College bound and purple polka-dot pajamas

photo-83This is what I was wearing two nights ago, at 10:15, when my son Eric started screaming: my purple polka-dot pajamas. I remember the moment perfectly: my younger son, Cam, had just gone to bed, as had Eric. It had been a long day in a series of long days, watching Eric pace and panic (as every high school senior does) as he waited to hear from all of his colleges. After hearing him scream, I ran to Eric and then I saw it: the biggest smile I had seen in months. He had news that he had been accepted to his favorite school, marking the last of the schools on his list. He was thrilled. We hugged and cried. It was over. Now we knew.

I will remember this evening and never forget what I was wearing. Ever since reading Ilene Beckerman’s book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore,  which I feature on the blog here, I am reminded of every important moment in my life in terms of the clothes I wore. Think about it: go back to the moments of your life, the good, the bad and the ugly, and you will probably remember what you were wearing. In my life, I don’t always remember the events, but I always remember the clothes. That won’t be the case with my purple polka-dot pajamas. Funny, too, that I am wearing Pantone’s 2014 IT color: Radiant Orchid. Who knew???

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Fashion’s IT color 2014: you IN?

Milan 2014: Radiant Orchid was highlighted at the Max Mara Fashion Show  Photo Credit: Getty Images

Milan: A variation of Radiant Orchid was highlighted at the Max Mara Fashion Show                         Photo: Getty Images                                                                                                                                                                   

Radiant Orchid:a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple,” meant to “intrigue the eye and spark the imagination” and “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health,” according to Pantone, a 50-year old company, considered the global authority on color in paint, fabric and manufacturing. Move over 2013 IT color, Emerald: The new IT is here and IT sounds good to me.

How strong is the power of perception? Apparently very strong, since many designers featured various shades of Radiant Orchid in their fashion shows this fall. Pantone itself predicts the color will be popular among both women and men and will mix very nicely Continue reading

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