I do make it my business to know what the Pantone color of the year is, I would be unwise if I didn’t, but I personally find it too contrived to go out and find pieces in the declared color just so I get to wear what a certain authority says is the color to wear. I take every trend with a grain of salt and only jump at it if it really draws me in at that moment, if it’s absolutely my type, and if it really flatters me. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t, even though Pantone says so and I don’t know if it’s self-righteousness or just plain apathy, I don’t mean to but I cringe inwardly if someone were to blurt out to me that something is good because it’s the color of the year with a kind of like “I know so, did you…” vibe. Which is why I don’t think I can be a proper fashion blogger, I’m a bit of a trend snob and if ever I personally forecast what I think will be looking good in the months to come, I’d rather not share with the world what I think, when it comes to clothes. I do know I wear my clothes well and have even gotten compliments on occasion. I’m an art snob when it comes to people telling me what color to wear, but I won’t ever snub someone’s professional opinion, I am flattered to say that celebrity stylist Michael Salientes really loved what I was wearing the last time I saw him, it included my Stella McCartney for Adidas shrug/baby cardigan. In that sense I bask in the joy of style from time to time and I do appreciate quite a bit of beautiful apparel but I don’t care enough about the whole universe of fashion. I have a closet that I only like to fill with a certain amount, I probably go shopping for clothes 4-5x in a year now, and in my book if the average single clothing piece lasts 3-4 years if you use it often that’s still A LOT of clothes shopping in my book. FYI, I didn’t draw this, I found this on this blog wereonlyyoung-once.tumblr.com.
I like how sketches like these though tend to rock my boat and make me think more fondly of the possibilities with Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s declared color for 2012. Don’t worry, I don’t stare at people wearing tangerine tango and inwardly point “HAHA Color of the year ha…”, I note it but don’t MIND it, it’s a lovely color, just don’t rub it in my face that Pantone said so and we can be friends. I’d rather stare at this pretty sketch I found on a random blog because anyway red orange is rubbish on me (except as a nail color) and I don’t have jet black or blonde hair to suit it.