|Necklace: Asos, Nail Polish: Illamasqua, Handbag: Furla, Coat: Topshop,|
Flower Crown: Asos, Sunglasses: Quay Eyeware, Shoes: Topshop
Every year it's a guessing game: Which colour will be chosen as colour of the year by Pantone? In 2013 Emerald had it's big appearance and now the secret is revealed, that 2014 will be the year of Radiant Orchid.
Radiant Orchid is a mixture of purple, fuchsia and pink. According to Pantone it's "an invitation to innovation and encourages expanded creativity and originality". Further they say that the rosy undertone of the colour produces a healthy glow when it is worn.
Despite the promising statements from Pantone, The Guardian doesn't approve with Radiant Orchid as a good choice at all. They say it's 30 years too late and describe the shade as middle-aged, just fit for people who are into Prince's shirts or Cyndi Lauper's lipstick.
I collected a few fashion items here, which are in Radiant Orchid or come pretty close to it. Confession: I don't care about The Guardian's opinion. Right now I imagine myself wearing that radiant (orchid) coat together with the holographic shoes and the Furla bag, walking through a snowy landscape and singing "Purple Rain". And yes: Why not with a purple lipstick, just like Cyndi? Long live the 80s!
Are you with me or without me when it comes to Radiant Orchid?