Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Round and Round We Go

Purple. It's everywhere. Whether on a mannequin in a high-end store, in discount knock-off boutique store windows, on the streets or even faces, purple is the new (again) black. We're talking rich, deep shades of purple, even eggplant & burgundy. Chanel's Rouge Allure Lipstick in Hysteria is a wicked shade. If you dare to don a deep lip, keep the eyes bare with just a hint of mascara. For a smokey, sexy Purple Haze eye Mac's Cream Color Base in Bat Black is a deep hue of purple with black undertows. Blame it on the Twilight & True Blood revolution, purple & goth have taken on the fashion & beauty industry. It's cool, we were rocking the dark shades in Milan in the 80's. It was decadent, groovy & raw. Even caught it on the original purple knight himself. There was Prince, decked out in purple long ago. Out on a wintry, haze-filled Italian disco night in the dark. Purple, full circle.