Inspiration: Sherbet Halston

On Oscar night, I got caught up in a discussion of “Best Oscar Looks Ever”.  Hands down, I will always choose Lauren Hutton at the 1975 Academy Awards wearing a Sherbet hued Halston  gown with fox fur coat. It. Is. GORGEOUS. In fact while texting about the red carpet my gal pal Molly showed this photo to her 3 year old fashionista Mae who replied “STUNNING!” (and sighed) I feel you Mae, I feel you.

Hutton arriving at the 47th Academy Awards Show.

Hutton arriving at the 47th Academy Awards Show.

Lauren Hutton at the 1975 Academy Awards in Halston.

Lauren Hutton at the 1975 Academy Awards in Halston.

Normally I’m not a fan of pastels, but I’ve been stuck in a sherbet color pallet for a month or so now. Not a softer color person yourself? Perhaps you’ll reconsider after this post…I find the trick to keeping sherbet-y pastels fresh and modern by setting them off with an unexpected pop of color. I know, more color? In this case yes. Let me illustrate:

Electrifying shades of blue really cut through the sweetness of the sherbet hues. Resource list at bottom of page.

Electrifying shades of blue really cut through the sweetness of the sherbet hues.

Weren’t expecting that were you? I’m really loving this color grouping. It’s giving me endless inspiration. I’ve noticed these very specific colors popping  up in my life as of late. Several photography projects have resulted in these shades as have a few of my recent purchases.  Last week I picked up this Hunter mustache umbrella in “Sunset”. The blue nail polish came from Sephora last month. It’s FormulaX in “Oceanic” and “Omni”. The blue bowl is from Target’s summer collection and was a whopping 99 cents. The pineapple candle was purchased at Target and is made by Illume. The photo in the foreground is one of my recent projects and is also sherbet hued. Let’s see, what else is bringing me fresh energy for the upcoming warmer days? I decided to venture into a new scent for summer Tom Ford Costa Azzura. The bottle is a lovely shade of blue. The scent is salty/citrus. Not sure I’ll wear it often as I’ve been strictly team Black Orchid for years, but it smells really good. I’m also obsessing over Art Nouveau and Art Deco snake rings. I picked up this reticulated one, with mine cut diamond eyes, circa 1921 from Diamond Addiction.

I'm telling you this color pallet is stuck in my head!

The color block pumps came from Charlotte Olympia last summer. (ok, maybe this pallet has been with me subconsciously for a while) I figured they’d be great in a shoot sometime.

Charlotte Olympia color blocked pumps in "Sorbet" and Hunter "Mustache Umbrella" in "Sunset".

Charlotte Olympia color blocked pumps in “Sorbet” and Hunter “Mustache Umbrella” in “Sunset”.

Can we be done with winter? Seriously. I’m looking forward to 70’s later on in the week. It’s almost time to haul out the (coral-y/orange-ish/pink-y) patio chairs…guess I’ve been into this pallet longer than a month or 2.  🙂

-xo Malibu

ps: here’s a clip of Lauren Hutton presenting at the Oscars