Our question to YOU is:  How will you rock it?  Red Sicilian wine makes me happy, so I’m a huge fan of this luscious tone. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute.   We’ve already considered a million ways to make Marsala delicious – and I don’t mean chicken.  Thought seriously, chicken marsala is so delicious!  And another serious note:  food and fashion are very good friends.

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Pantone’s timing is perfect for those seeking gifts for our on-trend friends.  This decadent shade is warm, inviting, and incredibly sexy.  The lush undercurrent brownish hints of chocolate pomegranate made me want to lick my shade swatch.  I’m serious.

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But back to fashion.  There are some gorgeous items which are ready to wear, and have everyone complimenting your fashion-forward wardrobe.  “It has a richness that lends sophistication. When you wear it’s it is a self-fulfilling prophecy—you’ll find you get positive reactions form others and it builds up your confidence.” Eisman explains.

ANN TAYLOR COAT

Ann Taylor Structured Sweater Coat, $228 Photo: www.AnnTaylor.com

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Burberry #Marsala

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dune Generation www.Sephora.com

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Dune Generation
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Amazing (faux) snakeskin and velvet loafers for a steal ($30) from H&M Source: sustenanceandstyle.com

Amazing (faux) snakeskin and velvet loafers for a steal ($30) from H&M
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Sephora is getting ready to release its Marsala Layering Lip Collection and Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio, available December 2014.

Sephora is preparing to release Marsala Layering Lip Collection & Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio, available December 2014.

“This hearty-yet-stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors,” states Eiseman.

Home decor items for your marsala integration needs! www.popsugar.com

Home decor items for your marsala integration needs!
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And as always, if you’re not ready to jump right in, accessories are always ready and waiting for you to dip your toe into the marsala waters.  EVERYONE will look gorgeous in this earthy shade.  It will bring out the best in every skin tone.

Victoria Beckham, Marsala color of spring 2015

Victoria Beckham, Marsala color of spring 2015

While I am a huge fan, this year’s choice has been met with the usual naysayers.  There are some rather comedic responses to marsala.  Gizmodo.com says:  “Obviously, there’s plenty we can read into the choice. Here are a few select words from the internet’s analyses today: “Farm-to-table cuisine, bushy-but-coiffed beards.” Kylie Jenner’s lipstick of choice. “The exterior of a car or a bit of jewelry evoking the 1950s.” “Olive Garden” and “ordering Tampax in bulk.” For us, it’s just boxed wine.”

We still say: “HAVE FUN WTH IT!”   I look forward to the Pantone release every year, and this 2015 hue is no exception.  It’s yummy, and I can’t wait to rock it.  So… back to the original question:  how will YOU rock it this year?

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