According to Pantone, a self-described "world-renowned authority on color", the color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango. And since Pantone has declared it so, thusly, the design world shall listen. It's all over the runways (i kinda dug Nanette Lepore's take on it, personally... plus I just like saying Nanette Lepore), in magazines, and... I suspect roughly two million people will end up with a Tangerine Tango den that they'll regret in 5 years.
Personally, I love orange. Whether it be tangerine, mandarin orange, navel orange, or any other variety of citrus fruit. Heck, I've even been known to love some terra cotta here and there. BUT, I shouldn't get sidetracked... we're all about the tangerine here, folks.
one more sidetrack: am I the only one who constantly has Tangerine Speedo stuck in my head while talking about this? You know, that song. The weird one.
ANYWAYS. Since Pantone was spoken, and I am several months late at reacting, I thought I'd check out Etsy to see what sort of Tangerine goodies I could find to enrich my year.
Love this orange phone, via AnnaLouVintage - reminds me of one we had when I was a kid.
Except this one is way cooler.
totally rad tangerine toy car via VintageAdorables
adorable brooch via RainwaterStudios
and, I gotta say... I'm basically dying over this swimsuit via FabGabs.
The adorable lady and umbrella make it even cuter too, just sayin'.
this is a perfect mod dress in a perfect orange hue via vampofvintage
love the collar on this dress via LookAgainVintage
so! do we feel invigorated? like we're on trend? excellent! my job is done, then!
til next time :)