I have recently re-kindled a past love- no not the extra marital kind- but my love of velvet. The luxury and plushness of the fabric has once again cast its spell on me.It all started last year firstly with a black velvet capelet followed with a vintage black jacket. The collection was added to firstly with this vintage burgundy men’s smoking cap with its lush woven embroidery. I am not 100% sure of its age but suspect possibly Victorian. It must have been made for quite a small gent as its snug on me and I have quite a small head size.
My second purchase was this 1950’s wool jacket with the most glorious aubergine velvet shawl collar. The jacket carries a label that tells me it was made by Silvia Car and Kerloze – Melbourne and London. The jacket is not in perfectly pristine condition with a couple of small mends and few marks on the velvet but for me that only adds to its character and makes me wonder of the life its had.
The back of the jacket with that glorious collar , the main reason the jacket came home.
The full outfit , the hat and jacket paired with my old favourite skirt , black boots and bronze and tassel earrings , bought in Barcelona two years ago, long black Dents gloves.
I stumbled across this green velvet coat quite a while ago and have been waiting for cooler weather for it to make its debut.I am not quite sure of its vintage , possibly late 1950’s , but just loved the colour and style. It also has a magnificent large collar and is just so lush to wear. The coat is Australian made and the label tells me it is from Le Monde Modes and is made from Niedeck Brilliant Velvet , which claims to be crease resistant , water repellant, dirt resistant and washable and contains silicon. No doubt this was quite revolutionary for its time.
The quality of the velvet in these vintage pieces is so much better than the cheap modern alternatives.
I am so happy finding these pieces and re-kindling my love of velvet.
Today’s photos were taken in my garden on a fine, cool morning . After the colourful,exuberance of Spring and Summer I enjoy the garden as it settles into its Winter dormant time.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Head Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb,Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.