"You cannot open a book without learning something." -Old West Wisdom The last couple of days, it's all about Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her diamond jubilee.
At 86, Queen Elizabeth II (born 21st April 1926) has reigned as the Queen of England for 60 colorful years. This fine Queen's witnessed a lot of dramatic world events such as the post-World War II austerity, a man settin' foot on the Moon, the fall of Communism and may I include, the royal weddin' of her grandson, Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Speakin' of colors, have ya noticed how color-coordinated her clothes are? To show how fashion-forward the Queen is, Pantone teamed up with Leo Burnett to launch a limited edition color guide to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. [Pantone is the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries (that's a whole mouthful), while Leo Burnett is a leadin' advertisin' agency in UK.]
The Color Guide has 60 of the most memorable outfits since the Queen's coronation (all defined and deconstructed completely with date, location and Pantone's reference number). I reckon it's pretty creative of them to come up with such a catalog that stuck with the theme of the Queen's 60th year on the throne.
Scroll down to view the images. Pretty impressive to me!
However, good luck tryin' to get yer hands on them! There's only 60 copies. 1 copy was presented to the Queen and the rest of the 59 copies? Well, it ain't for sale, but who knows really?
*tips the hat*