Wednesday, February 24, 2016


In the Philippines, we have a joke that if you say the color fuchsia and you were asked to spell it, the common response is "Pink na lang" (I'll spell pink instead.) Lol! But here's a better trivia about the color's etymology as picked up randomly from today's article, haha!

The vivid red-purple of fuchsia, the color, comes from fuchsia, the flower, which is in turn named for 16th-century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. (His last name, by the way, comes from the German word for fox.) And if you think fuchsia and magenta are the same color, you're closer than you might think: Magenta was originally an aniline dye named fuchsine, named after the fuchsia flower. The name was changed in 1859, the year it was patented, in honor of the French victory at the Battle of Magenta. That apparently helped the dye become a stunning success. 

So the next time somebody asks you to spell fuchsia, better tell the etymology instead. :P Haha! Meanwhile, enjoy this post below highlighting this fuchsia top I got from Topshop. :)

Top: Topshop; Trouser: Mango; Shoes: CMG; Bag: Aldo

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