I have been on the hunt for a suitable shade of Tangerine and it’s no easy feat. My skin colour has yellow undertones and I am not fair. Any shades that has yellow undertones are big nono because they will rob off all glow away from me! So I am more particular about the shade rather than the material this time round. So why Tangerine? It is one of the featured in Pantone’s Fashion Colour for Spring 2012 which we had to use for the Pantone Challenge. Initially I planned to use french dior in starfish from my stash, or to buy a really lovely piece of cotton lace in cockatoo. However, since Tangerine is crowned the colour of the year, it gives me additional months to embrace such spirited colour (Pantone, 2012).
I knew I want a sleeveless midi dress the very moment I saw the colour and touched the fabric. I don’t want a plain boring bodice so I picked Colette’s Sorbetto with a pleat down the center front, and drafted a V-neck for the back for a change. The skirt is a rectangle skirt, which is very useful when you want something horribly simple, yet un-plain.
The boss told me it’s peach skin but I doubt so because it is not ‘furry’ to the touch. Besides the lack of ‘fur’, it is very much like the fabric is used for my red toga. No need to line, weighty and breathable! Best part is that it costs only SGD3 (or is it SGD4)/metres at Arab Street.
To cut the long story short, I chose Sorbetto with the panel down centre front so that I can install my buttons and it was a tough choice between the vintage Marc Jacobs inspired boutons or the cute wooden Eiffel. Now that I’m experiencing Europe/France withdrawal syndrome, it is no longer difficult to decide!