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 Françoise 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.)