UltraViolet for 2018

“I just wanna drive ‘til I run out of highway into the purple sky!” Kid Rock had the right mindset when writing his lyrics

 

During these chaotic and charged times, the country and its citizens need to think about things that make them happy and reflect on the fact that there is still good to be had in this world.

Colors have a way of setting the mood for different areas in life and Pantone recognizes that our moods are sometimes swayed by the colors we surround ourselves with. After much research and analyses, Pantone officially declared the color of the year to be Ultraviolet. This is a color that intrigues with its hybrid, mysterious nature. You can even associate it with the seventh chakra where the human meets the divine.

According to their instagram, “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple share, Ultraviolet communicated originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us to the future.”

It is this color that sets the tone for the trending colors for the spring and summer of 2018. Included in this list is:

Lavender – In keeping with the purple hues, lavender is a color that will dominate the whole summer season. It is romantic yet elegant. The color can be worn on a masculine suit or a light garment that gets billowy and ethereal with every step.

Rapture Rose – is the full, princess-like, intense shade of pink. Capturing the dream of royalty, this pink can be combined with sheer, light fabrics.

Sky Blue –  a classic color that reminds you of a serene sky and fluffy clouds. This color looks great on mid or full-length dresses.

Light Green – Green makes its return for summer 2018. This time, however, with a delicate and fresh nuance. Wear it with a pantsuit or a silk long sleeved dress?

Military Green – considered now as a neutral hue, just like beige, military green often ‘breaks’ elegant or sporty looks on military style pieces. But the most important way it is worn is from head to toe by a modern woman who faces the urban jungle everyday.

Milk White – a full and warm hue, this hue has nothing to do with optical white which is much cooler and cyber-like. This shade was spotted on light, natural materials on garments created for an exotic journey.

Chocolate Brown – brown is a color that never goes out of style. Intense and enveloping, it is impossible to resist this shade. Almost as impossible as it is to resist a chocolate covered strawberry.

Yellow – Think of Uma Thurman in Tarantino’s Kill Bill. The same shade of her tracksuit is the same vibrant and energizing tone of yellow making a comeback for 2018. This year, yellow is the complementary color of purple.

Tomato Red – When is red not a bold color?! A totally bold and entrancing hue, wear it with ample dresses, voluminous cocktail dresses or sophisticated pajama suits.

2018 will be a year that sees many comebacks for the fashion world and many changes for our country. Remember, that our mood is swayed by the colors we surround ourselves with. So in the words of the always eccentric Kid Rock, Let’s all just drive ‘til we run out of highway into the purple sky.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple share, Ultraviolet communicated originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us to the future.

A unique shop with some stylish threads

by Oscar Castillo

We all have that one small shop in town that’s close to our hearts. Usually, these carry items or a service that can be found nowhere else in Laredo. This is the case for Nook. Nook at 909 specializes in children’s clothing. However, one glance at the wares will reveal that the styles and looks in this shop are a bit more special.

Nook focuses classic and traditional Spanish and European clothing. These include styles for children from ages 0 to 12, and include articles such as dresses, shoes, bows, socks, shirts, skirts, sweaters, pajamas, and much more for both boys and girls. However, the store also features fine jewelry and accessories for Mom such as handbags and other gifts. Browse through their selections of candles, home accessories, jewelry, and diffusers.

For fans of Nook, there are good news on the horizon as the shop is expanding. Though they will retain their signature looks and styles, there will soon be more options to choose from. Daniela Fernandez Cardenas, owner at Nook, states that the shop wishes to expand its repertoire to also feature more everyday looks and articles apart from their customary clothing lines. They also wish to promote lines with more accessible prices and brands.

Nook has been at it for more that four years and a half, so an upgrade was definitely due. Expect the same quality that Nook is known for, but with more variety. This nook is not so little anymore. Visit Nook at 1202 east Del Mar to find out what’s new in stock and to find that perfect gift.

Nook at 909 specializes in children’s clothing; Daniela Fernandez Cardenas, owner at Nook; the shop focuses classic and traditional Spanish and European clothing. These include styles for children from ages 0 to 12.