Posts tagged "colors"

The Only Interesting Thing About DressGate Is That Humans Can’t Necessarily See Blue

No matter how many scientific explanations I read about THE DRESS last Friday, nothing made it feel any less inexplicable or mystifying –  until I read about how human beings may not necessarily be able to see blue on our own. Blue might be a sort of psychological phenomenon. That has put that ugly-ass dre…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

10 Color Names That Might Be Grosser Than “Oxblood”

I’m not sure if it’s God or Anna Wintour or the Pantone people who come up with the trendy color names every season, but this fall the fashion world is going crazy for “oxblood,” a deep burgundy that we can only assume  is the same hue as, well, ox blood. Beautiful color, totally gross name,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2012

“Caviar Is The New Black” And Other Color Names For Rich People

This weekend my friend Molly and I went to the fabric store and picked out a piece of gorgeous black fabric with pink polka dots. “You know,” said the woman at the counter, “we’re not supposed to call this color ‘black’ anymore. ‘Caviar’ is the new black.” Molly and I were stunned by this new…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

Home Inspiration: Bold Reds

Red always gets a lot of play around Valentine’s Day and then we all get sick of it and move on to other colors until Christmas. But I think it’s time to give red some year-round credit: it’s a bold hue that can bring a lot of energy and life into any room of the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2012

Pantone Tarts?! Color Me Hungry!

How gorgeous and clever are these fresh tarts based on the Pantone color system? I love the intersection of baking and graphic design, even though it’s giving me a temporary case of synesthesia. My favorite flavor is blue, and my favorite color is banana! Wait, what? [Griottes]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 7, 2012

Infographic: What Your Bridesmaids’ Dress Color Says About You

Kim Kardashian is getting hitched this weekend, and her family isn’t telling us too much about how things we’ll be going down. Mom Kris Jenner tells us that Kim is cool as a cucumber. Luckily, Khloe Kardashian let a little more slip. She divulged that (gasp!) Kim’s bridesmaids will be wearing (ZOMG!) green. Now, I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 18, 2011

An Open Letter To Orange

Dear Orange,

I feel like you and I got off on the wrong foot. Or, at least we would have, if you had feet. You’re just a color so that wasn’t really the correct phrase to use. But here’s the thing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2011

How Colorful Is Your Closet?

The vast majority of my clothes are black, which means my closet is almost as dark as a Stanley Kubrick film. Usually I’m okay with this arrangement. I prefer to bring color into my wardrobe with accessories–hot pink shoes, bright blue tights, gold costume jewelry–but there are times when I see someone rocking a bright…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 29, 2011

Beauty How-To: Dye Your Own Hair

If you plan on pulling a 360- going from black to blond or vice versa- we recommend consulting a professional. But for a standard single process, skip the salon (and its bill) and do your own dye-job.

The Frisky / March 1, 2010

Beauty How-To: Maintain Your Colored Hair

The walk out of a salon after a fresh coloring is commercial bliss. It’s shiny, it’s smooth, it’s even, and it’s totally glam. Fast forward two months later and the same locks look duller, uneven, and trashed. If only you had listened to us and learned how to maintain your died strands…

The Frisky / February 9, 2010

Beauty How-To: Color Your Roots

Coloring your un-coated roots is a costly necessity, but not when you take matters (or a bottle of hair dye) into your own hands.

The Frisky / February 8, 2010

Beauty How-To: Give Yourself Highlights

We don’t know about you, but if we have the spare time and money to get our hair salon highlighted, we’d rather spend it on a good night out or a new pair of shoes. Why pay to sit in a chair for hours when you can get the same results in your bathroom?

The Frisky / February 8, 2010

Beauty How-To: Cover Your Gray Hair

A guy might look dapper with his salt-and-pepper hair, but a woman just looks like she missed a vital dye appointment. If you don’t have time to pay the salon a visit (or just don’t want to pay the salon) color yourself younger in your own home.

The Frisky / February 8, 2010

Newsflash: Black Clothes Make You Look Like Crap

Brace yourselves, girls. Experts have found yet another culprit to accuse in the “it’s bad for you” blame game, and this time, it’s your signature color. Some yahoo claims that wearing black means you might as well hole up like a hobbit and keep your ugly mug hidden away from the world, because the color…

Erin Flaherty / January 6, 2010

“The Sing-Off” Group Teaches Us A Very Important Fashion Lesson

On last night’s episode of “The Sing-Off,” eight a cappella groups were narrowed down to six, and vocals-only versions of songs by artists from Queen to Aretha Franklin were performed. While the focus of the show is on the singing, I couldn’t help but notice the coordinating outfits the groups wore. Some, like all-girl grou…

Catherine Strawn / December 15, 2009

It’s All About Turquoise For 2010

If you weren’t already obsessed with the hue of Chanel’s Jade nail polish, then get ready to see more greenish-blue hues. Pantone just announced their chosen “Color Of The Year,” and it’s all about 15-5519 Turquoise in 2010. Last year, they chose Mimosa, a cheery yellow shade. It’s quite interesting that in a recession the…

Bianca Posterli / December 8, 2009

Ever Get Your Hair Done At A Beauty School?

Have you ever gotten your cut or color done at a beauty school or through a salon training program? You hear such mixed things about this. If you happen to get in with a fancy salon during a hair model day, you can walk away with a magazine-worthy ‘do … or a disastrous look. Try…

Leonora Epstein / November 8, 2009

Pink: The Color For Boys?

Pink equals girl, blue equals boy. That’s the widespread association with those two colors, but it wasn’t always that way. In the early 1900s, blue was for girls and pink was for boys. Back then, the British magazine Women’s Journal explained: “That pink being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the…

Catherine Strawn / January 8, 2009