April 19, 2011

Think Pink

I've had a hard time "thinking pink" since my childhood bedroom bled the shade. Once I was old enough to have my own opinions, I kinda ran as far away from the idea of pink as possible. These days I fully embrace the girly and boyish sides of myself, and colors don't really hold any symbolic influence to my wardrobe decisions anymore. I still have a hard time making pink work for me, but this editorial from NYLON México gave me some good ideas: skintone on skin.












Photography: Tony Solis; Styling: Jordy Huinder; Model: Romy

14 comments:

Kazuko said...

ha, same here. as a child and teenager i hated pink.

but this editorial is just loooovely. inspiration, i see you coming...

TheMinx said...

I love everything about this!

anne said...

Where did you get this nylon mexico issue? I want one too!!!

Amanda said...

i don't own the physical issue, but if i come across it in nyc, i'll post where! i see nylon japan here at bigger newsstands so maybe they'll start stocking the Mexico one.

Megan Hattie said...

I love this editorial, such lovely uses of subtle and bright pinks! I can't stand the way this color is usually used (abused), but this is wonderfullllll

Cheers!
--Megan//The Martian Tide

Anonymous said...

Gotta say, what really struck me was the use of an obviously not-Mexican girl here. I know that there are many, many varieties of Mexican ethnicities, including European, but I'm 90% sure this is nowhere close to the majority. When are we gonna stop idealizing white skin as the international standard of beauty!?!?

That being said, love the hair and clothes...

Julian said...

I honestly used to hate the colour. But now, I love it! And seeing this editorial was just great.

cole said...

I love your blog, how gorgeous!
XOXO Nicole, VPV Team Member
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carolyn said...

Anon is on point. On a related note, it really threw me when you conclude that "skintone" to skin is the antithetical solution to that kind of overwhelming-pink you describe. To you, skintone is the more interesting cousin of pink, but to me and the vast majority of people, skin tone is anything but pink toned. Skintone as a color of neutrality-- the international standard of beauty that anon alludes to-- is bull.

Amanda said...

thanks for the comment carolyn. i was in fact referring to skintone as ANY skintone, a neutral base, not just the lighter, white skintone portrayed in this story. i'm talking about in an effort to modernize pink and tone it down, pairing it with shades that blend in with your skin, whatever color that might be is an interesting idea. that's just what i took from the editorial. of course if i was the photographer of this shoot and that was indeed my point, i would have used a variety of girls to illustrate the beauty of pink against any tone.

amythewolf said...

yo there is an international newsstand in soho on spring and lafayette. i think you might be able to get nylon mexico there? this editorial is the shit.

this girl is the shit too
http://jakandjil.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/kori.jpg

Amanda said...

that girl is dreamy amy!

A La Mode said...

This ed is beautiful! Pink on pink on nude, yum.

Claire M. said...

I love pink too :)

Claire M.