Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2014’

  • Swarovski crystal rhinestones on Christian Louboutin shoes, worn in Sex In the City 2

    (Non)Word of the Day: Strassing

    Did you know? “Strassing” is a 21st century bungle of a word. “Strass,” its base word, is a type of brilliant leaded glass used to imitate gemstones; basically, an early European synonym for a rhinestone. Strass, sources agree, was named after the inventor of the …

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    Marsala, Color of the Year 2015

    And the winner is Marsala. Chosen by Pantone as the Color of the Year 2015, Marsala is a blend of blush and wine, a muted burgundy that has gone soft around the edges.  It has enough pink to be inherently feminine (and flattering to all …

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