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Young people are obsessed with colours, food is colourful, which means it creates great still shots. Millennials aren't obsessed with food as much as they are taking pictures of it for social engagement. Since smartphone owners and purchasers of photo editing apps and filters are still dominated by youngins, it's almost impossible for this generation to not be able to take salivating photos, upload them to social media and connect with the rest of the world. Social media is changing the way they eat, maybe even the way we non-millennials eat.
A fashion faux-pas is what is considered a style blunder. It is something one must not do, in order to not deviate from the societal norm, and spare oneself embarrassment. So they say. Concepts of what's fashionable and what's not, are subjective and ever-changing.
Make your 2,500-square-foot home grow to 3,000 square feet just by painting the walls a lighter shade. That's the spring 2016 home décor trend. Sure, it's an optical illusion. But does that matter?
When you think of St. Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, what do you see? A man with a white beard in green clerical robes, wearing a mitre, carrying a crook? This is the commonly recognized version of the saint but it turns out that much of his costume has been appropriated from different time periods and is not necessarily true to the period in which St. Patrick lived.
Pantone introduced the 2015 Colour of the Year, Marsala, and it is gorgeous! What I love about it is that it is neutral and will suit every skin tone. There are now cosmetics available for eyes, lips, and cheeks in celebration of Pantone's complex and robust nude shade.
In a world where mixing-and-matching is hot, you might find yourself growing cold on even trying to figure it all out, but I'm here to show you how to get a timeless (yet up to date!) look, all based around a favourite colour -- so easy, the hard part will be deciding on just one!
Today I'm covering the three key elements of looking great -- colour, proportion and fit. Know and understand these elements, combine them with the first two steps, and there's no way you'll look anything less than fabulous. Guaranteed.
2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgColour can be used as a powerful identification tool. Even our personal feelings can be described in colourful ways. If we're feeling melancholy, we're blue; if we're jealous, we're green with envy. But there has been one environment where colour has traditionally been less than useful: medical diagnostics.
Putting a lot of colour in just the centre will start to look awkward, so you'll need to make sure to put it on your surfaces as well. Drapery is an excellent way to bring colour to your walls without committing long term. You can also add art, or paint your picture frames, and include a colourful accent rug to bring life to the floor
A new year brings new inspirations, which always lead to new ideas. As an interior designer, I don't often utilize red in my designs, so for this January I challenged myself to look for cool ways to heat up a kitchen with a dose of this fiery colour.
The first thing most clients notice is also usually the first area where people want advice: colour. Choosing the right hues can be easy when you have years of experience, but it's hard to know where to begin when decorating your own space -- and sometimes knowing where to stop!
Scarves are the unsung heroes of any man's wardrobe. Knitted, woven, or silky, the scarf is an accessory that will make you instantly stylish. Scarves in the spring may seem confusing to Canadian men, but a lightweight scarf in the spring adds a little warmth and a lot of style in the early days of the season.
Red is sexy. It's provocative and alluring, stimulating and flirtatious. You need to be pretty confident to wear red. But what if you're not? Well, you can do what many women will be doing this Fall. You can sidestep the bright, attention seeking red and go for its sister colours. No cousins. Umm, best friends?
Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that has spent the past 13 years struggling with some success "to create opportunities for cultural minority, Aboriginal and disabled Canadians to actively engage with, and be reflected within, key social sectors and institutions." That's institution-speak for fighting racism and all the other isms that still stain our society, particularly our media.
A light shade of blue makes us feel completely different than an in-your-face orange. By recognizing how influential colour can be, we can use it to induce certain feelings.