Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Color of the Day - Heliotrope

Heliotrope, 1894 – A woman who has naturally a good color in her cheeks and lips is rendered positively pallid-looking by a gown or hat in a dull-heliotrope tint. A light pinkish shade of this color would be much kinder to her; but at best heliotrope is an uncharitable hue, and unless one is quite sure of its becomingness, it is safest to avoid it.
Delineator, June 1894

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