We all know the movie, well, that is if you are a 70s or 80s kid. You know the scene when Andie walks into her prom wearing that cute pink dress she created from the dress her friend Iona gave her. You know the scene where she had to muster up her courage to walk into a prom filled with rich kids, including the one she fell for? Who could ever forget the epic scene when Blaine kisses her in the parking lot? I mean the whole movie was filmed as if through rose colored glasses. Even Steff’s sportscar was pink.
That movie put pink back on the scene after a long hiatus. Pink was everywhere. It all of a sudden became the cool kid that everyone wanted to hang out with. Then, pink left the scene for a long hiatus, until Kanye West put it back on the scene and made it unisex in his white suit and pink shirt. However, the color was not picked up by the fashion scions until LV’s 1950s style ads from SS 2012. ‘Pretty in Pink’ then became the fashion phrase of the season instead of the title of a great 80s cult film.
From Dior to Temperly London and Roberto Cavalli, pink in its many hues ( there will be a part two and three for this purpose) has made a stylish girlie comeback. Think of pink as the more laid back but hip and sometimes edgy twin sister of red. She is the light airy side of the dark twisted power brokering red sister. But don’t get it twisted, pink carries a major powerful punch itself, but it does it in a more quiet subtle way. Think Barbie…
So taking a cue from the designers above, I have put together a quick look book of items in the Rose hue of pink for you to review, and get an idea of how to incorporate this gorgeous color into your wardrobe.
**Quick Note: If you wish to make this hue less ethereal, combine with black, charcoal, or chocolate to give it an extra pop. Also, men do not be afraid to try this color out. We in the west have culturalized and genderized the colors pink and blue, whereas no other cultures have.