Designer Feature: Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer is one of our favorite designers at Vintage Fringe.  Today we wanted to spotlight a few of our favorite pieces in their latest collections and highlight some of the reasons why we are such big fans.

At its core, Velvet’s line centers around staple jersey cottons and comfortable casual styles; however, they have also expanded their collections to include elements of faux fur, lace, vibrant patterns, cashmere, and so much more.  Consider a few of our latest favorite pieces as examples of their fabulous wearable fashions.

Consider the Ruz Faux Fur Poncho/Cape.  This jacket truly typifies a modern approach that incorporates a gorgeous vintage style.  The Ruz poncho really reminds us of something you would see on any of the ladies in Mad Men.  It also feels as luxurious as it looks and in a sleek black color makes for a true statement piece.  True to the poncho style, the Ruz jacket is a pullover jacket and flares toward the waist.  This piece is a true paradox as it is bold and yet classic simultaneously.  Elegant ponchos are a big fashion trend this season and a great way to add a new distinctive feminine piece into your wardrobe.

Next the Odet Asymmetrical Hem Skirt features another fashion trend you will see this season with the asymmetrical hemline.  The skirt flares out at the knee with the cascading hemline and off-center seam that gives this skirt added depth and texture.  The Odet skirt also features a gathered waistline that is fitted, but not tight.  The sister to the Odet skirt, the Pia Long Asymmetrical Hem skirt features the same style, but with a longer length. Both skirts are comfortable, sophisticated and feminine which makes them great staples for your wardrobe his season. These skirts are also great options for dressy events as well as casual and I love pairing them with a top like the Giann Cowlneck top also by Velvet.

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Finally the Kayin Scoop Neck Dress is another great example of Velvet’s expanded collections.  This dress, like the Odet Skirt, features a rayon blend which feels super soft and adds to the comfortable feel.  The Kayin skirt features a loose gathered waistband and a wide short sleeve.  This dress looks stunning with boots and can also be paired with a belt.  It is available at Vintage Fringe in Charcoal and Navy, and is a great option for your fall wardrobe.

As you can see, Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s latest collection features a variety of distinctive clothing options incorporating the latest in fashion trends in a stylish and wearable way.  These few pieces are just a few great examples of the depth of style and fashion that Velvet’s lines have to offer.  Best of all, all of their clothing is Made in the USA, in Los Angeles in fact which in the current economy is a great advantage.

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Velvet Fall Fashion

Fall fashion is on my mind and Velvet by Graham and Spencer has a whole bunch of eye candy to get the season started. I am loving their new sweaters, dresses, and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorite new fall pieces featured on Vintage Fringe by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. First up is this fabulous Aspen Motorcycle Sweater, I love the texture, the collar, and the zipper.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer
Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

   

I also really love the Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress. Such a fabulous cut and exposed zipper, this will be awesome with boots or leggings. Plus, I love the basic color that can go with any of your favorite bold jewelry and accessories.

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

One last great fall piece from Velvet is the Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress. Once again it is the perfect length for leggings or tall boots. The styling in the picture below is perfect, makes me want to sip hot chocolate and stroll through an apple orchard! Isn’t fall wonderful?? Especially fall fashion by Velvet by Graham and Spencer!

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

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Relaxed Fall Styles

September fashion is a bridge from the light weight and loose clothes of summer to the structured heavy weights of fall and I for one am having a hard time coping with the fact that it is indeed September and summer is ending. To help me{and you!} feel better about the situation, I have found some truly beautiful pieces that are a little bit summer and a little bit fall. Which makes them perfect for right now!

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

First is this lovely feminine Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I am loving the neckline, the super soft and drapey material and this perfect for all gray/purple color. The detail really draws the eyes up to your face, and highlights the collarbone.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Isn’t this Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencerjust perfect for September?? I love the dressy and casual blend that it gives, not to mention the very forgiving cut. {For those of us that maybe enjoyed summer a bit too much!}

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Lastly, I love the water color pattern{so right now!} and slit sleeve detail on the Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea. These are perfect early fall colors and the flattering loose cut is great with leggings, shorts, or jeans. Go out and enjoy what last few moments of summer you can, but don’t forget to arm yourself with fall fashion from Vintage Fringe !

 

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Little Spring Dresses

Sunshine, blue skies, flowers, and spring dresses! Welcome to March! With warmer weather on the horizon, I am drawn to cute little dresses that just be thrown on. These dresses look good with boots, cardigans, or over a swimsuit whatever your weather might be. This Splendid Modal Jersey V Neckdress is perfect for spring and is very versatile, belts, necklaces, sweaters, jackets, boots and sandals can all change this dress and make it a work horse for your closet.

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck in Blueberry

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck in Blueberry

I think most women are always searching for the perfect little black dress and this Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress totally fits the bill. It has gorgeous details, an ultra flattering cut, and the ‘of the moment’ ruffle-love it all!

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress in Black

Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress in Black

One other dress that I love, is this Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress. The neutral brown color would look great with a pop of color accessories like pink, blue, or maybe even some animal print! Another great spring versatile dress that can be ‘winterized’ with boots and a jacket, or ‘summerized’ with sandals and sunglasses!

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Mushroom

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Olka 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Mushroom

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Ella Moss and Velvet Go Neutral

Nude colors just aren’t for your bras and underwear anymore.  Neutrals, buffs, and nudes are all over the place this spring.  For many of you fair fashionistas a nude color palette may be something you think is not at all flattering for your fair complexion.  So here are a few of my suggestions on how to wear nude and not  get washed out.

Velvet's Freda Gathered Waist Dress in Fog

Instead of matching your new wardrobe with your foundation colors instead look to incorporate subtle neutrals to your wardrobe.  For those especially fair ladies  make sure you pick a neutral hue that doesn’t bring out the yellow undertones in your skin.  A perfect example of this is Velvet’s  Freda Gathered dress in the “fog” color.  This very neutral almost lavender color is great for the fair ladies who can get easily washed out in other colors.  This fog color introduced by Velvet will highlight the pinks in your skin tone.  I also really love how this neutral color with a hint of gray really makes the model’s blue eyes pop.

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

To follow the fashion trend of nudes and neutrals you don’t always have to wear all nude.  This cute nude and white striped shirt by Ella Moss is adorable and allows you to accessorize with bold colors which is oh so perfect for spring.  I love how Ella Moss added a neutral stripe to this puffsleeve front tie top which adds a bit a flair to an already trendy top.  This top also has elastic in the sleeves and the waist which gives you a perfectly tailored look.

These designer looks are sure be strong this spring, and don’t forget at Vintage Fringe you can always shop by color or designer.

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Trend Alert: The Little Black and White Dress

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart Black and White Dress

In this Fashion Trend Alert, we’ve noticed that celebrities everywhere have graced red carpets and late night clubs with a modern twist on the classic “little black dress”.  High contrast print dresses in black and white are popping up everywhere on everyone.  From Pamela Anderson to Blake Lively or Kristen Stewart the black and white dress is definitely a must have this season.  What we at Vintage Fringe love about the black and white combo is it’s extreme versatility and classic style.  Glam up your look with colorful jewelry or shoes (red or yellow would be adorable) to make it your own unique style.  Here at Vintage Fringe we love the Chapel Dress by Velvet.

Blake Lively Black and White Dress

Blake Lively Black and White Dress

The sleeves are just long enough that this dress can easily be worn in summer with heels or in the fall with your favorite black boots. We also love how the V-neck gives you a perfect neckline to add a chunky or dangly necklace.

Velvet's Chapel Dress

Velvet's Chapel Dress

In short, I could wear this dress in so many ways with so many shoes and bags I already have, and the look is so classic I will be wearing this dress for many seasons to come! Check it out today at Vintage Fringe.

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Velvet Brand Dresses

We love Velvet by Graham and Spencer and one of our must have recommendations to start out the new year is this amazing Chapel dress by Velvet.  Part of Velvet brand’s Spanish Tile collection, this rayon blend dress is ultra comfortable.  A truly versatile piece that looks hot with your black boots in the winter and perfect with your open toed shoes in the summer.

Velvet Brand Clothing

Velvet Brand Clothing

This Velvet brand dress has elbow length sleeves and features a v neck with a knot at the base of the v giving it an added element of “fringe.”  We love the pattern too as it isn’t overbearing and instead is bold enough to get noticed, but not over the top making it too much of a fad.  This dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer will certainly be one that can be part of your wardrobe for multiple seasons.  In terms of length, it hits just at or below the knee depending on your body type.  Shown here in black this dress is also available at Vintage Fringe in red.

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Vintage Style at Velvet

Velvet Brand Clothing

Velvet Brand Clothing

Velvet by Graham and Spencer is the topic of our latest vintage style observation.  One of our favorite pieces is this Velvet brand Olka dress featuring a V neck empire waist with pleats accented with a bow at the base of the V.  The 3/4 sleeves also make this great to wear in just about every season.

We love the baby jersey fabric in a mushroom (light brown) color.  What we especially love about the dress is its vintage style.   This Olka dress reminds us of a dress worn by Ginger Rogers pictured below.  The Velvet version features a few distinctions with the bow and the wider V versus the wrap V.   Shown here with heels, we think that the modern fashionista could easily rock this dress with boots too.

Vintage Style Dress

Vintage Style Dress

We love that about Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  All of their designs have that vintage style combined with great fabrics that make them versatile, stylish and comfortable all at the same time.  We love their feminine touches such as the bow and the pleats.  We’re sure that you’ll love the style of this dress as much as we do!

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