Have no fear

Stumbling upon new adventures,The Hue is taking a little break while we gather new materials to make sure you have all you need to be yourself ^ ^

Check back with The Hue,Dec 1st 2013 and enjoy an early Christmas

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Epiphany

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While working on a  post I came across a quiz at Seventeen.com called “What Color Looks Best on Your Skin Tone” and decided to take it.In this particular quiz you’re asked questions like,’what colour t-shirt would look better on you?’  and ‘what kind of jewelry tends to look best on you?’.I’m not a fan of these kinds of quizzes mainly because the answer is always obvious (ex.”which digimon character would you make a better couple with”: question 1.Do you like guys who wear goggles? question 2.what’s your favorite digimon? Hmm..can’t think of many characters with big goggles and a digimon named Agumon),but I am happy I did because it made me realize something really important: That quiz,from one of the United States leading fashion and beauty magazines companies,pretty much asked me what I thought would look best on me and then suggested to me my own answer! What does that tell you?

That you can read all the magazines in the world,go to every fashion website online,ask any stylist for advice on what to where to whatever event.In the end,you decide.It’s always your decision,you just have to find the confidence to believe that.

 

 

 

 

*photo from graanmarkt13.be

 

Firsts

Hello again!

Excuse my absents,I’ve just been away getting excited about life for no apparent reason..Oh!Other then the fact that I am no longer an intern at the boutique I’ve been with since the 8th of May.As of today (exactly 2 months later) I am officially an employee!Happy me^ ^

Speaking of 8’s…this day,last month I launched The Hue,so let’s give it a much deserved happy first monthiversary to you,Hue.To celebrate the small (and big. Yay I’m hired!)things in life,and after 3 itsy post,this day,next month The Hue launches another something special just for you:)

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The series where I dress you. Are you curious? A little? Maybe more than a little? Just this once,let curiosity get the best of you and check back in with me here at The Hue August 8th 2013 for a peek at what to expect.

Ah,but no need to hide away under your covers until then;there’s a lot more coming to The Hue,including more on colour and the colour theory,advice and tips to help you feel better in your body/clothes everyday,and….well,you’ll just have to see for your self.With more frequent posting,I’ll keep your wardrobe happy and your thoughts fresh & neat.Trust me.

EDIT: LIFE APPARENTLY HAD OTHER PLANS FOR AUG 8 TH (CHANGES AT WORK,MOVING HOUSE,LA DI DA DI DA…),NO WORRIES THOUGH MY PLANS HERE HAVE NOT CHANGED AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU LATER THIS WEEK. IM EXCITED,YOU? (8/12/13)

Colour Theory

A few days ago,I almost signed up for college.It was involuntarily,but with good intentions.In the end,it didn’t happen and long story short yesterday I came across something that reinforced (one of ) my reasons for why I am not in a college/university in the first place and  instead chose to study fashion on my own: I prefer the freedom of my own mind without being suffocated by a set of rules that-while having been successful so far-could use some fresh air.

This little something that I came across is titled,”101 Things I learned in Fashion School”.This book ,from the 101 Things I learned book series by Matthew Frederick ,features Alfredo Cabrera a fashion designer,teacher,and illustrator who served as a critic at Parsons The New School for Design,plus many others fashion schools and as the title entails,it gives you a summary of 101 important lessons learned in fashion school.It was lesson 52 that caught my attention;pretty much it tells you that a collection in primary or secondary colours will have limited customers because people are more willing to buy items in shades of black,navy,grey,and earth tones etc…because these are the palettes they would wear more frequently.

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Of course,I questioned this immediately out of stubbornness and because I would rather chance having an unsuccessful collection then not create something I love simply because someone told me I would only have two buyers. Wouldn’t you? Ah,but then I had to use myself as an example of this mental argument I created,and I thought about how often my hand skims right over my multicoloured primary tank dress (dubbed: the Gullah Gullah island dress by my sister) and grabs up my black leggings and grey/black striped hoodie. My go-to.Well,my favorite colour is grey,excuses.excuses.excuses.My real reason is that I think that if I wear that bright dress two times within one weeks someones bound to notice,I’ll stand out too much,but no ones going to notice if I wear this same pair of leggings four or five times in a row.It’s neutral,for all they know I could have 50 pairs versus my reality of 2.

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Sad fact.My guess is that I am not the only one,but I won’t go off of guesses.I want to know.I want you to tell me,is this the truth for you also?Do you find yourself reaching pass the bold red and across the vibrant purple for your staple blacks and grey,white or navy? Is it just because you love to wear these colours? Or is it because you hate to stand out on a day to day basis,or some other hidden reason?

*All photos from madewell.com//edited by yours truly.

Hello+Concept

I like.I love.Then I obsess.

That’s a summary of my creative process.And how The Hue was conceived,and atlas born.
I love people,I love clothes.I want to help people wear the clothes that they wish without all of the unnecessary restrictions they give themselves:

i.e “I can’t wear halters because of my broad shoulders”

“I never said that there was a problem with guys wearing pink-it’s just not for me”

“blank-magazine says that pencil skirts are better suited for plus-sized women.I’m boy-shaped so I can only wear A-
line”

“It’s not that I don’t like yellow,it’s just not my colour”.

It’s not your shoulders,it’s the shirt.The way you wear it and feel in it….It’s not the colour,it’s the hue.So maybe pale pink is not what your feeling at the moment,give salmon a try.                                                                                                                                                                                That is my concept; you can wear anything you want,you just have to know how to wear it.Simple.I’ll use this blog to help make it even simpler by showing you how.