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A Geometric Endurance

Don’t you just hate it when something you’ve loved/championed/worn forever becomes cool, and you end up feeling like you’re just one of the pack? I do. I feel this way every time mustard comes back in (the colour, not the condiment). “I was wearing mustard WAY before it was cool!” I yell. Well, perhaps not yell, but insist with fervor definitely. And do people believe me? I’d say it’s a 40/60 split.

I have also had an enduring delight in geometric shapes. No, really I have!! (see, there’s that fervor). I’ve never been a watercolour, floral or other print gal. I believe that chevron has a place in my future that will exist far beyond 2013 and its critics. Are you still one of the 60 percent? Well, allow me to present Exhibit A. My wedding ring.

Square forever….Purchased from awesome Australian Etsy seller Epheriell

See? This will be on my hand forever. Or until it eventually gets lost or cut-off after my fingers swell when we have children….but nonetheless that screams dedication to the cause.

Isn’t it just beautiful?

Exhibit B. Me, at 2.9months. Check out that print.

 How did I know that geometric shapes were so cool, even then?

I would like to point out that I don’t believe that my attire was at all influenced by a) my mother or b) the decade. I’m certain I just had an early affiliation with shapes. And snakes.

I really am happy when things I love come back in a big way though. It gives me an excuse to use them in events without fear of a client looking at me like I’ve just suggested they should shave off their eyebrows. I can pour my creativity into designing spaces with my favourite shapes and colours. So it only happens every few years or so. But you know what? When it does, it’s like a perfect storm.

So to conclude, here is a fab moodboard to get you all inspired by geometrics. Of course, only if you didn’t love them since the dawn of time like me.

On the board:

Geometric Backdrop, Print Top, Freedom Rug, Paloma Pearl Clutch, Circle Cake, Revival Wallpaper, Geometric Chair, Harlequin Cushion

May 16, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Sally Fairweather - Love geometric shapes myself and can up the anti on square rings. My first ‘friendship’ ring when I was 18, was a square plantinum one from jewellers in Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell who are still there today. I think it is Stephen Miller. This was almost 40 years ago!

May 20, 2013 - 10:36 am

Caroline - Ahead of the game Sal! Should be taking style inspiration from you!

May 24, 2013 - 11:51 pm

Mani - Seriously. I love that pearl clutch. If you ever see something like that, buy it and I’ll pay you back.

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