So the stars have it. In my last installment I predicted (with tongue in cheek) that outerwear street style would get hit with a dash of color as we move out of an astrological cusp and into the month of Aquarius.
And well, astrological doubters out there, you better brush up on your star charts because lo and behold, as I was hunched over to conserve warmth after filling up on kielbasa and eggs at Kasia’s Restaurant in Williamsburg, I saw this lovely lady run by me with heeled boots click-a-clacking on Bedford Avenue.
This thistle-colored calf-length number left my black peacoat with severely busted lining in the dust. Topped off with an eye-catching, rimmed hat, her style put today’s frigid sunshine in a whole new light. Could this floral shade mark an early spring? Perhaps temps this morning in the high teens would suggest otherwise, yet it’s not too early to consider planning for spring trends.
Just last night, I went to beauty and photography salon Dex New York to get the 411 on Spring 2010 makeup trends. Rounding out the list was a trend dubbed “Cool Pinks;” namely those with bluish tones last seen un-ironically before “Dallas” was in re-runs. According to the little handout given by the folks at Dex, “icy pinks everywhere from eye shadow to lipsticks” have been rocked on runways at Milly, Norma Kamali and Tommy Hilfiger.
So there you have it. Blush without being embarrassed for once. What better segue from winter to spring is there than icy pink? Pisces notwithstanding.
Maybe those zodiac fish are salmon.