As go didactic exercises, coloring by number is up there with the best of them in developing essential motor skills, not to mention color recognition in young children. Although the practice is largely abandoned during adolescense, it has nevertheless received a new lease on life in the February 2016 issue of British Vogue in a story photographed by Patrick Demarchelier featuring none other than Lineisy Montero. Titled “Colour by Numbers,” this Lucinda Chambers-styled story makes inspired use of the Meccano palette of red, yellow, and blue to show off some eyecatching looks for spring. Readers will almost immediately pick up on the full volume hair styled by Sam McKnight that Lineisy sports to great effect, which further emphasizes the effervescence of spring. The crotchet dress in green by Proenza Schouler that Lineisy wears (pictured) set against a yellow backdrop perfectly illustrates why coloring by number is a practice long overdue for a revival.

Credits include: Publication, British Vogue February 2016; Title, “Colour by Numbers”; Photography, Patrick Demarchelier; Styling, Lucinda Chambers; Hair, Sam McKnight; Makeup, Val Garland; Manicure, Rieko Okusa; Set design, Gerard Santos; Digital, D Touch.

Lineisy Montero | British Vogue February 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Lineisy Montero | British Vogue February 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)