as well. Melissa