@PlanetBrandee Goes into the VELVET Underground!

@PlanetBrandee Goes into the VELVET Underground!

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Yes, it says Velvet Underground, but we’re not talking about music or movies, but rather that sneaky 90’s trend that somehow has surfaced again on the streets of New York City. So let’s get Stevie Nicks lush and start diving into crushed velvet drama realness!

But first, a glance back at where this imperial fabric came from. Wiki shares this tibit on the sumptuous textile “Because of its unusual softness and appearance as well as its high cost of production, velvet has often been associated with nobility. Velvet was introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid byKashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the world’s largest producer of velvet.

Hold on! Nobility? ROYALTY? YES! We always knew we were Queens. So let’s find a way to burn this hot trendy fabric into thrifted awesomeness.

CAPES for DAYS!

Velvet is one of those fabrics that can be luxurious OR kind of cheesy. So be mindful when curated your finds. Less Boy George, more Lady Bovary. Since the trend is ALL over runways this fall, its cost is heating up. But at Goodwill, I’m still amazed to find a used 90’s blazer for only $12.99. Not too shabby, considering Ebay has them at over $70!!

A Velvet Frock Fit for a QUEEN!

Velvet dresses? Long duster coats embroidered with golden thread? Nope, it’s not Game of Thrones, it’s midtown Manhattan. Free People, ModCloth and MANY other retailers are scrambling for this super fab fabric, so be sure to grab what you can now before winter comes and all our fun velvet finds are gone with the wind!

Get inspired with this PInterest board and the posts from Nolia Hearts and others who are falling in love with this IT fabric for winter 2015.

So in closing: Can you get your 90’s and 70’s velvet fix on? Is it a floor length super dramatic jacket or a swinging crushed cocktail dress you’ve found? Send us your pics and share comments below until next time, see you on the streets!

Follow my food, fun and travel treks on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBrandee – till then, see you on the streets!!

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