29 December 2010

An Ugly Betty Christmas and Colour Trends

 One of mine and my daughter's all-time favourite TV series is "Ugly Betty".  Betty is a young girl from Queens, a recent journalism graduate, keen on getting her break in the magazine scene.  Hired by Mode magazine, a division of Meade Publications, Betty is on her way.  It is not so easy though, Betty discovers. She works for a fashion magazine, surrounded by super models, designers and editors who are beautiful, immaculately dressed, and living the high life.  Poor Betty, a girl from Queens, brought up in modest circumstance, with braces and an awkward taste in clothes, simply does not fit in.  She must prove her worth against all obstacles and despite opposition.  A mix of fashion faux pas, journalistic integrity (or lack thereof), and comedy combined with an enthralling story line, making this series a hit.
In the first season there is an episode featuring this gorgeous white Christmas tree decked out with black ornaments including black pumps in miniature!  The colour scheme is stunning in a white and black theme, very much classic chic.  We love the decor of this office setting, especially at Christmas.
Accents of colour, dotted here and there as gifts and decorations, are a good example of how to use a neutral palette and jazz it up, season by season, with a changing accentuation of colour.  A good rule of thumb in the garden too, I dare say, depending on your garden style, but particularly if you go for the classic or traditional look.  Home decor follows the fashion world in terms of colour and style, as garden decor tends to even more.  Take a look at your local garden centre and you will see for yourself.  Oranges, purple and turquoise are all "hot" right now in the fashion industry.  You see the same in decorating magazines, and, yes, in the local garden centers.  Take a look this spring, or now for that matter. What is the newest colour trend in the landscape?  Check out the accessories.  There's a lot to be said for a little "update" in the home and garden now and then.  Who says change is a bad thing?


Rambling Woods said...

I've never seen the show, but I know it was or is popular...the think the title put me off...

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