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Welcome to my blog! I'm Kathryn and I blog about  fusing Vintage and modern Fashion together to create a unique style. I am also passionate about slowing down the fast fashion industry  and hope to encourage others to do likewise through my posts showcasing  my personal style through the vintage and thrifted items that I have sourced.

Seeing Red!
Christmas Window Gratton St, Dublin.
Christmas Window Gratton St, Dublin.

So its getting closer to festive fun time and what better way to celebrate than with lots of festive RED!   If any colour epitomises the Christmas season its got to be this amazing shade. From berry hues to pinky tones theres a red out there to suit every colouring.

This empowering shade has a deep and ancient history. Red was one of the first colours to be used in the Western World in pre-historic times. Iron oxide was used to create cave drawings and later  a more intense red was created. This was achieved by the Romans.They dryed and crushed an insect called Kermes Vermillio thus creating the shade "Vermillion Red".

Red has always been an important colour both in religious and political institutions. It is the preferred colour worn by cardinals in the Catholic church and is the colour most represented by wealth and war.

It single handedly represents the wide range of human emotions across the divide .Love, passion,fertility and courage on one side and danger,aggression and hatred on the other. It is perhaps the most complex and powerful colour that exists, once assiocated with adultery ,prostitution and aristocratic excess it was shunned by the majority in the 18th century.

Red became "fashionable" again with the introduction of synthetic dyes during the mid 19th century and gained a new clientele -the working class.

Now in the 21st century red is worn frequently and with gusto. It represents Christmas, Valentines and is the shade most associated with sex and lust. Provocative and sexy it can equally be powerful and threatening.

Wear it with pride and choose the shade that most suits your personality. From faded poppy shades to fiery flame! Theres a shade for femme fatale and flower in equal measures.

I've put together a few of my own "RED LOOKS" . Yes, Violinkit is fearless when it comes to wearing the "Sinful Shade". Hope you enjoy them!

My STAR BUY for this post. Amazing retro inspired red kafton style maxi dress. H&M €19.99. AMAZING VALUE!
My STAR BUY for this post. Amazing retro inspired red kafton style maxi dress. H&M €19.99. AMAZING VALUE!
This look is elegant and sexy and also a little bit of a "laid back cool" vibe.
This look is elegant and sexy and also a little bit of a "laid back cool" vibe.
Worn with a vintage "Cossack" style hat give it a daytime appeal.
Worn with a vintage "Cossack" style hat give it a daytime appeal.
Throwing on a casual jacket over this dress would give it a more casual vibe.
Throwing on a casual jacket over this dress would give it a more casual vibe.
This look a TB from the summer is a silk 80s catsuit perfect for Christmas party wear.
This look a TB from the summer is a silk 80s catsuit perfect for Christmas party wear.
Red Alert!
Red Alert!
Amazing 40s style LK Bennett red dress.
Amazing 40s style LK Bennett red dress.
This Christmas dress is a classic style and very dateless. I;ve paired it with a favourite pair of Penneys/Primark heels. Hope you like it. xx
This Christmas dress is a classic style and very dateless. I;ve paired it with a favourite pair of Penneys/Primark heels. Hope you like it. xx

Also a few gems from the Christmas high street!

First up and my next BEST BUY is this great "body con" dress again from H&M. This one €29.99.
First up and my next BEST BUY is this great "body con" dress again from H&M. This one €29.99.
Red combination ensemble from Swamp Dublin. Red sequinned knee length dress €60.00. Long dress €120.00. Red top €30.00 and red fur stole €25.00. Enjoy!
Red combination ensemble from Swamp Dublin. Red sequinned knee length dress €60.00. Long dress €120.00. Red top €30.00 and red fur stole €25.00. Enjoy!
Pamela Scott, Grafton St, Dublin. This great dress from Jaegar has been reduced in the pre xmas sale from €165 - €65 WOW!
Pamela Scott, Grafton St, Dublin. This great dress from Jaegar has been reduced in the pre xmas sale from €165 - €65 WOW!
Last but not least, this Niamh O Neill coat from the Kilkenny Shop Nassau St, Dublin. A designer buy for that SPECIAL SOMEONE, €545. Beautiful!
Last but not least, this Niamh O Neill coat from the Kilkenny Shop Nassau St, Dublin. A designer buy for that SPECIAL SOMEONE, €545. Beautiful!

Hope you've enjoyed my little post on Christmas red. Maybe this xmas you'll wear a little (or a lot!) and see where the colour takes you. Any thoughts on wearing red ? Violinkit would love to hear from you.   Lots of Love XXXX  Violinkit

Cracking Christmas!

Cracking Christmas!

Cool Christmas!

Cool Christmas!

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