The results are in: Pantone, the global authority on all things colour-related, has recently announced their selection for 2014’s Colour of the Year: PANTONE 18-3224, aka “Radiant Orchid”.
Radiant Orchid “encourages expanded creativity and originality,” says Pantone. When I first looked at the pictures, I have to admit that I was a bit confused. What exactly is Radiant Orchid supposed to be? This muddled colour of purple and pink with grey undertones? Isn’t that… Mauve?
Then I saw this colour swatch and was already a lot happier:
It’s actually a bit brighter than mauve with more pink and violet undertones. At the same time it is a lot lighter than the Colour of the Year in previous years (Emerald in 2013 and Tangerine in 2012), which makes it easier for more people to wear.
This weekend is the first Sunday of advent. I’m not sure about you and your country, but in Germany, where I grew up, this is sort of a big deal. The season of Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas: People start decorating the house and the Christmas tree, buying Christmas presents, baking Christmas cookies… and wondering what the hell to wear for the upcoming festive gatherings!
Now, I have to admit I don’t really celebrate Christmas as I am not Christian, but I do like the festive season very much. People seem to happier, more forgiving and more generous than in the rest of the year. It’s a good time to feel good.
Talking about feeling good, there is one trend this fall that is just perfect to be worn during Advent season. This trend that will make you held your head high, pull your shoulders back and make you feel like the Princess of the day.
Happy Wednesday! I cannot believe another week has gone by. Time is just flying in London, so much is happening here!
Today, I have another inspiration from the runway for you: The Plaid Trend.
As you might recall from my article about about How To Wear Grunge Jeans In A Chic Way, plaid shirts were a cool way to style them up. However, the print pattern of plaid (or “tartan”) is in fact a single trend on its own this fall / winter season.
Some of my favourite designers like Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Celine have been showing clothing with plaid print on the runway. And who knew! Plaid doesn’t have look like lumberjacks or a school uniform… at all!
Sitting back at my London desk, I was looking through my archive of real life inspiration pictures and I stopped at a picture from a lady wearing bright red pants (or trousers as the British would say).
Who knew that the British have such a love/hate relationship with this piece of garment?
Anyway, all this debate is not relevant for us ladies. Thank goodness, because bright red pants are actually a really fun item to spice up your fall and winter wardrobe! The only question is…what to wear with red pants?