Thursday, April 30, 2009

Color of the Day - Absinthe

Absinthe, 1885 – The three new shades of green – cresson, chartreuse, and absinthe – have all a yellowish tint, and are consequently very trying to any complexions except those “whose red and white Nature’s own hand hath cunningly laid on.” These shades are mostly confined to millinery as yet, few being brave enough to appear in gowns of such trying hues.
Once a Month, September 15, 1885

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury