Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nailing Blue

 Blue Rebel from Chanel

It's officially fall and that means a new nail color has captured my attention - Blue Rebel from Chanel. Go get it ladies - it's fabulous! Men - stick to NO polish please. Warning, the color is addicting and will replace your previous darker shades in the months to come.
Love, love, love!

And, while we are in the midst of blue, take a look below at the nautical theme of a recent Orrganics invitation. The invitation suite and the event were branded with a ship's wheel and lots of blue. Another love.

Invite done with Luscious Verde

Goodies using the ship's wheel done by Kim of Kim Rosen Events.

And, as an added piece today,

Come Sail Away - back to the 70s with Styx. I think the pant silhouette is now back in style. Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Color. If you have been reading me for a while you already know how I feel about color. I love it.  I love how color can set a tone. I love how color triggers emotion and reaction. I love that color can effect your mood. Color is so powerful.

And, as noted previously, different colors have come to "represent" certain things. Of course, how one feels about color can be very personal and tends to be rooted in personal experience and cultures, i.e., in the west we view white with innocence/purity.

This week the color green has taken on new meaning to me and to so many others in my hometown/community. The green I am talking about is a bright green and it is being worn in my community this week to honor the life of a brave 15 year old, Ethan, who lost his long battle against cancer just a few days ago. Ethan's favorite color was green. Some say this green was the color of his type of cancer. I am not sure which it is - maybe it's both - but I prefer to think of it as Ethan's favorite color.

I have always liked green, I like that the color represents nature, life and vegetation. (It has other associations as well.) However, until this week, I did not pay much attention to the color green. I remember the bright emerald green earrings worn on the red carpet in Hollywood (I watch E!), I might wear green or notice it on St. Patrick's Day, and this fall season, green has been touted as a popular color in fashion. But, I had no real emotional reaction to green until now.

Now when I see someone outside the local coffee shop in a green t-shirt, I smile. I see bleachers full of kids and parents at our high school football game (our school colors are blue and gold) and I am touched with emotion. I see kids everywhere in a uniform of green. This mass of color is SO powerful. Now, to me, this particular green = love. Supportive, unconditional and happy love.

Using a color to show love and support for a brave young man has changed the way I will forever look at this green*. This is what I call positive color cause and effect.

*Exact pantone color unknown at this time but there is likely a range of greens that would trigger in me the emotion and reaction I have described above.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Become an Actionist

I am back from my month off. It was some needed time away - filled with travels (which I will talk about next time), relaxation, some work and getting ready for back to school. The time went fast!

I am thinking now of all my friends and others who are currently combating huge rainfall, floods and power loss. And, of course, I am thinking of 9/11.

Our friend Kenny Dichter (Marquis Jet Founder), along with Tim Armstrong (AOL CEO), is co-chairing a "joint effort among corporations, individuals and non-profit corporations committed to both honoring those affected by the events of September 11th and unifying the county through positive action." It is taking a negative action into a positive one. For more info, go to

No action too small.