22 October 2010

Shades of Velvet

VELVET...

How do you feel about velvet?

I came across these images and felt very sentimental.
I admit I have a few velvet pieces in my closet that I can not
part with even though my daughters beg me to do so.

It is the full length black skirt that I am sure that will come back
into fashion someday. Ok, maybe the blue velvet turtleneck tops
will not but you just never know.

I think these are lovely too...


So sweet for the holidays, I remember wearing something 
like this myself (as a child) and dressing my daughters in the same. 


via Babble


I have at least one or two of these jewelry boxes
somewhere.. 




and more shades of blue velvet...









I am thinking that a chest like this is the 
perfect place for a spot of  velvet.




Wow is all I have to say about this one!





And then there is burgundy velvet and Kate Moss...


via Vogue

How about you, how do you feel about velvet?

22 comments:

  1. Oooo Velvet! I dream of one day possessing a teal velvet lounge. One day, when I no longer have children to share it with. Perfect for stretching out and reading Jane Eyre or the like.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Carmel
    x

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  2. I love it too...it's elegant and cozy...takes me back to Christmas long ago....I still have an amazing black, velvet dress....I know that one day I will be able to fit into it again......

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  3. Wow!!! Beautiful site! Wonderful, really!

    Velvet is the ultimate feminine fabric. It's sensuous yet romantic.

    Luciane, from HomeBunch.com

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  4. Oh Jeanne,
    What beautiful examples of velvet....I wouldn't call myself a velvet girl but, I'm in the market for a new sofa and have been looking at ones very similar to that gorgeous one in the first photograph..... I'm coming round to it.....and what a stunning photograph of Kate Moss. XXXX

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  5. so beautiful, i could weep!

    Suz

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  6. I love velvet, especially in jewel-tone colors. It's one of those fabrics that just screams cozy to me! It's probably because I had a velvet Christmas dress, similar to the one you posted, when I was a little girl. I think of Christmas time (because of the dress) and rich, luxurious decor, like the House of Tudor. :)

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  7. Love the wee gal in the velvet dress...and the ring boxes...very luxe.
    Velvet is such a rich fabric I suppose that is why the Royals have many robes made with it.

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  8. Velvet is one of my favorite fabrics. I daydream of having a headboard for my bed made out of velvet.

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  9. Love it.
    I have some velvet trousers that are favourites. And a black velvet suit that I love.

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  10. Velvet for me is like fingers going down a chalk board for others... I utterly and sadly cannot even hold it in my hands, i get shivers up my back and feel all freaked out, but I am weird anyways, so it should be no surprise to you! Lovely post Jeanne!

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  11. I have a black velvet evening coat that I'm never giving up! It's such a tactile fabric isn't it and the examples you've shown are stunning. That blue chair with the feathers? Even though there isn't any blue in my house...that I'd make room for!

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  12. I love velvet too Jeanne. I dressed my daughter in a little red velvet dress just as I had been. And I love velvet shoes too.
    Semi-Expat x

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  13. Oh, wonderful tones Jeanne!I can feel the texture by just seeing the images..so soft and for all senses we have.
    Have a nice weekend, Beate

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  14. Hi Jeanne...velvet - hmmm I love the idea of it but maybe not so great with the reality. I love it in home design, but clothes, I have never become that attached to anything velvet. I tried again just recently and bought a top online; sad to say it went back. Lovely pics though. Lou xxx

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  15. Rich, heavy, deep, warm- these words immediatley spring to mind. I have a pair of beautiful black velvet high wedge shoes - I've had them about 12 years or so. Gorgeous. Only worn a few times, but adored. Love the shoes here too and I have the perfect old trunk that would look fab covered in velvet. Lovely.

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  16. I love velvet! Especially red velvet - maybe because I love going to the theater and cinema:-)
    Oh yes, what little girl hasn't had a velvet dress for Christmas? My niece is 7 today, and she has plenty of velvet dresses. Hold on to your velvet pieces - EVERYTHING will be back in fashion someday. At one time, I used to say everything but shoulder pads, but I was wrong:-)EVERYTHING!!

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  17. Well other than the velvet turtleneck tops, I'm totally in agreement. Such a sensual soft texture and beautiful colours. How can you not love it!

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  18. Ah yes, I can see that you ladies know your velvet and like me have a sentimental side for it! Nostalgia...I am not alone...phew!

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  19. Darling little girl's dress!! We had a Thunderbird limited edition once with velvet seats. I loved the car but was so wary of those seats. They were THE best! Beautiful. Cool in the summer, warm and cozy in the winter and easy to clean. Wish I could get them again instead of leather.

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  20. Once I escape my childhood memories of bad velvet clothes I can accept it! Especially in some of these images.. beautiful. A long velvet maxi skirt worn with a beautiful silk blouse would make a gorgeous evening outfit. Oh and those shoes.... they make me sigh! xxx

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  21. there is always a place for velvet.......I have a full length velvet coat that i can never bare to part with although it's never really fitted!

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  22. I am waiting for the fashion of tiered maxi skirts to come back again so that I can wear my black velvet and lace skirt again. Hopefully it will still fit me when the time comes! Love your post.

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