Like all things, New York Fashion Week must come to an end. And that day was yesterday. While the fashion industry is moving in more diverse and perhaps political directions, its frankly fun parade this year reflects the distance we sometimes need to put between ourselves and the uneasy times in which we live. Even the bewildering video of Jim Carrey’s fashion week party interview is kind of on-point in its articulation of our cultural existential crisis. It’s in times like these when we find not only our deepest compassion, but also our most absurd distractions. Occasionally, reality is too much to absorb 24/7.
That’s where I am — fluctuating between the emotion of the heavy everyday and reveling in my favorite ridiculous follies. I’ve been watching The Brady Bunch for the dated Technicolor delight and happy endings, making brownies for dinner and dreaming up color names with my kid. I came across the Pantone Fall fashion color report and immediately started Willy Wonka set designing them, imaging sinfully monochromatic interiors stocked with all the colors of the (fall) rainbow. If these fashion colors were homes, what the heck would they look like?
That’s what I’m here to show you. –Caitlin
Hello, Shaded Spruce — my erstwhile lover. Covered by vines in the farthest reaches of the forest, you insist on privacy, but have a serious love of entertaining. You’re also currently on a lot of kitchen cabinets across the Internet. Pick a lane.
Ah, Grenadine & Tawny Port! What’s up, sisters behind the bar? These are the girls you always hope let you borrow their lipstick in the bathroom. They are also the sisters that you need to make sure actually make it home at 2am. Long live Shirley Temples!
Has anyone seen my Ballet Slipper? I know I had in in my Black Swan tote bag, but now it’s missing. I told it to stay away from Mint and Blush, but they’re probably all hanging out at mall drinking smoothies.
Yes, this is your Grandma’s Autumn Maple. Fierce, yet warm, tasty, yet almost gross — keep the lights down low and engage in some serious discussions about the achievements of cross stitch mavens. Also, share your seat with your favorite cocker spaniel.
And in case you wanted to see the whole Pantone fall fashion color report, here it is!