When Sophistique Noir announced that this month would be purple, I fell into a haze of ideas.
Like her, purple has nay stray far as my most used complimentary color to black. Partially because it adds color to my otherwise monochrome wardrobe, but most definitely because it appeals a great deal to my tastes.
This is a lot of people's favorite color, and for very good reasons-- it's quite alluring and rife with an air of mystery. It's principle symbolism's are royalty, intuition, and wisdom. It also, in a way (it's really indigo-- but I consider it more purple than blue!), resprents the third eye chakra-- which is to percieve things beyond the existential realm. To meditate on the third chakra is to open your mind towards enlightenment.
I can't really pin point why I love it so much-- in fact it would be easier to say I obsess about it. If a class in a game is typically color dominated by purple (i.e. ability graphics), then that's likely the class I will be. You can almost guarantee it. If it's a combination of black and purple, well, in not so many words... hell yes!
Today's outfit has one of my favorite purple pieces-- but it was hard picking something I hadn't already shown in past posts. It doesn't look very purple in the photos because it refuses to photograph well, but it's a darker hue of purple... perhaps amethyst on the darker side would be more accurate.
The skirt is very simple, but because of the material it ranks into my top 5; it's a shifting taffeta, in dark amethyst and black. I also decided to sport the new lip color my mother sent inside my most recent care package. It is Vamp it up! by Wet 'n Wild. Thankfully, because it is purple in nature, this almost black lip color doesn't looks half bad on my skin tone! It looks much better than pure black and in person. I had to up the yellow/red in the photos to compensate for the overall blue hue my skirt was casting in the color of them... which in turn changed the color of my skin a little darker and yellowy-red than usual.
It's really a shame that I was not having the best day editing the color of my photos-- perhaps some other time in future outfit posts. I digress.
Purple doesn't stop there. It consumes every aspect of how I perceive something to be highly desirable, and if there is a possibility of something existing in purple, I will search till I find it.
Will it ever stop, this obsession with purple and black? The answer is likely no. It thrills me so, to find that one purple or black item I never knew I wanted. It's an easy sell.
And really, why should I assuage something that brings me so much delight in such a simple and non destructive way? Just to appear less odd? Heh... well, I'm afraid there's little chance of that.
|My beauty tools are dominantly purple! Even the handles and hair of the brushes|
It'll always be the cup of tea that I brew intensely in my mind's eye...
What I am Wearing and the other Misc:
- Top: thrift
- Skirt: thrift
- Shoes: thrift
- Belt: Fairweather Co.
- Necklace: self made
- Sewing Box: self made
- Pin cushion jar: self made
- Other tools: various online, and store bought sources, such as Ebay, Wal-mart, and Joann's craft store.
So start wearing purple for me now!