Chante Nakapaahu

Breaking from Black

Posted: 08.11.2014

Black.Black.Black. It's always wrapped around my body. So lately, I've been trying to break away from black. Don't get me wrong... I love it. The way it makes me feel-mysterious, sultry, and most importantly vampy.

The first colour I began experimenting with was red. It's a powerful colour that demands respect, but at the same time commands a certain level of come hither-ness. Since that experiment, I've gotten really comfortable with the colour red and can comfortably say, "I own that shit!"

From red, I moved on to the current trend of mono-white and pastel colours. Trying out the pastel colours was the scariest experimental palette, because I always associated pastels with "preppy-goody-two-shoes" style. While wearing the pastels, I kept the preppy look at bay, by wearing the darkest lipstick that I own! This actually gave my look more of an edgy flair and completely made me feel more comfortable. Wearing mono-white, actually evoked the same emotions as wearing all black--mysterious, sultry, and vampy.

Like many women, I fear the unknown side of style. But unlike many women, I challenge my style fears (I recommend all men and women giving it a try!). From this mentality to challenge, I am continuously finding new styles and most importantly new outfits. A word from the wise--beware of the colours that make you look sallow. Sallow is the colour your skin changes when you become ill. The colours that bring forth this nasty tinge on my skin tone are: salmon, mustard, olive green, forest green, many variations of purple, and any kind of orange! Experiment so you know your colours!

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