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)