THE BAROQUE STYLE

THE BAROQUE 

Dark atmospheres # clothes  #shiny skin  # the opulence of the Baroque # 

With ornate details and gilded edges, the drama of the baroque period has been fancifully captured this season.

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The origins of Baroque lie in the first half of the 1600s: opulent prints and patterns were seen in everything from furnishings to gilded accessories. The inherent luxuriousness of it was all about the detail. The trend bears repeating (as most trends are wont to do)

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There’s so luxurious and dramatic about the black-and-gold combination that we can’t imagine the two of them separate! Baroque makes a grand entrance in fashion this Fall i clothing and accessories, and the trend mixes dark with shiny golds in rich patterns and luxe flocked materials or lace exteriors.

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There are clothes made to be worn. it is ‘love at first sight’. You understand it quickly, immediately as you can imagine those dresses on you, stitched as onto a rag doll. They are as you have always imagined, maybe better. Then   there are clothes made to be seen  between the pages of a magazine, on the catwalks and during important ceremonies.  Those clothes are the ones that you think you would wear at least once, maybe in Paris or in London and why not, in Venice. This is what I felt when I saw the last runways covered with “baroque”. I’ve always been  fascinated with the Baroque. In architecture.In Art. For the opulence, the gold, the rich details and the ornaments … because not always the “less is more mantra” is the best  way… because sometimes performing and displaying have their own charm and power. Sumptuous fabrics like velvets and brocadesTapestries and laceGold filigrees and many details. Flowers, many flowers embroidered as a upholstery. That in Italy you can find them in the old houses. Sometimes on the tables. Sometimes as curtains. Sometimes on the grandmother’s pillows.

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Go For Baroque.****

Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino were only some of the big boys that pulled out all the stops with needlepoint and pearls.

 

I’ve selected the most beautiful baroque looks from the Fall/Winter 2012 catwalks.

Baroque fashion rend: Dolce & Gabbana

 

Dolce & Gabbana were the first to use prints rococo ornaments and sumptuous. Balmain presents a renewed version of the look, with top lavoratissimo, masculine shirt and pants rockstar shabby.

 

 Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection can be summed up in one word – lavish.

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Baroque fashion trend: Proenza Schouler

Metallic gold complements warm orange in this Asian-inspired baroque look from designers Jack McCullogh and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.

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Baroque fashion rend: Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld gives us a futuristic twist on baroque-inspired fashion with this Chanel jacket.

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Baroque fashion trend: Marni

A regal pantsuit struts down the runway at Marni’s show.

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Baroque fashion trend: Aquilano.Rimondi

Aquilano.Rimondi took cues from tapestry and luxe fabrics for this ladylike dress.

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Baroque fashion trend: Jason Wu

At Jason Wu, a daring slit adds a sultry twist to the classic baroque look.

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Baroque fashion trend: Lanvin

Indulge in decadence with this jewel-encrusted Lanvin dress.

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Baroque fashion trend: Balmain

The baroque fashion trend is all about the details. Who could resist a beautifully ornate Balmain dress?

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Balmain’s black and brocade embellishment over the past few fall seasons has got me ogling for opulent fashion. The rich foil colors are a throw back to the thread-like fabric from the 15th century. Golds, silvers, and purples add a touch of sophistication and class to this more refined fabric. From double-breasted jackets as seen on Halle Berry to cardigans and fitted dresses, this baroque embellishment is appearing in a variety of forms. Share how you’ll mix this trend into your fall wardrobe.

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Baroque fashion trend: Alexander McQueen

Nobody does over-the-top like McQueen. This season, Sarah Burton’s galactic baroque looks were otherworldly.

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Baroque fashion trend: Versace

Donatella Versace’s take on baroque mixes black velvet, sexy fishnets and religious iconography. Bonus points for the edgy Rooney Mara haircut.

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Baroque fashion trend: Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli decided to mix rocker with the baroque trend. The result? Cool and modern vibe.

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Baroque fashion trend: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta kept a ’60s ladylike vibe, an excellent twist for the baroque trend.

 

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Baroque fashion trend: Gucci

Gucci’s dramatic baroque theme had a punch of gothic in it. The looks were complete with merlot lipstick.

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WHITE COLOR

White Color

 

  # Whiteness # Cleanliness #Happiness #Neutrality # Freshness # Bridal # Clarity # 

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If your favorite colour is white you are likely to display at least some character qualities of the colour personality linked to white. You may also hold some of the more negative character traits associated with the meaning of white.
14423_280710118716621_689504723_n   White is the colour of purification, perfection and innocence. The meaning of white is that of virginal untainted purity. White is both a healing and spiritual color.

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Snow White Snow, the white stuff, without it there’d be no white Nature, or white blanket, but why do a few clear (translucent) ice crystals bunched together look white at all? We all know the basics of visual color perception; light frequencies travel around and run into things causing them to be absorbed, scattered, or pass right through. The outcome: the frequencies left over make it back to our eye and are interpreted by the brain which reveals before our eyes those beautiful colors we all love so much. Amazing.
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So if you have a white color personality you have a clean and clear view of how you want to live your life. Cleanliness for you is next to godliness as you have impeccable standards of hygiene. You also have high moral standards and expect the best from yourself and others. You are intelligent and seek knowledge and inspiration from many sources. You are highly spiritual, a natural empath and healer. You like to use your talents to help others.
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You are seen as an inspirational figure and are admired and respected by many. If you have white as a favorite colour you are an optimist and always see life as the glass half full. Because of your positive
nature you like to surround yourself with likeminded positive people who are uplifting and motivating.
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On the downside of a white colour personality, because you have a superior intelligence, you can seem arrogant, lofty and self righteous at times. With white as a favorite colour you sometimes border on a control freak mentality. If you have white a favorite colour positive opportunities seem to flow to you naturally. So be on the lookout for chances to enhance your life in very positive ways.
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Although white is not a color, strictly speaking, the public class in this category. Perhaps precisely because white is a perspective optical chromatic synthesis of all visible wavelengths (colors). This probably explains the meaning it gives to the West: the unity of perfect balance. For generations. There are very few white “natural” in nature. White lends itself perfectly to all contexts: it blends perfectly with all the colors, and it is hard to get bored. It should however avoid too much use in graphic design, it may be “empty” and when it is too bland now. We therefore prefer with other colors also, there are no restrictions concerning it goes with any color palette!

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white color  represents the color of light is the traditional color worn by brides in all the glob down to the present day , to signify purity, innocence, and virginity, the color white is the color of mourning and funerals. In certain cultures, white is the color of royalty or of religious figures, It was the custom for the Queens   as angels are typically depicted as wearing white or having a white glow. A white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

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White color  it  encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles and enables us to  fresh beginnings.

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White, an inherently positive color, is associated with purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, illumination, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, sterility, spirituality, possibility, humility, sincerity, protection, softness, and perfection.

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The color white can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity. As the opposite of black, movies, books, print media, and television.

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white is often used to represent coolness and simplicity. White’s association with cleanliness and sterility is often seen in hospitals, medical centers, and laboratories to communicate safety. The color white is also associated with low-fat foods and dairy products.

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To the human eye, white is a bright and brilliant color that can cause headaches. In cases of extremely bright light, the color white can even be blinding.

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The color white affects the mind and body by aiding in mental clarity, promoting feelings of fresh beginnings and renewal, assisting in cleansing, clearing obstacles and clutter, and encouraging the purification of thoughts and actions.

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In most cases white is seen as a neutral background color and other colors, even when used in smaller proportion, are the colors that convey the most meaning in a design. Use white to signify cleanliness or purity or softness. Some neutral  beige ivory and creams carry the same attributes as white but are more subdued, less brilliant than plain white. Use lots of white for a summery look. Use small amounts of white to soften a wintery palette or suggest snow.
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Wearing white clothing, decorating your home in white, or just enjoying this colour within nature, will help you find truth, honesty and truly value all that really matters. White is a cool color. This color represents freshness, purity and innocence. White can also provide a sense of emptiness and infinity.
On what occasion wear white? Want to focus everyone’s attention, to get the image of a healthy woman and cared for or give you a second “virginity”? White is, without hesitation, your color.
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Wear in total if you look tanned in summer and then by key: the timeless black pantsuit with a white top. White is thought to be incredibly purifying and you should wear something in this colour when wanting to make a fresh start and embrace newness.If you are craving a need to de-clutter your life and are looking for a simpler, less stressful phase to enter then include more of the color white into your life.

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The color white is a basic element very important that designers should not miss at risk of missing a trend. or rather the white winter! It is on the basis of this new chic color that different manufacturers have launched ready to wear production. Fashion with the “winter white” is soft and enveloping forms. White wool, cashmere white, or white Gothic win all the votes. The white part of the basic colors and color is always in fashion.

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Even today, the wedding dress is usually white , even if the mode returns to color. All girls dream of a big white dress for their wedding. It marks the transition from the status of celibacy to the wife.

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This color suits you especially if you have dark skin. The contrast between your skin and your dress will highlight your tanned effect for a totally exotic! For a guest, wearing a white dress too. The bride should be the most beautiful! Only young bridesmaids can wear a white dress, less sumptuous, of course the bride.

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White gemstones :

 OPAL believed to help create new beginnings, remove prejudice and pre-conceived notions, to see the innocence in others, and to clear emotional clutter and silence the inner critic.

  • A gemstone of God and Angels
  • Clears negative thoughts and creates positive thinking
  • A balancing gemstone
Pearls : are probably the most popular pick among brides to wear on the biggest day of their lives – their weddings. The pearl’s innocent beauty and innate simplicity enhances the beauty of the bride which makes it one of the top favorites. Necklaces. earrings, bracelets,  tiaras and even the  bridal dressare adorned with different kinds of pearls to create a simple yet stunning look for the bride.
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BLACK COLOR

BLACK COLOR
 
#Classic# Elegant# Sophisticated# Classy# Sexy# Prestigious#
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“Black is a color of power and strength  hi is the queen of all colors”  
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Black is authoritative and powerful, because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be
overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness. It is a classic color for clothing, possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated. 
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The color black is so widely regarded as sophisticated in fashion that the term “the new black” is often used to describe and give merit to a color trend.

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 Dress in black if you want to become inconspicuous. Black is also used in clothing to make a bold
statement of mystery and self control. Black clothing can say “Notice me but do not intrude.”
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The Little Black Dress over the years.                                                                                                               
The Chanel little black dress became a symbol of chic and sophisticated simplicity.
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Whether it’s worn by Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren or Princess Diana, the little black dress transcends trends and time. What was once worn during moments of mourning, the black dress has since become an essential piece in any women’s wardrobe.
Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel was known for her creativity, personalizing her time and redefining styles. She not only redefined the little black dress, but also the color black itself. “I imposed black”, she said “it’s still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around”. Chanel’s simple yet elegant sheath, in black crêpe de Chine, with long, narrow sleeves, worn with a string of white pearls became a symbol of chic and sophisticated simplicity.
 
The famous women wearing Coco Chanel Little Black Dress:
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“When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”- The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.  
 

The popularity of the little black dress continued with Dior’s “New Look”; a silhouette characterized by a small, nipped-in waist and full skirt reaching below mid-calf length. This new look emphasized the bust and hips, portraying the little black dress as a   symbol the femme fatale.
 
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The concept of the “little black dress,” is often cited as a Chanel contribution to the fashion lexicon and as an article of clothing survives to this day. Its first incarnation was executed in thin silk, crèpe de chine, and had long sleeves. In 1926, the American edition of Vogue highlighted such a Chanel dress, dubbing it the garconne (little boy look). Vogue editors predicted it would “become sort of a uniform for all women of taste,” embodying a standardized aesthetic, which the magazine likened to the democratic appeal of the ubiquitous black Ford automobile. This look, a spare sheath, generated widespread criticism from male journalists who complained: “no more bosom, no more stomach, no more rump…Feminine fashion of this moment in the 20th century will be baptized lop off everything.” 
 
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Black makes one feel inconspicuous and provides a restful emptiness is mysterious by evoking a sense of potential and possibility

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.” 
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Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experience. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.
Black is the absence of color. In clothing, black is visually slimming.
Black, like other dark colors, can make a room appear to shrink in size and even a well-lit room looks dark with a lot of black. Black can make other colors appear brighter.

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Black pearl jewelry set

 

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Black pearls have long been an exotic prize. These pearls are created by the black-lipped bivalve mollusk Pinctada Margaritifera, found around Tahiti and the French Polynesian islands. 
 “exceptional value and rarity that was only enhanced by its use in the jewelry of the world’s royalty and nobility,” earning it the nicknames “queen of pearls” and “pearl of queens.” 
The black pearl has had many legends associated with it, offering an array of meanings that can be attached to it as a gift often it is symbolizes purity prosperity and so on.
The black pearl can use as a kind of decoration, such as black pearl necklace and black pearl bracelet,  which can show your individuality. is good to women’s skin and keep them yonger and youthful. So lots of women are trying to use the cosmetic products made from black pearls. If you keep on using the black pearl power, one day your shin will become whiter and glitter.  
The most obviously is to use black pearl necklace or bracelet to reduce stress from daily work. It very Blpopular around the youth who think it aslo express ameaning of fashion,  can believe to bring prosperity.
Now days black pearl is not as popular as other kinds of pearl, but in the future it will exsplore a massive market.
 

RED COLOR

RED  COLOR
 
“Red” the trendsetter color of fashion industry
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Red is a color with a multitude  meanings, of passion, of power, of love. And it works for both tailored and free-flowing looks.
 which can give you a hot look, is very beautiful and attractive.
Red color has more connotations across various cultures,  is the fashion code for all seasons. Be it fashion apparels or other fashion accessories, alluring shades of red run deep, charming people into the mix. Wearing red makes a bold statement that the wearer is in charge, and is full of excitement. A showstopper color, red has had, is having, and will have utmost influence, especially in fashion world.
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An expressive color extensively used in fashion, red is the most visible and lively of all colors,  creates attraction and excitement. The wearer naturally portrays an image of energy, enthusiasm and confidence. Nonetheless, it also suggests an erotic feeling… 
Red is back for fall in a big, BIG way!  Not only is it on trend, but we are seeing super luxe fabrics and even fur!
You can find numerous items in all sorts of fabrics from a red cotton flannel nightgown to a smooth and beautiful cashmere sweater.
Red is a powerful and exciting color.
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We are introduced to the color red at a very early age in life; in fact, red is one of the primary
colors we learn about in Kindergarten.
The color red can make a powerful statement without doing anything,  that you are in charge type of person.
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Today we wear red for myriad reasons, Wear a red accent piece when we want to present ourself as bold and dynamic. It can boost our confidence if we are attending a function or interview where we feel unsure of ourself.
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If a woman wears a red dress it usually is associated with sex appeal. Perhaps  she wish to be the “lady in red” in a gorgeous evening gown for a night out on the town.

the primary message is “hey, look here at me!”
 
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RUBY GEMSTONE

Ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

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The Ruby is filled with love. It also helps sexual love to be more passionate. Persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the Ruby. It also gives the courage to be best potential that a person has.

HOW TO WEAR RED MAKE UP
Red is a bright color that compliments most all skin tones.
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“Sexy” Classic Red Bold Lips and Light Neutral Eyes: You can never go wrong with this look. Red lips are a timeless beauty look. No matter your complexion, red lips will compliment all shades. With this look, try a matte (no shine) finish. Remember to line the lips with a lip liner similar to the lipstick shade. The liner will give the lips depth, as well as create a base for the lipstick. When selecting an eye shade for this look keep the eyes very simple; the lips are the focal point for this look. This look will be sure to leave a lasting impression
Red  lipstick will not go out of fashion even if nude lips look might be very much in fashion. Red lipsticks not only look classy but gorgeous too at the same time provided that they are applied properly.

 

PURPLE COLOR

             PURPLE  MY FAVORIT COLOR

” Wear head to toe, from amethyst eyes to violet shoes.

 Purple is known as the color which represents royalty  and  nobility so i guess there is no reason to wonder why this year every woman wants to be wearing purple. 

It’s a color full of passion that we will be seeing a lot this season.“Historically purple was only worn by  the elite , but in autumn/winter 2012-13 it will be for everyone,” 

It is undoubtedly the color of the collections.

IT is the color of luxury and passion, of princely robes and papal vestments, dazzling gems and florid prose. And now it’s the   reigning color of the season.

Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color use in meditation. Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love it and it is most favored by the artists.                                                   

 

 

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PURPlE It is undoubtedly the color of the collections. IT is the color of luxury and passion, of princely robes and papal vestments, dazzling gems and florid prose. And now it’s the reigning color of the season.

 

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Purple is the color of Strength,  Passion, and Meditati

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YELLOW COLOR

YELLOW CITRUS  LEMON

Yellow,  is full of creative and intellectual energy, pure, bright and sunny, it is the easiest color to see. it symbolizes wisdom. It is means  joy and happiness  brings clarity and awareness.  Use it around your office to help keep a clear your mind, and improve memoray and decision making. People of high intellect


yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love.  Yellow used to welcome home loved ones. Wearing yellow to present a cheery,  Always use yellow color.

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Yellow Gem Stone Properties

Jupiter,  the yellow sapphire, Carry or wear yellow gemstones to promote the ability to express yourself. They are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision making skills.

How to wear Yellow Eye Shadow

Yellow Makeup, yellow eye shadow for all skin tones, apply  yellow eye shadow in summer  can liven up your eyes and research shows who wear yellow eye shadow are perceived as being happier.

GREEN COLOR

GREEN COLOR

#Nature# Growth#Life#Tranquil# Refreshing#

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

Green, is the color of nature, fertility, life. It symbolizes self-respect and well being. It also means learning, growth and harmony. It  the safest color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green. If your favorite color is the green, you are down-to-earth person with a love of nature, you are kind, generous and compassionate. During a crisis you remain calm and take control.

You should wear green and decorate your home in this color to help bring balance back into your life. Also, it is easy to enjoy this color in Nature – it is all around you!

  

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

THE PRECIOUS GEMSTONE EMERALD

Emerald, the green variety of Beryl, is the most famous and valuable green gemstone. Its beautiful green color, combined with durability and rarity, make it one of the most expensive gemstones. Deep green is the most desired color in Emeralds. In general the paler the color of an Emerald, the lesser its value. Very pale colored stones are not called Emeralds but rather “Green Beryl”

How to Wear Green Eye shadow

Green eye shadow, is a fresh and bold color that can be worn year-round in just the right hue. It’s best suited for brown green  or dark eyes, and can be applied in either a matte or shimmer finish.

 

 

You should wear green and decorate your home in this color to help bring balance back into your life. Also, it is easy to enjoy this color in Nature – it is all around you!

 

 

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