JeongMee Yoo thesis “The Pink and Blue Projects” focuses on young children’s obsession with the colors pink (for girls) and blue (for boys) and their correlation with consumerism and other factors. It’s funny to look at all the photos he compiled (and yes I must admit, I too had a pink phase when I was little :) of children surrounded with their pink and blue paraphernalia (and of the same shade no less).
Check the whole project here.
But it’s interesting to note that not always our obcessions with color fades away with age! Jeong’s gallery reminded me of an article I read a while back about New Yorkers who only wore 1 color.
Valeria McCulloch – shoe designer, wears only Yves Klein blue (notice how this shade even has a name!) and goes to the point of buying white Chanel and Christian Louboutin shoes, and coloring them with custom-ordered electric-blue Sharpies. And her nail polish, lipgloss and mascara are also blue!
Rebecca Turbow – fashion designer, now only wears gray, but she had previously worn only turquoise. She is now so immersed in her gray scheme that even her shoe soles have to be gray (she will concede for white but not black).