Thursday, February 2, 2017

February in Red

February is here… the month of love. Valentine’s day is just around the corner… and either you celebrate it or not you could always bring it in your every day look… simply with putting some bright red accent in your outfit. 
And no doubt a month like February needs some red colors - the hustle and bustle of the holidays are left behind and many of us getting our first breath of fresh air. And, by this time of year the pressure of New Year's resolutions is either incorporated itself into healthy habits or dropped by the wayside. In cold NYC the Earth begins to kick just a bit. Everything is still clutched in snow and ice, but February marks the forward momentum of the seasonal procession, and offers a reminder that Spring is not far. Just one more push… use your last drops of energy and soon - I promise - will smell like blossoming trees. And if you feel out of energy -  that’s why you need RED!! Color red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power. It is the color of sexuality and can stimulate deeper and more intimate passions in us. This color is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive… at least until May :) 

For some extra energy I use not only my red Zara coat but also nice bright red lipstick (Gazpacho by Bite Beauty and Satan lip pencil by Nudestix) my over-the-knee flat boots are by Charles David… I combine it with an old suede tights and a black turtleneck…. sunglasses by RayBan and the suede bag is Zara as well…    

Photography by Steven Jaramillo

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