Color Me Atlanta

For Colored Girls Who Could No Longer Stand the Cold. Yes, that was us on Sunday. Me, four girls and 12 colorful polka-dotted balloons.

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In living technicolor

My first experience with a Technicolor film was the Wizard of Oz. I remember watching the movie in amazement, wondering what kind of funky business was happening on my television screen. My eyes were having a color party. It wasn’t like the films that we see today. The Wizard of Oz was one part sepia-toned black and white and another part color. But…a weird color. Vibrant but also subdued hues. It was dreamy and almost aggressively saturated.

Recently, I decided to look up some popular films using this medium from that time. First, here’s the skinny on Technicolor:

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Something blue

Wendy Nguyen of Wendy's Lookbook Blog

Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook Blog

There’s just something special about the color blue. I’m reminded of rivers, lakes and streams. Just think of the brightness of the sky at noon or the abundant shades of the water at the beach. It really is an astonishing, peaceful color.

It has been said that blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. And dark blue (my favorite) represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

Whatever the case may be, I have recently taken to wearing this color frequently. Below are a few ways I’ve worn it and how you can successfully wear it as well.


1. On your nails - Mezmerised by Essie is like a deep cobalt blue color. Very, royal, bold and sexy.
2. Denim - Can’t go wrong with great dark wash jeans. Denim on denim is another hit.
3. Pants – Go bold or go home! Or, try color-blocking.
4. Necklace – 
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5. Blouse -
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5. Dress -
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6. Scarf – photo cred to my friend Evan
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How do you wear your blue?
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