Post Halloween, I tend to stash my orange sweaters to the back of the drawer. Now, Pantone, the Carlstadt, NJ- based design mavens declared 2012’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango.
Sounds more like a cocktail than a clothing color.
For the first time ever, I’m actually ahead of the new style. I love orange and have citrus-hued clothes by the crateful: sweaters, blouses, sleeveless tops, a dress or two, and accessories: earrings, bracelets, scarves, and tights. Alas, no shoes!
Take me shopping and I gravitate to the oranges. (and greens)
Frankly, I love the use of colors- whether on walls, in towels, or clothes. I’ve never been the basic beige sort, preferring to don bright shades all the time. While browsing at a local boutique, I realized I needed new key chains. Surely these whimsical, snappy shaded baubles wouldn’t get lost. I’d never misplace my keys again. I’d remember that I’m holding them in my left hand while searching for them at the bottom of my pocketbook.
The Israeli designer, Orna Lalo, espouses her artistic philosophy: “Color for me is a language that has a sound, a smell, a touch and taste.”
The tag on the key rings reads: “I always think about the person who will be using my design- I want my colorful creations to smile at you and make you feel good.”
Isn’t that what fashion is all about?
But will I find my keys any faster?