Saturday, April 26, 2008

Plum Is The New Black

According to the New York Times (some time last week), the color plum will be the new black. Now, who makes these predictions and how does it work? My thinking is that some designer somewhere decides to spread a fashion rumor and make a ton of clothes, stilettos and credit card designs in whatever color they close their eyes and magically choose on a whim. I don't buy into it. Sorry. I like plum, but more than the color, I like the name. That's really all. I don't like being told what I need to start wearing or producing because all of a sudden some bozo behind a desk claims it to be so. I say, "Fe!"

Know what colors I think are cool? Cranberry red, pomegranate red and calming cream. Of course black is a staple for me. I like the color and it looks good with anything and everything. I happen to own a lot of black and that's that on that matter.

Here are some plum things that I think look cool, but not because someone tells me it's cool.

Felted bracelet- 3 Fun on Etsy

Handmade polymer beads - Polyclarific's Shop

Plum tee - ChicksWith Sticks

Ginger plum salt spa bar - Crazy Times Candles


Anonymous said...

One more thing about wearing black: it's slimming. That's why I like it. ;)

Plum is nice, but, like you, I don't like to be told what to do. I'll stick with my black and reds and things that catch my eye.

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Plum will never be a new "black" here. Ever. I don't look good in plum, never have--never will.

What happened to brown being the new "black"?

Anne-Marie said...

I agree and think black will always be in style. It's a classic (and slimming too)! I'll have to say that I love the idea of plum being in season. I love that cute t-shirt you found and the bracelet is super cute too!