Sunday, April 10, 2011

obsession : mint

Having made another small step in getting over my hatred of the color green, I painted my nails a pale sea foam mint color.  It's really quite lovely, and it is making me realize a new found love for this color in general.  It teeters somewhere between green and blue, which is probably why I find it tolerable - just like chartreuse, which is close to yellow, and evergreen, which is close to a navy blue-black.  And maybe I am subliminally influenced because I love all things mint flavored - pasta with mint and peas, peppermint and chocolate ... Graeter's mint chip, before the color changed.

Badgley Mischka S11 and where it all started - Chanel F09

Costello Tagliapietra and Dennis Basso S11


Doo.Ri and Frank Tell S11

Jil Sander S11 and Juan Carlos Obando F11

Rodarte and Versace S11

 This color appears often with white for this spring season - and looks amazing when "barely there".  For fall, chocolaty reds provide a striking contrast.  Pale pinks and blacks are also interesting against mint, aquamarine, or sea foam greens.


  1. if you're willing to make another step (leap) into the colour green, I think solestruck has a nice supply of pastely minty green shoes from jc, but that is indeed a very big step

  2. I have indeed seen those ... and that is the exact shade that I love. Man that would be awesome to have one in each color.

  3. i'm proud of you Rachel! you'll be wearing Kelly Green in no time... hah I JOKE

  4. HAHAHA that is still the one shade I despise. Though someday ... I will get there. :)


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