It’s impossible not to be noticed when wearing yellow. It’s a colour that will enter a room before you do. But if you choose the right yellow – and for the right reasons – the entrance will be well and truly worth it.
And that right reason?
Fundraising for the Cancer Council.
The Designers for Daffodil Day is all about yellow and Australian fashion. And it’s your chance to bid online for an individual design, with money raised funding vital cancer research, prevention and support services.
You already know my family’s cancer story and why I’ll always support causes like this. It simply blows me away to see eight of Australia’s leading designers creating visions in yellow for Daffodil Day.
The collection for Designers for Daffodil Day is part of the 25th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the Cancer Council’s iconic fundraising event.
Arthur Galan, Camilla, JASONGRECH, Jayson Brunsdon, Manning Cartell, Maurie & Eve, Natasha Gan and Rachel Gilbert have each donated a yellow fashion garment to reflect hope and inspiration for a brighter, cancer-free future.
Throughout August and September, people can vote for their favourite Designers for Daffodil Day item for the chance to win a $1000 MIMCO voucher. Those who also make a contribution to Daffodil Day go in the draw to win one of the stunning pieces.
To view the Designers for Daffodil Day dresses or to register to volunteer and help sell Daffodil Day merchandise, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85. The official date for Daffodil Day is Friday 26th August, with fundraising held throughout the month of August.
So who can wear yellow?
Really, anyone can. If you’re up for it.
There are just a few things you need to keep in mind. Yellow – particularly when worn near the face – will either make your complexion glow or it will turn it a gastly sallow colour. Not really the look you should be aiming for at any time.
The key is to choose a shade of yellow that’s right for your skin tone. Hold the fabric up to your face. What’s your first gut impression? If it’s more puke than positive, try another garment.
As a general rule, olive-skinned brunettes can go to town in bright, event neon yellows. Fairer skin and haired yellow-seekers should look for paler shades. Redheads can wear yellow but choose shades with a red undertone – lovely golds and honey.
If you’re still struggling to find a shade that works for you, look for a printed garment like the Camilla design above. And I like that the Rachel Gilbert design has the silver beaded details closest to the face, thus playing more of part in determining the dress’ wearability.
If the thought of embracing yellow, has you scrambling back to hide in your wardrobe of neutrals, why not give those neutrals a shake up with an accessory or two in yellow? It’s the easiest way to inject a bit of zest into your spring-summer 2011-12.
And trust me, these babies are zesty!
1. Naomi Levi Tassel clutch purse $99 at HoneyHoney
2. Crumpet cashmere silk blend scarf on sale £47.23 at Net-A-Porter
3. Tre Anita glass ring $95 at HoneyHoney
6. Karen Walker sunglasses $325 at HoneyHoney
So, are you up for a splash of yellow this season and for this very worthwhile cause? I’m in if you are!