Velvet makes Casual Chic

8 Feb

February in Dubai is the “Dubai Shopping Festival” – and if ever the people of Dubai needed an excuse to shop – here it is – sale, sale, sale!

Not wanting to be left out I too headed to the mall – to my current favourite – Bloomingdales – hoping to bag a bargain. I bagged not one – I bagged two and they were by Velvet – a label I have had my eye on since I first came across it in the summer.

One of my bargains was this draped cardi:

Draped Cardi by Velvet

This fab little number was half price and it dresses up any number of outfits – especially as I’m feeling the love for silver at the moment. I love it, it’s well made, great fabric and…..made in the USA – almost as rare as the label that reads “Made in England” – something to cherish!

Anyhow, Velvet is my recommended label for casual chic pieces – classics with a twist. The line is designed and run by Americans Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer (below) and described as a “contemporary t-shirt collection” – I think it’s more than that, but it sums up simplicity of the line well. It’s run out of LA and is focused on quality, chic pieces.

Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer - Velvet's Designers

Here are a few looks from their latest collections:

Velvet Pre Spring 11

Velvet Pre-Spring 11

Velvet Autumn 10

Velvet Autumn 10

 

Check Velvet out at: www.velvet-tees.com 

Graham and Spencer also run other lines, including menswear – definitely worth keeping an eye on their collections.

K x

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