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  • Color Week Day 6/ Purple

    October 14, 2012 | 3 Comments »

    Purple gets a really bad rap. Over years of working in fashion, I've never seen so many people express so much dislike for a color as they do with poor poor purple. Who knows why? Maybe people think it's too new age-y or eccentric (that might explain why I like it). Lately, purple reminds me the most of the character Marie on Breaking Bad, who has a fanatical love for purple. She would definitely think, as would I, that purple deserves a second chance.

    Lavender by Thomas Giddings

    on left: Daria Strokous shot by Francois Nars for Vogue Japan June 2012    on right: watercolor by Luli Sanchez

    Du Juan by Miguel Reveriego (Enter The Dragon - Vogue Spain September 2012) 7
    “Operación Dragón”  with model Du Juan  for Vogue Spain September 2012 shot by Miguel Reveriego

    I think purple…
    looks like:
    an over the top baroque dinner table set with candles, grapes and wine/ a dark and stormy night
    smells like:
    lavender fields/ the intoxicating scent of lilac
    tastes like: plums/ port/ truffles/ violet candies
    feels: royal/regal/ decadent
    sounds like:  Siouxsie and the Banshees/ Bat for Lashes

    image by Sania Pell

    on left: Isabel Marant Spring 2013 collection     on right:


    on left: Natalia Vodianova shot by Steven Meisel (and styled by Grace Coddington) for Vogue   on right: Vanessa Bruno's Paris apartment

    Francesca lancisi
    Watercolor and ink piece by Francesca Lancisi

    3 Responses to “Color Week Day 6/ Purple”

    1. Peggy says:

      Hey! Why no images?

      …oh Marie! Purple is definitely associated with kookiness. Just seeing Marie stand in her purple livingroom makes her looks slightly crazy. It makes me cringe.

      I was never the biggest fan of purple. Yet, I have set of purple dishware that I absolutely love. These: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/provence-dinnerware/f36290

      Those plates made me more intohaving purple in my home.

    2. Camille says:

      I am such a big fan of this color that when I was in high school boys used to call me “Purple Schlemiel.” I wore purple corduroys almost every day. :}

    3. Francesca says:

      Hi Kayte, thanks for the feature in your beautiful blog!
      (Better late than never…)

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