Sunday, March 14, 2010

fall10RTW: Rebel Yellow

galliano.......................................miumiu

I have been reviewing all the fashion from the Fall10 Ready To Wear collections. I spend hours on style.com clicking on all the slideshows. I only made a small dent, covered my favorites, discovered some new-to-me. I found some nice pieces. I was inspired to empty out my locker full of fabric all over my apartment. I bought grannypanties from the Sears so i could dress like dolce & gabbana.

One thing i found particularly and viscerally striking was a color used in a couple collections. Galliano was the first i saw. In amongst the piles of frosty grey, there was a shock of bright-rich-yellow-orange. I see this as today's reincarnation of Elsa Schiaparelli's shocking pink. But, it transcends gender. To me it felt like a call to rebellion. It is Vivienne Westwood's gorgeous hair.

But it's not angry.

It's finding motivation in intense positivity.

revolution through in-your-face love and smiles and humor.

This is the color of my freak flag.

And this is my call to arms, abrazos.

I call it: Rebel Yellow


balenciaga..................viviennewestwood

4 comments:

filmnikita said...

I am about sure Vivienne Westwoods hair is Manic Panic's Tiger Lily:
http://www.manicpanic.com/best%20hair%20color/tigerlily.html

filmnikita said...

I am about sure Vivienne Westwoods hair is Manic Panic's Tiger Lily:
http://www.manicpanic.com/best%20hair%20color/tigerlily.html

Ashleigh said...

This is my favorite color! I've spent the past few years collecting whatever examples of it I could find, including a light scarf and some hand dyed yarn - which became an awesome hat and a sweet necklace.

It'll be nice to see more of this color around.

BTW, I remember your performance at the Paradise DVD shoot (I was a brigader). You were awesome. I'm following your blog and will read it at work, hoping for hints on how to plot my escape!

Good luck to you, and all you do,

-Ashleigh

Zea said...

@christina - i am well on my way to the grey hairs overtaking my head, and i can't wait to get my manicpanic on. tiger lily: noted.

@ashleigh - thanx much for checking out the blog. That color is the best. i have been wanting to create some neck ruffles for my clown performances in that color, but not even Mood fabrics in NYC could accommodate. no bright yellow tulle. I had to make due with velvet ribbon (!) good luck with your escaping.