WHY SO BLUE?

Blue is the colour most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, infinity, imagination and of course, Summer.

Cue European vacation.

My all-time favourite hue of blue is the colour of the Mediterranean Sea . . . in all its glorious shades – the colour of the ocean pre-siesta is completely different to post. It seems that I am not the only one enamoured with blue. This season I’ve seen it everywhere on my travels, from the uncharacteristically perfect clear London sky, to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the whitewashed and blue detailed houses littering the cliffs in Mykonos, right down to this seasons hottest runway looks and my most covetable fashion accessories. Even celebrities are naming their children in honour of it . . .

One of Pantone’s Top 10 Colours for Spring 2014 ‘Dazzling Blue’ 

One of Pantone’s Top 10 Colours for Spring 2014 ‘Dazzling Blue’ 

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque interior detail, Istanbul

Blue Mosque interior detail, Istanbul

The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".

The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".

Mykonos, Cyclades in the Greek Islands. The blue that dreams are made of.

Mykonos, Cyclades in the Greek Islands. The blue that dreams are made of.

Never-ending blue.

Never-ending blue.

Electric shades of blue graced the catwalks and created this seasons hottest looks from Lanvin, Preen and Stella McCartney in leather, fur, lace and silk.

Electric shades of blue graced the catwalks and created this seasons hottest looks from Lanvin, Preen and Stella McCartney in leather, fur, lace and silk.

My season must-have, Jimmy Choo Aegean matte python . . . swoon! Image 1 via Pantone / Image 2 via Blue Mosque / Image 3 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 4 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 5 via Mykonos / Image 6 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 7 via Frances Diaries / Image 8 via Jimmy Choo

My season must-have, Jimmy Choo Aegean matte python . . . swoon!

Image 1 via Pantone / Image 2 via Blue Mosque / Image 3 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 4 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 5 via Mykonos / Image 6 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 7 via Frances Diaries / Image 8 via Jimmy Choo