Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A pinch of Paprika.....


With all the wrapping that has going on around here, it has been weeks since I gave myself a little wrapping challenge. One of those breaks where I just play around and see if I can capture what has caught my eye. Where better to get colour inspiration than from the fashion world? Or in this case another blog.



When I saw this image on the stylish blog This is Glamorous last week, I was totally taken with the colour combination seen in the Rochas Spring 2010 Collection in Paris. With a colour combination of paprika, saffron, apricot, and a gorgeous dose of chartreuse, I really couldn't help myself. Then those silk flowers on the waist.......of course I am going to at least try.

A petite rosebud and a wider length of burgundy taffeta gives a petite gift a luscious twist.


The gift on the left has a few leftover strips of pattern gift wrap and a simple bow of apricot ribbon. Go back to the top photo and see it with the apricot silk peony and chartreuse satin ribbon. You can also see the purple dahlia moved to the front of the gift. Here I show it on the left with all the satin ribbon to the right.

A couple of my variations. The larger gift has both a apricot and purple silk flower tucked into all that chartreuse satin ribbon and a narrow length of orange ribbon. If I was being totally faithful to the fashion style seen above, I would edit my embellishments. Though I like to think I can wrap very simply, I am only kidding myself. I really do think more-is-better when it comes to gift wrapping. Though I do have a simple recycled gift wrap to show you soon........you are going to be so proud of my restraint!

2nd photo from blog This is Glamorous / All other photos by Sande Chase ~ A Gift Wrapped Life

29 comments:

  1. apricot ... paprika ... silk ... orange ... satin ... LUSCIOUS ... orange ... chartreuse ... ribbon ... LUXURIOUS ... purple ... saffron ... taffeta ... burgundy ... LOVE!
    you've done it again miss sande ~ i was fully pulled in by your title ... a pinch of paprika ~ i knew it was going to be divine!
    prairiegirl xo

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  2. So softly chic!! i too was attracted by your "pinch of paprika" :-)
    it definitely is very joyful!

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  3. More is definitely more -- bring on the paprika!

    La Mom
    An American Mom in Paris

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  4. I just love pink and orange together!

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  5. Oh Sande, these are absolutely beautiful....the colours look amazing together.

    I too saw that image on "This is Glamorous" and just loved the colours.

    Have a great week :)

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  6. These are over the top wonderful. You truly have a gift with gift wrapping!

    Your comment about what better place to 'get colour inspiration than from the fashion world?' Of course! A great place. Thanks for the tip!

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  7. What fabulous color combinations!

    Jo

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  8. Love the colors and LOVE those huge flowers. Your color and design combos definitely remind me of designer fashions. Very chic.

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  9. Beautiful gift wrapping and not only following fashion but following the Autumn season colours...wonderful. XXXX

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  10. So pretty! I love your inspiration - AND the results. The chartreuse and tangerine, especially. Yum!

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  11. Pure inspiration...I love these colours together!

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  12. Where do you find your bottomless supply of inspiration, Sande? You are amazing...love these! xo

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  13. I just adore those colour combinations in the fashions. Really gorgeous. Love the giftwrapping inspiration there too. Done it again!
    xoxo

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  14. Great colour combination Sande...xv

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  15. I did like your comment on my Paris post....I do like a little intrigue and mystery!!? It is the City of Romance after all :) !!

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  16. I just LOVE those color combinations .. it actually inspires me alot .. thank you so much for sharing ...

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  17. they go perfectly! nice work
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  18. Yum, I wan' to eat them they look so delicious :) What a fabulous color combo. I will have to remember this one!
    Amada

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  19. Hi You!
    Spicy and warm with a citrus zest of lime and lemon! You make my mouth water!! Beautiful as always my most creative friend!!
    XOXO's

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  20. I adore orange during the holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas~ It always looks good with black, brown, green, red and pink! One Easter I had orange and purple tulips - which everyone adored. I found orange plates and purple napkins, and eggs dyed to match!
    pve

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  21. love orange and pink :O)
    love it!

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  22. how fantastic -- love how you worked the runway into your gift-wrapping -- such a wonderful idea!

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  23. Sande-These colors are absolutely stunning.

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  24. I absolutely love your site Sande! Thanks for all the great ideas. You are so talented! <3 Kori

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  25. THose models are my inspiration!!! LOVE what they are wearing and I must be skinnier to wear those fashions because I definitely cannot get taller... le sigh!
    These paprika shades are FAB!!! And the gift wrapping DIVINE as always!

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  26. Sande,
    This is one of my favorite posts that you have ever put together. I love it all- the colors and the style. You have such a knack for color combinations...and that chartreuse and marigold with a "pinch" of paparika- delicious!
    Mandy

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  27. I am amazed as to how you are able to capture everything that is so beautiful and express them so creatively and truthfully in your blog? where do you get the power to bring down to earth the colors of the rainbow? I love everything about your blog, the music is soothing and proper, your words and ideas are like a "lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path"....Well-done!

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