Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekly Coffee, Cake & Colour - a dash of YELLOW

With your Coffee (tea or schoggi) today I'm bringing you Yellow. Tipped by style gurus as this year's big colour,  I've always been a huge fan.  I am the proud owner of an all time favourite vintage coat & Dessy evening gown in bright yellow.  And what a better way to brighten up a very cold & snowy start to the year: 
From Brrrr Brrrright!
Me, Lady MB centre with my yellow
full length gown on & other lovely ladies x

But yellow isn't for everyone. Indeed, for most of us it is just one of those colours that is TOO bright (if you can get such a thing); a colour which sort of screams it's arrival; a colour which is too 'young' or simply too difficult to get right.  Certainly it has an immediate impact on your complexion - radiating, if you're lucky but dulling and drawing out shadows if not one of your colours.   BUT there's good news ladies; your best colours are those that you should wear from the waist upwards, close to your face.  So if it's not a colour for you or if you are a little too cautious to wear it top to toe why not try it in trousers or a skirt or in a more muted shade.

Some Fabulous Facts about Yellow (/ˈjɛl/). (thanks to

It is the colour evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long and medium wavelength) cone cells of the retina equally, with no significant stimulation of the S (short-wavelength) cone cells.[2] Yellow's traditional complementary colours are purple or indigo blue. Top tip for colour blocking.

Can I Wear Yellow?
All of us have a Dominant Colour Type - made up of three factors: tone, clarity & depth.  There are 6 Dominant Colour Types (though colour analysis will reveal the unique mix of all 3 factors in each of us).  Some of us are cool and some of us are warm, some of us are
more clear than soft while some of us are deep or light. Clears, Warms, Deeps and Lights are those of us who shine in shades of yellows!

And there are also 6 dominant style personalities.  Those of us with Dramatic, Creative & Romantic tendencies in our styling choices are those who will choose and knockout in yellow.  Bring out the hidden 'dramatic' in your personality.

Yellow Worn on The Red Carpet -  for me a fabulous stand out from Black.

Ladies getting yellow just right - L-R: a deep wearing primrose, a light wearing primrose / lemon and a deep or perhaps she's a soft/warm wearing a more golden shade.
Lots of lovely yellows available this season.  Fabulous mixes available at Next Online below.

Would you wear yellow?  Tell me what you think.
Love & Sparkle with a dash of lemon x


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Lady Mirror Ball said...

Hi Millicent - thanks so much for taking time to give me such lovely feedback. And go for it with your own blog. I know getting started can be quite scarey, can't it? Let me know when your site is live; i'd love to read it.

Love & sparkle to you x