Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Classy Green...

...Vert, Grønn, Zelen, Grün, 绿色, πράσινος, Verde...

For those of you who want to cool off and forget the summer for a while, and for those of us that want to enjoy the GREEN early spring to come ...
Para aquellos de ustedes que quieren refrescarse y olvidar el verano por un rato, y para los que queremos disfrutar anticipadamente de la VERDE primavera por venir...

There is a different shade of green in each season:  spring green, bright and fresh as new growth; summer green, grass and trees and gardens in full swing; autumn green, the deeper tones of moss and forest; green winter, the bleached out, toned down quiet of grey greens.
Hay un tono diferente de verde en cada estación del año: verde primaveral, brillante y fresco como los nuevos brotes; verde veraniego; césped, árboles y jardines en plenitud; verde otoñal, los tonos profundos del musgo y de los bosques; verde invernal, los más desteñidos, apagados y grisáceos verdes.

The Standard. Meatpacking District. New York.


One of the most versatile colors, GREEN can be happy and bright or grim and dim, or rich and enveloping.  It's the predominant color in nature, green's many shades are so adaptable that work with every color under the sun.
Uno de los colores más versátiles, el VERDE puede ser alegre y brillante, o severo y oscuro, o rico y envolvente. Es el color predominante en la naturaleza, y sus muchísimas tonalidades son tan adaptables que funcionan con cualquier otro color.



Keep seasons in mind when choosing a green colored clothing piece. Darker greens look best during Fall and Winter...
Mantén las estaciones del año en mente cuando elijas ropa de color verde. Los grises más oscuros se ven mejor durante el Otoño e Invierno...


Mr. Cool

...Light and "fresh" greens are best for sunny days. 
...Los verdes más livianos y "frescos" son mejores para los días soleados.



Although, darker greens like forest green or bottle green are perceived as more masculine, every shade of green has true coordination potential and is very original, so you can literally throw it on and go without worry!.
Aunque los verdes más oscuros como el verde bosque o botella se perciben como más masculinos, cada tono de verde tiene un verdadero potencial a la hora de combinar, y puede resultar muy original, así que puedes literalmente "tirártelo encima" ¡y salir sin preocuparte!.


Electric Cool Eye Shadow. Fashion Circuit. Eye Kelly Green. M.A.C. 
Eye Shadow Pro Palette. Bitter Vivid Green with Shimmer(Velvet). M.A.C.


Green eye shadow is stunning on both brown and green eyes. Unless you have the face and age of the model above, to make this style work, the key is MODESTY. Try putting on the green eye shadow first and then going over it with a rich brown. Then, at the height of your brow, put a shimmery metallic finish that’s so fashionable this season. This helps keep your make up modest and beautiful, while still letting a little green shine through.
La sombra para ojos verde es impactante tanto para ojos verdes como marrones. A no ser que tengas la cara y la edad de la modelo de arriba, para hacer que este estilo funcione, la clave es MODESTIA. Prueba colocarte sombra verde primero y después aplica sobre esta un marrón con cuerpo. Después agrega un acabado metálico a la altura de tus cejas. Con esto mantendrás todo bajo un bello marco de modestia, y dejarás entrever esa pátina verde tan de moda.



A great way to incorporate green into your wardrobe is using the power of accessories. A simple pair of green shoes (Ok, may be not so simple!) can be an easy way to add the trend into your wardrobe...
Una buena forma de incorporar verde a tu guardarropas es usando el poder de los accesorios. Un sencillo par de zapatos (Bueno, ¡a lo mejor no tan sencillo!) puede ser la manera de agregar esta tendencia a tu vestuario... 



...or maybe these bright green purses above...definitely head-turners!...
...o tal vez estos monederos verde brillante de arriba...¡definitivamente atraerás las miradas!...


María eugenia Espino. Photographer.


In architecture: there are green buildings...
En arquitectura: hay edificios verdes...


Musée du quai Branly. Paris. France


...and GREEN buildings...where the plantation can act as a natural air filter and providing real green color for the green design.
...y edificios VERDES...donde las plantaciones pueden actuar como un filtro natural de aire y como proveedor de verdor real para un diseño verde.



Green is one of the most versatile colors in a designer’s palette. Emerald, jade, apple or any of those brighter, livelier greens will work well in contemporary spaces or when decorating for a trendy, youthful look.
El verde es uno de las paletas más versátiles para un diseñador. Los esmeraldas, jade, manzana o cualquiera de esos tonos verdes vivos y brillantes trabajarán bien en espacios contemporáneos o cuando buscamos un aspecto joven y actual.





They also work very well as accent colors and will add a spark of energy and youth to a room.
También funcionan bien como acentos de color y le agregarán una chispa de energía y desenfado al ambiente.




Use small doses of bright green in an otherwise quietly colored room for a little zest...
Usa pequeñas dosis de un verde brillante en una habitación de tonos relajados para un levantarle el ánimo...



Darker green glass accessories would also work well mixing them with high-intensity colors of lime, chartreuse and acid green details, to enliven even the most dull room. 
Los oscuros accesorios verde botella también funcionan bien si los mezclamos con tonos intensos como el verde lima, "chartreuse" y demás de verdes ácidos, y llenarán de vida a cualquier espacio.


The Water Lily Pond. Claude Monet. 1899

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color...it inspired and inspires photographers, musics, poets, and artists all over the world...
El verde es el color de la naturaleza, la fertilidad, la vida. El verde de la hierba es el color más relajante...ha inspirado y sigue inspirando  a fotógrafos, poetas, músicos y artistas de todo el mundo...
"Nature won't be summoned to order and won't be kept waiting. It must be caught, well caught." Claude Monet
 "La naturaleza no puede ser sometida al orden y no puede dejarse esperando. Debe ser atrapada, bien atrapada." Claude Monet


And nature must be enjoyed, whenever you are in the last days of Summer, or on the warmer last days of Winter...
Y la naturaleza debe ser disfrutada, no importa si te encuentras en los últimos días del Verano , o en los más cálidos últimos días del Invierno...

When I think of green, I think about... whispers of rustling leaves, fresh blades of dewy grass, breathlessly sunny mornings, strolls through the greenest gardens and the sound of singing birds, followed by serene naps under a breezy foliage...
Cuando pienso en verde, pienso acerca de...susurros de hojas crujiendo, brotes frescos de hierba cubiertos de rocío, conmovedores y soleados amaneceres, caminatas por los jardines más verdes y el sonido de pájaros cantando, seguido por serenas siestas bajo la brisa del follaje. 



... languorous picnic luncheons in a fresh green background on favorite linens...And as day falls to night, romantic layered tables , topped with green herbs, baby arugula, tender asparagus...
...lánguidos almuerzos campestres en un entorno natural, verde y fresco sobre manteles de lino...y cuando el día va cayendo en noche, románticas mesas tendidas,adornadas con hierbas verdes, fresca rúcula , tiernos espárragos...



...suculent avocados, aromatic limes, and "mojito" or better, "pisco sour"...
...suculentas paltas, aromáticas limas, y "mojito" o mejor, "pisco sour"...




...Chairs awaiting company, laughter and lively conversation that spills into the starlit night...and then the return to home in a glamorous convertible, of course!...
...Sillas que esperan compañía, risas y animadas conversaciones que se extienden hasta que asoman las estrellas...y después un regreso a casa en un glamoroso convertible, ¡por supuesto!.


As you may have noticed the theme of these recent posts have been about color, weather, mood, and why not?... 
After all, seasons change. So do moods. New things come into our life and others go. But it's comforting to know the ones we prefer will always come back...
Como habrán notado la temática de esos últimos posteos siempre ronda en torno a color, clima y estado de ánimo, ¿y por qué no?...
Después de todo, las estaciones cambian. Y también los ánimos. Cosas nuevas se presentan en nuestras vidas y otras desaparecen. Pero es reconfortante saber que las cosas que preferimos siempre volverán...


So tell me: What season do you prefer?
Así que dime: ¿Qué estación del año prefieres?

Big hugs!
¡Abrazos!

Inés



PS: Of course if it isn't enough green already to you, you have green light to check here
PD: Claro que si no tuviste suficiente verde todavía, tienes luz verde para chequear aquí.





50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I need to add some green to my life!

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  2. Well, I lived in Miami for the last 8 years, so I can barely remember how the change of seasons used to affect me. The arrival of Spring is always pretty magical...As for the green, I like it more in food than in clothes, but it is a powerful color! Muchos besos guapísima!

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    1. Oh you are SO right, Elsa! Even in Miami, "Spring is always pretty magical!"
      Besitos, linda!

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  3. I think it's so important to experience seasonal changes as it parallels life. I need to consider adding more green to my wardrobe! It looks lovely paired with grey.

    xx
    Leslie

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    1. Leslie, I agree. It's so interesting to watch and experience that changes...Hmm
      Big hugs,dear!

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  4. Green is my favorite color, it's the color of my eyes! I'm craving those M.A.C eye shadows and a frozen mojito!
    Kisses

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    1. Beatrice, sounds lovely...Off to check them too!
      Hugs!

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  5. Me encanta el verde, es mi color favorito for ever <3
    Lo relaciono por supuesto con la naturaleza, la calma y la maternidad en el sentido más amplio de la palabra... tengo muchas poleras y accesorios verdes, y en mi casa, aunque no llega mucho el sol, me las arreglé para meter unas lindas plantitas que le dan vida a todas mis estancias :)
    En japonés es una de las palabras que más me gustan: MIDORI
    Saludos bella!

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    1. Ivonne, lo sospeché! jiji! Me encantó la palabra MIDORI...Gracias!
      Besitos!

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  6. Ines, this is fabulous! I'm loving your posts on color and you always seem to be right on target! Green is probably my favorite color…although I've also been dying for some fabulous outfits in turquoise for some reason! Almost every room in my house incorporates green…except for my bedroom, because I'm always trying to bring the outdoors in! These pictures are amazing and I can't wait for fall and see what is ahead for us in shades of green! Luckily, it goes well with my eyes! LOL! By the way, the Claude Monet picture simply makes me long for France and wish I was back touring his fabulous home and gardens again! Thanks for sharing this lovely post! Have a great week!

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    1. Caroyn, you are so lovely!!! Btw: I would totally go France too:)
      Kisses!

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  7. I adore green and you've posted so many inspiring photos here.

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  8. Cada día disfruto más con tu blig ya la maravilla de fotos que nos muestras!

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    1. Awwww ¡gracias! ¡Que bueno que te guste!
      Besitos!

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  9. Nice post...I like green.^^
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  10. Thanks,for your lovely comment on my blog.
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  11. you always manage to find the best pictures!! love this!

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  12. que fottos mas bonitas nos enseñas(: mencanta! un beso
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  13. Those outdoor photos are divine! I just realized I don't have any green in my wardrobe. I have a green office and green game room though. Interesting. xo

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    1. Debby, I was thinking about the same thing...I don't have any green in my wardrobe...le sigh!
      Big hugs!

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  14. These are the best green inspired images I've seen lately Ines......THANKS FOR SHARING!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca:) I am *blushing*.
      Kisses!

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  15. I love that Taylor Tomasi Hill photo, her looks, her red hair (<3) and the unexpected elements like the many layerings in white and different shades of green. And I love MAC green shadows. I agree with Rebecca, these are the best green inspired images I've seen lately!
    Kisses

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    1. Caroline, so true! She's so stylish!. Thanks!
      Hugs!

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  16. It's such an easy colour to live with as shown in your gorgeous selection of images. I'm drawn to shades of olive at the moment and have put it in my cream kitchen. I remember standing on the bridge in Monet's garden in Givergny - happy memories!
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    1. WOW..what an amazing experience, Miss b.! I'm totally jealous...C'est La Vie:)
      Kisses, dear!

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  17. Ines today i made a post about green ecofriendly culture. I guess i was in your mind or something!!!Anyway, i love green. It is a very strange colour and not everyone can handle it, but it is so excotic sometimes, especially the emerald, i cannot resist!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Margaret:) ...It was in my mind, particularly in the green architecture theme... I'm checking your post, darling!
      Big hugs!

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  18. I love your colour posts cause they're so insightful! You always highlight the beauty and spectrum of each shade with the most beautiful images and description! Green is amazing because there is such a range of shades. I think it's a colour I really need more of in my life. I prefer Spring and Fall the most.

    I'm doing a little better this week. Thanks for asking sweetie! Hope you're having an amazing week!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Awww thank you, Rowena:) I need more too!
      Big hugs, dear!

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  19. que bonitas imágenes¡¡ a mi el verde me encanta¡¡ aunque no siempre me favorece¡¡ mil besoss

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  20. Beautiful color post! Very inspiring! Bright green is one of the colors I wear most! Love it!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  21. Verde que te quiero verde!
    Muy bueno, cada vez mejores tus posts, me impresiona.

    Besotes,
    Ann.

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  22. I didn't like green, until now!. Wonderful photos.
    Kisses

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    1. Doreen..you are so funny - giggle:)
      Kisses

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  23. me encantaron : el convertible, el monet, los pantalones verdes y frescos para el verano, la arquitectura, la comida, etc... si, me encato el post.
    Besos!
    eA

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    1. La comida verde?, estás seguro?...este comentario podría costarte un par de cenas con espárragos...jeje!
      No te preocupes, amor!
      Besote

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  24. Amazing! Ines, you always capture the many different moods of a colour!

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  25. Ines, I love the way you describe green, especially when you said it makes you think of "whispers of rustling leaves' and "fresh blades of dewy grass."

    I used to say that summer was my favorite, but now I'm not so sure after an hour's worth of yard work! Just kidding, I still love summer. BUT I really am in love with Spring now that I've moved to a more humid climate.

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    1. Aww..thanks, Dannie:) I truly ADORE Spring too...
      Big hugs, sweetie!

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  26. Pues si tuviera que elegir una estación... sinceramente, me da igual... lo importante es que en cualquier estación del año me vaya genial en el instituto y que mi família tenga buena salud! Respecto a la hora de vestir, me gusta la primavera, lo veo todo más ponible

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  27. thanks for your comment and thanks for following me! i'm following you now! i love this post and also the blog :) xoxo, Joana
    beggingforfashion.blogspot.com

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