With a hue like a sunset captured in a glass, this aperitif is all but destined for sipping while day fades into night. Adding to its cocktail-hour allure, it's only a hair more complicated to make than a gin and tonic. After adding a splash each of zippy limoncello and bittersweet Luxardo Aperitivo to the classic combination, swirl it all together with a swizzle stick (or a spoon) and plop in a grapefruit twist — that's it! The result: a drink that's only complex in taste. Keep reading for the intoxicating recipe.
Back in the day, the color orange was saved for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but thanks to brands like J.Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera, the once unpopular hue is now bigger than ever. The latest installment on the virtual shelves highlights chic skirts from J.Crew, bold printed tops from Etro, and romantic maxis from ASOS. Basically, there's a style for everyone. Style tip: make sure to accessorize your citrus look with neutral accessories for a chicer appeal. From sweet tangerine to poppy orange, shop our top 13 picks below.
Left to right: J. Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera.
Nothing says Summer quite like a heavy dose of bright color. So today, we're taking you to Kirna Zabete in New York City, where we styled a bright orange asymmetrical top by 3.1 Phillip Lim three totally different ways. Whether you want to pair it with a white circle skirt for brunch, leather shorts for a night out, or jeans for running errands, watch today's episode to see how to style orange for a variety of different occasions! On Allison McNamara: Thakoon dress.
To honor all the fabulous women in film at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Calvin Klein threw a huge bash at Villa St. George last night, and attendees Shailene Woodley, Diane Kruger, and Jessica Chastain all wore Calvin Klein frocks in various shades of orange. Shailene chose a sleeveless salmon knee-length dress, Diane stunned in a cleavage-revealing coral number, and Jessica was minimal chic in her longsleeve bright coral minidress. As you can see from these stunning ladies, orange is a hue that looks good on various skin tones, so don't be afraid to try it out for yourself. To get that south-of-France orange glow at home, shop like pieces below!
Barring Halloween and Syracuse fanfare, orange doesn't typically make our daily wardrobe palette rotation. But that's all about to change. Given designers' affinity for the bold hue for both Spring '12 and Fall '12, it's time we make a serious case for orange. We've pulled on-trend looks from the likes of Burberry, Victoria Beckham, and Milly to help us colorblock the season's It color with a cool contrast. Three words: orange and blue. Whether it be a sleek pumpkin-tinged overcoat worn with embellished royal blue pumps or a soon-to-be-released Marni for H&M orange-and-blue frock, there's more than a handful of chic ways to wear this brightly matched duo. Click through to see which Spring '12 runways featured it, which celebs are wearing it, and how you can translate this color combo into your own everyday look.
Back in December, I reported on Pantone's new color of the year. Pantone, the global authority on color, helps to determine the color direction for interior design, fashion, cosmetics, and graphic design every year with its choice of color. This year, the color is Tangerine Tango, a vibrant shade that will add energy to any space where it's introduced. I've rounded up 11 different wallpapers that riff on this shade, some keeping it more muted, while others going big and bold. See if you can find a favorite pattern when you keep clicking.
August can be a tricky time in terms of decorating: we're trying to squeeze the last bits of inspiration out of the bright, warm days of Summer, but as September approaches, our thoughts can't help but turn to Fall colors. Orange is the perfect color to help bridge the gap between seasons; the vibrant, citrusy hue simultaneously evokes warm Summer days and crisp autumn afternoons. And it's surprisingly versatile — if you know what to pair it with. Read on for five perfect complements for this chameleon color.
Then, over the weekend at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, Fergie opted to get in on the action with a neon orange version of the shade, while Leelee Sobieski's blue eyes popped surrounded by a pretty pumpkin hue at an event yesterday. With brands like Estée Lauder featuring an intensely orange shade in its collection and heavy eye makeup looks gaining momentum in general, I'm sure we'll be seeing more bold, runway-style shadows coming our way. Will you be wearing the look?