The little tiny hungry girl inside of me couldn’t let this moment pass quietly into the night. I LOOOVE macaroons! They are just so simple a chic. Truly the perfect snack.
And if you like macaroons then you have to get them from Bottega Louie. It is downtown LA’s little window into delicious French snackerie…yup snackerie, I made that up.
I mean look at this absolute perfection. Packaging isn’t just about putting a great product in a box. It’s about creating and tapping into the emotions of consumers. A lot of thought and research goes into creating these iconic designs. Different colors evoke different feelings, some may even make you want to purchase more goodies. I think that’s the goal.
Pink is the color of gentleness and love and evokes feelings of calm. It doesn’t make me hungry but since it’s my favorite color it encourages me to buy, buy, buy. Some of the effects of color are due to personal factors and preferences but there are definitely effects that impact all of us. It’s just evolution baby! For example, colors like red and orange get our attention because they have historically signaled danger. Thus, stop lights and road cones.
I’m so sure you didn’t sign up for this little lesson in color theory, you just wanted to look at pictures of macaroons. But now that I’m done forcing you to learn some random information, go and see how colors make you feel today. Ciao!
As Fall quickly approaches I have been looking for something new to kick my closet into gear. Then I found it…red, and all it’s variations. I love the two above runway loos from PROENZA SCHOULER and PRADA’s fall lines. Adding a kick of red or burnt orange can really jettison typical fall drabness into fabness. Corney I know…
I always love Viktor & Rolf’s avant garde designs. They have truly outdone themselves in this Fall RTW 2011. My only contention is…really guys Ready To Wear. No one is ready to wear this, it’s purely conceptual. The line was incredibly structured, with detailed work on colars, shoulders and a string of wonderful silver pieces toward the end. They looked like something Morena Baccarin, Anna from V, should wear to take over the world. Don’t we all love a little alien chic?
You get a standing ovation gentlemen…bravo!!!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this season’s uber huge trend, bright lips, does not work for everyone. The hot pinks, oranges, purples, and reds coating the pouts of celebs from NY to LA, must be slathered wisely. Like any other make up, consider your undertone. Warm undertones have hints of gold and yellow so think about reds and pinks are possible but tricky. Try warm pinks and amaranths, stay away from light pink or pink with blue undertones. Reds should be rich and deep while oranges, should never go on your lips but if they must, go for a bright rather than a dark. Cool undertones, you have hints of pink and red in your skin. Pale pinks are preferable and reds can boost your color with the right accessories. You can even go blue and purple with little worry. But be careful not to allow your lip color to overpower your look. Allow your pretty faces to shine through.