Purple Reign: 2018 to be the Year of Ultra Violet

To commemorate design trend-setter Pantone Color Institute selecting Ultra Violet as their Colour of the Year 2018, Tsai X Tsai brings you 5 Ultra Violet ways to make a Statement in Style. Pantone Executive Director Letrice Eiseman told the New York Times ‘this dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade can communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking’.  Here at Tsai X Tsai we are all about making a statement without shouting out loud, so here are the five picks from us - five Ultra Violet ways to make your Statement in Style for 2018.



1. "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world" Marilyn Monroe

 source: netaporter.com

source: netaporter.com

A pair of chic purple silk slides like Tabitha Simmon’s signature ‘Cleo’ slide, can dress up any casual outfit. They are made with lustrous purple satin, topped with knotted bows and set on a slight heel for ultimate comfort.



2. “There's a few things I've learned in life: plant lavender for good luck, and fall in love whenever you can.” Alice Hoffman

 source:  Vero Photoart  on  Unsplash

source: Vero Photoart on Unsplash

Luxurious and soothing, yet enlightening and glorious. It is not just the vibrant colour of lavender that uplifts the spirit - its scent evokes a feeling of calm and tranquillity.  Fresh is always best and lavender season runs from late April until early August, with the best time to see its full glory in June. Treat yourself a trip to a lavender farm or your local flower market this summer and create a fresh buttonhole to accent your daily fashion choices.  



3. "It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection." Oscar Wilde

 source: culturetheque-blog.com

source: culturetheque-blog.com

One of the world’s largest international online art galleries Saatchi Art helps to realise one’s perfection this year with its launch of Saatchi Art x The PANTONE 2018 Color of the Year Collection.  The collection features artists including Teis Albers (Berlicum, Netherlands), Angie Jones (Los Angeles, CA), Alexander Jowett (Toronto, Canada), Michael Lentz (Germany) and Wendi Turchan (Appleton, WI).



4. “I never wanted to be your weekend lover.” Prince Rogers Nelson

 source: rollingstone.com

source: rollingstone.com

Legendary American Jazzman Miles Davis told us “Music and life are all about style” and no person ever brought them together quite like the late, great Prince. It is almost impossible not to mention Purple Rain in a conversation combining style, music and Ultra Violet and while the movie may look a bit dated now, the Oscar-winning soundtrack will never go out of fashion.  Seek out a screening near you and head down for a sing-a-long.



5. “These gems have life in them, their colours speak, say what words fail of.”George Eliot

Wanli Bracelet by Tsai x Tsai

The undoubted queen of Ultra Violet gemstones is amethyst. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that was traditionally worn to by the Ancient Greeks to guard against drunkenness!  Our Wanli Bracelet comprises 30 gorgeous amethyst stones set on a rose gold vermeil chain with an extra 2 on the adjustable fastener. Like all our jewellery, made with handpicked natural gemstones to catch eyes under even dimmed light.  A perfect addition to your 2018 style.



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