Many of you know that I love Paris and berets. The berets came first, however! I’ve had several over the years and this morning I was feeling ‘Paris peckish,’ so I donned my purple beret along with a silk pink scarf given to me by my grandson. If only California weren’t in lockdown, I might have grabbed a woven basket and sauntered through a market picking peaches to have with a morning croissant!
When we hear the words simplicity and minimalism, we tend to think deprivation. Forcing ourselves to do without those things that we really want to have. It seems a dull, drab, colorless existence. We think whites, grays, and beiges— along with boredom! But, nothing could be further from the truth. Simplicity is about having a simple canvas on which to introduce color so that color can be fully seen and appreciated.
The one lovely dress is just such a canvas. Because it’s simple and uncluttered, by pattern and dramatic color of its own, the pink scarf and purple beret aren’t missed. The eye is immediately drawn to them. A little pop of color not only makes the dress interesting; but triggers an imaginative trip to colorful Paris itself!