Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not all pink is created equal

This week, Secretary Clinton created a video announcement of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnerships Initiative. She wore pink:

I admit, it's been a while since we talked about blondes wearing pink. It's time to talk about it again.

As I said before, pale pink can be very difficult to carry off if you have fair coloring. Secretary Clinton was right to pair this pale pink jacket with something darker.


This neon pink is much too saturated for her. We've essentially gone too far in the other direction. Now instead of looking pale, she's swallowed up by the color, even with highly defined makeup that was probably intended to counteract the effect.

It's also too much to have a ruffled neckline AND a droopy, sheer pocket square. It's so soft it starts to look costume-y, which she surely wasn't going for.

Perhaps she would have been better served by something like this:

Pink but not too pink