Saturday, September 18, 2010
Style Speak - Ombre
The above book became my best friend. When one of our designers would say a term I had never heard before, I would quickly reference this book and then nod in agreement, like yes, of course I know what the new Ikat trend is all about. Fooled them all! HA! Now, my brain is filled with more trivial fashion knowledge than I may ever need. But it is fun to know for instance, that the red flats I wore yesterday in Playgrounds & Lollipops had an Ombre detail to them. Thank you for all your kind compliments on them.
So while it typically refers to the dying of fabric, it basically is just when one color fades from light to dark, or vice versa, hence my shoes being ombre in that they go from a burgundy red, to a dark, almost black red.
You can always count on Google to display pages of results as well, as found here, and here, and here.
This my friends, has been the debut of Style Speak, a new feature I will be doing every now and then. What do you think?