in 4th grade I got the purple princess Diana beanie baby and my world changed. im pretty sure I thought suddenly i was apart of the royal family with my little bear. Perched up by my bed…singing sweet royal songs in my ears as I slept. for real, I have always been a little delusional when it comes to the royal 👑 family. Well, that ship never came.
ever since i can remember we have been a family that watches sports. my dad took me and my siblings to our first baltimore ravens football game when i was 11 ( post beanie baby) and the first thing I noticed? their unreal purple jerseys. to this day i have an unhealthy aversion to this team. mostly because of Ray Lewis but partly cause of purple! then i would always pick out purple journals. and nail polish. and fake Versace sunglasses from eBay. i could go on and on an on. it just became my thing. on a deeper level, whenever I would read the Bible ( which was and is often) i would find myself immersed in chapters depicting the significance of the color purple. honestly, I think the color of my heart is purple ish red! Lol.
when waverly started to take shape, when my workshops started to have a format and a system, i found myself enamored by flowers and their meaning. I started including “the language of flowers” during our waverly workshops. still do. surprise surprise my heart found it’s way to lavender. i became obsessed with the french culture, their aesthetic & most specifically lavender fields. waverly’s color shifted from purple to lavender very quickly and now “waverly purple” is more or less a version of lavender. when i think of waverly I think of lavender, wind swept hair, smiles, bows, disposable cameras & laughter. to me, to us waverly girls, the color purple has taken on a world of its own…residing somewhere in between sisterhood and Provence, France. inside every single one of us lives undiscovered ideas and experiences waiting to manifest into something so beautiful, so unique. do you have a color? do you have a movie or a song or a book that has taken on a deeper meaning for you? it’s inspiring and life giving to embrace your story and allow it to expose your truest self! Have the best weekend babes.