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"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose." ~Langston Hughes
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Color will usher your look into any season, be it light pastels for spring, or warm shades for the fall, so give neutral nails a festive shade of the season. I'm a little rebel, a rule breaker, and I say, "To it with the seasons!"
Forget warm, comforting shades of oranges and browns for the fall. Forget cute little painted pumpkin nails.
I'm going for a fresh paint of spring.
1. Green Thumb
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."
This minty green is a subtle, livelier alternative to the darker hues of green.
2. Pretty in Pink
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
The color pink reflects light, and so it makes your hands look younger!
3. The Teal Deal
"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."
It's a bold and daring color, teal me about it!
4. Red Hot
“Red", I write "is the color of life. It's blood, passion, rage. It's menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white.”
― Mary Hogan, Pretty Face
Traffic stopping shades such as this looks amazing on anyone! Especially short, rounded nails!
FUN FACT: Red is a man's favorite color on a women's nails.
5. Orange Juice (My most favorite drink ever!)
"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."
Vincent Van Gogh
This is a fresh color that works best on warm, olive, skin tones.
Have fun painting! What are your favorite hues?
What color is this dress? Black and blue or white and gold? The dress color debate has been one of the trending topics that inspire conversations during the last few days. I myself see gold and white, but my friends swear it's black and blue. The original dress is black and blue. So why do different people see this dress differently? After talking to my boyfriend, he explained to me what he's thought about the subject and what he learned about it from NPR.
People see the dress differently because it is an optical allusion. The picture of the dress was taken with a combination off two different lights: artificial and natural light. The human brain, throughout evolution, is intended to filter out light during different times of day. We understand color the way that we do because of this feature; we are able to differentiate colors with natural and artificial light. For instance, we know that the school bus is yellow even during different times of the day and sources of light. However, in this picture of the dress, there was a combination of natural and artificial light. The human brain was manipulated into filtering out one or the other saturator. This causes the brain to desaturate certain colours allowing for some people to see the dress in white/gold and some others to see blue/black.
What color do you see the dress in?
Starting time: February 23, 2015
Ending time: November 20, 2017
Today I am super excited to feature one of my friends. Meet Gustaf, he's really sweet. We met awhile back, and I was really impressed with how well he dresses up. Over Instagram, we bonded and talked more about fashion. He inspires me to present myself in a more fashionable way, and make my own fashion choices to express myself. I am very excited to have Gustaf post today on his outfit and presentation of himself!
Hi! I’m Gustaf. I am student living in Stockholm, Sweden. If you would ask me: “describe yourself with three words”, I’d say: “I am ambitious, charming and a true fashionisto”. My life reflects in what I’m wearing. I love to combine different garments and create “the perfect look for the perfect occasion”. People might say that’s shallow and weird, but I think otherwise. For me, a perfect combination says more about a person than their spoken word (at the first sight). I don’t look at people thinking: “Oh God, what is he/she wearing”? I just simply think that people with garment matching skills are very concerned about themselves as well as the outside. At least, that’s what I like to think. Anyways, I like people that care what they look like and how they want others to see them.
The image above was taken at the country and I wanted to give the impression that I was on my way somewhere. Not to a specific place, just on my way. The idea is very simple. I am a “city boy” walking on a lonely country road with inspiration from the surroundings. Thus, the outfit needed to reflect this “image”.
The outfit itself is very simple. A dark washed chambray (denim) shirt underneath a wool sweater. On top, a wool blazer and finally a pair of jeans. To complete the look, I put on a pair of leather boots. There is also a weekend bag and a briefcase.
This gives the image of a well dressed “city boy” with inspiration from his surroundings. A look that I like to call, “a dressed up casual look with influences”.
My life is very hectic at the moment, but other than that it’s great. I want to inspire people with my garment combinations and I am very interested in learning new things. I love to get to know people and get new friends. I am very sociable, which makes my interest in style and fashion even better. I listen and learn. So, that’s me!
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