Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Back to Neutral...

that is the EBTW for this week!

Sep 2 to Sep 8

The theme was picked by Shannon at Cassowary Jewelry. We will be featuring all of our beautiful jewelry and beads in colors of black, white, grey and taupe. Great for the Fab fall fashions and upcoming parties!

Everything will be a special discount price and viewable by searching in tags "EBTW" and back in neutral on etsy.com

You many also view the team's theme of the week sale items on our flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/groups/etsybead/pool


Now let's take about black and white as a stylist choice of color.

"With a black pullover and ten rows of pearls, Chanel revolutionized fashion."


Black makes a bold fashion statement of "sophistication", especially when reserved for dressing up.

Enduring Style . . . THE little BLACK DRESS

Thanks to Coco Chanel, the black dress (in which every woman should have at least one in her closet) became a fashion statement in 1919. Jump ahead to the 1950's when cocktail parties were in vogue and so was the little black dress ~ this time considerably shorter and more feminine. Even now, in the twenty-first century, the all-black dress remains a favorite of the au courant.

Black is also said to be the absence of color altogether, hence it's many meanings of emptness, loss, anarchy and mourning. Despite its history of negative connotations, no one can dispute the seductive, mysterious qualities and unrivaled elegance of what Renoir considered the "Queen of Colors".

Color Combinations

black + WHITE

black + GREEN


White wear it with caution and wear it interestingly. I always like white to break up the color. So my thinking is that with primary or secondary colors, white is used to clarify.

How about . . .

BOLD white sunglasses and green-and-white striped scarf, neatly folded and tied snugly on the front of your forehead, for an afternoon at the U.S. Tennis Open.

White is the color of purity, truce, virginity and heaven. There are winter whites (snowflakes and eggnog), and whites of spring summer (Easter lilies and white sand). Women in white ~ brides, debutantes and nurses ~ connote innocence and virtue, but none so coyly as Marilyn Monroe.

Color Combinations

white + BLACK



- Style; Spade, Kate; 2004

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