Thrifted everything // Photography by the incredible Jessica Rivas
"When you dip her in the middle of the dance floor, it is the color of her dress. When she whispers in your ear, it is the color of her lips. When you make love, it is the trace you want her to leave all over your body. When she places her palm over your heart, it is the color that comes to the surface as her fingertips trail like a sentence that can never be finished. When you see her in the bedroom with another, it is the color of your breath. When you smash the vase in the hall, it is the color that threatens you to abandon the shattered pieces. When you scream at the top of your lungs, it is the color that pierces the atmosphere. When she hears you, it is the color of her pulse. When you look in her eyes for the last time, it is the fading color of your heart falling to your knees. It is not the color you see when she leaves."
RED: blood, fire, love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, anger, danger, rage
RED: assertive, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting, aggressive
Linked to the most primitive physical, emotional and financial needs of survival and self-preservation. It is the color of extremes: charged with emotion ranging from passionate, intense love to anger and violence.
How is it that one color can communicate so much? How does color transcend mediums, how does it manifest itself in nature, fashion, consumer goods? How does it make us feel? What does that say about our culture? How does it express attitudes and emotions of our times? Do we consider a color to be "feminine" or "masculine"? Why?
Or if we consider purely aesthetics and fashion,
How do colors work together? Which colors stimulate us the most visually? How do monochromatic looks make a statement? What do the colors we wear say about us?
Every year, Pantone combs the world looking at film, travel, art, fashion, technology and beyond to select a color that best defines the global zeitgeist. Color affects us more than we think. This is what we will be looking at on Creative Thirst as I introduce the "Color Theory" segment. An effort on my part to improve Creative Thirst in the New Year to be a little less lifestyle and a little more creative and experimental. 2016 will be about *VISUAL STIMULATION*. Here's to that! ~~~~~~~~~~~
P.S. special shoutout to Jessica for not only fully understanding my vision but taking it to OUTSTANDING heights by contributing her own -- this is collaboration at its finest!