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Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Mation, May 6, 2014.

  1. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Fair enough :)
     
  2. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    A 'royal', I think. Kate Middleton? Another one? Probably Kate.
     
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  3. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I don't hate the colour; I like it. I just object to its current given name :)
     
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  4. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I am sure someone has already said this, I skipped to the end a bit, but the colour of clothing that is sold as "nude", I don't think anyone has a skin that colour. Unless they're wearing heavy all over body make up.

    Totally not taking away from what you're saying Mation, I get that.
    Its is ridiculous all round.
     
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  5. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    Magnolia ; )
     
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  6. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    You're right, it's not an exact skin tone. But I think the fashion idea is that it should blend in well enough to require a second look.
     
  7. Miss Caphat

    Miss Caphat I want it that way

    silly putty

    do you have that in the UK?


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  8. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Yes we do.
     
  9. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Someone's been taking Pantone portraits for ages, and they are all here.

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  10. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    'Taupe' was a very vogueish colour once and everyone had a different understanding as to what it meant (from almost purple to almost white).
     
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  11. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    Taupe is a colour that can be made by mixing blue pigment with brown pigment. A similar colour is Payne's Grey which is used in watercolour and oil painting.
     
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  12. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    59-3 C, here, sort of :)
     
  13. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I think it's a great project. Plus, sometimes I just like looking at people. So many interesting faces. People are brilliant.
     
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  14. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Yes! It's lovely for all the faces :)
     
  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I agree, I love looking at people. What a variety of us there are.

    But I also tried to make sense of the pantone numbers, they all seem to end in a C which seems therefore superfluous, but there are shades that look very similar but have wildly different numbers, I looked for quite a while and could not make sense of it.
     
  16. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Pantone colours don't all end in "C". They can also end in a "U" or "M", as this describes the type of paper that the ink is printed on.
    C - coated
    U - uncoated
    M - matt

    There are also other suffixes which used to be used for computers.

    The numbers in Pantone refer to the inks, and their proportions in the mix.
     
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  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    This is broadly my skin tone. Shit, that is pale! :eek: :D
     
  18. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    I was reminded of this thread today when I saw this
     
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  19. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Missed this at the time!
     
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  20. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  21. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    nude is a specific colour tho pertaining to champagne with a touch of pink, I can understand why if you dont know this it can seem offensive
     
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  22. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Are you saying it's not offensive that one specific skin tone is called 'nude' provided you know that this usage is widespread and has been going on for ages?

    Because that seems like the opposite of something that would make sense.
     
  23. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    The argument is not "what colour does the fashion industry call 'nude'?" though.

    It's that by calling this colour 'nude', you promote or at least support a culture in which Caucasian skin is seen as the normal or default colour. Find another name for that colour (parfait? Biscotti? White peach?) because the name is actively problematic.
     
  24. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Vaguely recall 'ecru' being a generic creamy colour...although possibly lacking the pink tones in 'nude'.

    Do you recall American Tan? Literally no human being has legs of that bilious rusty brown.
     
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  25. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    basically yer beef isnt with the colour but in how it has been marketed.

    I dont think nude = match your skin tone

    not really sure why people think it's something only white people can wear unlrss yer into believing marketing
     
  26. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh


    it's not specifically a skin tone it gets marketed as one by placing the garments on similar toned models. true the shops should have relabelled it all but it's probably just bulk manufacturing problem

    obviously I should know my place and stfu because this is a thread that is not for me it aint even in fashion anymore and there are far more bothersome things like correctors but there dont seem to be a thread about those
     
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  27. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Your point about nude being marketed as a skin tone is crucial, because it works for no-one and worse, is clearly not remotely intended for brown people. We don't even have our own version of 'nude' to grumble about. The fashion industry simply doesn't value brown people enough to offer a crap attempt at skin toned garments.
     
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  28. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    demographics I'd imagine.
     
  29. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    It doesn't match many (any?) person's exact skin tone but it's name reflects the fact that it's meant to blend in sufficiently that it looks like you're not wearing some stand out or contrasting colour to your skin tone. So this works (well enough) for lots of white people, but doesn't work in any way whatsoever if your skin in dark.
     
  30. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    I know how colours work.

    nude is probably whats on the roll of fabric in the warehouse before its made into anything because thats the name of the colour, it's not surprising that it has nude on the ;abel to specify colour

    it's not meant to blend to anyones skin tone cus it's not foundation it's a colour of a garment thats been marketed with people whos skin match, it's just marketing

    is there any campaigns anyones involved in about this??
     

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