Book Review

The Power of Glamour

Book Review: The Power of Glamour (The women who defined the magic of stardom) Annette Tapert Aurum Press 1999 This is not a new book, and the copy I have just bought is a second hand old library book… Despite the title it is not in itself a glamorous book. The cover has a black and white pencil drawing of Hollywood stars on the cover and all the pictures are B& W. Is that part of its charm? I was hooked from the very first paragraph: (more…)

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Colour

Radiant Orchid ~ Pantone Colour of 2014

[caption id="attachment_153" align="alignleft" width="300"]Radiant Orchid - the colour of 2014 The Colour of 2014[/caption] Each year, the International colour standards authority PANTONE, announces a colour palette for the coming year – and nominate one of those colours to be THE colour for the year. For 2014 it has been named as Radiant Orchid… (more…)

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Colour

Think Pink!

[caption id="attachment_149" align="alignleft" width="300"]"Think Pink”, which featured in the Audrey Hepburn film “Funny Face” in 1957 "Think Pink”, which featured in the Audrey Hepburn film “Funny Face” in 1957[/caption] I’ve just finished reviewing my August copies of (Harper’s) Bazaar, Vogue and In Style magazines…and whether you call it “A Rose Bouquet” (Vogue), or “Blush Up” (In Style), what all these magazines have in common, is that they’re thinking pink for AW2013. “Think Pink” (Bazaar) is their take on THE colour for the autumn winter 2013-2014 season, from the catwalk collections. (more…)

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Colour

Emerald Green ~ The Colour of 2013

Emerald GreenEach year, Pantone, the leading provider of colour systems and technology for accurate colour communication, declares a particular colour the "Colour of the Year". Twice a year, the company hosts a secret meeting of representatives from various nations' colour standards groups in a European capital. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a colour for the following year; for example, the colour for summer 2013 was chosen in London in the spring of 2012. (more…)

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