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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Celebrity Style for Everyday

I love to sport designer clothing and glamorous looks everyday.  However, as a busy mom on the go I need to look fabulous in a hurry most mornings.  For inspiration I have found many busy celebrity moms have turned to trendy jackets and fabulous hats to look fashionable even when they are on the go.

victoria beckham on the go in style with her hat and jacket

Victoria Beckham on the go and in style

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

So here is my version.  First, I always wear a trendy jacket with straight jeans and tall boots.  As for the jacket, I  love Zooey’s Bomber Jacket.

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

This jacket is so soft and comfortable it  feels like a sweatshirt, but looks fitted and trendy and fashionable.  I love the cropped look in back which gives it an added bit of flair.  To keep with the military theme I wear a military style hat but with a different jacket you could wear a trucker or knit hat as well.  Another great jacket example is Zooey’s version of the Pea coat, the Cropped Double Breasted Jacket.  This jacket goes great with that military look.

With this look I can be ready in as little as 15 minutes and not be afraid to run into anyone I know as the grocery store or gas station.  What about you, what is your favorite on the go look?

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Explosive Style: The Bomber Jacket from Zooey

Bomber Jacket from Zoey

Zooey Bomber Jacket

The hip Bomber Jacket by Zooey by Alice Heller is the perfect must have for this fall.  Short, cropped jackets are so in this season and truly are the perfect pieces to exemplify fall fashion trends.  This designer jacket from Zooey is a perfect mix of comfort and style.  I love this Bomber Jacket for so many reasons.  Believe it or not this jacket is 100% washable and 100% soft cotton!  I love to pair this jacket with skinny jeans and boots.  Another detail I love is the button up collar that actually buttons all the way up which gives you limitless possibilities for styling.  There are even pockets in the front.   The jacket flairs above the waist, but still features a waist band in back to give it a fitted look.   As an added feminine touch, the waist band in back actually scoops up to give it a distinctive, feminine look.  Which if women’s  jackets can’t be feminine and stylish then what’s the point?   This jacket is currently available at Vintage Fringe in both black and midnight (navy blue).   Best of all – this jacket is currently on sale so get yours today while supplies last!

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