INDULGE: BORN TO THE PURPLE

Synonymous with royalty and the late rock star Prince, purple has been a color with deep symbolism, psychology and even mythological and religious associations. The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year iis Ultra Violet and our color authority style editor, Tori Johnson of ThesTORIbook.com, is showing you all about the reigning color in fashion and totally giving us optimistic vibes.

FEATHER YOUR BEST
Add a luxe feel to any seating area with this orchid floral motif pillow. Made of feathers at 22”X22”, it’s a comfortable addition to any space. $225. Photo and availability courtesy of Joyeux Home Design.
POWER OF PURPLE
Alessandro Michele at Gucci showcased the power of purple in their Spring 2018 runway show and stated that he was “thinking about the space, the music and the light,” and that “it was about more than beauty…it was a state of mind.” Photo courtesy of Vogue.
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
Go bold in your home with this statement mirror fashioned from a network of modern lines in a simple architectural design. Price available on request. Photo and availability courtesy of Stowers Furniture.
CROWN JEWELS
The amethyst stone has been utilized frequently in crown jewels and some of the most famous are the “Kent Amethysts” in the British royal collection that originally belonged to Queen Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. Embrace your inner queen with this stunning cushion cut amethyst three stone ring with a diamond halo in 18k gold. $5,975. Photo and availability courtesy of Lee Michaels.
CHIFFON CHIC
Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2018 show was optimistic and upbeat with purple notes weaved throughout including this one shoulder strap with puffed sleeve and pleated color blocked skirt. $4,990. Photo and availability courtesy of M’oda ‘Operandi.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
As William Shakespeare said, “When words fail, music speaks”. Rock your very own soundtrack through this fashionable yet portable Bluetooth speaker by Beoplay with up to 24 hours of battery life. $249. Photo and availability courtesy of Beoplay.
COVETING CLUTCHES
Not quite ready to go head-to-toe purple? Integrate the color in your accessories like this Italian Bottega Veneta bag rendered in enamel and brass and featuring their signature knot hardware. $4,400. Photo and availability courtesy of M’oda ‘Operandi.
A SHARED VISION
The Venice-born luxury eyewear brand, Garrett Leight, has been expanding at record speed with flagships in LA and Paris and has been collaborating with all the cool kids in town. Their “Valencia Sun” shades feature an oversized and ultrathin metal style inspired by the 1970s. $365. Photo and availability courtesy of Garrett Leight.
IN BLOOM
Spring into the season with these Sabbadini flower earrings expertly crafted in Italy from white gold and lacquered aluminum. Set with glistening oval-cut amethysts. $4,500. Photo and availability courtesy of M’oda ‘Operandi.
GROOVY VIBES
This Gucci violet 1970s graphic print crepe de Chine blouse will have you ready to boogie with its neck bow and button cuffs. $1,800. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
REHYDRATE RIGHT

S’well’s insulated stainless steel water bottles are a must-have for all the fashionistas at the gym. Their Satin Collection boasts a vivid kaleidoscope of colors featured in a semi-matte finish. $37 for 7 oz. Photo and availability courtesy of S’well.
ROLL OUT THE PURPLE CARPET
Who wouldn’t swoon over this “Mirabelle” rug from Lulu and Georgia with its worn, vintage look perfect for the boho or vintage living space. $155 – $2,049 based on sizing. Photo and availability courtesy of Lulu and Georgia.
KICK UP YOUR HEELS
Liven up your look with these Pelle Moda classic ankle-strap heeled sandals in violet suede. $145. Photo and availability courtesy of Julian Gold.
WINEMAKER PICK
The Hess Collection’s Napa Valley “Allomi” Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied with classic Cabernet red fruit flavors including currant and blackberry and distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice. While the wine is fabulous we also have to mention the Hess Art Collection is equally divine. Art lovers will be enamored with the museum located at the winery in California which features an impressive collection spanning five decades of recent art history from Abstract Expressionism through current positions. $28.99. Photo and availability courtesy of Hess Family Wine Estates.
POPS OF PURPLE
With five eyeshadows in one palette Lancome’s Color Design Eyeshadow palette in “Amethyst Glam” gives you plenty of color play. $50. Photo and availability courtesy of Julian Gold.
PULL UP A CHAIR
We’ve been crushing over Jonathan Adler for a while now with their luxe and livable interior designs. Add a touch of 1940s Hollywood Regency glam to your home with their posh Addison Chair in Venice Amethyst Velvet. $1,895. Photo and availability courtesy of Jonathan Adler.
IN THE TRENCHES
Every girl needs a good trench coat for spring showers and Peter Pilotto has applied a modern take on the classic outerwear in bright purple satin jacquard that gives it a slender silhouette and chic style. $1,995. Photo and availability courtesy of The Modist.
#ONMYDESK
Praise be to the life planner goddess, Erin Condren, who has been keeping our lives all stylishly organized for years. Her best-selling coiled book is completely customizable and is way more than a calendar. Best yet… she just opened her first store ever in Austin. $60. Photo and availability courtesy of Erin Condren.