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Wednesday, January 9, 2013


COLOR CODING

 Kate Bosworth in Tom Ford
 
         Our monthly column COLOR CODING is baaack baby! Click on the “Color Coding” label below this article to see October’s Oxblood and November’s Cobalt (if you haven’t seen them already).
        What’s this month’s color? EMERALD GREEN darlings. I read on Fashion-isha.com that Pantone (the world-renowned authority on color) actually declared emerald green as “color of the year.” Why did they select this hue for 2013?
      
       Apparently, it’s an appropriate color for an economy that’s slowly recovering: “Green is the color of rejuvenation” says Leatrice Eiseman from the Pantone Institute. “It conjures up gems, dollar bills, and the sparkling Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz.”
     
      Personally, I believe that emerald green possesses a slight paradox: it’s vivacious yet tranquil. It’s unique enough to catch one’s eye in the proverbial sea of black, but it’s not as shocking as cherry red or neon yellow. The above characteristics have transformed me into an emerald green enthusiast.
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P.S. If you have green eyes, then please, pretty please wear MORE emerald. Angelina Jolie comprehends the bizarrely beautiful effect that emeralds have on green eyes. She wears Versace (left) and Lorraine Schwartz jewels (right).
 Here are several ways to wear the color of the year:
 1) MONOCHROMATIC OR PATTERNED

 Actress Julianne Moore and Princess Kate enhance their complexion with dresses in vivid emerald. It’s such a glamorous color against red or deep brown hair. Combining emerald green separates is another way to play with this hue. It’s contemporary and interesting.
 
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J.Crew Fall 2012 and Princess Kate (in Mulberry)
 
2) EMERALD GREEN AND NAVY 


Image from www.J.Crew.com

Of course black and white pair very well with emerald green, but aren’t you craving a more exciting combination? Look no further than NAVY. It’s an unexpected fashion choice and yet blends seamlessly with emerald green.

 Elisa Nalin (our soon to be ST-EYE-LISTA! Look out!)  and Vintage Vogue

Pairing emerald green with navy reminds me of an enchantingly picturesque forest.
 
 
4) EMERALD GREEN ACCESSORIES
There’s very little reason to reject this vibrant color—but in case your color shyness is as debilitating as my camera shyness—then stick to emerald green accessories. Do that. At least that. Your wardrobe will thank you.
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"Emerald green is the colour of life and of the springtime,
Conveying harmony, joie de vivre and most important, love
Emerald green retains its lively vigour all the time
In all nuances, like those wonderful green eyes that rove."
From Marieta Maglas's "Emerald Green" Poem 
 
Akris (left) and Oscar de la Renta (right)

 UNTIL NEXT MONTH'S COLOR CODING!
DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE "COLOR CODING" LABEL BELOW TO SEE OXBLOOD AND COBALT.
 

1 comment:

  1. The emrald green shoes and headband are to die for!!looove it :)

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