COLOR THEORY // ULTRAMARINE

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Hair & Makeup: Maya Hudlin // Photography: Angela Wang 
Top: Tobi // Pants: Tobi // More awesome Tobi stuff: Crop Tops / Jumpsuits / Dresses / Bodysuits /  Rompers / Skirts

"Blue has no dimensions; it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not... All colors arouse specific associative ideas... while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract." -Yves Klein


“Out of all the colors Klein used, ultramarine blue became the most important. Unlike many other colours, which create opaque blockages, ultramarine shimmers and glows, seemingly opening up to immaterial realms. Klein’s blue monochromes are not paintings but experiences, passageways leading to the void.”

BLUE: water, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, sensitivity, depth, trust, serenity, life

COLOR THEORY // ROUGE

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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."
-Tyler Ford

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.

~COLOR THEORY~
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!

lace it up

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Here's a little lace-up/70s outfit inspo for an unseasonable warm fall day.

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Ph: Nicki Gitter // Top: Romwe // Culottes: Zara // Shoes: DSW // Sunnies: Zero UV 

I'm back in Boston. And to be really honest, I'm not the happiest about it. I mean I just spent this past year in Paris and Miami...Boston just doesn't seem to measure up anymore. Point blank. I tried to come into this semester with a positive mindset. But it was just really damn hard. This summer I fell in love with Miami in ways I didn't even know I could. My heart is there and my heart will always be in Paris (as I've mentioned repeatedly here and on Insta). The question is: will a part of my heart always be here too? I'm not so sure about that. Nonetheless, it's my last year...So I fully intend to make the most of it. My amazing friends make it a hell of a lot easier to and so does this gorgeous weather. It's been nothing but sunny, beautiful, refreshing days. Not too hot or cold. Since I know Boston well enough to know this won't last, I'm certainly taking advantage of the weather while I can. I've been wearing these Zara culottes cause they're basically the closet I'll get to wearing PJs in public  (they're just so comfortable) and my quirky sunnies while the sun is still shining.

lush life

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Top: Brandy // Fringe vest: Forever 21 // Jeans: ASOS // Boots: ASOS // Photos: Andrew Matos 

See that fringe vest I'm wearing? Yeah, I've had it since sophomore year of high school (2008) and while I've gotten rid of most things that were a part of my closet then, there was something about this piece that made me keep it. I just couldn't fully let go. Something told me: you may not wear it now, but knowing all the phases you go through, you'll probs get into it again at some point. And that gut feeling was right. Here we are. Paired it with my fave high-waisted flares for some boho vibes and this crazy awesome necklace I bought at a market in Istanbul for like 5 bucks after bargaining with an old Turkish man. Proud about it.
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