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11 Jan

Do you want to know the colours you will be wearing come spring time?

Well I can do one better! With the undying love for Pantone, the worldwide authority on colour, I can tell you EXACTLY what colours and shades you will be wearing.

Spring Summer is always a nod to foreign lands with consumers wanting to wear tropical colours to add brightness into their damp days. This season saw designers in all four Fashion Capitals using intriguing colour combinations in their collections – so be prepared!

First we have the flirtatious Honeysuckle colour, a perfect post-winter pick-me-up. From Issa to Nicole Fahri and Mark Fast this playful pink palette was featured everywhere. It didn’t stop there with this feel-good hue finding its way into the cosmetics. Christian Dior, Jil Sander and Fendi all showcased bold pink on lips and eyes.

For sophisticated orange its all about Coral rose. Always the darling spring summer shade the deep colour suits every skin tone. Betsey Johnson went down a honeyed yellow route with Beeswax where she was joined by Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg. A firm favourite with florals.

Tommy Hilfiger stuck to what he knows with Regatta, a vibrant way to add zest into your wardrobe. Versace, Burberry Porsum and Roksanda Ilincic all headed for the blue hue too. Paying homage to the Pantone 2010 Colour of the Year (Turquoise) tropical Blue Curacao was seen in London at Mark Fast and Christopher Kane while Peter Pilotto decided to use all blues.

Romantic and fanciful Lavender was on hand for the designers who didn’t want to take the plunge this season. Seen a lot in Paris and Milan this muted palette subtly took consumers into Spring Summer. Being a huge colour for cosmetics too, this shade cropped up at Roksanda Illicic and Etro.

Adding an organic element into the palette the yellow-green Peapod was used. A similar colour to new bean sprouts this colour reminded everyone of what Spring is all about. Teamed with the trans-seasonal neutrals of ethereal Silver Peony, deep Russet and Silver Cloud, these nude hues are the quintessential colours that consumers can rely upon to coordinate with their wardrobe. Used on the Samantha Ronson, Alberta Ferretti and YSL catwalks these nude colours will be basis for everything.

For more information on the Spring Summer 2011 colours according to Pantone – click here.



13 Dec

So I’ve been naughty this week and haven’t had a chance to blog at all. Bad Hannah.

Alas, the run up to Christmas is a busy one, Christmas preparation and all that. But I saw this come up and thought to myself. YES.

I love a bit of Pantone merchandise. The mugs. The diaries. Now this?! I think I might explode.

You can dress your iPhone 4 and iPad in a protective case of limited edition PANTONE colours. For iPhone 4, there are nine colours ranging from the deep Pantone Blue 7462 to the juicy Pantone Pink 226. For iPad, the Fall fashion colours are Pantone Black, Pantone Cool Grey, Pantone Blue 7462 and Pantone Red 711.

I’m a blackberry girl myself, always have been, but this does make me wonder what life is like on the other side. The chances are I would get an iPhone just for one of these babies. Yes I’m that sad, and no I don’t care.

For more information please click here.