Photo: Agnieszka Dobrowolska | Location: Notting Hill, London | Stylist: Marie-Claude Boisvert | Dress: Sandro Paris

by Marie-Claude Boisvert, Chief Editor | August 18, 2017

London is not just red phone booths and the Big Ben. The west side of the city is filled with small streets of pastel colored houses: Notting Hill is recognized for this kind of decor. On a hot summer day, having spent a little too much at the Westfield shopping mall, I already imagine myself living in these pastel pink houses that suit me so well.

I love pink, whether it’s shoes, dresses, and even suits, as you may have seen in our last posts. Despite the fact that the pink color is no longer exclusively for women, it does still represent femininity, sweetness and even love.

There is no logical explanation for the creation of a color, other than the diffusion of light seen by our eyes, but we will not enter into that subject. However, I do admit, I’m a myths and legends geek!

One of my favourites is a Greek legend about the appearance of the pink colour. The legend says that this rosé tint was originally white. In a confrontation between Adonis, a Human, and Ares, god of war, Aphrodite, goddess of love, wanted to help her lover Adonis. In doing so, she pricked her foot with a thorn and her blood colored a white rose. Since that time, the rose and its color had been associated with love and femininity.

To return to this little dress from Sandro, it’s a classic. Every year, this style comes back with some modifications and in different colours. Here are some of these variants: