Tangerine Dream

There’s nothing I love more than a little coral (or tangerine, perhaps for those who want to disassociate themselves from the 1980’s colour de rigeur). It’s tropical, it’s summery, it’s bright and feminine – but not too saccharine girly.

I purchased this mildly-ill fitting dress (but what a happy color!) in a late night shopping splurge on Dotti *hides head in shame*. At the time I had a 21st birthday to attend, and even though I know so many things about this dress are WRONG I just couldn’t resist its siren song of tangerine at only twenty dollars. Reader, I bought it. Upon delivery to the Ruby Assembly office, I discovered that the sheer luxuriance of little ole’ me didn’t quite fit into the design – the bosom was all wrong. So, relegated it was to the cupboard – hidden behind better fitting and more tasteful items.

Until today. It’s so hot that I thought I’d pull this little number out. At no other time of the year would it really be appropriate, and given that i’ll wear it with the required amount of insouciance and hair-in-a-topknot, I’d say it passes for today.

Like my Rimmel ‘Tell No One’ tangerine lipstick and bright (yet potentially life-threatening) Rubi Shoes platforms?

Summer days like these go so quickly. There’s nothing for it but to grab a Splice from the freezer and sit in the cool. And perhaps go to the Fitzroy Pool a little later on too.

How will you beat the heat?


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Digital polymath and Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe Gabrie knows good business. Creating inimitable brand content of rare depth, Iolanthe is a mentor, speaker and author with a focus on the startup space. Iolanthe builds exceptional online voices and develops productive, engaged communities across social media platforms for individuals, businesses and organisations.

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  1. Cheryl from BusinessChic January 17, 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Now that is a happy colour! And seriously, you work hard for yourself, wear what makes you feel great. So many ppl out and about lOoking defeated in this sweltering heat but not you! Cx

    • mm
      iolanthegabrie January 17, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Chez!!! I read your blog on the Creative Women’s Circle *i think?* about creatives and how to dress for themselves. You made lots of good points on that one my dear 🙂 It’s only occasionally I get around in a tracksuit, but even then – it’s usually chenille in a fluoro colour to keep me awake!

  2. Donelhs January 17, 2012 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Beautiful photographs! I do love the color on you.

  3. Marianne January 19, 2012 at 3:07 am - Reply

    You look gorgeous! And I love the colour, and am proud to use coral myself! x

    • mm
      iolanthegabrie January 19, 2012 at 3:10 am - Reply

      Thanks lady! I think it’s no coincidence that Pantone took my lead in making Tangerine its colour of the year 😉 x

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