Pantone Announces 2018 Color of the Year Their Pick is Ultra Violet!

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Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

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I.  Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year.  According to Pantone’s website, the Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.  It goes on to state that “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence.”

II.  Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

 

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone has selected dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade of Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year because it communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Pantone describes it best when it proclaims that “Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

III.  Ultra Violet On the Runway

During past seasons, Ultra Violet has made its way to the fashion runways.  I am certain there are other examples, but these were the ones that immediately came to mind when Pantone announced Ultra Violet as their 2018 Color of the Year.

Carolina Herrera Ultra Violet Dress
Carolina Herrera // Spring/Summer 2018 Collection // Photo by Vogue.com

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Alberta Ferretti // Fall/Winter 2013 // Photo by Vogue.com

YSL Fall 2010

Saint Laurent // Fall/Winter 2010 // Photo by Vogue.com

IV.  One Last Thought

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The Ultimate Guide to Fashion & Beauty Podcasts The Most Up-to-Date Fashion & Style Podcasts on iTunes

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If you are like me, you love listening to podcasts to get the latest fashion and beauty news, tips, product launches, and whatever else is going on in our part of the world.  I’ve located some of the most current podcasts on iTunes and listed them below with a short description.  Happy Listening!

MODTV Fashion Video Podcast
MODTV® Fashion Video Podcast takes you backstage inside the world of style at fashion week in Paris, London, Milan, New York. Get an all-access VIP pass with the world’s top supermodels, fashion designers, photographers and hair and makeup beauty pros.

Pop Fashion
Former vintage store owner Lisa Rowan and fashion stylist Kaarin Vembar discuss fashion news, pop culture, and questions about business and creativity.

American Fashion Podcast
American Fashion Podcast is a fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories through long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business.

Fat Mascara
Hosts (and friends!) Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein turn up the volume and bring you the big, juicy, world of beauty on their weekly podcast. With day jobs as beauty editors, Jess & Jenn are plugged in to the industry’s latest news and share their inside access along with candid stories of their beauty adventures, from celebrity interviews and freaky new facials to miracle products and epic beauty fails.

The Beauty Brains
We’re cosmetic scientists who answer your beauty questions. We explain what the chemicals used in cosmetics really do, how products are tested, and what all the advertising really means. Listen to us and you’ll be a smarter beauty consumer!

The Style Success Podcast
The Style Success Podcast is a show hosted by Image & Wardrobe Consultant, Mallory Sills. Helping women increase confidence, credibility and developing their own personal style is Mallory’s mission. Tune in to learn Mallory’s unique insight on the style and beauty world as she shares her knowledge and passion.

The Beauty Biz Show
A highly-sought after industry expert and licensed celebrity esthetician, Lori is the owner of Spa 10 in Southern California, and is the President and Founder of the Esthetician Mentor™, a business dedicated to helping beauty business owners around the world fill their appointment book, increase their profits and break through to the 6-figure mark. Quoted as “Top Celebrity Esthetician” by Guthy-Renker and labeled a ‘Beauty Guru’ by ExtraTV.com, she is the creator of The Beauty Biz Show with Lori Crete and is on the editorial advisory board for Skin Inc. Magazine.

Breaking Beauty Podcast
Behind every bestselling beauty product, there’s a good story. Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Each month, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story.

Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror is a weekly podcast about the beauty routines and philosophies of remarkable women from all walks of life. Each week, we interview a different woman – including chefs, fashion designers, and farmers – about their favorite beauty products. Prepare to learn something new in each episode, from the proper way to apply Retin-A to recipes for DIY herbal tinctures. We release a new episode every Thursday.

The Emma Guns Show
Each week beauty journalist and presenter Emma Gunavardhana chats to a beauty industry insider; from skincare experts, make-up artists, fellow beauty editors, bloggers, beauty junkies – you name it.

Where Brains Meets Beauty
The influential people who make the beauty industry dynamic and exciting.

Fashion Hags
Abby, Evan and Katie talk runway, magazines, designers, movies, art – all things fashion and how much it can drive us nuts.

All Things Beauty
Some say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder..” For us, beauty is in the hands of our hosts! Welcome to All Things Beauty, where we deliver the latest in makeup, haircare, and fashion trends that fit your daily style and monetary budget!

Beauty is Your Business
A show about BEAUTY + TECH featuring discussion of recent news, useful in-depth interviews with industry notables, and commentary about business and technology in the beauty industry. Hosted by industry experts and brand founders and executives.

Fast Fashion: The Podcast Experience from WhatRUWearing
Feed your fashion fix with carefully curated convos that move from the catwalk into your headphones! Hosted by the irreverent, DePaul University Senior Mary Mel, Fast Fashion is not your mother’s podcast. Delivering content that resembles the group chats you have with your best friends, Fast Fashion is the go- to podcast for 20-somethings who want to be inspired, learn new tricks, and keep up with the latest trends across the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries.

Beauty Boss Podcast
Here on our podcast we interview some of the biggest names in the beauty business and peel back the curtain on their success so that we can extract solid advice that will help you, inspire you, make you laugh, maybe make you cry, who knows, the opportunity is endless.

Poised n Polished
Have you noticed we’ve somehow all started dressing the same? Let’s change that! Discover independent fashion and beauty brands and hear Esta Fiesta’s thoughts on current industry events.

Stylecast
It’s not reaching for the moon to want to have great style everyday. You don’t have to be super-rich or super-thin to be super-chic. This video podcast introduces short style lessons brought to you by wardrobe artist Aisha Jones that are designed to allow every woman to go from Plain Jane to Chic. Get real style advice for real people with real budgets.