Friday, May 20, 2011

Puuuuuuce

The picture in Wednesday's post was a pretty accurate depiction of the range of color for my iridescent  Bitchin' Steampunk Dress. When it's not shifting in white morning light, however, it "reads" as puce.

Like puce, but better.

From bright teal to a dusty rose.
When Diary of a Mantua Maker talked about the color pink, she included a great anecdote about the origin of puce and its subsequent popularity. The more you know! I wonder what part of the flea this color would be?