12.2.09

lavender

I used to dislike the colour purple. Lately I have been loving pale variations of it, particularly when they have hints of grey in them. Lavender, lilac, mauve, plum, violet. I am not alone in this and am probably picking up on trends in a subsconscious way. One of my all-time favourite vintage dresses is a lovely pale lavender number made of that polyester chiffon I mentioned in my last post. I changed the colour of my blog header a while ago to reflect my newfound appreciation of lavender. I can't get enough of it.

I have added the "dull mauve" ribbon tie ballerina shoes from Toast to my basket about six times since I first saw them, removing them once I had typed the resulting charge into xe.com. Now that they are at a price I could almost justify with the shipping cost, they are sold out of my size. Which is fine, as I'm sure they would look funny on me.

Since I also can't get enough of headbands these days, I made a variation of the Fran├žoise headband with lavender velvet ribbon ties. These headbands are the kind of thing that I don't need everyone to love, because I love them so much myself. It doesn't matter that I have yet to wear one in public. In the summer I wore a braided suede one that I had made to see a friends' band and another friend told me he thought the "Pocahontas thing" was hot. So there you go. Hot.

(The one thousand embroidery hoops in the background are a hint of the project I have been working on lately! I hope you will like it.)

9 comments:

  1. the lavendar headband is so pretty & i can't wait to see your new project!

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  2. i'm very interested in this new project! <3

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  3. Oh! Well, I hope it won't be anticlimactic! It's just a continuation of something Geoff and I started about a year ago.

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  4. i love that shade too
    i made my daughter a headband to match the one i will be getting for you in the mail.
    not that i am into the mom, baby matchy thing but i could just see her walking around in that in the spring with a dress on

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  5. i'm obsessed, too! coral, lavender, grey, and navy. those are the colors i think about the most nowadays.

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  6. I am loving lavender these days too! Those shoes are very sweet.

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  7. Those shoes are BEAUTIFUL

    and i think headbands are incredibly chic. I have a couple and always get positive comments when I wear them.

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  8. i love your new project already, if it involves those hoops! and we've discussed this before but purples and lavenders are so exciting to me right now too.

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  9. Wow your blog realy does rub on on me, today around the shops I kept picking up lavender and peachy coloured clothes and in the end bought three pairs of tights each in differnt purple shades love!

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