What's so Cool About Millennial Pink Anyway?
Pink. It's the color of most underwear, like that lace bra that creates crevices that never existed or those watermelon printed boxer briefs that flaunt Junior a little too well.
My eyes are up here, I promise!
Pink unites us all in the most intimate ways possible—be it in your fashion, choice of gourmet, playtime pal, or the color scheme of your favorite law film.
Elle was way ahead of our time.
It's no wonder the color withstood the test of time and has now ultimately become the color of this generation—millennial pink.
The color of our times.
No? You've never heard of this ludicrous fad that a berry color would overtake a whole bunch of young people? True, this phenomenon is quite unusual if you think about it and no one can clearly explain why this factoid blew up so recently.
Pinkvasion has come.
Some say it all started with Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was pretty much an entire baby-bottom pink eye candy and brainwashed all Wes-loving designers to follow his pastel footsteps.
Others say it started when Pantone named Rose Quartz as the color of the year in 2016 and eventually sparked a whole new lineup of design and imagery.
It's beauty, it's grace, it's Rose Quartz.
With unknown origins, the soft and innocent petal-esque color invaded most of the world: advertising splashed the color on its billboards; billboard icons blew it up on their album covers; publishers mass printed on the color exclusively and everyone else probably bathed in the color.
Millennial pink invades pop culture.
Thriving in this new age of social media, millennial pink cannot be missed. But if you did, it's because your eyes have already grown accustomed to its sweet peachy tones, as it slowly invades your underwear collection.
Let me know how millennial pink is for you. Is it the lace romper color of your dreams or no?
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????