Red Hot Summer

It is summer… It’s 30°C /
86°F, 17 hours 50 minutes of daylight (which means a very hot flat…), so I put on a lot of sunscreen (SPF 50, of course) before going out.

Tiina in red
Photo by Professor M

Today’s photo session was unexpectedly challenging. I really wanted to join Sacramento, Rosy and Peggy Sue  at Mis Papelicos  Share-in-Style and wear red. It should have been a done deal, easy-peasy… after all, I’m the queen of red, with photo album after photo album of pictures of me in red. Red has always been my power colour… and yet now I couldn’t find a single red dress in my wardrobe. 

Tiina in red
Photos by Professor M

Yes, red used to be my power colour, a long time ago. But for the last 4-5 years I haven’t  bought anything red. Did I just get tired of red? Maybe. Or perhaps I finally reached red overload, saturation point, and needed to experiment with all the other colours that I had been neglecting all my life.
Lucky for me, I found this really old dress (seriously, it must be at least 10 years old… and so is the necklace I’m wearing). And this made me think that maybe it’s time to revisit red; after all, there’s no other colour that suits hot summer weather better…

Necklace: All That Glitters / Ring: Shaun Leane

And a little flashback: just  a sample of all those photos of me wearing my ‘power colour’…

Sunshine and kisses, 



  1. Mrs C
    25 May 2014 / 2:45 pm

    You said it right.. red IS your power color.. you look great in red, so why not keep wearing. I love red too but hardly have many pieces..

    • Tiina L
      25 May 2014 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you, that's so nice of you to say. I really got tired of red at some point, but instead I've accumulated quite a few pieces in pink and fuchsia.. I guess we could say that I'm moving towards blueish reds, which might be kinder to my pale skin…

  2. Sacramento Amate
    26 May 2014 / 10:29 am

    Wonderful in red, dear Tina.So glad to have found youThank you for being part of Share-in-StyleXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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