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Emerald City


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Pantone released their colour of the year a few months back, so I’ve spent the last little bit identifying items in wonderful Emerald – a rich, jewel-toned green with a dollop of turquoise to make it wearable by just about anyone on earth. What’s interesting to me about this particular interpretation of Emerald is it’s actually capturing the colour of an actual gemstone being hit by the light – as opposed to a deep, forest green. Anyway I’ve picked out a bevy of Emerald-hued products (and yes, for the purposes of this post, Emerald shall be capitalized as last year’s Tangerine Tango was) that would make fabulous, of-the-moment presents for every person on your list.

Three-Layer Scarf Indigo

Three Layer Scarf – $30 @ Indigo
If you simply want to dip your toe in the Emerald trend, consider this lightweight fashion scarf that practically screams spring with its ombre shades of the green hue. A perfect choice for mom or your best friend.

White Ming Vase

‘Ming Vase’ Stackable Dishes Set – $218 @ MINT Interiors
Sure it may look like an innocuous white vase when on display, but a closer look reveals a full set of melamine serving dishes with an Asian-inspired pattern. Put it on display in your dining room and wow guests when you snag one to serve up an appetizer.

H&M Suede Ballet Pumps

Suede Ballet Flats – $59.95 @ H&M
Add a colour pop to a pair of basic black cropped pants or freshen up a breezy white sundress with this super cute and classic pair of ballet flats. A wonderful choice for your sister or best friend’s birthday gift as we round the corner into spring.

Victorinox Swiss Army Sneakers Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Limited Edition ‘Sneakers’ Classic SD – $26 (see Swiss Army site for stores)
For a somewhat more practical twist on the trend, why not invest in this sleek, pop art-inspired Swiss Army knife? Featuring the usual accoutrements and accessories designed to get you out of a jam (nail file, screwdriver, blade, toothpick, scissors, key ring, and tweezers) + a fun retro design, this is a hip gift for the young ‘uns in particular. A note on that very cool design? In 2012 (ahead of the Colour of the Year announcement thank you very much), Victorinox actually ran a crowdsourcing competition that netted over 1,000 designs worldwide for the iconic knife. The top 10 voted-on concepts were actually produced in limited runs, including this beauty.

 

Jacob Dress

Crepe Dress – $79 @ Jacob
A perusal of the racks at Jacob highlights some fetching frocks and blazers in various hues of Emerald – although this teal-tinged one was most on-point for the general colour story of this post. Not only is the colour a stunner, the dress is pretty much universally flattering and would make a perfect birthday gift for your wife.

Emerald Clutch

Emerald Clutch – $63.20 @ Jes Switaj
To me, this clutch is one of the neatest items on this list because it manages to run the spectrum of Pantone’s light-refracting blue-green alongside the darker, richer jewel tones we typically associate with the shade. This chic silk clutch will immediately signal to others in the know that you’re following the Pantone trend, and provide an instant statement piece for any evening outfit.

 

Tory Burch Emerald Sandals

Emmy Demi Wedges – $250 @ Tory Burch
Although definitely pricier than the H&M flats pictured above, these cute mid-height wedges are the epitome of style for summer weather. Of course like most Tory Burch gear, it features her signature medallion front & centre. Chi-chi-chic!

Pantone Mug

Pantone Coffee Mug – $25 @ the Pantone Store
Pantone purists can get in on the act with one of the brand’s signature collectibles. My pick is the giant Emerald-chip coffee mug packed in a collector’s box. About 50% of the designers I know own at least one of these mugs – why not make it an annual tradition to upgrade with the times?

Emerald Pillow

Geometric Trellis Pillow Cover – $47.40 @Motif Pillows
To me, one of the strongest applications of Emerald is to home decor. The colour looks smashing against black and white, and feels very of-the-moment. Give it a whirl by investing in a new set of pillow covers for your couch, like these modern chic graphic ones. Not only will it looks crisp, it also just instantly evokes summer.

Sephora Pantone Colour of the Year Emerald

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Colour of the Year Collection – $10 – $82 @ Sephora
The other ‘official’ find on this list comes from Sephora, who is the exclusive partner for the wildly popular SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE beauty line. Last year’s debut Tangerine Tango pieces were so popular, one item was sold every seconds during the launch month. As a result the Emerald line has generated a pile of buzz and an expanded product line that mixes playful cosmetics with showstopping accessories. The focus this year is really on the eyes (cause green lips ain’t pretty) – with 3 eyeliner types, a tinted mascara, two eyeshadow palettes, glitter dust, and even faux lashes with a sparkly emerald strip to make your peepers pop. Still a little bold for you? Try out the fun polishes or invest in a new luxe brush set in this of-the-moment colour. Beyond the bang-on shade matching, the other amazing thing about the line is the way it simply evokes Pantone – from the sleek packaging to the way the makeup cases are shaped like Pantone chips (and have a fun magnetic feature to reveal hidden mirrors on the palettes). Whether your gal pal is a designer type that fully gets the Pantone reference or simply looks radiant in Emerald, stock up my friends, before the line zips outta stores.

The highly-touted Emerald line is flying off the shelves – and could be flying into your makeup case. One lucky winner is going to win two pieces from the Emerald Colour of the Year collection. Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by March 27th with the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald collection item you’d most love to own AND your favourite Emerald-themed item featured in this post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 28th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Pin these 10 items to Pinterest for your chance to score up to 10 bonus entries (1 per pin). Share the links to your Pin(s) in the comments below!

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210 Responses to “Emerald City”
  1. leah leitch says:

    Would love to try Colorbyte Lip Wands. Pinned all ten,http://pinterest.com/pin/538813542888532786/

  2. Joan G says:

    My choice would be the Face Brush Set and I think the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set is so unique and creative.

  3. Annie Demill says:

    I would love to win the Colour Contour Face Brush Set and my favourite item is the Ming Vase stackable dishes set.

  4. Julie G. says:

    I like this : http://www.sephora.com/color-theory-shadow-block-P378345
    And my favorite from your review is the Victorinox Swiss Army Limited Edition ‘Sneakers’ Classic SD

  5. Francine says:

    I like the Color Theory Shadow Block – Eclipsed
    ITEM # 1481068 and the Suede ballet pumps

  6. I’d try the Colour Watt Highlighting mascara. I haven’t worn coloured mascara since the 80s, so I’m well overdue. I also love the stackable melamine Vase/plates from your collection. Although this IS my colour, so I love everything you’ve listed.

  7. Andrea Amy says:

    the nail polish!!

  8. photomum says:

    I loved the stacking dishes!
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  9. Jennifer C. says:

    I would most love to own the “SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers!”
    The link: http://www.sephora.com/mini-graphic-effect-lacquers-P377694

    Also, I really love the “Three Layer Scarf” from Indigo! So pretty!

  10. LINDA says:

    I like all the items but particularly like Swiss Army sneakers knife.

  11. I would love to have the Sephora+Pantone Universe color of the year collection

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like to own the Ming Vase
    Favourite item is the 3 layer scarf

  13. April Campbell says:

    I like the crepe dress

  14. darlene boyle says:

    crepe dress

  15. Pat B says:

    I like this: Color Theory Shadow Block – Eclipsed and the 3-layer scarf is my favourite here.

  16. cookie3 says:

    the Sephora item I’d love to own would be the “SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers!” & I love,love, love the clutch bag which is awesome.

  17. linnett says:

    Love the Emeral Clutch or the Three Layer scarf

  18. DALLAS says:

    Crepe Dress – $79 @ Jacob

  19. Lisa says:

    I really love the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE mini graphic lacquers and I love the emerald thee layered scarf.

  20. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set .

  21. debra says:

    faux lashes and the ming vase stackable vases

  22. Debbie Petch says:

    The Emerald Clutch is beautiful!

  23. Out of the Emerald collection, I would like the Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental.

    My favourite Emerald-themed item featured in this post is the Crepe Dress.

  24. beewbedard says:

    In the collection I like Color Charged Graphic Lacquer and love Emmy Demi Wedges

  25. Louise says:

    I like the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set and Love the Emeral Clutch

  26. Louise says:

    I repined (name Louise gilbert)

  27. Chantelle says:

    I would love to have SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Color Charged Graphic Lacquer and I like the Suede Ballet Flats

  28. tova says:

    The 3 layer scarf is fabulous and I would love to own it!

  29. ASHLEY O says:

    WOW the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set is sensational !!!
    ALSO the Emmy Demi Wedges are STUNNING:)
    This EMERALD color is one of MY VERY FAVORITES!!!
    Thanks for this BEAUTIFUL CONTEST! :)

  30. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN # 1

  31. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #2

  32. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #3

  33. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #4

  34. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #5

  35. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    Love the Sephora & Pantone Universe colour theory shadow block- Elemental & the H&M suede Emerald ballet flats! Love this colour!

  36. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #6

  37. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #7

  38. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #8

  39. Sephora + Pantone Universe collection is electrifying, Emerald has always been my favourite color, it’s the color of Esperanza (hope) to which I hope I win. Thanks for this opportunity! All the best to your collection, I know it will do well.

  40. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #9

  41. ASHLEY O says:

    PIN #10

  42. leanne saunders says:

    Emmy Demi Wedges @ Tory Burch, so need these for this summer

  43. Cindy says:

    I have been eyeing the Graphic Lift Liquid Eyeliner for a few weeks and love the Emerald Clutch…..gorgeous!

  44. lisa bolduc says:

    i love the Emmy Demi Wedges and i would pick the Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers

  45. SONJA says:

    Emmy Demi Wedges – $250 @ Tory Burch love love love love love love

  46. Tammy says:

    I would LOVE to own 6 of the ‘Ming Vase’ Stackable Dishes Set – $218 @ MINT Interiors
    And I’d love The Color of The Year Collection.

  47. Valerie Koyanagi says:

    Tori Burch sandals are absolutely right on trend

  48. Lisa says:

    I would like the Colour Theory Shadow block elemental, and the crepe dress.

  49. Vanessa says:

    Definitely the Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental!

  50. Victoria Ess says:

    My favourite items are the Ming Vase’ Stackable Dishes Set and Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner

  51. Rose Holloway says:

    I would love the Emmy Demi Wedges

  52. mousecat says:

    I like the Color Theory Shadow Block – Eclipsed ( http://www.sephora.com/color-theory-shadow-block-P378346 ) from Sephora and the Emmy Demi Wedges from your list!

  53. diane p says:

    I’d like the Colour Watt Highlighting Mascara and my favourite featured item is the Emmy Demi Wedges.

  54. Ana says:

    I would like to win Geometric Trellis Pillow Cover – $47.40 @Motif Pillows

  55. Emilia says:

    Most loved to win is the Emmy Demi Wedges my favourite item is the Crepe Dress $79 @Jacob

  56. Holly says:

    Colour Theory Shadow Box and the Crepe dress from Jacobs.

  57. Josie says:

    the crepe dress is gorgeous!

  58. Leah says:

    Color Theory Shadow Block – Eclipsed by Sephora + Pantone Universe and I love love love the Ming Vase stackable dishes set!!!

  59. shelsbels says:

    those tory burch sandals are adorable.

  60. Jennifer L. says:

    I like the Color Theory Shadow Block – Bionic and the Geometric Trellis Pillow Cover featured in this post.

  61. Kim M says:

    I like the Emmy Demi Wedges!

  62. thomas rusinak says:

    the clutc is my turn on!

  63. John Crawley says:

    The Victorinox Swiss Army knife looks great and could become a collector’s item

  64. intensev5 says:

    I love the Crepe Dress from Jacob and I really love the Color Charged Graphic Lacquer

  65. nikki robak says:

    I like the geometric pillow cover

  66. kelseywong says:

    i liked the three layer scarf and emmy demi wedges!

  67. Marilyn Rowe says:

    I would get the Victorinox Swiss Army knife for my hubby!!

  68. Jessica says:

    I love the Crepe dress!

  69. Sydney D says:

    Would love the Color Theory Shadow Block – Bionic!

  70. Sydney D says:

    pinned all 10 pics.

  71. Carol Oddy says:

    I love the Ming vase Stackable dishes set, very nice! Would really like to win this prize!

  72. Carol Oddy says:

    like the bionic look on your site.

  73. Dayna Wilson says:

    Green is my favourite colour… all shades, but this is a particularly beautiful one. I’d most like to win the Colour Theory Shadow Block in Elemental. And my favourite item in this post is a toss up between the scarf and the suede ballet flats.

  74. lucy says:

    Ming Vase

  75. KellyPC says:

    Holy crap! It’s all so pretty! I love the Victorinox Swiss Army Limited Edition Sneakers Classic SD, I have that exact same knife on my keychain but mine is no where near as cute looking & the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set is such a fun (& clever!) idea!
    My fav Sephora treat is the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers set!

  76. lori stokell says:

    This is my favorite color!! I would love to win the Crepe Dress – $79 @ Jacob

  77. shirley schoyen says:

    This is a really hard decision, everything is so beautiful. I would love to win the Crepe Dress, it would look beautiful on my granddaughter.

  78. Sarah says:

    The emerald clutch and the Crepe dress.

  79. Vanessa Hatfield says:

    The stackable dish set is amazing and unique, and as a ginger myself with green eyes, green is my favorite color by far!

  80. Brenda says:

    I love the three layer scarf!

  81. Vesper says:

    ‘I love the Ming Vase’ Stackable Dishes Set and I like the Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner

  82. I love the Tory Birch Sandals and the Sephora and Panatone nail lacquer.

  83. T Alexander says:

    I like the Color Theory Sculpting Blush.
    The White Ming Vase Stackable Dishes Set is an innovative idea for storing and serving, would love to own one.

  84. stephen k says:

    Color Theory Shadow Block Eclipsed would be perfect gift

  85. stephen k says:

    and the stackable dishes

  86. kathy wilson says:

    cepe dress

  87. I would steal for that 3 layer scarf, it is gorgeous

  88. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I absolutely love the suede ballet flats from H & M and think I may have to run out and buy a pair!

  89. Gemma says:

    I’d like to own the Color Theory Shadow Block – Eclipsed…and my favourite from the list is the crepe dress.

  90. Donnas says:

    I’d like the Colorbyte Lip Wands.

  91. Donnas says:

    Pin #1

  92. Donnas says:

    Pin #2

  93. Donnas says:

    Pin #3

  94. Donnas says:

    Pin #4

  95. Donnas says:

    Pin #5

  96. Donnas says:

    Pin #6

  97. Jayne Myers says:

    The Ming Vase is wonderful. It really caught my eye.

  98. Marla says:

    I love the Emmy Demi Wedges – $250 @ Tory Burch. I would love to have the glitter dust and tinted mascara

  99. deniseklay says:

    I really love the ballet flats and the Emmy Wedges….

  100. Shannon says:

    I love the mini-graphic-effect-lacquer and my favorite post is the Ballet Flats from H&M!

  101. LINDA says:

    I’M A DISH FANATIC BUT DID LIKE THE KNIFE TOO….

  102. Sherry F says:

    I love the emmy DEMI WEDGE.

  103. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE VICTORINON SWISS ARMY LIMITED EDITION SNEAKERS CLASSIC SD

  104. kolagirl says:

    I’d like to own the Colour Watt Highlighting mascara!! And I LOVE the Ming Vase serving dishes! Very very clever!

  105. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love the crepe dress.

  106. I would most like the Color Charged Graphic Lacquer!

  107. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    FAVOURITE colour EVER … could never decide which prize would be best as LOVE them all!!!! :)

  108. Alison K says:

    The SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald collection item I’d most love to own is their, “Color Contour Face Brush Set” and my favourite Emerald-themed item featured in this post is the, “Three Layer Scarf – $30 @ Indigo” Definitely something I would enjoy wearing.

    Bonus Entries (10):
    1) http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046405/ = Indigo
    2)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046410/ = MINT Interiors
    3)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046408/ = H&M
    4)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046413/ = Victorinox Swiss Army
    5)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046419/ = Jacob
    6)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046420/ = Jes Switaj
    7)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046422/ = Tory Burch
    8)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046423/ = the Pantone Store
    9)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046431/ = Motif Pillows
    10)http://pinterest.com/pin/190347521723046437/ = Sephora

    I’m emerald with envy for the person who’s going to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  109. MarleneJ says:

    Emerald-themed item featured in this post = Crepe Dress – $79 @ Jacob

    The SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald collection item = Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental

  110. The Emmy Demi wedges and the Pantone nail polish.

  111. I love the crepe dress! And the Color Charged Graphic Lacquer

  112. Janet H says:

    I’m for the ballet flats & the scarf.

  113. dustin coombs says:

    crepe dress

  114. joyce shane says:

    I like the Colorbyte Lip Wands and the crepe dress by Jacob.

  115. Love the scarf and the Ming stackable dishes, but the mail polishes are what I would love to get!

  116. Kim M says:

    I like the sandals

  117. stellar says:

    The SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald collection item I’d most love to own is the Colour Contour Face Brush set. My favourite Emerald-themed item featured in this post are definitely the Emmy Demi Wedges!

  118. Sherri F says:

    I love the Color Theory Sculpting Blush and the Ming Vase Stackable Dishes!

  119. julia g says:

    I love the Emerald Clutch and the Sephora + Pantone Universe Colour Watt Highlighting Mascara.

    The link to my emerald links (all on one board) http://pinterest.com/fantod/emerald/

  120. Susan says:

    I like the Crepe Dress from Jacob shown above. My favourite Sephora+Pantone item is the Graphic Sculpt Jumbo eyeliner. http://www.sephora.com/graphic-sculpt-waterproof-jumbo-eyeliner-P377691

  121. Anushia Kohuladas says:

    I would love to try out the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers

  122. Love the lashes with the sparkle strip

  123. Burcu says:

    Color Contour Face Brush Set and Emmy Demi Wedges

  124. Sara says:

    The nail lacquer, and I love both the wedges and the scarf… But green is my fab colour so I like everything you’ve featured!

  125. Linda A says:

    I would like to try the Colour of the Year Collection with all the products. I love the Emmy Demi Wedges.

  126. Petra says:

    I would like to try the Color Watt Highlighting Mascara and love the geometric pillow covers!

  127. sarah p says:

    I wuold love to own the Color Watt Highlighting Mascara….it’s the one thing that I carry with me (mascara) and I love the Emerald clutch :D

  128. Bonnie says:

    colour of the year collection would be a fantastic win

  129. Mir C says:

    Hi!

    thanks for this giveaway :D
    I love the polish set of course !
    but i love that set of ming vase!!! of course it has to be over 200$!! lol

  130. stacey h says:

    from Sephora i like the Color Code Prismatic Shadow Block. from this post I really like the swiss army knife.

  131. Id love the colour theory shadow block in bionic! The blue looks amazing.

  132. Emily Dexter says:

    I would love have the Color Theory Shadow Block – Bionic and the Tory Burch Wedges!

  133. Tanya says:

    I love the nail polishes from the pantone collection!!! And I love that Jacob dress, so cute :)

  134. Lisa Lin says:

    Love the vase, such a creative design! I would love to own the clutch!

  135. Frank C says:

    I loved the stacking dishes!

  136. bettytang says:

    I’d love to win all of the items from Sephora! My favourie item is probably the dress from Jacob

  137. aimee says:

    love the wedges shoes and the pillow cover

  138. Belinda McNabb says:

    The suede ballet shoes are adorable and I would like to try the Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental

  139. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 1

  140. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 2

  141. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 3

  142. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 4

  143. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 5

  144. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 6

  145. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 7

  146. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 8

  147. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 9

  148. Belinda McNabb says:

    pin 10

  149. stacey g says:

    crepe dress from jacob!

  150. william fraser says:

    like the victorinox swiss army knife!!!

  151. Stacey M says:

    I love the jacob dress!

  152. Nikki Mulkern says:

    I love the suede ballet flats, and I love the crepe dress! =)

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