Thursday, February 25, 2010

3 Color Club Spring 2010 Collections

I very recently got yet another VNS haul which included the three spring 2010 Color Club collections. I had just gotten two earlier CC collections that I’ve yet to delve into, but I’ve gotten very interested in this brand, and, well, it’s time for spring collections!!

I don’t know the stories behind the collections and can only base comments on the products in front of me. I’ve seen quite a few posts already on the Rebel Debutante collection, so I’m going to start with the other two and review the Rebel Debutantes last.

The Poptastic Collection is aptly named. It contains “Color that Pops!!” No fancy tag lines, no weird story lines….just color that pops!! And boy does it!! These pictures, obviously taken indoors, are super lame. The bright, high voltage neons only show wimpy ghosts of themselves in these pictures. Shame on me! Okay, sun, as soon as you’re back: it’s on!! The neon challenge of capturing these retina-searing colors---oh, it’s on!

The “Pardon My French” collection is “sheerly chic color hotter than a French kiss.” Hmm, hotter than a French kiss? These colors? Well, the palette is a very pretty one, with a barely there pink, a medium pink, a cantaloupe sherbet (what is this color, I really don’t know! It’s not peach, but is it orange?), and a powder blue, accompanied by three glitters. Does the French reference mean French manicure theme variations? Or is it just a nice collection of pale colors for layering? Well, I delved into this past weekend to find out, so this collection is the first to get posted and reviewed. 

Last, the “Rebel Debutante” collection, a nice collection of mostly subtle and neutral colors that are on trend and classic at the same time. Rebel Debutante contains “rebellious shades that go from classic to trendy …and break all the rules.” Huh? In what way do these colors break ANY rules? How are they rebellious? Pretty shades, yes. A nice, classic wardrobe of color to stand you in good stead, certainly. Rebellious??!

I think this collection would be a lot easier to appreciate without this rebellious debutante nonsense. Is the act of wearing fashion nail colors rebellious for a debutante? If a young woman nearing the age of making her debut wants to be rebellious, she’ll just tell her parents that she refuses to do it. Or, she’ll make sure by doing something super rebellious, like eloping her freshman year….even after the marriage is annulled, the damage is done, no debutante invitation for you, missy!

If you want to stick with the themes of high society and the young, fresh outlook of a woman of debutante age, why not “Modern Debutante?” The colors are classic yet trendy….she is doing her duty, pleasing her parents, and getting to go to a lot of fun parties while maintaining a sense of modern style that just doesn’t materialize with a traditional French manicure or some kind of super sheer pink. "Modern Debutante" is still kind of snoozy as a name, so perhaps jazz it up by calling it “Glam Debutante.” The collection may not be glam but it sure as hell ain't rebellious!! Sigh. Okay, I’ve rechristened it, I can go with Modern or Glam. Wait! Modern GLAMutante, that’s the ticket!

I look forward to trying the er Modern Debutante shades on, as they are very pretty and worthy shades, but as mentioned I'll do them last since I've already seen a lot of posts on them. First, the Frenchies, then the Poptastic, and winding it up with the Debby-tantes.

1 comment:

Lisa Kate said...

I can't wait for your review on the Pardon my French collection! I've been eyeing it, but haven't seen any swatches yet!

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