What colour is catching your eye now?
Blue has been a favourite of mine forever, but more so now. Colour has the ability to speak to the heart and blue is powerful. From the deepest shades of ocean blue, to Indigo which is known to represent understanding, knowledge, order, and confidence, it is a colour of tranquillity, reasoned thinking and calms the nerves. Sky blue, a colour of trust, sincerity, loyalty and also known to calm the nerves.
This mood is perfectly captured in November’s issue of Harpers Bazar by photographer Erik Madigan Heck in his Ultramarine Dreams shot, a visual story of the colour blue, a colour of transcendence and cosmic sensibility.
Harper's Bazar November 2020 photographer Erik Madigan Heck
It connects heaven and earth, water and sky, it is embedded in our human psyche and contributed to our evolutionary development as hunter-gatherers, who once learnt to survive in the wild among the blue skies and waters. Maybe that’s why it is so fit for now, it gives us that feeling of connectivity that is both here and beyond what we can see, anchoring us now but with deep roots and endless possibilities for the future.
Wearing the colour blue will help bring these qualities to you too. The Alice & Astrid blue polka dot silk dressing gown has been one of our best sellers, we have only a few robes available in this beautiful blue silk. The silk satin fabric is screen printed for us her in the UK and each dressing gown made in England. Shop online last few!
Our Oxford stripe nightshirt in blue and white is a timeless piece for your wardrobe, made in England from a beautiful cotton, easy to slip on after a long day for a sense of calm and comfort. Shop online
Discover more on Astrid's blog about the colour blue and it's uses in colour palettes, inspiration and design.
Image in title - Giotto section of the magnificent Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padova in 1305.