Although it feels like months, we are almost two weeks into the Las Vegas Lockdown.
Our Governor set a 30 day closure on all non-essential businesses as of noon on March 18th (although my freelance jobs started cancelling about a week before that). Casinos closed for the first time in HISTORY! Yes, for the first time in it’s 75 year plus gaming history Las Vegas casinos went dark. I never thought I would see that! The roads are empty, hair salons, malls and bars have all closed their doors. Schools are vacant and lines to get supplies are insane at places like Target and COSTCO.
At first I was checking my phone and the news every hour for updates on the state of things but now I have limited myself to a once a day update because it was causing too much stress and anxiety. I wash my hands like a fiend, douse myself in hand sanitizer, wear rubber gloves if I have to run to the store (I don’t have a mask because you can’t find them anywhere) and open any packages outside then spray the contents with Lysol before bringing them inside.
This is our crazy new normal and we have to settle into it for awhile.
Settling into the new normal doesn’t mean sinking into a bra-less life of no-makeup and a curated collection of lounge sets- although the ads on my Instagram feed would have you thinking otherwise. Seriously, is anyone else’s feed a who’s who of ads for sweatpants and lounge set manufacturers?
I think we all need a little escape from the “Rona” and what better escape than fashion! This week I want to do a little fashion-psychology experiment and I need your help!
My fashion color challenge is to see how color affects your mood this week.
Artists, fashion and interior designers have long believed that color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions.
“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” -Pablo Picasso
Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, manage stress levels and even influence physiological reactions. Certain colors have been associated with increased blood pressure, increased metabolism, and eyestrain.
I want you to pick a different color to wear each day for the next five days and let me know how each made you feel.
MONDAY wear YELLOW: This is the happiest of all the colors and stimulates joy.
TUESDAY wear BLUE: This is the color of truth and wisdom. It has a calming effect and is linked to intellect. It’s also the most stable color which makes you feel grounded.
WEDNESDAY wear GREEN: This color denotes freshness, safety and harmony. A feeling of being at one with nature.
THURSDAY wear PURPLE: Purple reminds people of royalty and luxury. It’s also the color of magic. This will give you that dash of “extra” you’ve been missing since the lockdown.
FRIDAY wear ORANGE: Orange is a color of stimulation and enthusiasm. Orange is a nice mix of red’s passion and yellow’s joy. Research has found that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an energizing effect, and stimulates brain activity.
Take my Fashion Color Challenge and then DM me or tag me with your outfits on INSTAGRAM I want to know how these colors made YOU feel!
Stay Healthy and Stay HOME my friends!
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