Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Color Talk and Happy Mardi Gras

(I mean Happy Belated Mardi Gras - it was yesterday - but I was too sad not being in Louisiana to talk about it)

The Color of Sexy Post leads me to talk about Color a bit more. Color is a very important part of design, as it is a very important part of our lives. Colors are proven to have psychological effects so they do matter, even if you don't care.

In Design we build seasonal collections around color, not based on psychology necessarily, but on trend, product, season and customer.

In that last post VS queened Green Jade as the Color of Sexy but we all know the Color of Sexy is Red.
Though, no doubt, this satin, jade top on this model is a Sexy look.
Just for color education sake......

 is Sexy, Bold, Republican (if you follow that kind of stuff), and Daring 

  is Natural, Eco friendly, and Irish

Together Red & Green are Christmas!!!

When designing, this is something to keep in mind: colors associated to holidays, sports teams...

So, being from South Louisiana, I always find amusement when I see something designed in
 Green, Gold and Purple
Madden Girl Printed Platform Pump from Victoria Secret

YSL Tote: Mulitcolord on Net-A-Porter

For me Green,Gold & Purple are only worn together during one time of year,
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras beads image source

Mardi Gras New Orleans Style

Mardi Gras Cajun Style: Photo by Syndey Byrd

Capitaines on the Mardi Gras Run - Cajun Mardi Gras


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