Friday, 19 April 2013

Pink Cat

Seeing as 'Pink' is now associated with 'Friday' and today happens to be Friday...

... I guess I could do another blog post.


I'm a huge animal lover. Dying cats - dying any animal for that matter - is unnecessary and kinda cruel, but the idea of a pink cat makes me happy!

Check out this tee from Chiara Fashion, I just love it..."

- Jade Rose

Hm. What would I wear it with?

... probably black skinny jeans, pastel pink or cream quilted ballet pumps - like these Pam Jenkins ones (pic below), a black choker, either plain or with a drop cat pendant - like this one on eBay (pic below), and if I had one, a black denim jacket. Maybe a silver bracelet but I wouldn't want to overdo it.

HEY look at this pink cat graphic!

OMG - it looks like a cross between a pink Evee and a Vulpix Pokémon!!

Primark Logo Tees Trail

Couple of weeks-verging-on-months ago, I had myself a bit of Pink Spotting and -cough- conveniently found myself in Primark.

It's a bold pink tee with rolled-up sleeves and a white 'DORK' printed on the front. It stuck in my head for a long time because I'd debated whether or not to get it for ages. Horror of horrors, I decided against.

It was unique - pro.
I probably would wear it - con.
I had a denim skirt from New Look to wear it with - pro.
No pink double-upper All Star converses to wear it with - con.

- Top: New Look Denim Skirt, Below: Double Upper Converses on eBay -

I think my main reason for liking it was that it was pink, because otherwise I'm not a fan of the labelling. On one hand, I see that it's supposed to be empowering, and that's cute.

But on the other hand, these are stereotypes. What's more, they're stereotypes that still cause problems for people. People who are actually called 'dorks', 'nerds' and 'geeks' must face hell, and people who wear these tees may just be wearing them for the fun or it (or because some of them are cool) so in that way it's hard to see the humour in these.

To further prove my point - if I wore that 'DORK' top with a denim skirt, pink double upper converses, black 40 denier tights, a pink ribbon in my hair, a heart stud in my ear and huge 'Geek Glasses'... maybe I would actually look good or cute instead of like a dork. Maybe cute in a dorky way...? But I'd have to be wearing a Marvel jacket or something.

There are other tees in various colours, including labels such as 'Mathlete', 'What Ever', 'Epic', and so on. 'DORK' is my favourite for obvious reasons.

... oh? Not so obvious? Well, it's pink...

- P.S. Not my pictures. -

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Colour Pink

The Colour Pink.

Pink is for the loving, the tender, the affectionate. Pink is for lovers. It is for the passionate too.

Pink is for baby girls, for baby boys whose mothers think they look cute, for girls who don't want to grow up or are growing up too fast, for embarrassed boys, for mature ladies who use shades of pink to show their angel or succubus personas, for all that is feminine, for women, girls, ladies, queens, princesses, ladettes, tomboys, and for men who don't give a f***.

Pink is when the passion of red meets the purity of white, pink is self-worth, beauty, good health and life. Pink is romantic, intimate, comforting, nurturing.

Pink is for winter mittens, for clubbing heels, for scarves, for skirts, dresses, and hairbands. Pink is for roses, lips, nails, smart shirts, funky ties, Pink Lady apples, rose quartz crystals, for the Hammersmith and City line.

Pink is for everything strawberry, raspberry or cherry flavoured: Yeo Valley yoghurts, Carte D'or ice creams, Extra chewing gum, Chupa Chups lollipops, Starburst, Pocky, milkshakes,  the pink Haribo milk bottles, Yazoo, Nesquik.

Pink is for the cute, the innocent, the naïve, the adorable, the Kawaii. Pink is for Shōjo manga.

Pink is for spring, for love, for flamingos, for cotton candy, for marshmallows, for pigs, for Percy Pig and Reversy Percy sweets, for Peppa Pig, for numb fingers, for blushing rosy cheeks, for Kello Kitty, for dawn and dusk, for the Pink Panther, for doodle hearts and flowers and the gel pens they're drawn with, for the Pink Power Ranger, for seashells, for Amy Rose the hedgehog, for ribbons, for Princess Peach.

Pink is for BARBIE. (But... more for Princess Peach.)

Pink is for P!nk, Mary Kay's Pink Cadillac, Breast Cancer, Nicki Minaj and Pink Friday, for Beyonce's Check On It video, for Mean Girls, leotards and tutus, for the organs inside of us all, for the tongues of cats and dogs.

Pink is for Rosé, for diluted Ribena-from-concentrate, for Turkish Delight, for icing on birthday cakes, for raw fish - for the tender salmon and prawns - for beetroot stains on a plate (purple, really), for the Strawberry Dream fondant-filled chocolate in a box of Cadbury's Roses - likewise, for the Vanilla Fudge in a box of Quality Street, for Walkers Prawn Cocktail crisps, for sprinkles and Hundreds & Thousands on cookies and cupcakes.

Pink, disguised as magenta, fuchsia, cerise, coral , weak reds and feeble purples.

Pink, embellished as baby pink, hot pink, bright pink, neon pink, dark pink, light pink, pastel pink, cherry blossom pink, lavender pink, queen pink, pale pink, deep pink.

This list is ever expanding.

May I introduce Queen Of Pink, mascot and Sovereign of our little haven here. I call her Jade Rose.

Whoever you are, wherever you have come from, whatever your issues or troubles are, leave it at the door. You do not have to pretend to be anything here, just be open-minded. Pink can be whatever you want it to be, and is only childish or girly if you allow it to be.

Love pink or hate pink, pink appears in every part of our life, so pink up, pink on, and get PINK'd.