GUEST POST| Marsala Glamour by Cristina Nika Kask

Hello all!

I’ve never collaborated with anyone on this blog, but when opportunity knocks, you’ve got to open the door (corny, I know, but true). Soooo, when I was contacted by GORGEOUS Cristina Nika, I couldn’t pass up the offer! Cristina is a fashion enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. She has a great eye for fashion, and a true talent for writing (you can check some of her work out here and here). Once I read through her work, I couldn’t say no 🙂

Marsala Glamour

After Pantone named marsala the colour of the year 2015, we see marsala everywhere: from outfits and accessories to lipsticks down to nail polishes. Pantone describes this colour as one which “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability”. After this description, I think we all should have one item in this colour in our wardrobe. Don’t you agree?

How to wear marsala


Marsala looks best in textures or fabrics such as suede, knits and leather. So, you can choose marsala leather gloves for this winter, but you can also opt for Chelsea boots in this colour. If you prefer heels, Longchamp low boots are the perfect option. You will not make a mistake if you buy a leather bag in this colour, either.

1. Gucci handbag  2. Chelsea gold trim ankle boots  3. Longchamp low boots

Another option is marsala scarf or poncho. Embellish your look with a necklace or a bracelet in this colour. The recommendation is Joan Goodman marsala necklace. Add colour to a neutral coloured dress with a marsala leather belt. This colour is compatible with amber, golden yellows, green, and blues. If you are not sure how to combine marsala with other colours, this colour palette will be helpful.


1. Joan Goodman necklace 2. Nordstrom cashmere wrap 3. Vintage leather belt

You would like to change the colour of your hair? Marsala hair colour is just what you need. Many celebrities had this hair colour. One of the celebrities who had this hair colour is Drew Barrymore. According to hair colorist George Papanikolas, “it’s a great color for brunettes with fair and olive skin tones, as it’s a great complement to their complexion.”


1. MAC Styleseeker Nail Laquiers 2. Drew Barrymore 3. MAC Sin Lipstick

When it comes to lipstick, this colour is between red and brown and it has a natural shade. Because of that, it works for everyone and for every skin tone. This lipstick shade is just the perfect option if you are not comfortable with bold red shade. Compliment the colour of the lipstick with the nail polish in the same colour.

Celebs and Marsala

Even though marsala is the colour of the year 2015, many celebs have already worn this colour on the red carpet. Blake Lively wore two-toned marsala dress by Gucci at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. At the 2013 Golden Globe Awards after-party, Miranda Kerr wore a Zuhair Murad gown in this shade. The designers like Monique Lhullier, Lanvin, Vera Wang opted for this colour in the past. We just cannot wait what 2015 will bring, when it comes to this colour.


Spring 2015 Runway

As Pantone made the announcement about the colour of the year, we cannot wait to see what is happening on runaways. Calvin Klein opted for leather marsala dress. Christian Dior chose satin overcoat in this shade. Derek Lam designed the 70’s style marsala pants. As Valentino, Antonio Marras, Victoria Beckham, Louis Vuitton presented outfits in this colour, we all eagerly await more outfits in this colour.

After all these recommendations, it is high time you got your marsala on!

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