Emerald City – Win Tickets to Oz the Great & Powerful

Emerald City – Win Tickets to Oz the Great & Powerful

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. There were just so many great entries that I really had to shortlist the best. There were 10 whom I shortlisted. This giveaway is now closed please read on to find out who the lucky winner is! 

With Pantone having announced Emerald to be the colour of the year for 2013, I’m sure you would have seen plenty of posts surrounding that topic or rather that colour. And yes, I’m about to do the same. Not because it IS the colour of the year but more because of my slowly growing love for colours in general. It all started last year when I started to include more vibrant shades into my wardrobe – fuchsia, royal blue, yellow, and even floral prints (ok so it’s not a plain colour but it’s a collection of colours!) were amongst the items I’ve since included and actually worn out.  During my trip to Singapore late last year, included in my shopping spree were also some clothing items that featured the colour green, a colour I usually avoid. Teal, emerald and even mint were the hot favourites and yes, it even surprised me that I picked them. That was BEFORE Pantone announced this year’s colour of the year. But, I often get confused between teal and emerald because they can be so close yet still not so much the same. So to clarify the difference I turned to my very trusty “resource”…Twitter – what else!

Here’s the low down, teal leans towards a more bluish tinge while emerald has a bit more yellow it in and is a bit more richer and vibrant than teal.


Like most colours in the spectrum, not everyone can wear every colour and emerald can be a difficult colour to pull off if you’re not the “right” skin tone. But, like what I’ve previously suggested with other trends, if you can’t wear it on your body, then include it in small doses – via a scarf, jewellery, shoes, or even make-up.

Emerald Top
Emerald Top I bought in Singapore from Pull & Bear
Emerald eyeliner
Emerald eyeliner

Jumping on the “emerald” bandwagon (or maybe they’re not but hey, who knows right?) is the up and coming film Oz The Great and Powerful. You must be wondering what this has got to do with the colour emerald right? Well, unlike the classic Wizard of Oz version, this is the story about THE wizard himself…ok, more a magician, Oscar Diggs (played by James Franco) getting blown away into the land of Oz! The gist of the story is how Oscar has to convince the three witches that he IS the wizard of Oz as stated in the prophecy. This is where he also has to choose between being a good man or a great one. What does that mean? I have no idea.  And the main attraction? Besides the 3 witches of course, is Emerald City where the witch Evanora (played by Rachel Weisz) lives and rules. Everything in Emerald City is of course…emerald, including Evanora’s extravagantly designed costume. Designed with the character’s personality in mind, not only does the costume focus on the majestic colour of emerald but also the shape and architecture of Emerald City giving it that powerful and distinctive design.

Evanora (Rachel Weisz)
Evanora (Rachel Weisz)

Oz the Great and Powerful is due to be released on the 7th of March, and by the looks of the trailer, the film reminds me a little bit of Alice in Wonderland (the one with Johnny Depp) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus. It’s just the mixture of colours, surreal quality of the images that evoke an amazing fantasy world beyond planet earth. Besides James Franco and Rachel Weisz, the other stars in this film include Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams. I can’t tell you much more about the film because I haven’t seen it myself but, thanks to Disney, I’ve got 5 passes to give away to ONE lucky winner!

To win the 5 passes to watch Oz the Great and Powerful, simply answer this question in the comments section:

Would you wear the colour emerald and why or why not. 

 The giveaway closes on the 28th February 2013.

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  • Open to Australian Residents only
  • ONE entry per person per household
  • Those not answering the question will be disqualified
  • Judge’s (mine) decision is final
  • If the winner does not respond within 48hrs of contact, a new winner will be chosen
  • While we take perfect care when dispatching the prizes, we will not be responsible for those lost or damaged in transit as it is beyond our control


 Congratulations Kate comment number 9. Loved your story and how it reminded you of your special day! Thanks so much for entering. I’ll be in contact with you shortly. 



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  • Jayne says:

    I would absolutely wear emerald! It goes well with my skin tone and I love the vibrancy of the colour without being neon 🙂

  • Paula says:

    I love wearing Emerald Green ! From using emerald in smokey eye makeup to bring out the green tones in my eyes, to a pretty emerald scarf with a black dress for a classy night out .. Emerald Rocks My World .. Dorothy may have had her ruby red shoes but for me it’s emerald emerald emerald !

  • Kirsty says:

    Emerald and Teal are my favourite colours this year! I even bought the most gorgeous shoes which are emerald!

  • emmabovary says:

    I am busting to see this film, the previews look incredible and they have grabbed so many talented actors for it! I love wearing emerald, I am keeping my eye out for a deep rich emerald scarf to jazz up a plain black outfit for winter. I love the green liner you are wearing above, very pretty and an idea I might steal… ;P

  • Charmaine Campbell says:

    Absolutely, I love Emerald, it suits me too. I have pale skin, and green eyes and colour my hair red, Emerald is perfect for me.

  • Amalia says:

    My year 11 ball dress was emerald. So many moons ago. I later cut out the boy in the photo with me but my Nana had the photo up on her dresser for years.
    My most recent purchase was an emerald green top from Sussans. I’m so happy that it is back in fashion as the strong, vibrant colours suit my skin and eyes so well.
    In between purchases include converse high tops (circa 1989) recently rescued from my parent’s shed, Levi’s 501s (circa 1992 ) to state just a couple.
    Yup, emerald green for me.

  • Effie Bakkalis says:

    Yes, I would totally wear emerald, plus all other shades of greens and blues.
    I have blue/green eyes and blonde hair, so these colours make my eyes stand out wonderfully!

  • Michelle V says:

    I have an olive complexion and dark hair, and emerald looks lovely on my skin tone, I must admit.
    I purchased an emerald coloured gown for our daughter’s christening and so many people told me how that colour really suited me, so that is why I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it again.
    Plus it makes a really nice change from the usual black dresses I wear.

  • Kate says:

    I have always loved emerald and everytime I wear it I get compliments. If I want a more subtle look I will just use my Rimmel eyeliner in emerald to make my eyes sparkle.

    Being blonde with pale skin and blue eyes colours such as teal and emerald work well at contrasting my pale colouring.

    I love the colour so much that even though I wanted my bridesmaids to wear off white they wore emerald green. We ended up having to hire their dresses because I went from having 9 months to organise our wedding to 9 weeks! And no, it wasn’t a shotgun wedding!

    I had three bridesmaids with completely different colouring – one blonde, one brunette and one redhead. The green suited all of them beautifully and I quickly forgot that I had initially wanted off white.

    Everytime that I wear emerald myself or see someone else wearing it, it reminds me of that special day that I got to marry the love of my life and of the day that my father managed to walk me down the aisle even though he had to come out of the hospice to do so.

  • Suzie says:

    I bought an emerald jumper in 1996, I’ve worn it every year since then. It’s such a gorgeous vibrant colour, rarely fails to make me remember The Wizard of Oz. did you know there’s 14 books in the series?

  • Trish says:

    I love the colour Emerald.Looks like a great movie too.

  • Madam M says:

    Absolutely, it’s my birthstone. I still have a tiny pair of emerald earrings from when i was a baby.

  • Karlene says:

    I love the colour emerald. I have a billowy satin blouse in an emerald shade of green which I love.

  • pana matheos says:

    I would wear the emerald green.I have a slim busty body and
    the shape and colour would make me stand out and look
    the brightest in the a group of ladies.

  • Merryl says:

    I love wearing Emerald Green. It makes me look taller (I’m short) and thinner … strange, but true.

  • cathy macnamara says:

    I can pretend i am from The magical Emerald City. I wear highlights of emerald as i believe it goes with my red hair. Love my emerald scarf 😀

  • Pauline Olsen says:

    I hesitate to say that Emerald Green is not my colour! Making me look every bit the original Wicked Witch of the West! Though ruby red slippers would suit me to a tee…

  • sonya says:

    I LOVE emerald and yes, I would (and do) wear it. I love greens of all sorts, particularly whether it be avocado green or fluorescent lime! 🙂

  • Emily Keller says:

    Absolutely……when I’m slopping around the house 😛

  • Heather says:

    Yes, definitely. It’s a gorgeous, deep and stylish colour.

  • Jane A says:

    I think it’s a stunning colour if you have the right skin tone, very striking and anything but boring.

  • Kate Horsfall says:

    Emerald is my favourite colour to wear!! Its vivid but not overbearing. And apparently it suggests eternity so I’m gonna say that it will forever be instyle and never date.

  • Roberto Colombi says:

    I would wear Emerald just to leave everyone ‘Green’ with envy!

  • Marie Pohnetalova says:

    I would – an ‘Oz’picious colour which is ‘Witch’ I love!

  • Stephanie Compton says:

    I’d definately wear Emerald… it goes so brilliantly with black! It’s a great colour and it makes me feel special!

  • Alma G says:

    Nope. I’m really short and dumpy. Emerald would just make me look like a leprechaun

  • Laurie says:

    If there was a emerald green classy dress shirt and it must not be too over the top

  • Melita says:

    Emerald is so hard to wear,
    Unless you have flaming red hair,
    And as mine is a blondish brown
    I’d pick a different coloured gown.

  • nicole larsen says:

    yes because its an amazing colour

  • Annelee says:

    I would absolutely wear Emerald Green, it is my birth stone colour, I already have an Emerald ring and I just love it.

  • Caro Shanks says:

    Like all great citizens and denizens of the Emerald City of course I’d wear emerald 😉

  • I would love to wear the EMERALD it would be an hour, as I am drawn to the colour Green.

  • I would love to wear the EMERALD it would be an honour, as I am drawn to the colour green,.”

  • VandaB says:

    I have always worn emerald on Wednesdays because Wednesday is associated with the colour green. Emerald is such a vibrant shade of green and makes me feel happy when I wear it.

  • Kerry Hatcher says:

    Don’t like green at all (but my daughter loves it) give me ruby red any day…..

  • renata says:

    Emerald, a colour with style and grace,
    simply divine,
    A colour that looks nothing but glamorous

  • Tory says:

    Emerald shoes, most definitely. Other accessories, very likely. Clothes, nope. Emerald would make me look sick, which is not precicely the look I go for.

  • Adele Smith says:

    Definitely, Emerald shoes a stand out I think, eye shadow to seem to have the eyes of a cat, a playsuit I think would look a dream.

  • kerrie says:

    Yes I would definately wear Emerald as I am green with envy!

  • Ling says:

    Heck yeah I would wear emerald. I wore glittery emerald nail polish on my toes when I went to hospital a few months ago. I called it first Pantone 😉 lol

  • Elizabeth Davey says:

    Yes, yes I would. Why? Because it goes so well with my brown hair and brown eyes

  • Sheree Pallis says:

    I love to wear emerald green, every time I wear it I look like a gem!

  • Most definitely, in fact, it’s one of my favourite shades to wear! It’s one of those unique colours that helps me stand out in a crowd, yet it’s not quite as ‘loud’ as wearing red. Wearing emerald is empowering, it makes me feel sexy, confident and classy!

    Thanks for a great giveaway, hun!


  • Kristina says:

    Yes its a gorgeous deep colour like burgundy or navy blue, also love deep reds. Thanks

  • Sharyn says:

    Emerald the colour for the month of may, a favourite in my books,
    I’ve rings and pendants and clothing alike, looks great to complement my red-brown hair

  • Falon Downing says:

    Yes, I’m wearing it now! I love the way it brings out my blue eyes and it looks great with my blond hair!

  • Sharon Taylor says:

    I wear Emerald green as it brings out the red in my eyes. For some reason my kids are wonderfully behaved when I wear emerald green…

  • Nancee Biviano says:

    Absolutely – team Emerald here!

  • RACHAEL says:

    Depends what type of outfit it is. If it was an Emerald Green evening gown or something similar all fancy and sparkly I would love it but just around the house or down the street no. It just wouldn’t be doing it justice 🙂

  • Maree says:

    Yes, I adore the colour. I have it in my jewellery and I love wearing the colour, especially as a long dress, or gorgeous top. Adore!!!

  • Tania says:

    Normally I tend to shy away from bright colours, as pastels tend to suit me better, but I recently bought an emerald jacket and I love it!

  • Lisa Chawner says:

    I would wear Emerald but it would make my greeny/blue eyes look more green!

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