I turned 21 this week and looking through my birthday photos I remembered it's bin a while since I updated my blog. Well débutante pose and obligatory birthday tiara aside i'm a big fan of my dress, which is a body-con velvet number from my favourite high street brand, American Apparel.
This got me thinking about velvet in general. Too often associated with period dramas and poor theatre productions of Robin Hood, it's most recent reincarnation has seen cringe-free velvet shorts, leggings, skirts and blazers creep their way into our Winter wardrobes and marry themselves up with leather and anything sheer. Even though most of this weeks fashion mags have condemned the fabric to the back of the closet or bags heading for the local charity shop, I still love it and intend to increase my collection.
Here are some items from my velvet wish list...
Shorts from Kate Moss at Topshop.
High waisted skirt from American Apparel
Body from asos.com
Velvet leggings from Topshop
(P.S. Title = lyrics from 'Evening Sun' by The Strokes)