Okay, I know I said I'd be back with my first real post on Monday but - what the heck, I'm in a blogging kinda mood.
I'm a huge fan of Marie Claire magazine and when I saw the October issue on stands I immediately grabbed it. Now, that's really not too different than any other month but I was particularly drawn to the cover this month. We all know how important a cover is for magazine sales and this one, I think, is gorgeous. First, it has Drew Barrymore on the front. I'm a Drew fan - kinda love her. And she looks great. Second, it has fellow canuck Ellen Page on the cover too...and she looks pretty darn good as well-softer than I've ever seen her.
But then I was looking at the cover more intently and it hit me. Switch the redy-orange to a hot pink and the coverer is the colour palette of my apartment, Apartment #412! Gray (the background of the magazine is gray though it looks kinda blue in the picture), Hot Pink, a not too bright but still vibrant Yellow, with Black & White thrown in. Heck, even Page's hair represents the Dark Brown of some of the items in my apartment. Doesn't it look great seeing it laid out on a cover? (Note to self-must add more white accents to Apt. #412...)
This photo spread on the inside of the mag almost left me breathless. LOVE the colours, LOVE their poses! And how fab is that oversized flower??? It's definitely going up on my inspiration board...
...in one photo they're dressed in sparkly gold. GOLD! Can this get any better?
Actually it can. The entire spread is pretty great - so playful & colourful.
I just LOVE all the colours! So what's the lesson? Well, if their MUST be one I think it's this: if you're stuck in a rut for a colour palette literally just look around you. This is proof that the perfect palette for you may just be staring you in the face. Or at least on the front of your favourite magazine.
Have a great weekend! See ya back here on Monday.
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