Royal Blue on the Red

Monday, May 23, 2011

I so fell in love with Uma Thurman's vivid royal blue gown worn on the last day of the Cannes Film Festival, especially in contrast to the red carpet, and then I remembered how much I love that color combo. After all, I used those colors  for my son's Bar Mitzvah party last year! Blue and red need not be used only for 4th of July barbeques or sailor inspired outfits, this combo can be a rich, chic and super elegant .

For my son's Bar Mitzvah I chose royal blue velvet tablecloths, red glassware from a local discount store, red roses from my local grocery store and peacock feathers ordered online. The over all look was glamorous and dramatic:

Instead of a cake platter we put wired roses into a vase of water as a base and topped that with a large dish to hold cookies and cake
And since we can't all take a stroll down the red carpet...steal the look by pairing a royal blue sheath with  a red or pink statement necklace (one like Selena's can be made by buying a gorgeous applique' from your local fabric or craft store and adding a ribbon) and finishing with a daub of vivid crimson lipstick:

Then there are always the famous Louboutin red soles....which compliment royal blue suede fabulously in these sky high stilletos:
(I love to finish with a great shoe!)

Til next time...

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  1. Electric Blue is such an amazing color! And I do believe that it matches beautifully with a bright red. The british knew why their flag should consist of these colors! Well, probably not for that reason, but still... they look great together! And thank you for pointing out a DIY on Selena's necklace - I'll try to hunt down some fabric!

    Love, Melanie

  2. Uma looks sooo stunning and classy - wow! I do like your pictures of the buffet too, unfortunately it's those kind of buffets that keep me from looking like Uma in the first place ;-) Have a great week xo

  3. I barely recognized her at first - Uma looks SO young! What a fabulous color, can't wait to wear it this spring :)


  4. I love that color and I loove those shoes. If you wouldve seen me today, I had that color all over.

  5. Gorgeous color combo! The Bar Mitzvah table looks fabulous!

  6. this color is stunning, love it. Stop by to see who landed on Fash Boulevard's Fash Fave and Fash Fail list for this week. xoxo