|Pick Your Purple|
Every now and again a color captures your heart. You want shoes like that. You dream up nail combos- or you pick up a lipstick that fulfills your little inspirational dream. Or you obsess and see it everywhere and hope to have a beachfront condo with a front door in that very shade.
For me, the dreamy color I'm in love with right now is Aubergine. The shade is synonymous with eggplant- but that sounds like Aubergine's dumpy cousin to me. I don't want to conjure up gourdish shapes and flat nasal sounding words. No, no aubergine is chic, rich, and can be a bit snobbish but is so very en pointe with style. I am probably like most Americans where you could say trash can in French and suddenly it's glamorous. Yet, in my heart, aubergine is always gorgeous. The name inspired a delish restaurant in one of my favorite places. It is what I wish my kitchen table were painted. And did you know that eggplant is a species of nightshade? Aubergine was mentioned by Panic At the Disco (aubergine dreams) and supposedly showed up in our vocabs about 1794- purple by any other name is hardly just as sweet.
Here are some lovely things that inspire me in varying shades of aubergine:
*Note the images are not mine. They are courtesy of Google, Pinterest, and Tumblr via their respective owners.
Is there a color that is capturing your head right now? This aubergine shade has me dreaming up velvet settees, slinky boots, and lip gloss. Color does that for me- it ignites my imagination. Share with me your dream palettes!
Have a great day,