Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Not a Word That Rhymes With Orange

Per­haps rap­per Eminem could con­jure sev­eral ways to turn a phrase, but here at BSSTW, we will flatly admit that we can­not think of any­thing out there that can be likened to Pantone’s color for 2012–it’s named Tan­ger­ine Tango, and the fash­ion and beauty world is eat­ing it up. A bit of a visual odd­ity, the vivid, sat­u­rated, iconic orange is now every­where. It seems as though you can­not escape it.

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I am lov­ing Essie’s Meet Me At Sun­set, and all the other fab fin­ger­nail hues in this fear­less poppy palette that are sure to set your heart aflut­ter as we approach spring.

The tan­ger­ine tones are com­ing from the Euro­pean run­ways. Irrev­er­ent, rebel­lious and bold by nature, they are sure to attract atten­tion, and with any luck, a bit of controversy.

Bot­tega Veneta’s silk blend petal hip dress, $2,650, from Bar­neys New York, can be worn casu­ally for day with bare legs, flat san­dals and a pedi­cure in the afore­men­tioned Essie pol­ish, above, or dressed up at night sim­ply with a cash­mere shawl.

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Celebrity favorite, designer Rebecca Minkoff is per­fectly on-trend as always with her ostrich-embossed small wal­let, $125, above, and aptly-named Covet bag, $450, below.

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Even in inti­mate cir­cles, orange is mak­ing its pres­ence scan­dalously known, as in this coral-lined lace body­suit by lux­ury lin­gerie I.D. Sar­ri­eri.

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So as you can see, orange can be naughty or nice, depend­ing on just how far you want to take it. Did you see the arti­cle on Tory Burch’s fab acces­sories, crafted in saf­fron saf­fi­ano leather, here on BSSTW? They mean business.

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In fra­grance also, the sweet, unmis­tak­able orange is leav­ing its trace.

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Play­ful and flir­ta­tious, and oh-so-innocent, Jo Malone’s Orange Blos­som scent is my most guilty pleasure.

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Her Orange Blos­som body oil, $65, gives your legs an irre­sistible sheen and deli­cious fra­grance. You can get it at Nordstrom.

Keep your eyes peeled for this juicy cit­rus. You will see it again and again in fash­ion and beauty, and of course you will absolutely fall in love, and learn unri­valed respect, for this com­pli­cated, intense, rich, ripe hue. Now that’s a rap.

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