3/30/09

if you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?

that's hard, isn't it?
i couldn't ever pick just one (have you seen my "i change my mind a lot" tab?), even if i only had to stick with it for a week. so to me, it's mind boggling that someone would actually do it by choice. this article was really interesting to me, so here i've highlighted 5 people in new york who wear one color everyday (by choice!), and it's not black. (i stole that from the title of the article. catchy, right?)

1.valeria mcculloch in blue

read the interview here.

i think wearing just blue would be the easiest of colors, with blue jeans and all, plus you could wear all blue and not have the first thing people think when they look at you be "wow, she's wearing a lot of blue today, isn't she?" if you say, wore all pink or even all black, that would definitely not be the case. (not meaning to take any kudos from valeria, that is!! electric blue is a different matter entirely.)

2. rebecca turbow in grey (yes, "grey" not "gray")

read the interview here.

like rebecca, grey is my favorite "non-color" (and i didn't steal that word from her, either!), more so than brown or even black. (not always, though. see above.) grey can be super-casual--look at all those heather grey sweatshirts out there!--but also really dressy, like when it's silk. i think it's interesting that previously she wore turquoise for 8 (!) years before switching to grey.

3. karim rashid in white and pink

read the interview here.

i know there's a slight deviance here, but i think he should extra points for being a guy and wearing pink. (not meaning to stereotype, but that just takes guts.) plus, wearing all white might by vaguely creepy. (think scary mad-scientist-type person.) he says he carries around tide to go all the time, and boy, i practically need to do that too, even though i don't even wear white everyday. let's not make fun of the clumsy people...

4. elizabeth sweetheart in kelly green

read the interview here.

ok, first things first: don't you just love her last name? ;) and her commitment not just to one color, but to a specific shade of that color takes determination. dyeing her hair green too just catapults her into single-color dressing hall of fame. and doesn't she remind you of st. patty's day, the one day of the year you can wear every green garment you own and not stared at?? *sigh...* i love that holiday...

5. stephin merritt in brown

read the interview here.

finally! someone who understands! black isn't foolproof, it annoy me when people think that. stephan says he also likes matching (brown hair, eyes, ect.), and even though you might not look twice at his outfit on the street, i think it's important to see that you can only wear one color without looking like you just wear one color all the time, if that makes sense...

another fascinating thing was that everyone (except maybe i think the last guy) wears whatever color they do because they feel messy/can't fall asleep/insert other reason here if they're not wearing a specific color. i think rebecca even wondered if there was some type of disease for it... most of them also said that they've only had positive experiences wearing their color. i'm really glad that's the case, 'cause people can be cruel sometimes...

so, would you be able to do this? do you do this, to some extent? have you ever considered it? and if you had to, what color would you choose and why?

3 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

I remember this article, I posted on it too. These people fascinate me and I find them very inspiring. They're totally unique.

dirtydirtylaundry said...

Yeah, thanks for the link, I'd actually bookmarked this post of yours and forgotten about it, this is certainly helpful in this 'process' of mine!

Jenna said...

i would totally wear blue too! or actually... blue or black. grey doesn´t maybe look that good on me :(