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Brian Edward Millett

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It’s still hot outside, so although I’m thinking about fall on here, there is still plenty to help cool things down until it actually becomes cold for what may seem like forever here soon.  With ocean blue-green waters on my mind, and the hope of a cool breeze on my face, I bring you today’s color crush, peacock blue.  With looks from the pre-fall and fall 2013 collections, and rooms by some of my favorite interior designers to help inspire, there is plenty to love about this rich hue.  It has such a depth to it, and just like the bird it’s named after, this shade can be very exotic, yet completely modern.  Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber went the reality direction with an antique taxidermy peacock on a pretty pedestal in his Manhattan home, while Todd Alexander Romano treats peacock plumes as flowers in a vase in his lacquered blue bedroom.  Perhaps inspired by those same plumes, Stella McCartney conceived a brocade print used for a coat, pants, and a skirt and top combination.  Peacock feathers have an iridescence to them, so the color can range from turquoise to emerald green, and designers like Proenza Schouler and Erdem Moralioglu were inspired by that palette and that sheen.  Thomas Britt also went for full-on glamour, covering all the furniture in his sitting room in a rich reflective blue fabric.  Peacock blue is one of those colors that really works year-round, and only gets better heading into fall mixed with deep plums, reds, and burnt orange.  Now go cool off and jump into a deep blue pool…or ocean!

Todd Alexander Romano

Todd Alexander Romano

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2013

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2013

Narciso Rodriguez fall 2013

Narciso Rodriguez fall 2013

Stefano Pilati's Paris home

Stefano Pilati’s Paris home

3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta fall 2013

Tony Duquette & Hutton Wilkinson

Tony Duquette & Hutton Wilkinson

Lanvin fall 2013 campaign, featuring Edie Campbell, by Steven Meisel

Lanvin fall 2013 campaign, featuring Edie Campbell, by Steven Meisel

3.1 Phillip Lim fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber's NYC apartment

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s NYC apartment

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

Erdem pre-fall 2013

Erdem pre-fall 2013

Thomas Britt

Thomas Britt

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