So you probably read the title of this blog post and thought, “what is that?” You wouldn’t be alone, but Millennial Pink is actually all around you, and some are even calling it the colour that defines our generation.
It’s as though the universe is working on a timer. The 1st of December rolls around, and suddenly it’s High Summer. It’s as though a switch is thrown, and people shift their attitudes and their lifestyles. The swimmers come out, it becomes socially acceptable to subsist off acai bowls, ice cream and smoothies, and everyone heads for a location where you can maximise the weather opportunities.
I am a lychee fiend. I grew up in tropical North Queensland, where farmers would sell bulging bags of the fruit on the side of the road. For the six weeks or so a year that lychees are in season, I can almost feel callouses forming on my fingers from the amount of lychee skins I peel. I’m often rapped over the knuckles by my Dad for being so greedy. But there is no better feeling that sitting in the hot sun, with a huge bowl between your knees, juice dripping all over your chin and hands, and that burst of sweetness on your tongue when you first pierce the skin of the fruit.
Fun fact about me: I’m a ballet teacher. I mostly work with elite girls between 14 and 18, who have left school to study ballet full-time in the hopes of having a career in an international company. I also teach younger children after school and on the weekend… so it adds up to quite a few hours in the studio.
I should really be padding out my winter wardrobe at this time of year. In a few weeks I’ll be in Sydney (which is significantly colder than where I live), and I’ll be needing scarves, boots and knitwear.
You all know how passionate I am about colours, and when you see something like the outfit I’m wearing in today’s post, is it any wonder why? How could you possibly wear an outfit that looks like it was woven from sunshine and marigolds, and not be happy?
There a few things that I will just keep going back to: floral prints, delicate jewellery, bows, pink, and gingham.