Monday, September 12, 2011

Richness, Depth and You

The wine, aubergine, and berry palettes that are flattering on so many women are abundant in our Fall and Winter collections - and for good reason: they work well for many complexions and especially well for women who are over forty. What is even more interesting in the Ulla collections is the way the prints, patterns and details have been combined, they yield richness and depth.

How do you put an outfit together that boasts richness and depth? Look for a dominant color, hold the item (or picture in the catalog) close to your face. Does it make your eyes pop? If it does, it's the right color for you. Next, look for a secondary color within the same item, this may be the color you choose to coordinate your jewelry and accessories. For the look to come together, the colors need to be clear and obvious that they work well together.

Here are some "look-fors":

  • Abstract florals with impressive size and depth
  • Bold geometric prints
  • Prints and solids of glorious jewel tones
  • Embroidery and embellishments that are thick and substantial
Outfits that are rich and have depth reflect well on the woman who wears them. The message is one of "presence and self-esteem." How do you achieve that quality in what you wear?


Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger

Be your personal best.


Anonymous said...

Babe, you are a babe. Thanks for showing us what the clothes look like on a real 'woman of size'. I have your book, and use it as a bible. You are a great assest to Ulla.

Anonymous said...

Very kind words, Thank you very much!

It's really a joy to work with a Company that is all about being your personal best and not some Barbie-like standard that makes you feel inadequate no matter how great you look.

Alison said...

Hello Babe,

Your book is my new style bible and Babe's Picks on the USA site is fantastic for showing me how to put together outfits. However, I am in the UK and struggling to find the same garments available on the UK website.

Can you point me in the right direction please? For example, I LOVE the outfit called Timeless with a stunning pink top and waterfall cardigan over blue jeans.


Kind regards,

Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
Wow! Thank you so much for your generous comments!

I'll ask some Ulla associates if/how we can help. Please give me a couple days, I'm out of town tomorrow.

Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
If you'd like to know more, please email me at and I'll share some of what I found out with you.
All Best and Thanks!