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Monday, May 3, 2010

I’m still searching for the perfect purple lipstick.  Violetta by MAC looks a little pink, doesn’t it?

Eating a lobster salad.

Sunglasses: Vintage, from Frock (2010)
T-shirt: Splendid
Necklace: Mud Flap Jill in yellow gold
Lip color: Violetta by MAC

Gorgeous blogger Stacy of taffetadarlings took that picture while we were having lunch at Amaranth last week.  I like the way she got the name of the restaurant upside down on the table.  After lunch, we looked in some store windows. Roberto Cavalli had a denim dress, which I photographed to add to my collection of head-to-toe denim looks.

Denim is everywhere.

Neither Stacy nor I cared for the embellishment on the top.  Also, the wash and seams of this dress reminded me of the fantastic, floor-length denim skirt with a TRAIN that I had years ago. I never wore it, decided to be practical and shortened it to above the knee. I’ve been regretting that decision ever since because I sure as hell would wear a denim skirt with a train now. I could almost cry thinking of such fashion foolishness. Damn you, Robert Cavalli, for upsetting me this way!

We never got a picture of my bottom half that day. I was wearing Acne Jeans and my old black clogs.

Don’t forget that I’m having a 24-hour Mother’s Day jewelry sale at www.wendybrandes.com on Tuesday, May 4. Details are here.

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45 Responses to “Half an Outfit Post: MAC Violetta, Vintage Shades”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I like the shade on you. It’s more of a berry than a pink. It matches the flowers on the table.

  2. It is a gorgeous colour—but, yeah, it does have a little pink to it. You might want to go to a MAC Pro store and see if they have a purple pigment you can mix in with your Violetta. I feel sure that they do.

  3. Sally
    Twitter: sallymcgraw
    says:

    Love those sassy shades!

  4. Oh good call on the purple lipstick. I have been in the market myself for some that doesn’t make me look like I should be rushed to the hospital.

  5. hiyaluv says:

    i love your sunglasses.
    smiles,
    gina

  6. Angela says:

    So did the MAC store make good on your order after all then?

    It does look pink, but it’s a nice shade…mid-purple with a bit of neon sass, I say.

  7. What a lunch – the lipstick is pretty but love your bright happy red.

    what a fantabulous lunch …

  8. DWJ says:

    Try Maybelline’s new line of Color Sensational, the Madison Mauve might work for you. It’s not too pink, not berry and it’s an interesting shade of purple on everyone I’ve seen wearing it. Also Revlon’s Haute Berry might work too. I’ve been on a purple kick myself.

  9. eli says:

    Love the glasses! best not to dwell on what happened, I’m sure youll find your long denim dress of your dreams again

  10. Midtown Girl says:

    I really like that shade on you, it has a freshness to it that a darker shade may not have!

  11. Lucky you have the skintone that can take that lipstick, it looks great on you. I like that denim dress, could’t wear it, but like it!

  12. deja pseu
    Twitter: dejapseu
    says:

    Love the shades and even though the lipstick is a bit more fuschia than purple, I like it on you!

  13. LiLu says:

    Um. Those glasses WILL be mine.

  14. Couture Carrie
    Twitter: couturecarrie
    says:

    Gorgeous, darling WB!
    Love the shades!

    xoxox,
    CC

  15. Make Do Style
    Twitter: MakeDoStyle
    says:

    That lippy is a great colour! Lunch looks nice too x

  16. Pearl Westwood
    Twitter: pearlwestwood
    says:

    I love that lip colour, but yeah it is a bit pinky, I wear Chanel Maniac it is a proper goth purple on me – looks red-brown in the tube which is weird!

  17. I’d be worried that if I had purple lips people might think I had frostbite. I like the shade of pinkish-purple you’ve got going on there.

  18. PinkBow says:

    such a pretty colour lipstick

  19. lisa says:

    Cwangdom (the girlfriend of my boy’s identical twin) rocks a great shade of purple lipstick. I think she uses NARS.

  20. Kristin
    Twitter: BonBonRoseGirls
    says:

    Sale? What? He has no excuses to not get me a present this year. Oh yeah, this will be my 3rd Mother’s Day and I’ve yet to gt a gift.

  21. Tina says:

    I see what you mean about the color. It’s very nice but not exactly in the purple family. The search continues! And love the new shades. I finally broke down and bought a new pair while in the islands.

  22. stacy says:

    It’s too bad we didn’t get the full view photo of you w/ the clogs and jeans. Has anybody in blogville ever seen “casual Wendy?” The Cavalli pic. came out really great through the glass! Good job. And you look so adorable in the picture — told ya!

  23. enc says:

    I think Cavalli was off to a good start with this dress, but went woefully wrong both with the embellishment and the cups. They just look weird to me.

    You, however, look superb. I love those glasses!

  24. Lucy says:

    I want your sunglasses!!!

  25. apparellel says:

    i love that you like to have fun with your clothing. i adore you even more for that reason.

  26. You may be surprised to hear I may have a notion of where to locate a violet lipstick, I *think* saw a Revlon one when at the drugstore last week. That is one darling photo of you, the glasses are TDF. Totally.

    You are such a star Miss Wendy, smiles at you!
    tp

  27. KD says:

    Hmmm, I’d say thats pretty purple but if you want darker, more goth purple lipstick try Anna Sui.

  28. i thought the lipstick looked good on yoU :)
    that denim dress is pretty !
    many thanks for the sweet comments..

    glisters and blisters

  29. Mish Dish says:

    Looking sharp in the vintage sunnies! xo Mish

  30. Stupid Cavalli! And yes, it’s pink, lovely on you, though. Nars had a great dark purple lipstick AGES ago, although it dried up my lips like hell at the time. Probably no longer does this!

  31. jennine says:

    i almost didn’t recognize you with purple lipstick!

  32. sharon rose says:

    Hi there-those shades look cool indeed, shame about your denim dress too!

  33. tiffany
    Twitter: tiffanyiamstyle-ish.com
    says:

    lobster salad. YUM!

    The denim skirt with a train sounds awesome. I’m kinda mad that we don’t get to see you in it!

  34. Winnie says:

    Aww you look so lovely. The violetta lipstick is so wearable and those shades are great!

  35. Lobster salad mmm. I need to go get a second dinner, methinks.

    And those sunglasses are vintage? I. Die.

  36. savvygal says:

    snazzy shades!

  37. Andrea says:

    What a gorgeous Pic!

    I love your Lipstick and the Sunnies :)

    You look amazing!

  38. GlamaRuth says:

    I buy at least one purple lipstick every season, still looking for one that looks like I smeared blackberry juice on my lips. This spring, I got Lipstick Queen’s China Town lip pencil in Mystery. It’s not my elusive crushed blackberry, but it is straight up purple. Sheer-ish but buildable, and it is essentially a giant crayon. Even comes with its own giant sharpener. I love it. Also got it in Genre, if you want a true orange as well.

    Wish I was a mom already so I could talk my husband into a rose gold and silver Lady Jane necklace!

  39. Alicia
    Twitter: T
    says:

    While I’m jarred at not seeing you in red lipstick, you look nice in this pink-ypiurple. =D

  40. marian says:

    I love your cat eyes honey! that denim dress is a cutie hun
    xoxo
    marian.

  41. Shaz says:

    Love the lipstick color, it does look more berry, but it’s gorgeous. Those sunglasses are rocking and that salad looks delicious!

  42. Gypsy says:

    I love your glasses and so enjoy your blog…and how perfect, my anti spam word for this comment was treschic. LOVE IT!

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      I lost a lot of my antispam words in a tragic antispam word incident. I have to add a whole bunch back in. I’m scared to even look at what’s left there!