I went to dinner last week in East Hampton. I dressed with comfort in mind. It was only later, while catching up on some reading, that I realized I was pretty much wearing the featured colors of Pantone 2015, distinctive for its androgynous color palette and subtle sophistication .
Here from Pantone is the visual list of colors. I find them refined, unisex , and easy to wear.
This color choice was completely coincidental, unless of course you remember the speech from The Devil wears Prada. In my defense, I did buy these items before Pantone listed these colors as colors of the year. My olive pants are James Pearse, bought last year, and I am seeing similar versions in the stores as they are stocking items for fall. My favs are these, these, and these on sale from Barneys Warehouse Sale. Hurry if you love the last pair.
We went to dinner at CittaNuova. My family and I love the fresh food here and dining outside. In front of this eatery I am watching passersby, and being photographed by one of them. Thank you, who ever you are! A kind and pretty stranger shot all of these photos of me!
Here is a close up of my causal outfit. You can see the Pantone 2015 color palette if you look. My pants are from Michael's Consignment Shop. They were new, with tags, and a bit roomy on me. Perfect! My shirt is Thomas Pink, a great company known mostly for menswear. In Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, they have a shop that carries beautiful apparel for women- well priced for the neighborhood. ( which means expensive, but not grossly so ). Currently they are having a great sale!
You can't see it in the larger photo, but I am wearing one of my favorite rings that I bought from Encore On Madison Avenue. The stones are genuine, and the price was such a bargain! I love the modern setting. I took a close-up so you can see it, inside the bathroom of Cittonuova, nice tile, right? :) ( the stones are ruby, green amethyst, or chalcedony, and white sapphire)
When we got to the restaurant a table outside was waiting! Yay!
While inside , I took a quick snap ( no flash, I find that annoying to do inside in public places). Predictably it was grainy, so I added a few creative touches. I love taking photos of mirrors; the idea of reflection, and how a thin sheet of material can create the illusion of similarity, is so interesting for me. Visually, I find photos with reflection in them compelling.
So ladies, are you finding a lot of olive-green - or dried herb in the Pantone 2015 color palette, in the store windows? Are you buying them, or do you already have enough in your wardrobe. Do you like this androgynous color palette? I like it in theory as well as actuality! Let me know!
I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!