Colours: primarily dark & jewel tones such as deep reds, greens and browns, golds, but brighter versions are also possible! Although those are more easily confused with Mori or Cult Party.
Materials: cottons, linen, wool, gobelin, jacquard, velvet & velveteen, lace & ribbons, knitted garments, embroidery, leather, fur. Avoid synthetic fibers (faux fur is an exception).
Accessories: antique jewellery, vintage umbrellas or parasols, tassels, odd fellow & other collars, aprons, relics & artifacts, millinery objects (such as fake fruits, plants and animals), interesting belts, bows & ribbons, pouches, colourful tights, satchels & purses, generally vintage objects repurposed as accessory items.
Falling in love and identifying birds have similar effects. Normal life is altered; every experience heightened; what was mundane begins to explode with meaning. You think birds are just birds – undifferentiated fluttering, then you find one magnified in your lens. You recognize its unique markings, lines, and color. Your heart pounds. It is a cerulean warbler. It is your new mate. I believe both things have equal power to change your life.