Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Velvet Accents

We won’t wear it head to toe, lest we resemble drapery or theatre seating, but a touch of velvet can add interest and dimension to an ensemble this winter. Just review the vivacious velvets on the runways! Photos via style.com except where noted.
Alberta Ferretti
Anna Sui
Aquilano e Rimondi
Cynthia Steffe
D&G
Emporio Armani
Gianfranco Ferre
Graeme Black
James Coviello, via nymag.com
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jonathan Saunders, via nymag.com
Marc Jacobs ~ CC is smitten with this corset top!
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
Marchesa
Ralph Lauren
Tao
Tory Burch; this and next two via nymag.com
United Bamboo
Verrier
Y3
Zac Posen

Diane von Furstenberg embellished velvet dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Christopher Kane Hanna silk and velvet dress.
Emilio Pucci velvet and tulle paneled dress.
Helmut Lang velvet and jersey dress; this and next three at shopbop.com.
DSquared2 jersey dress with velvet trim.
Alexander Wang velvet and leather jacket.
Gryphon The Velvet Smoking Jacket.
Sonia Rykiel sequined blazer with velvet lapel; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Hervé Léger velvet bandage skirt.
Lanvin flannel slingback with velvet ribbon, at barneys.com.
Lanvin velvet peep toe corsage pumps, at brownsfashion.com.
Isaac Mizrahi two-tone velvet pumps, at shopbop.com.
Roberta di Camerino large velvet Caravel bag, at barneys.com ~ CC adores!
Miu Miu velvet clutch; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Marc by Marc Jacobs stamped velvet clutch.
Velvet is so very!
xoxox,
CC

87 comments:

Erika said...

Ooh, Anna Sui and Emporio Armani are so lovely. But that James Coviello hat is calling my name! Love the noir ambiance of it! :)

stilettolover91 said...

LOVE IT!!!! I especially like the pics where the models are wearing leather jackets!! Awesome post!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Little Red said...

Loving all the velvet! I actually really like it incorporated into a pair of shoes. So fab!

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

Great post! I love velvet shoes and bags but velvet dresses aren't my style...much rather...the suede leather. :-)

meraldia said...

Velvet is very luxurious, I like it on details!
xxx

Lily G. said...

velvet is perfect for fall! It keeps you warm, but still keeps your stylish!

Couture Cookie said...

I love velvet, but it's so easy to end up looking like a comfy cushion when you're wearing it! A pair of gloves or a scarf is a far as I will go!

Lovely images, though! xoxo

Sher said...

I own 2 velvet dresses. Wondering how I can tone them down a bit. Maybe put a jacket over them. thinking.....

see I love velvet. It makes me feel regal ;)

Sher said...

Oh darling! I love velvet, it's such a rich and beautiful material:) You reminded me of the velvet dress hanging in my closet, I think it needs some wear!

Laura Trevey said...

Loving ALL the shoes!!

Have a wonderful day Carrie!!
xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

oh dear, i am having memories of my mother's velvet mini strapless dress when i was like 5! but i have to admit i'm still lovin' it!

Lady Thirty said...

love the marc by marc jacobs clutch :)

xoxo

Amanda K said...

The velvet looks amazing! I need to add some pieces to my closet for Fall & Winter.

Maria Confer said...

I adore velvet for autumn/winter! I mostly love it in accessories.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Aliena said...

Love the feel of velvet. I bought a vintage black velvet dress and can't wait to have it on!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I would love to have velvet shoes darling!...adore this fabric even for interior design! xo*

Iva said...

FABULOUS POST CC!!! Such a beautiful layout!

Keith said...

Wow. These are all so stunning. I love them all. I adore the velvet.

TheBeautyFile said...

Something SO romantic and baroque about velvet in dark autumn shades!

kpeach said...

I adore the velvet trend-the shoes are so lovely...

rossovelvet said...

Well this is for me, sure ! ;D
Of course red velvet, but I also like lack or white one, edgy and more dramatic !
Fantastic post !!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those Zac Posen velvet heels are gorgeous. I would love to have a pair of those...

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love velvet. I'm craving that Sonia Rykiel sequined blazer! stunning, darling! xo

CMA said...

velvet is so classic, chic, versatile, warm, its awesome
i love adding it to a fall wardrobe to make something a little extra cozy, yet refined
loving the velvet booty shoe in this!

-cma
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cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Raquel said...

ohh I got a velvet blazer darling and forgot about it, with your post I'm inspired to wear it again!!
stay cool CC darling!
x

Hanako66 said...

I love velvet...it is timeless, I have a few velvet pieces that I wear year after year!

allthingsnyc said...

hi carrie! how are you?

love velvet in moderation. it needs to be just the trimming on an outfit or an accessory. makes the outfit look very luxurious.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

So many lovely, lovely things. :)
Isn't the Anna Sui beautiful..
The Aquilano e Rimondi is rather chic! And the Zac Posen shoes are just gorgeous! And those clutches, lovely, lovely indeed.

You have fashion knowledge like an encylopedia my dear, in the very best way. I love your posts.

Florrie x

Style Redux 2 said...

Love the idea of velvet shoes or handbag especially. So glam and luxe.

Jaime said...

I am glad velvet is back and chic- not like the 80s velvet haha.

Love the Isaac pumps!

Pink Links said...

I own some velvet shoes. I love your photos! Those black and red-black shoes are very beautiful.

xoxo

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i am loving the dvf embellished velvet dress, it is so eyecatching and sumptuous. i also love all of the velvet shoes, especially lanvin's tweed and velvet one with the bow.

freeteyme said...

I am not a big velvet fan but that Herve Leger skirt is fantabulous!

miss cavendish said...

DVF is not usually my favorite, but I adore that dress you posted!

Kathy said...

Btw, I love this trend
xxx

tiltumaria said...

I looove velvet! Especially my velvet leggings, they're my favs! I'd like a grey pair too... And a dress with velvet...
xoxox

Susan said...

velvet is so classy and sexy! love this post, darling!
xoxo

Inty swetha said...

i love Velvets, the touch of it makes me feel heaven!! As usual... i love the Shoes!

Chessa! said...

I'm loving leather and sequins and velvet this winter...I love how different they all are. those textures...mmmm

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

it needs to to hurry up and get cold. i am getting so many outfit ideas for the cold weather, but it is still 70 and 80 degrees.

La Belette Rouge said...

No Velvet Underground here. Sorry for the Lou Reed joke.
I do love a little velvet. There was one suit featured in your photos that I was sure was Prada. Whoever made it I love it.
xoxo

Jacqueline said...

Good topic! I have been wondering about a velvet dress or blazer =)
xoxo
fashionsnag

Wanderlusting said...

Haha I was just talking with my sister about the 90's (she dresses like she's in the late 80's still, she's 44) and wondering when velour will come back in!

Little Rus said...

Love Lanvin pumps! So beautiful.

P.S. I am tagging you tonight, darling. Something easy and fun. :)

xxx

lisa said...

I was about to leave a comment to the effect of "I don't own anything in velvet" when I suddenly remembered a pair of pointy-toed black-and-white tweed RALPH by Ralph Lauren flats I own with black velvet bows on the toes. Got to remember to wear them. ;-)

nookie said...

love the Isaac Mizrahi two-tone velvet pumps

catherine said...

i like velvet, it's vintage!, comfortable and suit well.
Nice photos, especially of Anna Sui.

Pau said...

Marc Jacobs handbag is so cute, black with pink ;)
XXX

FashionJazz said...

Awesome and inspiring pics as always!! Every time I read your posts I want to DIY, So many devine ideas!! Have a lovely day!

xxx : )

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Fabolous, forever so original!


xoxo

Stephanie said...

I love the accents with the velvet. I am not a huge fan of all over velvet but small bits are really cute. :)

♥Aubrey said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful...but i'll let it remain on others. Fabulous post with pretty pictures ♥

B a la Moda said...

Oh, i better go and get some velvet in my closet. I have nothing! Love the orange shoes with stones. Amazing!
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Niki B. said...

lovely! i guess this is a good excuse to pull out the velvet blazer thats been in the back of my closet for years and years...
xo

http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Sweety P said...

Velvet is so classic!

kirstyb said...

loving the shoes in this post xxxxxx

Savvy Gal said...

velvet is so luxurious for fall. all the emporio pieces are great this season. : )

Make Do Style said...

I'm quite glad I can release my velvet trousers again!

Alecca Rox said...

velvet is such an interesting kind of fabric...thick and delicate at the same time. Usually it's either in fashion or it's not. You've made it clear it's sneaking back in right now;)

Sam said...

Ah! Velvet - soooo opulent!! Love the velvet shoes best - all of them!!

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE the black Gianfranco Ferre dress!!!
xx

Flashes of Style said...

Aww i love all of these cute heels. They would be perfect for a date night or dinner out :)

Gabbi said...

CC, you realize you just gave me the green light to wear velvet right? :) But ok, I will avoid the head-to-toe look (ala George Constanza), but I will definitely be on the look out now. *bises*

Blair said...

Umm. Can I just tell you how obsessed I ma with velvet at the moment. I am crazy about that dvf dress but so sad it is old out:/ And love all the velevt miu miu pieces this season. Lovely post! xx b

WendyB said...

That purple and red bag is so lush.

Mimi said...

love it! those runway looks are gorgeous!! i also really like the velvet clutches, kind of remind me of pillows. :)

clarewbrown said...

I adore velvet piping! Esp on jackets and handbags! Beautiful

S.Elisabeth said...

Love velvet, touches of it are just so chic, and remind me a bit of Blair Waldorf!

Annie said...

Those orange velvet pumps, the sequined blazer, and the D&G look all make my heart flutter. This is a fantastic compilation of velvety goodness!

trendkat said...

Those bronze velvet shoes are pretty amazing!

Kristin said...

OMG, that Wang jacket is absolutely amazing!

Nubia said...

Love these pics, I need to incorporate more velvet into my outfits

alexkeller said...

discussions of velvet always remind me of a Seinfeld episode where George moves in with a woman with a velvet sofa, only to find out it belonged to the roommate. but i was eyeing a velvet blazer today...

Amelia said...

I'm totally loving velvet for fall! Why do I not have any?

Suusje Q. said...

I am so into velvet! It's so chic! Bought myself a velvet(look) jacket last month!

Love, Suusje

Stéphanie said...

The shoes, the bags ... I love everything !
http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

Kat said...

the spotted tights are perfect!

MissNeira said...

shoes with velvet? yes please!

Carrie said...

I think velvet is very hard to wear but I think it looks great on the runway. I love the pieces by Emporio Armani. Awesome post, Carrie!

Christen said...

I'm loving velvet right now. And kind of wishing I had kept all my velvet pieces from the nineties!

Imogen said...

I think velvet can be very tasteful. I like the shoes you posted.

actanon_verba said...

me encantaaa la coleccion de marc jacobs! (el bolso es genial!)
graciass por pasarte, el pañuelo de leopardo es super bonito verdad? me enamore de el nada mas verle jaja!
1besito

JadoreVogue ♥ said...

Nice, I love Chloé & Missoni!

OceanDreams said...

I don't usually care for velvet but these ladies can make anything look beautiful. Velvet is wonderful for Christmas, very beautiful!

pearlsandcouture said...

i love skirts. soo fun & girly!

Yofany said...

my goshhh!! i love those Anna Sui!!!

My-Vogue said...

I love the last dress in gray, I have a similar one in blue from Victoria Secret and looks so good paired with boots for the winter. Awesome find!