Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All Kinds of Wrong

Generally I would not recommend wearing a purple suit.


david hasselhoff purple suit


purple suit freak


purple suit prince-purple-rain


purple suit bobbytaylorandthevancouvers1


wilma purple cat suit


purple suit disaster


purple suit Ray_McVay_Come_Dancing_to_the_Hits_of_Today


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I am just going to go ahead and admit something shameful. Years ago when I was an art major in college (circa 1991), I had a purple outfit that I loved. It started out with a purple crinkle tye-dyed top, casually covered with a mottled purple zip-up hoodie, carefully coordinated with purple wide ribbed leggings, and purposefully paired off with rich purple suede knee-high pirate boots. Each element of this outfit had a slightly different shade of purple. I remember that I felt fabulous in this outfit. And I sure as shit am happy that I don't have a photo of that ridiculous get-up to show you. SHUDDER.


68 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hmmm...I want to dress like Ray McVay
tomorrow...(errr...who the heck is he anyway??!!) Simply love the sleeve detail~

Raina said...

Prince, the Hoff, and Jesus in one roundup?

MAGNIFICENT.

Shelley said...

hahaha! Those are awesome and your outfit sounnds totally hot. I used to have a purple outfit in the 8th grade... I thought it was my first trendy outfit. Silly me. Unfortunately for me there are plenty of pictures.

Laura Trevey said...

Prince (or whatever he likes to be called) will forever be remembered by that Purple suit!!!

Great post! Thanks for the chuckle
** sorry, chuckle is such a cheesy word, isn't it?

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Is purple the new black?? I want to see a pic of you in that outfit!! And about the Hoff. As soon as I saw that pic, I knew it was going to be all kinds of wrong!!

apriliniowa said...

I was sure as shit happy to read this post. I wore a black velvet cloak (yes, a cloak) in college and am sad to report that there pictures of it. Purple though. I never rocked purple. ;)

Fresh said...

Reminds me of a song by Gogol Bordello. Start wearing purple, wearing purple! Start wearing purple for me now...etc etc.

Jessica said...

Come on I bet you are the only person who could pull an outfit like that off. Really, I swear I'm not laughing

bananas. said...

oh my...

your purple get up! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! i don't even need a picture with that description. HOOTIE HOOLARIOUS! yes you are.

and those purple fits are scary. someone needs to tell them the joker look is so out of style.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

You're sassy enough to pull of a purple outfit!

Ela said...

You little scammer, I KNOW there's a photo of you in your grape juice outfit hiding in a closet somewhere. Lemme come over, I'll look for it ;)

The shiny purple ones are the worst I think...double the fun.

Brooke said...

Oh no! I better tell V to return his wedding tux. :)

Being Brazen said...

LOL....very wrong. i only think chicks can pull off a purple suit.

brooke said...

basically i am now sitting here WISHING to see a photo of you in that fabulous PURPLE WEAR!!! oh lady!!! amazing! excited for some of this 90's that is creeping it's way back in but most needs to stay where it belongs...back there!

TERI REES WANG said...

I had those purple Renaissance pirate boots, too! ;P

I used to wear a head-to-toe Sage green ensemble. Leggins' and an over sized tee, with ballet flats to match. I threw it on for my very first breakfast date with the guy I would spend the rest of my life with. (Because I was too immature to sit a proper dinner date, with real adults and everything; least I admit it....I was 17+...so there.)
My girl friend was dragged along after a sleep over, and I had actually forgotten about my one and only date invitation. They both managed to have a good laugh on my behalf, and reveal to me that I looked like a "booger"! ...ugh.


P.S. Purple is a very intellectually inspiring color; no wonder you felt good. Try it again; you might enjoy it even more.

Be well. Stay sane.

♥Aubrey said...

I'll admit i'm becoming a FAN of purple...NOT the dinosaur of course ;)-
Wish you had photos. Ooo what's the name of the gal in Scooby Doo...isn't she doned in purple attire as well???

L said...

Awh, common no photos...darn it... I like purple I actually just bought to pieces a lace blouse in a beautiful shade of purple and a dress that I'll be sporting today, simple and sweet..not a flashy suit...

I just saying you should double check and all just make sure a photos isn't out there...hehehe., L

Elizabeth Marie said...

I like a little purple. Not fucking scary purple like that.

Your purple ensemble sounds DIVINE. I bet you rocked it.

amy @ switz~art said...

i would have loooved to see your purple ensemble! i bet it was way better than the Hoff's ugly-ass get-up. that guy is a supreme tacky-cheesy mess.

diane said...

I rip up all bad photos of myself.
Prince is the only one who makes purple look good, he's just a sexy dude.
Kudos to John Turturro! He's great in everything. I saw him in Box of Moonlight with Sam Rockwell, and it was the best thing I've ever seen either one of them do.

Diane said...

the only one who pulled it off here is Prince. he just can do that for whatever reason.

your outfit sounds ... uumm... very purplicious!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

David just can' pull it off but we all know that Prince made it his icon..not bad !?!?!

I once had a pair of knit purple hot pants with a purple flowing top...we're talking Daisy Dukes kind of hot pants...wore it with a pair of tall thigh patent leather boots. I thought I was something else...wonder why I got funny looks!?!

Kotori said...

Full disclosure here... I also had a purple suit (not lavender, mind you... PURPLE) and I LOVED it... but it was the early 90s. I'm not saying that justified it... but still.

No purple suit for me now, though, thank you very much.

Brown Girl said...

Dang, I'd give my right arm to see a picture of you in your purple outfit. I really love the color purple but those outfits, good gawd NO!

Cheryl said...

Hee, hee, I think art students are expected to dress to stand out. I used to wear...orange surfer shorts w/high tops among other well thought out outfits.

Prince looks awesome.

Milly said...

Awful!!...only Prince can get away with sporting this :)

and damn too bad you dont have a pic but i doubt you would have shown it to us :P

Kirsty said...

1. Anything to do with David Hasselhoff, no matter how questionable, is ALL KINDS OF RIGHT.
2. Prince is the most sexual being on the planet.
3. John Turturro looks terrible in everything, and is still the coolest person. Ever.

Waxy said...

I can't believe you have no pics of your purple outfit! That is tragic!

Miss Absinthe said...

Love Wilma from Buck Rogers!!! Ah, sexy in space...
AND nobody fucks with Jesus!!!

Diana said...

I'll admit I'm a sucker for monochromatic outfits like I'm 12 years old all over again! However, if I wore an all purple outfit, I would look like Barney!

Eva Internazionale said...

These are all so perfectly trashy. LOVE!

down and out chic said...

you were one styling art student!!! hehe, i do have a new found love for purple, but definitely not this much.

Iva said...

wait. this is NOT a good look? UGH. totally going home to change. :)


{I kid, I kid! ...and REALLY bad joke, I know.}

Alicia said...

mmmhhhmmmmm send me over the hoff when you're done with him....yummy

Rachael said...

At least you didn't dye your hair purple to match (pic #2), or, did you?

Hanako66 said...

ahhhahahaha...that outfit sounds funny BUT nobody Fs with the jesus lol..best.movie.ever.

blueviolet said...

From the sounds of it, I think your purple outfit really WAS all kinds of wrong.

I have to say that I agree with all the wrongity wrong of these photos too EXCEPT that Prince rocks purple and everything else. ;)

Anthony said...

Okay. I've read through all of the comments, thus far, and not one person has seemed to notice that "The Hoff" has his shoes ON THE COUCH! He's not only a fahionably-retarded purple douche bag, he doesn't even know basic manners...

Emily said...

whatever, bobby taylor is rockin that purple suit.

Missy said...

Purple is the color of royalty, right?

anotherfishinthesea said...

I really want to see YOUR purple hotness. It sounds like it surpasses all of these pieces of finery.

Clorivak said...

bahahahahahha...this purple business is so wonderfully random. I like purple, quite a lot actually but not full fledged Purple People Eater Style. hahah..there MUST be Evidence somewhere???

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i wore a purple evening gown for my wedding dinner. it's a warm purple like the ones on that woman and the man below her picture. it's royal(e). bleh.

the Hoff took my breath away - unfortunate. i prefer him looking silly in that cola ad.

Prince - i gotta say that totally worked. maybe not if i see his bottoms and heels. nothing against men in heels. at least not the hybrid heels i see on some men these days.

Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers - i dig this! not wrong to me.

Char said...

well, I think Prince pulled it off. And maybe the girl from Buck Rogers.

did i just tell my age?

Caroline said...

Only Prince can wear purple! I still love Purple Rain (and the movie too). Well, isn't purple the hottest color this fall???

thereddeer said...

That would have been a great photo :P

Can I say though, Prince can wear whatever he wants! He rocks!

one little simitopian said...

Oh dear, the hoff looks tragic...but methinks somebody with enough personality could probably pull of the ol' purple suit ok. Like Willy Wonka, for instance!
haha, Prince would look funny WITHOUT a really daggy suit!
the Ray McVay pic made me lol, for reals.
Oh yes, there are plenty of outfits from my younger days that I am so VERY ashamed of!


Fresh- Hahahahahaaa! I know that song! I was reminded of it too . The beginning of the filmclip is funny :)

E.K. said...

You crack me up.

Kristin said...

I bet you were all kinds of grapey goodness in that outfit. And the Hoff can do know wrong. Everyone with me? No? Bueller?

alissa said...

i like you even more now that i know about your outfit :)
purple pirate boots basically sound awesome

Sam said...

Bless!!! What a priceless ensemble you have described here!! I pictured it so vividly in my mind's eye!! But, don't despair! I think everyone at uni did some majorly out there fashion crimes ... and as for that Hoff character...(little vomit in throat)...

Pen Pen said...

I love the Hoff!! AND Prince!!!
and the guy from 'The Watchmen'....I'd totally hit that :)

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

Oh.. hell no.. no you didn't...... I am not a purple fan = ) lol

josie(bean) said...

heck yes to prince, the #1 stunna when it comes to rocking the purple suit!

carina said...

but the hoff looks so cool...

Bon Don said...

Ahhhh Purple! LOL great pictures!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

I think if you wear any color (i.e. not black, gray, white or any other neutral) head-to-toe it's bound to look silly. I'd laugh at a pink or green suit as well. To be fair on Prince, though, he is on stage and you can get away with more if you're a performer. As for the Hoff... I think almost anything he chooses to wear will look cheesy because of his hair ;-)

And you had no choice back then my dear. I'm sure it was still the influence of the 80s that prompted you to think the purple ensemble was happening...

Elise said...

Interesting.... more ballet dancers prefer the colour purple in their costumes than any other colour.... What a lovely post - thank you ! Have a great day...

Pretty Little World said...

I'm not sure you can include that picture from Watchmen!! Matthew Goode is gorgeous (even in a bad purple suit and with crazy 80s hair!).

David Hasselhoff's suit is just something entirely different though -- not only is the color/cut insane, it's like five sizes too big for him!!

Also, I have a bright purple day dress that I love -- am I still allowed to wear it after this post? :)

Chessa! said...

The Hoff!!!

creative kerfuffle said...

dammit, i think it would be cool to see a pic of you in that getup! LOL and all of these are horrible except prince. : ) he rocks.

...love Maegan said...

I so wish you had a picture of your special purple outfit. i want to see it sooooo bad!

erin@designcrisis said...

Art school is all about looking/acting/doing your worst in the name of "pushing boundaries."

Too bad it took me so many years after the fact to figure that out; I could have done without the baggy, high water, cutoff waistband levis that made me feel so awesome.

In The Cottage said...

God, you're awesome. I friggin' love this post!

Tiffany said...

in college, my husband had an art class with a girl who's favorite color was purple (she announced it to the class) and she wore head to toe purple every day and drove a purple car and the license plate said I hrt prple or something like that!

Sheen V said...

I had a thing for Erin Gray!

The Cottage Cheese said...

These are a riot! My husband and his best friend dressed up as "The Dude" and "Jesus" for Halloween 2000. Best costumes ever! I'll try to dig up a pic and post it on my blog.

data recovery Miami said...

I love me some purple, really do, but "some" is the key word in this statement.