Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 inspired by “pale girls who don’t see the sun”

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 inspired by "girls with pale skin"

I know this is primarily a beauty blog, but if you’re a fellow pale-skinned person, you probably know that finding clothes to flatter your skin tone can be just as difficult as finding make-up (I was recently admonished by a fellow blogger for wearing a cream-coloured dress, which is just Not Done when you’re pale), so I was pleased to read today that Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer collection was apparently made with us pale girls in mind!

The collection’s creator, Marc Jacobs, said the collection was inspired by “pale girls who don’t see the sun”:

“[It evokes] a poetic melancholy. Organzas that recall Death In Veniceand pale girls who don’t see the sun! They [the models in the show] have a cloud-like quality, almost dreamlike. The collection is fragile, but strong at the same time; it’s pretty and a little magical and removed.”

I say I’m “pleased”: Louis Vuitton is out of my budget, sadly, but some of the looks from that show, and other S/S 2012 shows, have already started to filter down to the high street, and I’m loving all of the pastel colours, and the profusion of mint green, which was practically made for us readheads. And isn’t it nice to see pale skin being presented in a positive way for once?