“All any girl needs, at any time in history, is simple velvet and basic diamonds” – Eva Gabor
For those of you who have been following me on Instagram, I am sure you are aware that I just came back from Paris last Monday. This beautiful city has been my travel destination several times these past 10 years, and I have yet to write about my experiences in Paris… until now… This place has a very special meaning for me, ever since the first visit when I was 14 as an exchange student, but before I go into details about all the favourite places in this city that I would like to share with you, first I would like to show you this velvet dress from Christopher Kane…
The cool wind of Autumn has finally arrived, albeit being very late this year. It is now mid October, yet the leaves in Paris are still more green than yellow, and although the temperature has dropped, one can still get away with a light jacket and a sleeveless dress, as long as the fabric has a heavier weave to keep warm. So, it comes no surprise that velvet is a big trend this Autumn/Winter. There is a certain feeling of luxury and cosiness that comes with touching the rich, silky smooth texture of velvet in one’s hand, and I love how it keeps its structured shape very well throughout the years. That is why I particularly love wearing velvet dresses or tops, rather than choosing velvet as jackets or coats. Velvet body-hugging dresses, in particular, look amazing and very flattering because the heavy fabric helps to accentuate the curves on your body (even on someone who has no curve like me!).
I found this royal blue and black velvet dress by Christopher Kane a few years ago, and just completely fell in love with both the design and the colour blocking – blue being my favourite colour. It is one of those essential pieces in one’s wardrobe that can be worn easily with anything to create different styles. For some reason, the cut and fit of this dress also reminds me of wearing Qipao, a Chinese traditional dress, so I love it even more because I cannot really buy a well-tailored Qipao while l live in London.
So, for a visit to Musee Du Louvre, I wore this royal blue and black velvet dress, and felt that it was perfect for Paris. It was simple, chic and elegant just like the city with its beaux-arts architecture, and somehow, the grey sky of Paris… the sandy beige stone façade of its buildings serve as a perfect backdrop for a pop of blue from this dress. What do you think?
WHAT I WORE:
Ankle Boots: Nicholas Kirkwood (Similar Style Here)
Clutch Bag: Coach
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julia Jevzikova