I remember consulting with image experts for a new branding campaign for an organization several years ago. Our logo and materials were all red and white and the consultants wanted us to add blue. I wanted to avoid using exploitative associations with the flag to attract support. The consultants explained that red, white and blue ad campaign color really had nothing to do with the flag, but with trying to draw both genders. Women are drawn to red and men to blue and it’s likely that our membership was 65% women was due as much to our color choices as our program. Well, that’s not true, there is a gender gap on social and economic policy, but adding blue did result in increasing the percentage of men in the organization to around 40%. I think that’s just wild that a color could do that, but I have to acknowledge that I am much more drawn to red than to blue – especially a rich cardinal red like this one in the adorable new blouse from Modern Gypsy which I have paired with an old pencil skirt from Ingenue.

I chose the chic and simple St. Tropez slingbacks from Lelutka for its lovely cardinal red.

I limited myself to bangles from Sigma and earrings from Creamshop as the blouse’s collar provided all the interest needed at the neckline.

The skin is from the soon-to-be-released Candy from PXL Creations with gorgeous red lips.  The hair is from Lelutka – the lovely Tallulah style.

***STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: Reel Expression
  • Skin: PXL Creations Candy SK SE Red L R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Hair: Lelutka Tallulah
  • Top: Modern Gypsy Chic Blouse Red Floral
  • Skirt: Ingenue Pencil Skirt
  • Shoes: Lelutka St Tropez Shoe
  • Jewelry: Creamshop Glam Earrings
  • Sigma Jewels Naomi Bangles R

One thought on “Red

  1. Bastet

    That’s funny, because earlier red was a masculine color and blue was considered feminine. Because red is dangerous and bold and blue is seen as submissive and calm color.

    I’m not sure at which point this all got upside down, but it must have been during the 20th century, maybe during/after WWII.

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