I love gold

Just like neon and ombre are making big statements this year, so are metallics.

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Mike Meyer’s character Goldmember from the Austin Powers movies might hands down be one of my favorites. He was clearly ahead of his time with his love for gold.  Today, 11 years after the film’s release, it’s easy to spot sharp silvers and lustrous bronzes everywhere from skirts and handbags, to nail polishes and eye shadows.  We often get asked if we have glassybaby in gold, silver or even bronze tones.  Most metallic color bars tend to have an opaque quality that doesn’t give you that “glassybaby glow”, and what’s a glassybaby without color AND light? Fortunately we can work our color magic and create metallic palettes that would make the lovers of all-things-shiny happy :) I love this gold palette that lit the night at a recent award show party.

And check out these other metallic palettes in ‘silvers’ and ‘bronzes’

xoxo

Marissa

the full spectrum

 

Summertime = bright colors, summer nights lit by glassybaby, and of course travelling.

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Our uber-talented, free-spirited and always (I mean ALWAYS) fashionable roadshow manager Brittany is travelling to Sonoma, California next week for a little mini vacation. Never one to stop working, it was no surprise that she managed to work in some visits to the local wineries in hopes of bringing glassybaby light and color into some of their fabulous spaces. She asked me to provide a color palette that covered the “full spectrum” of our colors, something that captures “every aspect of our collection.” Seems easy enough, right? Well, here’s the catch…it needs to be no more than 16 colors to fit into one of our ever resilient and well-traveled 16-pack box. With upwards of 200+ colors in our current palette, this could be quite a challenge…but a challenge that I am happy to take on! After some careful thought, here is what I came up with (please see above image.)

 Safe travels Britt!

xoxo Marissa

who is your ‘wingman’?

10% from the sale of each ‘wingman’ will be donated to the Urology Care Foundation to advance urologic research and promote men’s healthnotes

here’s what our community had to say…

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“I always think of my Dad a Navy pilot. Wonderful man.” — Celia E.

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
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“I bought Wingman not too long ago… My son is a Helicopter pilot in the army and refers to each of his little boys as his “wingman”!!! Every time I light it.. I think of my son and his boys that live in Georgia!” — Patty R.


blank slate

I often get asked to suggest colors for first-time gifts. How do you gift someone that you’ve maybe only met a handful of times?

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I love this challenge :) During the last holiday season I created the ‘starter kit,’ in my opinion, the perfect choice when you’re working with a blank slate. It has three of our best neutrals, ‘jane’s caramel,’ ‘friendship,’ and ‘hide and seek.’ There’s a universal appeal to these three colors that can give you peace of mind when sending a gift to someone you might know very little about. From the milky gradation of creams and purples in ‘friendship’ to the hypnotic glow of the red flame in ‘hide and seek;’ each one of these colors is unique, but as a whole, fit into so many different settings. That really can’t be said about many of our colors. So if you’re ever stuck at the moment of complete uncertainty, the ‘starter kit’ is a great jumping off point into the colorful (and sometimes daunting) world that is glassybaby. Enjoy :)

xoxo

Marissa