When I first met Chad, a strapping, young man with a smile that would melt anybody’s heart and went fashion shopping together, Chad would point out tops or frocks that he fancied and thought would look nice (sexy) on me. Yep, I agree, points for experiencing clothes shopping with your partner in the first place!
However, I noticed that the majority of potentially alluring numbers Chad had selected were not soft or warm coloured, but rather cool, like fuchsia or eggplant purple with a generous dose of black or white to boot. I may have favoured the pattern and cut, but explained how the colouring would not suit my warm, feminine (tongue in cheek) complexion. If you have a dark cloud hanging over your head regarding the colouring and complexion reference, I will be covering more about this topic in future posts. Something tells me though that you may already ‘get’ the whole colour combination thing, as if you didn’t give a toss about colour, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post.
It was at that moment when I scanned the endless span of dress racks, that I couldn’t for the life of me, identify a warm coloured garment. You know – the yellows and reds associated with summer, heat, sun and fire. The temperature of colour schemes is consistently explained in any art, design and photography discipline, but where was the balance of the colour wheel in the world of fashion?
Stay tuned for more posts about our Colour Raven journey.