The 2012 London Olympics are underway. Whether you are able to attend the games or just watching from your tv or cell phone at home you can still dress like you are in London. After living all over the world I was privee to some of the amazing British fashions. When we would get new contract offers I’d quickly turn to Google to see how close in proximity I would be to some of these fabulous stores. I used to be able to covet all of these special treasures for myself to bring home. But now, most of the large stores have reasonable, if not normal shipping rates for the US.
Here are three facts about color or dress that may inspire you at your upcoming Olympic viewing party.
At least one of the Olympic Rings’ colors appears in every national flag. (Incorporate black, blue, yellow, green, or red into your outfit….shouldn’t be too difficult)
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder off the modern Olympic Movement, conceived of the five-ringed symbol. He specifically chose the different colors—blue, green, yellow, black, and red—because at least one of those colors appeared on all the national flags of the world.
Gold medals are mostly made of silver. (Gold or silver work with just about every style trend)
Despite the popular belief that the Gold Medal is composed of pure gold, this hasn’t been the case since the 1912 Olympics. Today’s Olympic Gold Medal is an imposter, made almost entirely from silver with approximately 6 grams of gold to meet the standard laid out in the Olympic Charter. The London Games medals are the biggest Olympic medals ever, weighing in at 400 grams. With gold selling at $1,571 an ounce, an Olympic medal made of pure gold would cost upwards of $20,000.
Athletes in the ancient Olympic Games competed in the nude. (When in doubt watch at home in the buff, inspired by ancient athletes.)
In fact, the word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek root “gymnos” meaning nude. As such, the literal translation of gymnasium is “school for naked exercise.”