Sunday, December 07, 2008

Me In Business Mirror (Rhapsody In Purple)

Another photo I took graces today's (12/08/2008) edition of business mirror. The photo of Joy Caralde who wore a creation of Eddie Baddeo was taken during the Grand Allure fashion show at the Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer '09. The other photos were taken by other photographers. The article is entitled "Rhapsody In Purple" by C. Mendez Legaspi. Thanks Charlize.

Below is the complete article (click here for web version):

Rhapsody In Purple

By C. Mendez Legaspi

Purple and its various permutations rippled through the runways at Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center, the Fashion Watch Quartet at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, and Ferragamo’s 80th anniversary show. The deep vibrant color is also omnipresent among accessories, fragrance and makeup brands.

It is the color of Advent, but purple—or grape, plum, lilac, violet and lavender—started its reign as soon as Charlize Theron graced the cover of June W in a Donna Karan New York drapey dress in the shade. Leona Lewis frolicked in a purple raincoat in her music video “Forgive Me,” while France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy looked chic in a Dior purple coat and trousers on a state visit to Britain. And whenever Michelle Obama wears the color, her ebony skin looks more radiant.

The centerfold of the book Modern Fashion in Detail (V&A Publications at Powerbooks Greenbelt), features, what else, a deep purple silk and velvet evening cape and dress with hand-ruching by Jeanne Lanvin made in 1935.

In history books, too, Cleopatra is wrapped in her favorite color, purple being the mystical color of royalty, nobility and spirituality.

No wonder purple is the color du jour of this festive season.

Women find the lighter variety delicate and romantic, while men prefer the deep shades for its association with riches and success.

So what to give this Christmas? Pick an article with purple trimmings.

IN PHOTO -- SALVATORE Ferragamo(top left), CESAR GAUPO at Fashion Watch(right), EDDIE BADDEO at Philippine Fashion Week(above left).

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