Musings of a Fairydoll - Colors of Spring Edition 🧚🏻

TBF boutique fashion blog.
Jan 2022

The Pantone Colors of the year….

Have you ever watched “The Devil Wears Prada” and heard Meryl Streep’s (Miranda Priestly) speech about the color blue? Her exact quote is….

(Begin Quote)“This “stuff”? Oh, okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you”

You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that, that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean.

You’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic “casual corner” where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of “stuff.” (End quote)

For whatever reason, this exact line is when I learned that so much work goes into creating our clothing, even down to the colors! That was when I realized I was in the wrong career for me, but I didn’t know how to put it all on paper. See, “The Devil Wears Prada” came out way before the internet was a big thing (like it is now). There were no true resources to research, etc…I truly thought that going in that type of career was too late for me, a pipe dream, etc….

I majored in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in Business Administration and that was so different than where I belonged. Youth is truly wasted on the young!  I was majoring in something that I knew would always be there and that I could easily get a job.  Neglecting, or perhaps not knowing, the importance of having happiness and passion in your work.  Owning my own business never crossed my mind. In fact, I had many offers to open my own business, but didn’t understand what I needed to do or that, that was my true path.

Anyway, back to the Pantone Colors of the year (since this is what this particular piece is on, not me). 2022’s colors are bright and cheery (much different than 2021’s fall colors in spring (what were they thinking?).  It seems the main color will be a beautiful shade of Periwinkle called Veri Perri. This market trip will be my third trip since we started TBF in 2017 and I cannot wait to see what this Pantone Color Pallet will show within 2022 trends.

Stay Tuned!

Much Love-

Lisa the HFIC ♥️