As well as being one of my favourite vegetables, one of my favourite hues this winter has to be aubergine! Wearing purple is traditionally associated with royalty and importance, from the Romans in their togas from Queen Elizabeth the first and her family, due to how expensive the dye was; it used to be only be made from mollusks from Lebanon... honestly! Now it has a variety of connotations (this is the one that always springs to my mind) but it is such a yummy, rich colour it has always been present in my wardrobe.
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Victoria Beckham uses the colour strikingly in a sporty take on this season's oversized coat whereas Lanvin's Alber Elbaz has used block colour in a hyper feminine peplum silhouette. For Roberto Cavalli Naomi Campbell models the catwalk finale, a gorgeous dress dripping in embellishment. In contrast Aquilano.Rimondi have used complex and sumptuous print to convey the colour. And to round it all off, another beautiful example of block colour in this stunningly elegant piece by Neil Barret which stands out amongst the sharp tailoring in the rest of his collection.
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number one: Lanvin for less at Dorothy Perkins.
number two: You may recognise these snake effect brogue beauties from DUO boots because I wrote about a pair of matching chelsea boots a few weeks ago!
number three: Pretty cord bracelet from Yiskah Knits on Etsy.
number four: 'Eggplant (or aubergine to us brits): 75 delicious recipes' by Ofir Jovani on Amazon.
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