PINK CAN BE

What color is pink?


It can be nearly white or very close to purple. It can come in a rosy hue,  magenta, or riddled with lavender. Babies are pink, but some are brown. I was fish-belly white. My son was blue and they had to keep him in a “cooker” for two days before I could hold him. Blue is not a good baby color.

When I was growing up, my Aunt Kate — who worked at Bonwit-Teller and thought I deserved some “special” clothing — bought fabric and had a suit made for me. It was a very soft wool from France and it was hot pink. It was a classic Chanel-type suit, something that belonged in a fashion show. It fit me to absolute perfection and I loved it. When I wore it, my “mates” looked t me as if I had two (maybe three?) heads.

The moral of the story is high-fashion clothing is not at its best on a 15-year-old high school girl. But oh, what a glorious suit it was! And what wouldn’t I have done to own it a few years later!

13 thoughts on “PINK CAN BE”

  1. Nice selection of photo’s 🙂

    Pink is an interesting colour! Ever seen pink in a rainbow?? When i see what i consider to be a true spectrum of diffracted white light (from ultra violet to infra red) i can’t find any pink!? I generally think of pink as being some combination of red and white pigment but if you shine white light on a red object it just stays red!? Weird… but can be pretty 🙂

    love.

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    1. I’m sure it is since it isn’t one of the ‘basic’ colors. Mostly, it’s “officially” faded red, but it can be much more. Faded mauve or magenta or really, a variation of purple with a hint of red. It’s probably one of the most varied colors because it isn’t really a color, but a combination.

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    1. Thank you. That started as a used dress in a second hand store. The dress would never fit anyone I knew, but I really liked the fabric. so I bought it and sent it to a doll dressmaker I knew and she made two dresses from it, one for MY doll and another for hers. A great little purchase 🙂 And an amazing piece of dressmaking. She created the pattern, too.

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    1. It was the color that made it so memorable. It was the beginning of “hot” colors in the fashion world. My high school had NOT caught on yet, so the suit was way ahead of its time … by maybe two years? Also, it fit so beautifully.

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