When I say "Blue Velvet," where does your mind go? To the Bobby Vinton song, or the David Lynch movie?
[Wasn’t the flip side of "Blue Velvet" another Vinton "blues" song called "Blue on Blue?"]
Blue velvet day today with this skirt, although I always wish I could wear the clothes with the velvet turned inside out, for the lush, plush feel of it, rather than outside, for the look of it. There’s such a world of difference in the feel and the hang of fabric between the vintage silk velvets of the sort I think were used by designers like Poiret or Vionnet, and the stiff, dull poly-rayon-ish blends of today. Also in the dry cleaning bills.
The necklace is a carved dragon from my great-aunt’s jewelry hoard.
These shoes are by an English maker I’d never heard of before: Miss L Fire. They’re also in blue velvet, with embossed platforms and straps. For some reason I get a World War II Rosie-the-Riveter vibe from them. You?
So everybody sing along : "She wore bluuuuuuuue velllvet …"