19th, June, 2012

Wearing Black – What a Change! 

There is something oddly satisfying about dressing almost entirely in black. For someone who almost always wears a lot (!) of colour, donning an all-velvet ensamble today had me feeling especially Wednesday Addams-esque! I almost felt like I should have been wearing the notorious schoolgirl plaits, but opted for hair down instead – it is far too cold to have my ears revealed! Brr!

I’m so excited to finally able to wear this coat. It was sent to me last year by Bohemian Bisoux. It’s a genuine 1940s velvet riding jacket. It’s been keeping me warm throughout a cold spell over the last week, and it is truly a dream to wear! As I walk down the street I can’t help but think of the previous owners – a riding jacket has so many back-story possibilities! It’s quite peculiar thinking about where clothing ends up – now it’s keeping me toasty as I stroll down the streets of Christchurch! I paired it with a velvet cut out dress that’s for sale in my store, and my favourite vintage buckle boots. The bag is an old favourite from Golden Ponies..

30 Comments on “Black Velvet”

  1. As always, you look gorgeous. I have yet to buy from Golden Ponies but there stuff is so amazing.

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  2. Oh my.. that coat is truly divine! I really really love it, the velvet is amazing, so mysterious and feminine!

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  3. Great pictures, such a nice outfit for the autumn and I love the detail of the dress over the chest!

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  4. Wow. This is very “rawr” if you know what I mean. I wish I could have a seen a full length photograph of your dress but by judging by the cute cut-out sweetheart neckline, I’d have to say it’s pretty adorable.

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  5. a velvet riding jacket sounds really lovely and warm! you’re looking beautiful in it! x

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I love the black velvet on you, especially with your hair color!

    I too really like to think about the history behind vintage pieces, and then think about the future of who will be wearing the items from my shop!
    Hope you’re having a beautiful day,
    x Hannah

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  7. velvet is one of my favorite materials, and i’ve always wanted to try a wednesday addams look, but never quite remembered! love the mustard tights…so autumn/winter, but without being drab. lovely :)

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  8. Ooh you look superb! I really like the black velvet. Its amazing what winter looks all of us bloggers are reviving in the middle of summer, or at least what’s meant to be summer anyway!

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  9. You look great in the black velvet!

    I never wore black until a little last year, and now find a complete black..white..grey outfit becomes an interesting challenge in mixing textures and shapes.

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