Sunday, 30 January 2011

Pantone Honeysuckle Spring 2011 Colour Forecast

Pantone reveals that the colour of Spring 2011 to be Honeysuckle.
“Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.”
I would actually give Pantone 9/10 for their depiction of Honeysuckle. I would describe the colour as muted watermelon brûlée – a concoction of vibrant watermelon with pastel peach underlying tones. Maybe ‘Watermelon” would have been a more appropriate name?
As you can see from my polyvore below, I feel that the exact colour is very hard to come across in the fashion world, as clothing tends to be a lot more vivid, verging towards hot pink shades. However, upon reading Pantones press release I did immediately recollect an item of clothing that I purchased exactly 12 months ago. The item being an ASOS diamante hoop split front maxi dress. This is the perfect Honeysuckle shade! (maxi dress located far right on my polyvore)
I know that this shade is not for everyone but for me I cant get enough of it. I think this shade works best with medium/dark skin tones although in terms of make up, I feel that the pastel hues would be best suited to light/medium skin tones.

What do you think of Pantones Spring 2011 colour report? Do you think it works best as a make-up colour or a clothing/accessories/shoes colour?

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Hot New Trend 2011: return of the Floppy Hat

The Brigitte Bardot floppy hat is back! The 70's inspired Spring/Summer trends are in full pledge with this bad boy. I remember years ago watching Jennifer Lopez rockin' one of these beauties to the MTV awards show, teamed with a gypsy style top, white shorts, and killer heels. Suchhhh a gorge look, and what I like best about these hats is they classify any pair of shorts and heels. The past few years I've never worn shorts with heels simply because I didn't want to look like a 'hoochie' but I think the addition of dark designer shades and a floppy hat just oozes GLAMOUROUS...
Oooo flossy flossy!!

I purchased these a few weeks ago from ASOS;
The left image is the ASOS 70's floppy hat, which cost £17 at the time, but it has since gone up to £25. The felt was nice and soft but I found the brim to be overly floppy, in particular, the sides, where they would just fall flat to the side of my head! Not exactly the JLo-esqu look I was going for!!
The right image is the Catarzi felt floppy hat, colour Nero, which cost £27. I purchased the two as I wanted to see which one was the better hat, and hands down it has got to be the Catarzi one. The brim is so much more sturdy yet it still has movement. ASOS returns are not only free, they process the return really quickly so I had the intention of returning the less desired hat. In this case, I returned the ASOS branded hat.

That evening I went to TK Maxx with my mum, and found 3 floppy hats in the EXACT same style as the Catarzi. They are by Failsworth, and at £5 a hat I got all 3! Caramel, Brown, and Grey.

Do you like the 70's floppy hat trend? I clearly cant get enough of it!

Monday, 24 January 2011

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