New Flame

Are you excited about Pantone’s color of the year for 2012? If you haven’t heard about it yet then the color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango, an energetic and spirited reddish orange hue to motivate us to move forward with flaming energy and fresh spirit. According to Pantone, this hue is warm, dramatic, seductive, friendly and energetic with a good mix of red and yellow making up it’s beautiful enticing color. Pantone is also teaming up with Sephora to present their first “Color of the Year”  beauty collection featuring Tangerine Tango starting next year. This collection which will be available in Sephora stores starting March 2012, is a limited edition color collection consisting of eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and accessories.  Are you excited? 

We saw this bright energetic orange color on Spring 2012 runways and here are a few collages for inspiration to help you adopt this beautiful color for the next year. 







Speaking of flame colors, have you seen Prabal Gurung’s  new uniform designs for the Sephora’s cast with red accents? The beauty brand that hasn’t updated it’s cast costume since 2001, decided to give their uniforms a new creative yet functional spin and reached out to designer Prabal Gurung to design their new cast uniforms for them. Prabal Gurung’s designs reveal two choices for women that include: a black shift dress that can also be worn as a tunic paired with black trousers or a very chic fitted black trouser suit with red piping-like detail on the jacket. For men, it’s black shirt, black trousers and a black sweater with red color-block detail on the shoulders and arms. The tunic for women also has a similar red color-block panel detail that runs along the shoulders and arms, and underneath a pleated back as a peekaboo detail (see pic below). I love the shift dress and I think the back pleat is a very thoughtful detail that adds a lot of comfort, ease and flexibility while also appealing to our visual senses. Do you like the new uniform designs?  Do you like the red accents?  Click here to read more.

Source: Stylelist

Are you excited about Pantone’s new color of the year?  What do you think?  Are you excited about it?  Would love to hear your views 🙂

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“Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind … a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.” 
~ Oleg Cassini

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  18 comments for “New Flame

  1. December 17, 2011 at 4:45 am

    love these colors

  2. December 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

    GREAT blog Post. I love Orange, orange-ish red, reddish-orange..all of the above. I have a GARISH almost neon orange crocheted blanket on my bed. I love orange. AND i LOVE color BLOCKING like an mindless idiot. I see color-blocking and I’m like a zombie. My eyeballs start to see that spinning wheel like I’m bein’ HYPMOTIZED. Seriously though, if those are two trends coming up for spring count me in, and thanks for the tip. Loves you, D.

  3. December 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Lovely Blog <3 <3 <3

    A new follower from , would love if you follow me back 🙂 xx

  4. December 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Gotta say, it’s such an amazing vibrant colour 🙂 Great post! xoxo

  5. Jay
    December 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    beautiful, but too much orange at one time burns m eyes…

  6. December 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’m not a fan of orange, but this one is beautiful. It’s very close to the red. 🙂

  7. December 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Just now I posted about the new year color!
    Great selections!
    Take a look and if you like we can follow each other!

  8. December 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    This post is really useful!


  9. December 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I love the deeper hues of tangerine- and I love how it pairs so well with neutrals but looks amazing with another bright bold color as well

  10. December 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful color! Bright, warm and energetic!

  11. December 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Oooo I love Orange. Quite a hard colour to wear, but I think it looks great xx

  12. December 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    i love the red accents! Great post 😉

  13. December 18, 2011 at 2:46 am

    The color combination looks beautiful. We love it!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  14. December 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    This post is really interesting.
    I love these colors. Your selection is very nice.

  15. December 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Such a nice post, I enjoyed it a lot! I like your sense of style! Love the red color!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

  16. December 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Orange is my favorite color and this fits in perfect with my life. Will love celebrating this color all year.

  17. December 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

    It is such a pretty color! I’d love to get a few accessories in that color – not sure I could pull off clothing in that color (since I’m so pale 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  18. December 19, 2011 at 7:35 am

    It is such a lovely color! I love the vibrant vibe. Prabal gurung did a good job with the new uniforms too and it will be fun to see them in action!

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