Monday, January 11, 2010

color wars: yellow

color wars: yellow

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”- coco chanel

January 11 2010

photos: charles hood

The next stop on the color train is the daisy of them all; yellow. Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts; and most creative when worked into a fabulous wardrobe. Yellow brightens skin pigment and can be worn by anyone of any color and still look incredible. From pale canary yellow for light skin tones to a vibrant neon yellow for medium/tan skin tones and the everfescent bright bold sunflower yellow for the darkest of skin tones-nomatter what type, yellow always shines on throughout the day or night.

How yellow affects us mentally and physically:
Mentally stimulating
Stimulates the nervous system
Activates memory
Encourages communication

Yellow is the color of the Solar Plexus chakra, also known as Manipura. This chakra is located in the stomach area and is linked to organs &muscular system in that area.

The Solar Plexus chakra is representative of vitality and will. When this chakra is open, it acts to empower a person and help them find their personal strength. It will help turn dreams and goals into reality. Yellow can be a powerhouse for making an impression with vitality and displaying the "who's boss;" scenario; yet with a sweet disposition-which few other colors possess. I pine for yellow in the presense of an evening gown-pure and incandescent. Here Eva Mendes shows the perfected mix of a ladylike who's boss; and chloe turns neon yellow into a summer must staple.

my best yellow: the soft button-up blouse

This is my favorite yellow top-very soft with simple ruffle detail around the neck and buttons up the front; I can wear it over a blouse or bodysuit in the summer; or as a blouse tucked into some rockin' black leggings and black pumps for a cold weather go-to. My mood is instantaneously uplifted everytime I wear anything of this hue; and mustard yellow will be my prefered color until the end of time.

your best yellow: the vintage lace pump

work it:
These gorgeous designer vintage pumps are ready-to-wear for daytime with skinny jeans and layers on top or at night with a short, tight bright dress of another color. You win either way.

Vintage designer yellow heels with slight lace detailing at the arch of foot on either side; about 2 inch heels in great condition with only slight wear on the sole. Fit for a size 7; now available on etsy.

1 comment:

  1. I love yellow although I must admit, I don't choose to wear it that often!