Saturday, 21 August 2010

Automatic for the Purple

Whilst my style guru Kaz is on light blogging duties (pop by and say hallo!) some of you must be missing her famous fashion tips. Here's an ersatz Kaz type post in the meantime...

One thing that has always puzzled me is the manner in which the colour Purple can go from ultra-cool to completely naff and back again so regularly.


In the 60's for example I was the height of cutting edge fashion with this fetching little loon-based number.

By the 70's the colour had become the height of horrible and everyone was re-spraying their purple ford escorts with anything they could lay their hands on...bleach, brake fluid...

Then I ordered some reading glasses from Glasses Direct recently (excellent value btw) and they arrived in a fetching purple case. I found it so striking that I now go around singing "Purple Case, is in my Mind, 'Scuse me whilst I touch the sky!" to the consternation of other village folk.


I've started seeing purple everywhere now. Bin liners and bins...

Cameras...

I even came across these railway line holders the other day..

Purple is obviously about to go hugely out of fashion again so get out of purple quick!

9 comments:

Richard said...

That purple Escort. It was my Mum's and the first car I ever drove on the road.

Dave said...

I had one just like that. Except it was brown.

Has brown ever been in fashion? (I'm not talking about our ex-PM, obviously.)

Geoff said...

Watch out for the Purple Rain, the puddles are Deep Purple.

Tim Footman said...

When I worked at Guinness, we got complaints from our Greek co-publisher because we gave the Book of Records a bright purple cover. Purple, it seems, is a girly colour to the Hellenes. Maybe because it's because they're still narked at those Roman upstarts nicking all their good ideas re: civilisation, and so they want to associate the Imperial hue with oestrogen and not being able to throw straight.

Christopher said...

At first sight I thought this was going to be an informed discourse on the appointment of women as bishops in the Anglican church. I was not disappointed.

Rog said...

Richard: They seemed to go out of date faster than Charles Kennedy's AA membership.

Dave: Brown was NEVER in fashion I'm afraid.

Geoff: Not shallow enough for Prince though.

Tim: Interesting analysis. 2001 eh? If one drinks enough Guiness it replicates the effects of oestrogen.

Christopher: I thought you'd know better than to expect "informed discourse" here. That's a tipster at the local Diss greyhound track.

Macy said...

Dahling No! Just No! Purple is so NOT on trend! Camel is this year's black. Because Vogue has spoken on this.
Mwah! Laters!

Sir Bruin said...

I used to have an Escort Estate in that exact colour - maybe I shouldn't have said that?

Rog said...

Macy: Thanks Camel Laird. Laters indeed!

Sir B: They appear to have been more popular than I thought!