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I could get all color snobby about the fact that they used the most predictable colors for this awesome photo shoot, but why bother?   This is cool! (wait a minute!  Where is yellow!?)

Not really sure how I even stumbled on this site, but sure glad a did.  Out of all, I chose these to re-post as I loved the red nails on the women who were hard at work at this time.  They are strong and beautiful, and not just because of the red nail polish, but because they took pride in their work and themselves.

Please take the time to check out all of the amazing photographs.

“The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.”

As design week came to a close, blogs all over the world have upload the newest and coolest of what is available over the past week.  Connections and deals have been made.  Aspiring designers have their work in cool shops, like The Future Perfect or MOMA Design Store – or better yet, have been picked up by larger companies to be produced.

Preemptively, under the conscious of Alfred D. Souza, who one of our commencement speakers  reminded us of, (I wish I had stuck a pencil in the huge sleeves of the gown! )  I cherished each of the moments with my friends, many of us will soon part ways, and danced when I could, gave my love to all, it was heaven and there was no tomorrow – even on the eve of my graduation, where I attended my favorite show of all, Breakable. I uploaded lots of photos to Core 77’s flicker site. Photos of friends in funny designer glasses, met many people, have lots of colorful business cards, and am completely overwhelmed with wanting to start now for work for next year’s shows.

Besides the many faces that my camera captured, in the love of color, it also captured the photos above of the awesome blue carpeting at ICFF. The first is of the lovely neon manicure of Alecia Wesner (she said I could photographer her feet for my blog).  Everything thing about her dress, and persona was beautifully complimented by the vivid carpet.

On the way out of ICFF, I saw this other chair made of chartreuse microfiber, by Kenneth Cobonpue.  I love how the abstraction of color made the modernist surroundings.  Pretty amazing how the variances in lighting throughout the Javits Center, and distance of  my camera from the subject resulted in two completely different blues.  The reality I will likely never know, but my memories will make it my favorite color, ever.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Dance, like no one is watching you.

Love, like you’ve never been hurt before.

Sing, like no one can here you.

Work, like you don’t need money.

Live, like heaven is on earth.
Alfred De Souza

I didn’t even know such awards were given, but I had a great sense on Sunday that I’m bound for bigger things in my future – Benjamin Moore offers lifetime achievement awards for those who show fearless work in color.  Although, I am not an architect or an Interior designer, but am someone who aspires to have a lifetime of color.  Wonder how I can get tickets?  Diamond Baratta is being honored this year.

Photo above as seen on The New York Times style page, work of Olaf Nicolai above.  I love how the ovoid holes in the sofa offer a way to focus on a few of the colors of the full palette.  Beautiful!

Above is a little colorful DYI detail I saw in the subway recently.  American, French, or British?  All of the above?  I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of where U.S.A. flag colors come from.  I’ve heard French even though it would seem that it was British.  But there in lies the historical trivia.  The French got the colors from the British, their founding fathers in an ironic twist took their colors from the French as a way to separate themselves from the British they were gaining their independence from.

My resources or from an online PDF book report, of a book I clearly need to read, but haven’t yet,  that is clearly written and one of my favorite books to date, Blue The History of a Color, by Michel Pastoureau.

If you are reading this and have more information, please feel free to comment!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am in the mood for Spring cleaning!  This time of year is refreshing and offers up new opportunities.  This year, Cole Haan, is offering 20% off any purchase in exchange for a slightly worn pair of shoes to be donated to Soles 4 Soules.  There is no better incentive for new a colorful pair of shoes.  I have at least one, slightly used pair that could find more appreciating feet than mine.

Think of all the color combination options that are available with open toed shoes.  Remember, the Essie line now as a matte top coat, so with all the shiny patent leather out there, it’s easy to play up on color and texture!

Leave it to a fashion icon to actually move mountains well, an iceberg, in this case.  For his latest collection, Karl Lagerfeld had a 240 ton chunk of ice transported from Sweden to Paris.  It took an inordinate  amount of energy to transport the colossal iceberg to France.  I would have rather seen the models and audience travel to the iceberg where they could have experienced the natural environment before it changes.

The hypocrisy of the show was glaring- moving the iceberg only contributed to global warming.  In a way it made Mr. Lagerfeld and his collection that much more obsolete. I am not sure if the fashion world is looking the other way, as in the New York Times article by Guy Trebay, or if it’s so obvious that it doesn’t need mentioning.  I have decided it need to be said, and I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Snow day, snowball fights, snow angels and snow people, and studio with the snow outside.  Feels like a sauna in here, but it is a nice view outside.  Hope everyone is enjoying a little relaxing day out there.

These handbags are displayed in a myriad of colors, and yet are only a fraction of what is offered.  I had to continue to look at this image to see what it was about it that was so compelling.  It seemingly offers us all the colors of the rainbow, yet it does not.  The greens are all lovely and create interest in subtle vibrancy alongside more saturated colors as the collection shifts into blues.  Blue, the most popular color in Western Culture here is not only the center of the image, but also in the greatest amount.  Yellow is missing, but I don’t miss it here and I’m quite sure that Nancy Gonzalez would offer one- should I ever have $1400 to spend on a leather clutch.