Saturday, 21 November 2009

She wore blue velvet... Bluer than velvet was the night...

From 1940s sombre, practical post-war tailoring to the power-drenched '80s diva, there's no denying that this season is all about women's empowerment - no matter which decade you frame it in. - Harper's Bazaar about Fall/Winter 2010 trends

As of Victorian ages, the new booties are worn with tight fitted sheath velvet dress; from the 1920’s glamour of Katherine Hepburn years - fitted evening gown and for a day wear look at Elie Saab and Carolina Herrera; at Louis Vuitton’s, it is functional glamour matching velvet with tweed and definitely playful is a key theme at Marc Jacob’s.

Velvet is now again in power, it comes out of the closet for autumn/winter 09/10 and gets a big old revamp.

Velvet was seen on the catwalks of Emporio Armani, Prada, Chloe, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney in cocktail dresses, evening gowns, miniskirts, coats, pants and blazers.

Velvet is no longer underground, and I’m delighted to see a trend with beautifully crafted pieces instantly reminding us of the Jazz Age, when women were divinely chic, polished and utterly feminine.

Nevertheless velvet now is no longer high glamour but the brilliance is the combination of all to translate the new glamour with a something borrowed from old and new.
The key to wearing this trend is to keep everything to a maximum, avoiding bright accessories and fancy silhouettes, as they will add an over-the-top drama to your ensemble. The point of wearing velvet is to look sophisticated, chic and sexy, not trashy.

It is a look that one can wear day to night and or night. It is light and flighty yet still very sophisticated. The versatility of velvet is shown in folds, structure and the technology of making the velvet.

Mainly colours are berry, grape, gold and black.

I need something VELVET…

and Love this song…


  1. I have one black velvet skirt....and a brown velvet collar on a brown tweed jacket...

    Blue velvet is beautiful. I don't have a lot of places to wear it though....

  2. i love velvet!always have,its so decadent and luxurious! i love wearing it for day time too.
    darling you picked out some wonderful velvet looks!

  3. Eu já tenho o meu vestido vermelho escuro de veludo! É vintage e já o tenho há umas semanitas, mas está à espera de uns arranjos da costureira para ficar perfeito! Adoro veludo! Beijo

  4. I thought you already had a velvet blazer!?

  5. OOOOOPSS! I don't like velvet!


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