27 Oct 2011
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

The days have been so dark, sleepy, Poe-like.  I’ve been dreaming in charred violet.

It’s an insanely poetic colour. And, a neutral naturally – isn’t everything?

Its possible I never got over Annie’s pic of Johnny Depp – somehow his hair, his eyes, his cheekbones – everything is scorched with violet and I think its dreamy.

Nicky and I share two Pekingese pups – called Zaza and Zephyr, who are so black they photograph violet.

And when we made these kitchen lampshades we made them charred violet instead of basic black, naturally.

Mother nature understands…she invented the idea after all.

7 Responses to “Autumns Lull…and Charred Violet.”

  1. What a grand color charred violet is! love it! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  2. avatar Tish says:

    As a premature silver fox, I naturally adore this color. Love the pups.

  3. avatar Colette says:

    Are you sporting a violet rinse Tish?? xc

  4. avatar Gaye Tapp says:

    L O V E. still searching for Lady Bamford’s lavender powder in the States or to order UK. of course I am now obsessed with it.

  5. avatar Colette says:

    PGT – Bergdorfs has some Daylesford products..if they dont have the powder it is for sale at Daylesford Organic on Pimlico road. I know – its just heaven.

  6. avatar susie says:

    Do you know that very obscure American writer, Weldon Kees, who was once called ‘the bitterest poet in America’?! I only know him because he apparently influenced John Berryman”s character Henry. (Kees had a failed hero called Robinson.) Anyhoo, in a poem somewhere Kees uses the word ‘vein-violet’ which I always admired. x

  7. avatar Colette says:

    Susie that’s completely brilliant – never heard of Weldon but think i must delve!! Thanks for the tip off darling. Must see you soon!!xx

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