Velvet Crush

 

‘’Could you be more specific?’’ I was asked when I once again stated that boots are my number one thing that I can’t wait to dig out of my closet this fall. (brings back the infamous ‘Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.’ - Line that Miranda Presley once tattooed to our brain) But really, which are the things on the fashion front that really excite you this Fall?

Suede’s snarky cousin, silk’s sophisticated sister, velvet is my current answer. The scrumptious and touchably soft fabric oozes boudoir and Hugh Hefner vibes and performs quite well when styled with tribute. With that I mean lace, high collars, romantically dark prints - Victorian vibes basically, as velvet sure loves dramatic company.

 

Russell & Bromley is turing out to be quite the velvet specialist this season, so I’ve teamed up with them to introduce what I think is best boots on the high-street. Patchwork, jacquard printed velvet, these darlings come served on a block-heel and a 60’s shape. They are the opposite of basic black boots that we all need, but is so the exact answer to a autumnal upgrade. Optional styling includes anything silk and long coats. Rely on anything black, after all, Halloween is just around the corner.

 

 

 

 

Anna Sui shirt | Donna Ida jeans | Maria Tash earrings | Russell & Bromley ‘Roxanne’ boots

 

Moreover on the velvet front, meet the alternative party shoe, my AW16 Mary-Jane. While you would think that it’s all about the heel in these shoes, it was the good-girl almond toe that tipped me over. Seemingly easier to style than the printed, texturised boots above, these will work wonders taming down a intimidating, body-con LBD. I don’t know about you, but I become a noticeably less aggressive person when I switch up my pointy toe pumps... Not sure I’m ready to let go of that upper hand so I am going to reframe my thinking and point out that the power is in the heel, and admittedly these come with quite a attention stealing chunk of metal.

 

 

 

 

H&M Studio shirt | Donna Ida jeans | Russell & Bromley ‘Crush Tie’ shoes

 

In collaboration with Russell & Bromley
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

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