Sunday, March 29, 2015

Renewed green: Essie Maximillian Strasse Her


To those who were kind enough to respond to my pre-interview post - THANK YOU!!! I interviewed and got offered the job the next day. I felt great about it, and accepted! 

For the first time in a long while - years and years - I feel a sense of hope. I feel like everything in changing - in a good way. I feel like maybe all the effort and struggle of my PhD will somehow end up being worth it. How fitting that this comes right at the beginning of springtime, when nature is undergoing its own renewal.

In honour of spring, renewal, and hope (heavy), I feel that it is only fitting that I am wearing a fresh GREEN! This is Essie Maximillian Strasse Her.


While this colour truly feels fresh and modern to me, it brings back memories of times past. As I was looking at it on my nails, I could feel a memory trying to wriggle free in the back of my brain. It took me a while, but it finally hit me - this is the colour of an old school portable Olivetti typewriter! It feels odd to wax poetic about the predecessor of the laptop while typing on a thoroughly modern machine the Olivetti would recognize only as a robot from the future. And in a way, it is.

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I am not alone in re-discovering my love for this colour! I am told by my auto-industry-devoted father that the colour of the Olivetti typewriter was the inspiration and source for the verde chiaro paint colour of the re-imagined Fiat 500. (NB: My mother has this car - albeit in white with red interior - and loves it! I have to admit, it is super adorable.)

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This spring I hope all of you find something old to make new again, and find your own renewed energy - wherever it may come from - even if it's just a nail polish.

k2k

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7 comments:

Emily said...

What great news--congratulations, K2K!!!

(And this color looks lovely on you--I love this for spring! :) )

Borde said...

Congratulations! Couldn't haopen to a nicer person. And what polish did you wear to the interview??

Jessica Fowler said...

Ooh! I have this one but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe it will move up the list!

Delphi Michaels said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It's wonderful you got the job!

Rach said...

So nice to see you posting again! Congrats on the new job, I hope it helps you move forward and that it's a great fit for you! :) Love the color on you so much that I might dig out my bottle now ...

kittytokaren said...

@Emily - Thank you!! I'm usually not a spring colour person, but if this is spring-appropriate, I'm game!

@Borde - Aww you are so sweet!! I wore OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around due to popular votes :)

@Jessica - Please do let me know if/when you try it! I'd love to hear what you think.

@Delphi - Thank you!!! I am excited/nervous!

@Rach - It is nice to be back to posting and "seeing" all of you again. :)

k2k

Emma said...

Hello! I would like to open cosmetology salon. Do you have an experience in this business? There are too many options in beauty salon equipment. Could you give me an advise? What companies are more reliable to buy galvanic equipment and Cavitation rf machine?

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