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Radiant, Effortless, Dazzling (R.E.D)

by Natasha Christopher

Revolutions are ignited by it, the camera loves it and people go to court over it – no other colour has the extraordinary appeal of red, -Charlotte Sinclair. 

When you think of the word red, I bet the first thing that comes to your mind is blood right? Red is the colour of extremes. It’s the colour of passionate love, seduction, violence, anger and even thrill-seeking adventurers. It’s a hot, strong and stimulating piece of colour that can create physical effects such as elevated blood pressure, enhanced libido, increased respiratory rates and increased confidence.

In some cultures, red represents purity, joy and celebration and is traditionally worn by brides. In China, red is a sign of good luck and represents prosperity meanwhile in Africa red is the colour of mourning. In some countries, red is also a symbol of patriotism. In Roman Catholicism, Satan is usually depicted as coloured red. It represents wrath, one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
When it comes to fashion, red is a bold statement piece. It exuberates courage, attracts attention, and the right amount style. From time to time, red has been appearing on the catwalks runway in each fashion week shows that are held locally and internationally. Heck, even some international flight company makes the air-stewardess wear red and it’s even part of their brand or logo. For instance, the AirAsia and Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. While some doze off into a slumber, the cabin crew gracefully walking down the plane’s aisle while being the centre of attention with their super bright red attire.
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What made red became an international sensation was when a supreme Catholic religious figure such as like Pope Benedict XVI stepped out to the public wearing a killer red Prada shoes and the fashion industry went nuts. The red shoe in the church symbolizes martyrdom because when you become the pope, you give your entire life away to serve Christ and the Church. From this statement piece, the Italian media nicknamed the Pope as the “Prada Pope” which was custom made for him by his personal cobbler. Now, that is a sinfully good taste of colour choice!

Here are some of the list of celebrities who have grace elegantly the red carpet with their
fiery red dresses.

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Halle Berry
This iconic sexy crowd-puller of a dress by Elie Saab during the Oscar’s 2002, dazzled millions of people although it’s been 16 years now. Halle Berry- with a body to die for- striding along with her edgy pixie cut to the red carpet just made it all the more stunning in her own way.

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Jennifer Lawrence
A stunner at first glance, but what made her stand out to become one of Hollywood’s top- notch fashionista is this simple Calvin Klein Collection dress to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Perfectly flaunts her hour-glass shape and making a statement that less is more.

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Michelle Obama
The first lady made a bold move by wearing a Jason Wu’s shade of “victory red” for her second inaugural ball with her husband and former Mr.President, Barack Obama. This definitely carved a spot out there in our memory.

red rihanna
Singer, songwriter Rihanna chose an Azzedine Alaia gown for the 2013 Grammys that puts us back into a fairy-tale reddish happy ending theme. Ladylike and elegant but also wonderfully stops the show with the dramatic train of that dress.


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