Remember, in the 80s and early 90s, when exercise was all about aerobics so you’d go and be in these outfits and then dance around to music and you looked ridiculous, but everyone looked ridiculous in unison? No, seriously though, it happened. It still happens some places in New Jersey. (I’m not mocking Jersey, I love Jersey, and part of what I love about it is that some things never changed. These are often things that are dear to me, which is why I love them instead of thinking WTF why won’t they just change already?!?!)
Anyway, rocking out is almost as important as standing around trying to look like you’re doing something so that the crazed instructor at the front of the room won’t scream at you. What? You didn’t have those kind of aerobics instructors? Clearly your workout was not going to be effective.
NB: I am a HUGE dork. I dork out over the oddest things. I know that, I’ve accepted that, and I’ve moved on. If you don’t want to read about my dorkiness over color names, the styling credits are at the bottom of the page, and more pics can be found on Flickr.
I had an interesting experience styling this (and the next) color for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge. So, I had mentioned before that part of the fun of the challenge for me was seeing what different people came up with given a color name. Another part of the fun is seeing how different designers interpret different color names. For this color (Melon) and for the next color (Apricot), the item is called salmon by their individual designers. My interest in this is philosophical/linguistic in an abstract way, but also – how cool is it that two designers call a color one thing, but they happen to match two different colors (close to each other) in the challenge – in a row?!
Ok, I think I’m over that now.
Bodysuit: Emery – Body Lycra Jeane (Salmon)
Tights: Ducknipple – tights from Snabble outfit
Legwarmers: League – Merino Legwarmers (Taupe)
Belt: Fri.day – Cinch.Belt (Black)
Sneakers: INDI Designs – Olivieri Sneakers (White)
Skin: Curio – Airhead Dream 2 (Petal)
Hair: TRUTH – Lacey (Marmalade)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Tired Lilac
Pose: Olive Juice
52 Weeks of Color – Melon