Sorry for the long absence.
I was trying to post during the holiday weeks,
but I failed miserably at that attempt.
There is something to be said for pre-scheduling blog posts,
but then again -- you were all enjoying
your family holiday fun times, right? And not reading my silly blog.
Yay for family holiday fun times!
(Am I over-selling that enthusiasm??)
I guess this is technically an Honest Editorial, jfyi.
But it's not written by Maple, so need to click away in fear. ;-)
Lea Clark's collection is exceptionally bright and colorful.
We can blame that on the Brazil thing.
I mean...we can attribute that her being in Brazil....
And most people love the bold, brightness of her style
-- it certainly stands out from recent GOTY collections --
and harkens back to Jess and Kanani --
our other tropical-themed girls.
^^^ I only like the pants.... and the binoculars....
^^^ Why does the camera have to be bright blue with a pink and yellow strap?
For us, Lea's collection does nothing.
Sure we like some of the ideas and the accessories --
but the clothing is just 'blergh' to us.
And that started us thinking.
We do occasionally think.
(Not often though.)
Some people talk about how when you're depressed
you tend to wear darker colors.
You like things dark. Not bright.
Is this true?
Is it just something people say?
We're not sure.
And neither are the scientists and head doctors.
But I do know I am clinically depressed.
(I know I am part of a large club in this regard.
Depressed People Unite!
And I don't wear bright colors.
A) Because they look hideous on me.
B) Because I usually can't stand them.
I have noticed that I have been gravitating to
my bright doll clothing less and less.
So apparently my own style has seeped into the dolls' style.
Which wasn't always so.
I've just stopped buying anything bright.
So returning to Lea's collection.
I honestly can't stand most of it.
And I blame that primarily on the colors.
I just can't stand their bright colors.
My retinas scream -- "NOOOOOO!!!!"
Some research suggests that depression makes people
less perceptive of color and contrast.
Their retinas are not working as well as those of a non-depressed person.
Now this is just research, and difficult to prove.
But it makes me think -- Do I see these
AG clothing colors different than other people???
And if so, why does this happen?
Well, they theorize brain chemistry, of course.
So the further argument that some researchers
have come up with is that bright colors
will help a depressed person be less depressed.
Not for me.
I just feel like "yuck" when I see Lea's collection.
Which is funny because most people have stars in their eyes for it all.
I will say I love the green-ness of her catalog and website pics.
The rainforest is awesome and definitely gives me happy feelings.
I just wanna go happily roll around in that forest like a puppy.
Yes, trees. Mmmm. Trees.
Trees and plants are awesome.
Research has suggested that looking at greens
can help improve your mood.
And I love the sun-drenched beach photos as well.
But I really don't want that outfit she is wearing ^^^.
I'd rather have a doll-size palm tree. Or five.
I like the green and blue of her name graphic.
And yet the romper doesn't quite call out to me,
despite its base color being green.
^^^ I might get it just because it looks so weird to me!
And it reminds me of the
Enchanted Tiki Room at Walt Disney World....
But the bright yellows, oranges, pinks, and
neon limes are just off-putting to me.
^^^ No. Not even the muted shorts can make me buy that shirt.
^^^ I LOVE the style and design of this.
And I like the deep, dark colors in this -- but not the bright ones.
I want this set in other colors.
See below for my shabby re-colored edits...haha.
So if bright colors might be able to improve someone's mood...
why aren't those bright clothing colors helping to improve my mood?
So what do you guys think?
Bright colors = Happiness?
Dark colors = Sadness?
or maybe just
Colors You Like = Happiness?
What are your thoughts on this topic?
And do you like the color scheme of Lea's Collection?
Are there certain colors you don't like in her collection?
Do you find that color affects your mood?
Or that your mood affects your perception of colors?
I'd love to read your thoughts in the comments!
Thanks for visiting us today friends!!!