FASHION

Keeping Up With Karla: Rethink Pink

W’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director, Karla Martinez de Salas, is on the hunt for what’s next.


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Pink is such a friendly color, but once you hit a certain age, it can be tough to pull off. That said, Nina Ricci’s pre-fall collection, with its beautiful rose-hued suits and pencil skirts, made me want to give it a try. The alluring, optimistic shade espoused by the house’s designer, Peter Copping—and also seen on the Céline, Carven, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu fall runways—reminded me of Mexico, in particular, the famous Rosas & Xocolate hotel in Mérida and the vibrant buildings of Ricardo Legorreta. Inspired by the modernist architect’s experiments with color, I did a little mixing and matching myself, and I’m thrilled to report that pink looks anything but girly when you offset it with accessories in a deep hue, like the burgundy ones shown here.

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Model wears Jill Stuart sweater; Nina Ricci skirt and belt; Mulberry clutch; Tacori gold, sterling silver, quartz, and crystal ring; Tabitha Simmons shoes.

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A.L.C. pants.

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Stella McCartney top.

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Rebecca Taylor dress.

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Hellessy top.

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Michael M. sterling silver and ruby earrings.

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Rolex gold watch.

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A building by Ricardo Legorreta.

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Alexandre Birman sandals.

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(From top) Fendi clutch, Narciso Rodriguez clutch, Victoria Beckham clutch.

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Prada N° 14 Rossetto Parfum.

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Rosas & Xocolate hotel.

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Tod’s luggage.