How would you describe “cerise”, “begonia” or “vermillion”? Research has shown that people perceive various colour shades differently so it’s a tough job to come up with an accurate definition for the kaleidoscope of colours surrounding us. Kory Stamper, a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, explains the lengths dictionary makers go through to get it exactly right. As a fellow language professional I found his story a fascinating read.
Here’s another example of science fashion. Rainbow Winters offers a line of interactive clothing with printed designs that respond to sunlight, water and sound. Their “Rainforest” dress, for example, morphs from a black and white print into living colour when it’s exposed to sunlight and water.
How do you feel about bright-coloured (faux) fur? Lots of fashionistas have been sporting this look in street style pictures and during appearances at the international fashion shows.
Fab Links from Our Members
Debby found this list of the top ten fashion museums around the world and invites us all for a field trip. Count me in, Debby!
Is there anything more iconic than the little black dress Transcona Shannon asks. She loved reading about the history of the LBD and the exhibition that Andre Leon Talley has put together displaying 81 frocks by various designers.
Carole recommends these great pointers on scrunching sleeves, messy tucks and cuffs, and scarf and belting tips… coming from a J. Crew stylist.
Writer Courtney Shea, who works from home, has discovered the value of dressing in real clothes. Suz agrees that we actually are more productive when we dress well.
Annagybe was fascinated by this completely unattainable fashion show with the very talented and überstylish Tilda Swinton as one of the performers.
‘What’s the point in having nice things if I don’t take them with me on amazing vacations to Paris?” – This quote from “How I Pack: Jewelry” on The Vivienne Files went straight to Laurinda’s heart.
Mac avidly reads Passage des perles, a fashion blog geared to the +50 ladies, and enjoyed this post about the plethora of leather details on this year’s Fall clothes.
Marlene1 absolutely loves NY Magazine’s The Cut Look Books and was super pleased that this week they featured French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt – someone who has looking effortlessly chic down pat.
Last but not least, Angie would like to share her three favourite Spring 2013 runway shows at Paris Fashion Week.
Dries Van Noten for mastery in elegantly over the top pattern mixing, and perfecting the “baggy-fitted” silhouette. Chanel for incomparable faux pearl fabness and taking the Spring tweed suit to new levels. And Jean Paul Gaultier for super fun ’80s pop star style inspirations.