Chartreuse…. my new discovery

We discover new things everyday.
New ways of looking at life.
New things about ourselves.
New truths in scripture.
New ways to do our hair.
But… it isn’t very often that we discover a new color.

Blue.

Pink.

Red.

Yellow.

We know all the basics. We know the crayola crayon colors. Most of us have known our favorite color since kindergarten. But, the fashion world continues to introduce us to new shades of color. Sapphire. Coral. Mint. And one of the latest colors… Chartreuse.

It’s taken me a while to learn how to spell it.

Chartrusse.

Charrtruse.

Chartroose.

Chartreuse.

Yeah. The last one is right. It’s a beautiful mix of green and yellow.

 

It’s so great to live in a world that’s full of discovery. Whether it’s a new favorite color or something new we learn in school, the world is full of surprises! God sure didn’t make this a boring world….

Fashion in Color…

Every season Pantone publishes a new color pallet for the upcoming fashion cycle. This fashion by Pamella Protzel-Scott incorporates the color Lemon Zest for a cheerful, western sunshine inspired look. Don’t you just loveeeee it?!! I would wear it (with leggings, of course)! Would you?

Ella Moss

inspiration
Western Wild and The Sunshine State inspires cheerful optimism

prominent colors
Deep Raspberry paired back to Cool Mint; Bright Chambray mixed with Sunshine Yellow; Peacock Blue and Acid Green; Neon Pink paired back to Icy Cool Gray

signature color
Citron Yellow — its bright sunshine tone is optimistic and playful for spring

must-have item
The fit and flare dress in Citron Yellow floral

Is there a color that complements all skin tones?
I tend to lean towards bolder, deeper hues and neutral shades. I think that Navy Blue is a color that works on all skin tones.

Fashion designers put so much thought behind their clothing, it’s almost like a form of artwork. But where does fashion fit into the life of a believer?

I Peter 3:3-4 says, “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

Uh oh! Does this mean we shouldn’t care about fashion?

Absolutely NOT!

The verse doesn’t say that we can’t wear gold jewelry or beautiful clothing. It says we cannot ADORN ourselves with those things.

Our adornment should be worn in our heart with beauty and grace. We can wear fancy clothes and diamond rings… we just can’t find our beauty in those things. Our worth comes from God. It should be our number one goal to fashion our inner lives with beauty and grace and then we can enjoy dressing up the outside! It just can’t be our priority!

What fashion used to look like…

My favorite fashion site, Modcloth, puts a modern twist on vintage fashions. For their Holiday catalog, they did a little research on vintage fashion catalogs to put together their very own! It’s fun to look at the process and see how the elements of fabric, colors, and even word choices can play a part in creating the perfect look!

If you like Vintage Fashion as much as I do, check out the link below and get a behind the scenes look at what vintage fashion magazines used to look like!

Behind the Scenes Look

The Ultimate Designer….

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Design. The elements of design include texture and structure, linen and lines, color and contrast, shape and shading, layout and layers, fonts and the list goes on forever….

We see interior design inside of homes.

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We see architectural design in buildings.

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We see fashion design on people.

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We see God’s design in nature.

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And it isn’t surprising that the last image is the most spectacular of all. It is far beyond any design that man could accomplish. Because God isn’t just a designer. He is the One and Only True Designer. All things on heaven and earth were formed under His power. He breathed everything into existence. And we have the privileged of using the materials and the creative minds He gave us to make beautiful things.

Acts 17:24, “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.”

Cartoons

Dove hair products launched a new campaign featuring the cartoons we know and love! I really respect their creativity! Rather than using images of sensual models with sex appeal, they thought outside the box and used images that are fun and fresh!

Popular on Pinterest….

Since some of you may or may not have your own pinterest, I thought I’d clue you in on the pinterest world every now and then. I especially like this craft idea that’s been popping up lately. Check it out.

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So… what do I think about Pinterest anyway?

There are a lot of things that I like about Pinterest:

  • Girl’s sharing their style tips with one another instead of keeping them to themselves
  • Inspiring photos that make me realize how beautiful God’s world is
  • Inspiring quotes that I haven’t heard before
  • Fresh, new, easy ideas for my next crafts…. I love making things =)
  • All the food looks delicious! People on Pinterest are practically professional food photographers. Yum!

There are a lot of things I don’t like about Pinterest:

  • The images of extremely fit, half dressed women that are supposed to motivate you to exercise but only make you realize how far off you are
  • The excessive love quotes that places the “the perfect boyfriend” onto a long list of expectations
  • The billions of re-pins of male celebrities onto boards entitled “hot stuff” or “yummy”. It makes men into objects of lust instead of people to be respected.

So… overall, I can’t say that I like or dislike Pinterest. It’s a great resource, and it’s all about how you use it. As Christians, we have the opportunity to use Pinterest in a way that shows our respect for others, our taste in style, and our view of the world. Don’t worry… this doesn’t mean that we can only pin Bible verses or Christian quotes….I believe that God loves it when his daughters can enjoy good fashion and good food and good ideas in the world He created!

So pin things that are fun, creative, and worthy of being re-pinned.