“Black” is the new black


Little Black Dress, Little Black Jacket, Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, classy, elegance, mystery… Men in Black, black sheep, black tea, Black Friday… (I can go until next Christmas).


You go at the birthday parties, dinner parties, in a bar, a club, at the office, in vacations, to the mall, everyone wears black. Dresses, shirts, pants, jackets, blazers, shoes, underwear, leggings, tights, hats, all black, all the time. It looks like all played in The Crow. Probably Ann Demeulemeester is happily dancing in a cemetery.

The party season was in high demand in the last few weeks and I went to some nice ones and also to some odd ones. One of them was requiring cocktail attire, so I said in my mind that I can bring some color to the party and I picked my new emerald green dress. Me and the Christmas tree, evergreen… When I arrived I thought I mistaken the party and instead of the Christmas party I’ve got to a funeral. All the guests, and when I say all, I mean all, were celebrating and merring the Christmas dressed like the funeral house owner. It didn’t matter that the dress one of the guests’ wife was Alex McQueen and that one of the guys’ jacket was Zac Posen. That black was exhaling a barely breathable air. It was hard to say Merry Christmas when all I had in mind to say was “Rest in Peace”. I was expecting to see Santa looking like a chimney sweeper.

At dinner parties, it’s pretty much the same set. I am expecting to see Christina Ricci saying “On Wednesday, we wear black” and feel Thing petting my back. Many fashionistas are wearing exclusively black, in an outburst of avant-gardism and a strong artistic sense. It’s a very fine line between looking like Lady Amanda Harlech and Alice Cooper and the trick is to not step on the “too much” sands.

Don’t get me wrong, I like black, but not every day, everywhere, on everything. I cannot avoid of thinking about sadness when I look to the garments choices some of us make. All of us want to have a unique style (or at least try), and instead of playing with the colors, patterns or prints, we drown in this black increasing the number of the boring uniforms. Believe me, black will not make you look thinner, nor more stylish.

Let’s add some color to our closet and show some boldness in our style. Maybe in this way we color our life too.

Happy New Colorful Year!



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