“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. It’s menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white.”
― Mary Hogan, Pretty Face
I thought the above quote was incredibly raw, passionate and true. Red is everything but indifferent, shy or indecisive. It’s always an extreme. Extreme happiness, in the case of representing love or extreme violence in the case of spilled blood. At times when we’ve experienced such an intensity of feelings it does send us running towards something neutral like the color white. In a way red represents life, there is good and there is bad but it makes life worth living.
I must confess, that I found this quote after putting together my outfit, however I was moved by this quote and decided I had to share it. I was inspired to wear a red dress because it’s classic, elegant and timeless. Also, like I mentioned, red is never indifferent. I guarantee that if you wear a red dress you will not go unnoticed. This may or may not be something you want, I’ll leave that choice up to you :-).
I hope you have a wonderful day!
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