Category Archives: purple
I came across this old photograph from my niece’s graduation in 1977. My mother, Missy, is sitting next to my father, Edward. She’s exactly my age in this photo. And, she’s dressed in a purple knit outfit, a bit like our Brava styles. When did I become my mother?
I often wonder what my mother would say about Brava, and how she’d like our designs. I see very clearly now, that she would have loved them. Like me, she would have embraced our feminine styles, their comfortable and easy-care practicality. I’m sure they would have brought out Missy’s “Twirl Factor”, and caused her to start singing her favorite song, “Pretty Woman”. I can see her now, sashaying around the room, decked out in our Plum Flower Skirt and Shawl Collar Top, flirting with the vision of a hapless Roy Orbison, laughing. I miss you every day, Mom.
It’s a strange irony that Brava! Fashions really started with my search for the color purple. I was trying to find something comfortable to wear, which packed well and was also versatile in that I didn’t know exactly I was going to be doing on my trip back home to Connecticut. I found the exact color top I wanted, which also happened to be in 95% Bamboo/5% Spandex. It fit. I bought it. Then I went back and bought a skirt. Then another piece, then a wonderful Purple Fleece Jacket with a charming Bamboo Leaf Button Closure to top it off. I was hooked. The irony is that I usually wear so much Black. And when the idea came for Brava’s Performance Attire in Concert Black, I was wearing this Purple color.
I love Purple, so much so, that this year after my hair dye fiasco when my hair literally turned Purple, my daughter suggested I keep it. I don’t think so, Dear. Not at my age. I think the color Purple belongs in one’s closet.
However, I am very happy to be able to offer a limited number of 3/4 Length Wrap Cotton and Bamboo Fleece Wrap Jackets for Fall, 2015. High-collared with a charming Bamboo Leaf Button, we will have these in Purple and our popular Teal for $225.00. Email me for details.