Thursday, 26 April 2012

It's Ombre Day

Dip dye is nothing new and we keeping seeing it here and there on hair, jeans, shirts and pillow cases again and again. Thanks to the hippies and their tie dye mania, we had enough, this time it's back with a 90's twist. Growing up in the 90's I remember the dip dye hair well and I'm happy to here of its come back but I'm not itching to cut out picture of Kate Bosworth's hair and run to the salon anytime soon. But it does give a good reason to use house hold bleach for something other than cleaning the bath tub.

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Ombré is a French word meaning "to shade" and is used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark. I experimented with different fabric dye to turn light fabric into darker shade and also using bleach to turn the dark fabric lighter, this is reverse ombre. The result usually varies depending on the type of material you are using. Cotton, linen and viscose are ideal for fabric dye and Wool, Silk, Polyester and mixed fabrics will dye to a lighter shade and may need to leave in for longer or repeat a few times. Note that its not suitable pure polyester, acrylic, nylon & fabric with special finishes.

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Ombre blazer ASOS
Dries Van Noten Spring 2011 Ready to Wear

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