On Friday September 24, 1869 the U.S. gold market crashed thanks to two ruthless Wall Street financiers. The age old of trick of decreasing supply/raising demand by buying out all the stock was set to work a treat for Jay Gould and Jim Fisk*. Things went slightly wrong, though for the unruly pair and everyone (including J and J) became bankrupt as the market collapsed completely.
In 1919 the Battle of George Square was one of the worst riots in the City's history; in Australia horrendous bush fires; and some of the terrible bleakest days of the second World War all bear the name of Black Friday.
So, back to COLOUR! My point is BLACK is used as a pre-fix, a scene setter and reference to dark. sad and oppresive times.
I am going to wish you a Happy Black Friday and if you haven't already - please read my previous blog with a plea to join me and #BrightenUpBritain.
Enjoy shopping on this crazy day, if you're brave enough, but do try and buy some colour on this dark day!
Personally I will be attending a wonderful networking event in Windsor for the amazing Athena Network - whose key branding colour is pink. I will be wearing my new Jil Sander pink dress (7.50 from the RSPCA shop in Princes Risborough) and the last thing I will have on my mind is black anything or shopping. As you all know BLACK IS MY LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR! Black is devoid of light, a non-colour and can causes depression. Who needs that on the last day of the working week? Instead, peak in pink or peach; glow in yellow or green!
Take a note from Gary who I spotted in Chelsea in this gorgeous and vibrant combination, visiting London from France. Splash on some colour!
Have a great day, wear pink or orange and share your #BrightenupBritain pictures with me on Instagram, twitter and facebook!
*www.mirror.co.uk - article publsihed on 30th September 2016