I keep seeing this particular shade of blue everywhere I look... It reminds me of an ink color that Smythson of Bond Street used to offer for their bespoke stationary called "Hapsburg Blue"—but, like just about anything that becomes a favorite, it was discontinued. I was thumbing through Self Service when my matching thumb (Uslu Airlines in NIM) turned the page to this gorgeous photo of Aymeline Valade by Alasdair McClellan, with the blue behind her. Tan skin, messy hair, and a shot of blue... love it. —E.W.
07.10.12 / Misc.