Pantone has announced that its Color of the Year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. I don’t know how they decide these things, but consider me on board!
I never liked orange, but my attitude towards the color was transformed with the acquisition of my beloved Balenciaga Arena Covered City bag a few months before I left Singapore in 2010. I’ve come to realize how many tangerine accessories I’ve picked up since then. I acquired most of my orange faves last year, making tangerine something of a personal Color of the Year for 2011.
Clockwise from top left: big plastic beads from Les Puces de St-Ouen in Paris; leather cuff from the Ortakoy Sunday market in Istanbul; T’boli tribal beaded necklace, a find of my Mom’s from the Salcedo market in Makati; and of course, my beloved Balenciaga bag (which has since met an unfortunate accident at the evil black end of a Sharpie. Oh, my heart!).
Not quite tangerine, but somewhere in the neighboring vicinity (mandarin, perhaps?), is one of my more… adventurous accessories. I give you the detachable collar, as seen on Man Repeller.
Between tangerine and mandarin, collar and cuff, bag and beads, I guess this makes me pretty much covered for 2012!