I love a bit of velvet – indeed my going away outfit back in the 90s was a black Karen Millen dress and purple velvet coat and Calvin Klein ribbon shoes.
I have been looking for a pyjama suit and a velvet pant suit for a long while ..
I know velvet has been doing the rounds in trend chats but nothing really floated my boat until I saw the AW 16/17 runway including the Alberta Ferretti and Bottega Veneta standouts below.
I eventually found a suit I loved on clearance sale at the Free People and have been wearing it quite a bit during the cooler months here in Australia.
Turbans too have been in high rotation… but that is a post in itself..
My inspiration for my outfit and styling comes from a mishmash of images in my head – from 1920s velvet pyjamas worn by the likes of Louise Brooks and Evelyn Brent with a bit of Marlene Dietrich and Carole Lombard turban drama and a dash of Coco Chanel pearl action for good measure.
What I wore:
Vintage Turban & vintage brooch
Stacked hoop & pearl earrings
Pearl necklace – all H&M (not current)
Raffia bag + clip on flowers
Manning Cartel Bow mules (last season)
Velvet suit – Free People (not current)