colors are promiscuous. they get infected by their neighbors.
and it's true: colors are influenced by the other colors that they hang around with, the light in which they live, the other colors that sit by them on the color wheel. for instance, red can lean in various directions, sometimes more toward the color to their right or left, sometimes becoming a bluish-red, or a yellowy red. and so on. it's a gradient. i love color so much sometimes i wish i could eat it.
-not sure if i have any readers in LA (perhaps i do? speak up!), and it's short notice, but if you're in so-cal, and a fan of the work of lisa congdon, do check out her latest solo show, charming creatures, at firefly, in venice. the opening party is tomorrow eve from 6-10pm. go lisa! more info here, on lisa's blog.
-adding to the link in my (not so) random links list from last week about luxury not being so luxurious, and fancy bags just being hype, a backlash seems to be brewing against those ridiculous "it-bags"... eric wilson of the new york times asks: is this it for the "it bag"? (let's hope so.)
i been watching the gap flounder for years now via the pages of WWD...they are so, so lost, so irrelevant, so un-hip, so middle-management heavy, losing money, and digging their own grave. this observer expose on their deplorable child labor practices in india probably won't do much to help their image, and it goes without saying that it flies in the face of the pseudo-ethical (red) campaign they rolled out some time ago.