Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.
Whether you decide to wear Radiant Orchird colored clothing or accessories, just remember to be creative with your choices!
Take a few cue’s from my favorite Style Diva, Kelly Osbourne:
Pantone Press Release
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – The late Nelson Mandela’s speech at treason trial, April 20, 1964
Janelle Monae electrifies Lincoln Theater (Photo: Me, iPhone 5)
Sometimes, the universe conspires to bring you exactly what you need when you need it. That’s what happened to me yesterday when I lucked up on a ticket to the DC stop on Janelle Monae’s Electric Lady Tour. Wheeled out onstage in a straightjacket, Monae let the audience know they were in for a performance like none other. The audience were on their feet for an hour and a half dancing, jumping, and getting low on her cue. Her booming voice filled the theater, and her small frame seemed to glide across stage as she invoked James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince effortlessly.
Going to a Janelle Monae concert is akin to attending a Broadway show. The theatrics complement her message of individuality and personal truth. Her show is transformative and I don’t think any concert will ever compare.”You’ve got to love yourself,” she said to the crowd. I heard her loud and clear.
I need to learn to trust my ideas. If I did, I’d be rich by now. For years, I’ve been searching for the perfect nude shoe that would match my deep brown complexion. I don’t know what the technical term is for my shade, but think of a perfect cup of hot chocolate, and you’ve got me . The Cristian Louboutin house has released “Nudes,” a five-shade collection in a variety of styles to match any skin tone. I hope that other designers (especially those in my price range) take the hint and realize that “nude” should include more than just Caucasia. It’d be great to also have hosiery, nail polish, and underwear follow suit.
Louboutin developed an app that lets you find your perfect shade. (Picture courtesy of the Louboutin Nudes iPhone App.)
I mean, my birthday IS coming up. [insert wink here] No? Ok.
As you may be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the latest statistics, in 2013 it is estimated that there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (this includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors).*
In order to support breast cancer awareness Chloe + Isabel – the jewelry company that I have the privilege of working with, is running a campaign throughout the month of October to support the Young Survival Coalition (YSC). All net proceeds from its “Positively Pink” collection will benefit the organization. To view jewelry and purchase, please visit my boutique at www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/sherriacotton
YSC is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
The campaign will run through October 31, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. To learn more about YSC, click HERE.
Below are a few of the pieces in the “Positively Pink” collection:
* Statistics from Susan G. Komen: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html#US