The girl in velvet; like an open book, she wore her heart on her sleeve for all to see. Still, there was something very curious about her. She sends home letters stained with red lipstick so everyone would know what a great time she was having. She didn’t particularly know how to dance, but that never stopped her from moving to the rhythm of life. Just like velvet, she is smooth with her words. She once willed it to conquer a childhood fear.
The girl in velvet; she understood the essence of time. With every passing season, she found a reason to wear it. Choosing colours to suit her mood. Pink was for days she visited the old and dusty bookshop, in search of hidden treasures, and had enough pocket change for peonies. Blush was for those special moments she spent with the one she loved. And black was perfect for any day, to show the strength she possesses despite her fears. Something about embracing life makes her feel very hopeful. She can see her story unfold, after all, she’s dreamt of it a thousand times over. Love remains at the core of what she does. She understands that without passion, there’ll be no spark.
The girl in velvet; she takes her relationships very seriously. Her mother once told her, “relationships are like hand woven blankets, with no two ever the same. But trust remains the thread that pulls it all together into something beautiful”. This stuck with her. And with every friendship, she’s discovered a new side to her. One that can sometimes be full of surprises. The girl in velvet; she lived so she could add more pages to her story.In this post, I am styling pieces from French Connection’s latest collection. As we’re fast approaching Christmas, this is the best time to put together new looks for the busy party season. The first look is something I would wear to a Christmas party. I love how the jumpsuit gives off a 70s vibe and when paired with the jacket, makes it quite formal. The second look gives off the feeling of a fairytale unfolding in New York. The coat is very Autumn/Winter appropriate, paired with the tulle skirt, it added a lot of character to the outfit. It was put together as a date night look. Some pieces never go out of style, like velvet. It can come in the form of a very chic jumpsuit, a blazer or even an accessory like a choker. It’s one of those fabrics that tend to work really well with other textiles which gives you options when putting together an outfit. You’ll sometimes find velvet pieces which have been designed with other fabrics such as tulle and silk, resulting in a very unique piece. For more velvet style inspiration, take a look at these pieces by French Connection. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. Let me know which looks you’re going for this season and which pieces never go out of style for you.
ONYI – LOOK 1
ONYI – LOOK 2