Purple Reign


It's over.

I'm not a guy, I'm not a jock and I haven't lived in Minnesota for twenty years.

But I do have three brothers and a father who are die-hard Vikings fans.  So despite 

the fact that I'm a fashion-loving, bauble-wearing, design-obsessed girlie-girl, I was

truly crushed by Sunday's loss.  In honor of my home team and those who love them,

Luxe & Lucid is featuring all things purple this week.  Who knew football could be so inspiring? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rothko red orange tan and purple 1954

The power of purple brought to life by artist Mark Rothko.

 

 

 

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Emma Watson in Teen Vogue – darling.  And check out her ride!

 

 

 

saipua

Saipua, a florist in Brooklyn, has the lushest, most incredible arrangements I have ever seen.

 

 

 

ysl fragrance

I’ve been on a bit of a fragrance kick lately.  YSL’s Parisienne has notes of blackberry, rose and sandalwood.

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Wearstler’s new book HUE (I have a signed copy!) and photos of her home office.

 

 

 

 

 

purple eyes gucci

I loved Gucci’s 2009 spring/summer ad campaign.

Only girls this gorgeous could rock intense violet eye shadow.

 

 

 

 

I became fascinated by the work of Josef Albers as a fine arts major in college.

The German artist was a color theorist whose “Homage to the Square”

series illustrated the relationship and interaction of adjacent colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

kimberly klosterman amethyst cufflinks

Incredible!  A pair of amethyst cufflinks from Kimberly Klosterman.

 

 

 

 

 

solis betancourt

Two rooms by Solis Betancourtmy mentors and professional heroes – both featured in Southern Accents.

 

 

 

 

anya hindmarch purple patent buddy clutch

 This aubergine clutch from Anya Hindmarch is insanely chic.

 

 

 

 

 

christian-louboutin-lilac-pump

 Louboutin’s signature red heel gives this ladylike lilac pump a little va va voom.

 

 

 

 

 

aerin lauder dinrm elle decor

 Aerin Lauder’s dining room in Elle Decor showcases the sexy sophistication of purple.

 

 

 

 

plum sykes met gala

Speaking of glamorous, successful, New York women.

Plum Sykes wearing, well, plum … and violet, raspberry, etc.

 

 

 

 

lindsay lilacs

A vignette of lilacs, reds and creams in the Virginia living room of a Huntley & Co. client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jones purple ottoman

And an ottoman upholstered in an orchid-hued moiré in another client’s Pennsylvania Avenue pad.

 

 

 

reese-witherspoon nina ricci

One of Reese Witherspoon’s best red carpet moments.

Her deep purple ombré Nina Ricci gown was a stunner.

 

 

 

colin in purple ascot

And because I'm always looking for an excuse to Google Colin Firth …

Only a man as handsome as this Oscar-contender could rock a lavender ascot and look dashing.

 

 

 

 

– Professional Huntley & Co. photos by Kevin Allen Photography

One thought on “Purple Reign”

  1. Wow, It is really very very beautiful post ever. I like to see wedding photos always and this house and the couple looks more attractive. That lady dress is just amazing. Love you and your post is amazing. Thanks for posting.

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