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and imprisonment for
one (1) year. In either case the goods will be forfeited.
Regardless to Pantone's suggestions, Elsa is
determined to "bring out the bold tangerine
and orange, the flamboyant reds, the
clever can we be looking like sorbet?
Other top picks include a maritime-inspired snorkel
blue, buttercup, peach echo, and lilac gray. The New
Year colours are supposed to be calming and soothing,
paying homage to Nature and awakening a sense of
reflection and mindfulness. Phrases such as playful
escapism and disconnect from technology are being
laced through the conversations on colour.
Sounds like a yoga spa commercial to me, and,
while calm and nostalgia have their attraction, I prefer
to stomp confidently through 2016 rather than skip
girlishly through a meadow.
If you don t hear from me, I will be hiding in the
insane asylum until this colour madness blows over.
Recession is no time for retreat, escapism, and
lilac gray, which belongs in the closet of every little
old lady who remembers having to wear gloves to
church. Bring out the bold tangerine and orange, the
flamboyant reds, the marvellous indigos, the rich
coffee and soulful cocoa, and the take-no-prisoners
charcoal, emerald and shut-up yellows.
Pantone can put on the chill factor all it wants.
I will be keeping things hot.
has been given
an upgrade as
women in 2016.
y fashion forward friend
and media maven
Judette Coward showed
up for our lunch date in
a black and white eyelet romper, and
red high heels with a splattering of
sequins on the tips.
On point, as usual, she has 2016 in
the shopping bag. Rompers, jumpsuits,
and despite my best efforts, culottes,
are still hot and trendy.
Except that the experts say trends
are so last year. Now it is more
about moods and celebrating
individuality, diversity and eth-
nicity. I always chuckle when
fashion preaches individuality
because the individuals we all
want to be are superhumans
like Beyonce and Lupita N y-
ongo. Still, with the popu-
larity of social media, the
ordinary girl in the striped
pajama pants and
cropped top can have
more of a voice than
Chioma Nnadi, the edi-
tor of vogue.com, who looks as uncon-
ventional and wonderful as her name
suggests, with her big, bold hair, says
the personal point of view has become
so much more prevalent. Everyone has
an opinion, and by God and Instagram,
they mean to have their say, in capital
The latest fashion forecast from
Chioma prepares us for "athleisure"
which is athletic wear which you can
wear to lunch with Hillary Clinton or
your best girlfriends. No, this is not
licence to grunge around in stinky
sneakers and grandma s velour track
suit. This is sleek, sexy stuff that you
style up with great ankle boots and
well-constructed leather handbags. The
evidence is in: Beyonce is launching an
active street wear line even as we shriek.
Paperbag-waist loose trousers are
making a Katharine Hepburn come-
back. But how many people have the
height and presence of the
grand lady to pull off that
extra poof at the waistline
and stride by in so much
volume without looking as
if they shrunk in the dryer?
But the fashion news
which has me driving
spikes into my temples
has to do with colour.
Look for things in
for subdued pinks and
light blues. Why?
which sets colour
trends, declared the
2016 Colours of the Year
to be rose quartz and serenity, which
are the sort of shades you would asso-
ciate with bridesmaids, high school
graduates, and the Queen.
Rose quartz is described as a "bud-
ding flower" or "serene sunset" or a
"flushed cheek." Serenity blue is
"weightless and airy," providing respite
in turbulent times.
"Colours this season transport us to
a happier, sunnier place where we feel
free to express a wittier version of our
real selves," chirps Leatrice Eiseman,
executive director of the Pantone Color
InstituteTM, which is headquartered in
New Jersey, USA.
A wittier version of ourselves? How
Elsa keeps 2016 fashion
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