Skip to main content

Velvet - Holiday 2017


Velvet Crush





"The velvet of her paws, Her coat that with tortoise vies, Her ears jet and emerald eyes, She saw; and purred with applause. " - Thomas Gray



Velvet is everywhere once again in 2017.  The soft, rich and sublime fabric is forefront and center setting standards high.   Jeans, tops, handbags, accessories and so much more are being lavished in a bit of vibrant velvet.  Velvet has always made a statement throughout history donned by royalty and wealthy families and of course anyone who wants a little luxury in daily living.  In the 1920's, evening gowns and shawls were designed in velvet and worn to impress.  Yesterday classics still ring true for the holiday season.

What is top of mind this jolly ole season?  Here are a few pieces that will provide the royal treatment.  Get ready to walk the red carpet, hear the bells rings with merriment all the while draped in magnificent velvet concoctions.



The Luxury Skinny


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge




Velvet Skinny Jeans are comfortable, elegant and sophisticated when combined with a wool coat, jacket and booties or pumps.  The lustrous velvet will promote envious eyes from the royal gallery in your own world. 


Fabulous with Booties




AG The Farrah High Waist Skinny - Current, Seaweed, Mercury & Black



"Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together" - Carolina Herrera


____


The Royal Velvet Showstopper





Gucci - Link to Similar Style





The Velvet Handbag is refined and understated for the holiday season. Be present and at the center with a luxurious velvet handbag.



So Audrey - Black is Always Classic


Badgley Mischka Drama Clutch





Jimmy Choo Celeste Velvet Clutch




The Crossbody


Rebecca Minkoff Love Quilted Crossbody Bag


"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."  - Audrey Hepburn



____



The Topper








The Decadent Soft Velvet Top is ever pretty for the evening or day.   You will be the belle of the ball in your world.  




The Turtleneck





Theory Velvet Turtleneck



Tibi Stretch Velvet Turtleneck




Theory Split-Collar V-Neck Velvet Top



Princess



Roland Mouret Wicklow Square-Neck Velvet Top



"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak" Rachel Zoe


____




The Velvet Finale




Nicole Kidman


The Velvet Gown is an essential frock in the wardrobe.  Fashionistas absolutely adore a black or red velvet dress for holiday parties or events.  Make a memorable statement draped in sumptuous velvet. 


Tea Length - Timeless - Runs Big



Chaus Velvet Tea Length Dress



Evening Attire



Alice & Olivia Simmons Velvet Wrap Dress




Alice & Olivia Simmons Wrap Dress



St. John Collection Cold Shoulder Velvet Gown

Velvet, velvet and more velvet.  Get shopping and ready for the marvels of the holiday to descend on the land.  Enjoy every moment, be thankful and always look for the best in others.

"Character.  Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes Beauty" - Diane Von Furstenberg


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Life is a Gift

A River Called Life



"Life is a precious gift.  Use your day wisely." 

Life is a river.  A thriving, glorious flowing body of water that twists and turns filled with fish, beavers, small creatures, birds, eagles, violent eddies, rough waters, and calm pools. Or in our case as human beings doing the best they can as they spend each day rambling down the river of life.  An actual river flows downhill from the force of gravity.  The waters can be wide and deep or shallow to walk across.  This river can be called a stream, creek, or brook.  A once serene rushing river can turn into a flooding nightmare covering land, filling houses, and changing landscapes.  Just like humanity spinning towards the unknown.   
Life can be tranquil at moments and then burst into a storm of anger, disbelief, or tragedy.   A life is easily compared to a roaring river as transitions in our world are extremely rapid.  It can be difficult for the human mind to assess what has transpired.   The result is be…

Summer Sunshine - Strong & Healthy

Paint My World in Sparkling Hues




Summer is in full swing and dressed in opportunity and hope. Are you listening closely? Are you watching the world you inhabit?  For example, have you ever noticed how fish in the ocean light up their world with daring hues of color?  While dripping in tones of paintings, they live in harmony with one another, while fighting to exist and stay alive. Their vivid scales are uplifting and spellbinding.  We too love color and summer is the perfect time to surround yourself in tones of sunshine.  The power of the mind, how we fill it, what we eat, how we work out and what we wear expresses summer thankfulness. 
Bring on bold hues to make us sing with excitement and contentment.  After all, we cannot change what is happening in our world.  We can only control ourselves.   Shout, dance and live in stains of color filling the day with new opportunities and lessons.  Gladly, like me, many in the media are hearing the call to spread positive vibes and tones of gla…

7 Ways to Become a Butterfly

Don't Crush the Butterfly!


"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people." - Prince




Butterfly's come in all shapes and sizes painted in dazzling and colorful hues.  The beauty and varied differences of the butterfly are astounding and beloved by the beholder.  There are approximately 20,000 species throughout the world dancing in the sun and air.   Yet, what does a butterfly mean to fashionistas? Well, for one all the people of the land can evolve into creative and wondrous butterflies.   It is through the journey of life that sometimes the environment, family, friends and peers willingly crush the beauty and charming essence of you  - the exotic butterfly.






Don't Destroy the Wings of Flight
There will always be the vengeful, the user, the hateful or a person filled with jealousy and envy that clips the wings of the butterfly.  Their insecurities reign supreme and a beautiful butterfly ready to spread its wings can sometimes be stunned with …