Archive for February 14th, 2013

Does It Really Go Around?
Hmmmmm?  They say “what goes around comes around”.  I’m not sure I really buy into this whole concept because most of the time when “it” comes around again it’s modified in some way.  So the exact same thing doesn’t really come around.  It’s always new and improved.  Especially in the fashion world.  But then again, it does sometimes feel a bit déjà Vu.
orange with pink

Take the color story featured in our store for February as an example.  It’s all about pink(s) and orange(s).  Those of you who grew up around here might remember this color combo from the seventies proudly displayed in the House of Pies restaurant up on 196th. The whole restaurant was decked out in these two luscious colors. My mom used to take me in there for pie and I could never decide if I should sit on the bright pink vinyl stools at the counter or the orange ones. (Choosing a piece of pie from a hundred different kinds was the easy part.) Being young enough I got away with dividing my allegiance between two neighboring stools, one of each color, so I could experience both. Where there was a will there was a way. The colors together were simply irresistible. Not that House of Pies was a big trend setter back then, but the color combo did seem fresh. Maybe the fact that I was 13 years old had something to do with that.

Nevertheless, forty years later and they’re back!  Pink still likes orange and visa versa.  French Dressing is featuring a 5 pocket jean in both colors with a short sleeve printed tee combining the two. JAG‘ s pull-on jean in melon is ever so fresh, and scarf prints are combing the two colors ” hand over fist” as they also say. Melon, raspberry, pink daiquiri, sherbet, orange crush, sunset, etc. You name the color. They are all yummy to me. But then, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. At least that’s what they say. My 21 year old niece thinks it’s all fresh.  Hmmmmm?

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