Saturday, October 10, 2009

clothed in velveto

magic velvet

brown velvet

vintage velvet

black velvet

blue velvet

velvet shoulders

velvet cape

pile of velvet

i'm writing this in hopes that sweet sleep will soon take me into warm arms and out of my restless wakefulness in a hot room with party noises next door and a snoring sofa surfer.

here is all the velvet my closet presently has to offer to share with you. velvet, i have learned in my late night quest for sleep readings, is woven on a special loom that weaves two pieces of velvet at a time and originated around the beginning of the fourteenth century (though some sources argue that it has in fact been around since as early as 2000bc - controversy!). up until the twentieth century it was a luxury reserved solely for the royal and rich but now thanks to the industrial revolution (and synthetic fibers) us common folks get to play dress-up with a runny nose and cough and stuff our closets full of the velutinous fabrics. and there you have it friends, i hope this entry has put you to sleep and me too! (fingers crossed)

30 comments:

  1. You must have the most amazing collection of pretty dresses in the world :)

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  2. oh I want to live in such a place...in which city is it by the way?

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  3. oh dear-
    i really love your clothes! your stil is so amazing.
    i'm a student of fashiondesign-ans you are so inspiring to me. your dresses-your hair and everything..i looking forward to all your beatiful entrys.
    bisous
    victoria

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  4. your tux dress!!

    I'm pretty sure that's everyone's
    favorite dress ever!!

    lovely, lovely.


    xx,
    kirstine

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  5. Ah what pretty clothes you have. I to have many restless nights. What helps me sometimes, is working with my hands or some sort of work out.

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  6. oooh velvet, another reason to love the cooler seasons!

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  7. You have so many beautiful velvet items. Such a divine fabric! x

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  8. how do you have so many amazing dresses? i want to raid your closet.

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  9. I want to play dress up with you! I love your vintage collection, it sort of reminds me of all the amazing vintage dresses and hats I have but don't wear anymore. Dammit, I need to change that.

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  10. I love being ensconced in velvet.

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  11. oh my!!
    i loev all your posts and your fashion sense is very inspiring!!!
    if you don't mind me asking, where in the world do you get such fine velvet dresses!?!

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  12. Oh my goodness. That first dresss is breathtaking. You have an amazing collection of perfect velvet dresses. And that was interesting little history. I hope you slept well!

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  13. you have the most amazing clothes
    where on earth do you find them?

    http://shewearsyourclothes.blogspot.com/

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  14. These are beautiful!
    I am so envious of your wardrobe!!
    I adore velvet - I just bought an ink blue tight velvet skirt and a little black cape.
    xx

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  15. I am obsessed with velvet! I don't know of any other fabric that can feel so warm, luxurious and soft. It makes me feel like I am in a costume, or a fairy tale, or another era. And I really like the phrase 'velvety night'- it makes me me think of summer evenings in the grass

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  16. i just bought my first velvet dress, thrifted! hooray for this lovely fabric!

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  17. oh i love velvet so much! your collection is amazing!

    i think you apartment looks so gorgeous! where abouts in brooklyn do you live? (just the area, incase you think i am stalking!! <3 ) xxx

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  18. btw, I would totally be making you homemade chicken soup and hanging with you in bed all day long, ( as long as landon would permit) if I could be...miss you my beautiful sniffles, and Ill see soon. Also Mike would love to add he miss the furry weasel behind you humping his leg.

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  19. The clothes are beautiful! But I just can over the blue dress, gorgeous...

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  20. that is a lot of velvet. beauty beauty beauty

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  21. i would kill for your apartment. love the bricks look. lovely outfits and photos.

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  22. Ohhhh my, all those beautiful dresses and those collection of velvet dresses that you have ! Ahhhhhh

    I really love them and you look stunning as always. Ohhh man,I only have one velvet dress in my closet :(

    Need to get more soon !

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  23. hope you don't mine me re-blogging your photos on my tumblr, i leave the links to you ofcourse.

    you are my hero hannah! <3

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  24. Oh, velvet I need more of thou... Dresses r so pretty and so r u. Not sure of who is adorning who :)

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  25. you spoil me with kind words.
    thank you <3

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  26. stunning! love your room also!

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  27. i love how you had a curiosity to find out how velvet is made...such a special (and incredibly interesting!) lady.

    fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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