Thursday, December 14, 2006

Purplaholic


My favorite color ever

The word purple comes from the Middle English word purple which orgiginates from the Latin purpura.

The color terms purple and Violet cause confusion for many people. Technically, purple is the name of the color group of many related colors such as violet, red-violet, heliotrope, lavender, mauve, magenta, indigo and lilac

Purple in human culture:

1. In the game of Pool, purple is the color of the 4-solid and the 12-striped balls.

2. Purple has oftentimes symbolized royalty, dating back to Roman times, when clothing dyed with Tyrian purple was limited to the upper classes due to the rarity (and thus price) of the dye. The color was the favored color of many kings and queens. (Purple is/was/will be the favored color for her majesty Queen Alia).

3. In China, the Chinese name of the Forbidden City literally means "purple forbidden city" with first character meaning purple(even though the Chinese Emperor himself wore Yellow, which was considered in China to be the imperial color). (Since it's FORBIDDEN .. I'm liking it even moreكل ممنوع مرغوب ).

4. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, said, "Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender."

5. As a result of its association with royalty and luxury, the term purple is often used to describe pretentious or overly embellished literature. For example, a paragraph containing an excessive number of long and unusual words is called a purple passage. (سمعتوا .... Royalty & Luxury)

6. Deep Purple is a popular rock band.

7. "Purple People Eater" was one of the biggest rock and roll hits of 1958.

8. "Purple Haze" is one of the most popular songs by Jimi Hendrix.

9. Purple is the favorite color of the pop celebrity Prince. His 1984 film and album "Purple Rain" is one of his best known works. The title track is Prince's Signature song and is nearly always played in concert to this day. Prince encourages his fans to wear purple to his concerts. (وآنا أقول ليش أحب برنس)

10. In United States Politics, a purple state is a state equally balanced between Republicans (normally symbolized by Red) and Democrats (normally symbolized as Blue).

11. The term porphyrophobia means an irrational fear of the color purple. (LOL, didn't know there was such a thing).

12. Purple is also one of the liturgical colors in Christian symbolism, although it's called Violet. It generally represents sorrow and mourning, as it is often associated with the season of Lent (the forty or so days before Easter and the death of Jesus). (to me purple represents warm, comfort & deliciousness :P)

13.Purple may signify homosexuality (especially female homosexuality), like pink and lavender. (LOL)



On a personal matter ... I'm still looking for a Purple shoes

come on people!!! أفيدونا أفادكم الله

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& one of my favourite songs ... a song to me

27 comments:

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

I don't like the color purple.. but oh well...Yala book a tickt and come to NY and your purple shoes on me ;P

coolfreak said...

I never thought I'd get a crash coarse in purple.

Judy Abbott said...

i am a purple addict too, i guess it has to do something with being an Aries, purple shoes, yesterday i saw one in Nine west and H&M marina.

Alia said...

shopa,

;***

coolfreak,

welcome to my blog

judy abbott

Aries ha? well this month only i bought
1 dress
1 pair of gloves
1 scarf
1 hat
1 jacket
3 blouses ... all purple

& regarding the purple shoes ... I love you .. thanks alot

Intlxpatr said...

I love purple too. ;-) Coldwater Creek has some dark purple shoes (mail order) and in France, Arche often has lavender or purple shoes. I have a pair of their purple boots! I found matching gloves at Eurodif.

tweety said...

اتصدقين ذكرتيني بأخوي
يموت على هاللون !! مع ان المفروض لون بناتي أكثر

أنا عموما صديقة كل الالوان يعني دايما الاشياء الملونة تللفتني واحبها خاصة اذا في تناسق بينها وما أكره الا الالوان القامجة : بني , رمادي , كحلي

الحين أنا منو اللى قال لي قولي قصة حياتج !!! لوووول

White Wings said...

now do the color red :)
مالك الا الصالحية، تدفعين همجة بس أكيد تلاقين حذاء بنفسجي

wonders.me said...

You are still looking for purple shoes?! :)

Well I googled around quickly, and found these funny purple things.

A book. Warning: When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

How about the Purple Store

What about this.. err.. shoe at Camden Market.
(don't know what's she so happy about - maybe because she found some purple shoes. Easy, Punky Brewster!)


LOL. Sorry, I said funny. I didn't promise to be useful.

Purple is great, but Blue rules. Do Blue please.

Good luck with the shoes..I'll keep an eye open, but I can't promise you'll like what I find.

A3sab said...

not a big fan of purple, i love black and red. White in summer

Delicately Realistic said...

Purple was my favourite colour when i was a teenager :) its not anymore, i dont know why....my bed room is lavender :) great info though!

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

by the way...I just remembred...one time on Oprah there was this purplaholic she kept buying and buying purple stuff it was crazy. HUH! or maybe it was on Dr Phill!? I don't know..

kila ma6goog said...

botega venneta?

they might have

3abeer said...

Alia,

I still remember ur purple room ;)

my sister and Hana had purple rooms too .. tathkereen?


:)

Spontaneousnessity said...

good luck finding them, ana aby white malegait how will you ever find a purple shoes that you like =/

dilli o milli said...

يااااااه ...أخوي سبقني وعطاج
Site The Purple Store !!! Heeeheeee
Yalla, do some shopping there! Go for the sunglasses,Falaa ! lool
:)

الله الله الله على فيرووز ... يخرب بيته عيونك يا عليا شو حلويين ، عاد صج حلويين!!؟؟
:)

Check this...

صح النوم 1/12/2006

Fairooz Concert in Kuwait 1966 !!

ما ونت أذنج اليوم ؟ حشينا فيج أنا وأم طلال
:)

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

killa ma6gog,
how come you know bottega venneta ba3ad?

kila ma6goog said...

المتسوقة

انا اعتبر نفسي

Window Shopaholic
من الدرجة الأولى

حطي عشر خطوط تحت كلمة وندو

3abeer said...

kilama6goog,

window shopper = cheap :P
or maybe mfales

ولاّدة said...

البنفسجي لون مريح من ألواني المفضلة

ولدي كان يحبه ويسمي فجّي مع حذف كل الحروف الأخرى

محاولات لإيجاد طلبك
http://www.bottegaveneta.com/Catalog/?folderId=18ce1cb1-d752-4720-a64a-b800d63d04cf
الثالث على اليسار

http://www.bottegaveneta.com/Catalog/?folderId=18ce1cb1-d752-4720-a64a-b800d63d04cf
بوت للشتاء

Alia said...

intlxpatr,

wow .. you're good girl
Thanks alot

tweety,

I hate dark colors too, especially brown

white wings,

I'm not that into Red, but if you want me to do it .. you have to pay for that service

wonders,

you're a googlaholic
& I like the purple store .. amazing
Blue??? hmmmm .. I like blue .. one of my favorites too .. but as I told white wings .. it's a service that you have to pay for

a3sab,

althought it's a color for all seasons, I'm not that into black .. I wear it sometimes only because I have to ... & white in summer??? exacetly

dr,

I can see that it's still your favorite

shopa,

oh ... اخاف هذي آنا

kila ma6goog,

WAW ..

3abeer,

تذكرين غرفتي .. هئ هئ هئ أحبها

sponty,

white i so easy ... but you have to wait till the summer collection is in .. white in winter .. not so good idea

dilli,

so Wonders is your brother ... how nice is that ..

عيوني .. آنا أشوفهم مو هالكثر بس الناس تقول حلوين .. بس لا تقولين حق أحد قلت شذي .. عشان البرستيج بتاعي

يا مجرمين المستقبل
شقلتوا شقلتوا .. بأروح أقررها

walladah

بما إن اللون البنفسجي لون الملوك والطبقة المخملية في قديم الزمان .. فهو لون يليق بك جدا صديقتي

وشكرا جزيلا على المساعدة

Spontaneousnessity said...

it's what I meant, if white summer shoes "that I like" weren't available when they should be easy to find, I don't know how you'll do for a purple pair, which I believe would be much harder to find, bs inshalla you will =}

G'luck

3abeer said...

غرفتج ما تنسي .. كانت بنفسجيه بمعنى الكلمه... وتونس

:)

ولاّدة said...

اقتراح أخير

خليّ بو عموّري الله يخليه يشتريه لك هدية العيد أو رأس السنة
وعلى قولة المثل: أنا غنية وأحب الهدية
;)

AuThoress said...

عالية :)
الله يا كثر الاحذية البنفسجية في "بريطانيا العظمـــى" لأن السوق مليان بضايع في اعياد الميلاد المجيدة، بكل ما تحمل كلمة مليان من معنى، والخصومات ح ق ي ق ي ة جدا!

مشتاقة لك

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