Color of 2014: Radiant Orchid

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The color of the year, according to the color gods at Pantone, is supposedly an inspiration for designer’s fashion collections[including interior designs and decor] and reflects the state of the economy? For example, if it were a yellow, we consumers need a pick me up. I think it’s a bit of a crock because I don’t remember seeing a ton of emerald last year..or maybe I missed it because I wasn’t shopping in Neiman Marcus or Barney’s? I saw a lot of neon green [maybe because it’s so dang bright lol..] and celestial/outer space prints.

Anyway, this year it’s radiant orchid- a beautiful, bold and bright pinkish purple hue. I’m not sure how/if it reflects our financial state, but it sure is pretty!

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Ahem, I’m ahead of the trend, already incorporating this color into my life with fresh flowers in my apartment, lipstick and nail varnish. Where has Pantone been?!

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Empire State of Mind

Tracy Reese is back on the runway showcasing her spring/summer 2013 collection  in NY for Mecedes-Benz Fashion Week! I love that she makes beautiful, simple clothes for everyday women, but always keeps it youthful and fun. She’s never been afraid of color or prints. Here are a few of my favorite shots and looks from her show:

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I’m diggin Tracy’s take on mixing prints. Very in this season!

all white everything

a dress.. with a cape!

spring green

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sheer delight

color pop

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walk this runway

I love Tracy and I put it on my bucket list to make it to see the live show one year. Enjoy the rest of fashion week!! I know I will 😀