Style Inspiration: Velvet for Autumn
Wednesday 26th October, 2016
VELVET has a sumptuous quality usually reserved for nightwear. Think elegant soirées in gilded mirrored rooms in a long burgundy velvet gown, or a blazer worn over a silk slip for date night. For autumn, however, it is no longer confined to after-hours and comes out to play for the day. At Valentino, models wore turtlenecks under flowing midi ruffled gowns; Roberto Cavalli had violet velvet suits; Stella McCartney proposed velvet puffer coats. What could be more chic than a perfectly tailored velvet suit in a rich gemstone colour…ruby red, sapphire blue, or emerald green? Such an opulent fabric is perfectly fitted for fall’s cooler days, when one would rather cosy up in something velvety and fabulous, than the usual go-to cashmere shawl. — Victoria.
1 – Frame velvet blazer, 2 – NARS velvet matte lip pencil, 3 – Vanessa Seward fringed velvet scarf, 4 – Valentino ruffled velvet dress, 5 – Etro velvet wide-leg pants, 6 – Lanvin mini velvet bag, 7 – Gianvito Rossi velvet pumps, 8 – Antonio Berardi cut-out velvet top, 9 – Saint Laurent velvet ankle boots, 10 – Fleur du Mal crushed velvet bra
Images: 1 – Kasuman, 2, 17 – Vogue.com, 3 – Tumblr, 4 – Devote, 5 – La Dame Official, 6 – Google Plus, 7 – Giamportone, 8 – ELLE, 9, 10 – Pinterest, 11 – Nina’s Vintage, 12 – Tumblr, 13 – Pinterest, 14 – Pinterest, 15 – Pinterest, 16 – College Vintage, 18 – The Impression.
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.