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The Velvet Edit

  • July 13 2017

    The Packing List: Roadtrip Essentials

     

    Sometimes you just need to get out town. Whether it’s with a bunch of your friends, a partner or just on your lonesome, roadtrip getaways are a great way to relax and recharge—whether it’s with a whole lot of nothing or up-at-dawn hiking. Of course, in order to hit the road with a modicum of style, you’ve got to pack like a pro. Short trips require clothes that are easy, cool and can pull double-duty. Here’s our list of essentials to guarantee a stress-free quickie break.

     

    Photo Credit Daph Nguyen Photo Credit Daph Nguyen

     

    The Layering Game
    Even in the middle of summer, temperatures can fluctuate so even quick getaway requires a couple of warmer pieces (our July mornings and nights in Southern California can be downright nippy). The easiest is to stash a light jacket in your weekender bag (or just throw it on the back seat if your are road tripping). Our pick is the ever fabulous Ruby Army Jacket because it goes with everything.

     

    Downtime Chic
    The name of the game is relaxation so you should dress accordingly but still look put-together. Chic basics in solid hues are perfect for downtime but can also stand up to any lunch reservation and transition to evening with a couple of tweaks. So remember the golden rules. a) you can’t go wrong with the perfect white tee, and b) black leggings rule the weekend.  Don't your understated jewelry as the final touch.

     

    A Dress to Impress
    While you don’t want to lug around a mountain of clothes “just in case” you do want to pack one gorgeous dress. If you’re a bit boho try something with some hippie chic statement elements like embroidery or tassels (such as the Ilene Embroidered Cotton Caftan Dress). For something with a little more skin in the game, opt for a stretch cotton jersey like our Bardot Cotton Slub Blouson Dress. Either way, both work with a classic leather slide shoe.

     

    In the Swim
    You’ll most likely need a swimsuit at some point (we are guessing the Air bnb has a hot tub because that is a must-have). A cute suit takes up virtually no space and a one-piece swimsuit can always double as tank when paired with pair of denim or cotton poplin pants, while a colorful bikini top looks fab poking out from underneath a button down for day trips.

     

    Cool Coverup
    Any time spent by water in a bathing suit (regardless of whether it’s the ocean, a lake or a the pool) you’ll want a great cover-up. Pick the right one and it can easily do double duty as a dress for casual lunches. Look for one in a traditional kaftan style and with hot-weather ethnic embellishments like tassels and embroidery. You can’t go wrong with the Aubree Embroidered Cotton Cover-Up.

     

    One Hit Wonders
    A huge trend this summer has been the re-invention (and update) of the one-piece or romper. Not only is it a whole outfit that you’ll put on in ten seconds, but it’s the perfect morning till eve outfit for everything from museum visits, shopping trips or day trips.

     

    Statement Pieces
    No weekend bag is complete without a notice-me top that can instantly elevate a pair of denim, cut-offs or a casual pull-on pencil skirt. For summer we love anything that’s packed with lace, cold shoulder cut-outs, ruffles or tassels.

     

    Shoe Game
    Even if you're a diehard heels girl, depending on your destination, you’re going to want something comfortable to get you from point A to point B—even if that’s just from the pool to a nearby restaurant. Why not skip the heels and go from some day-to-night leather slides that will work with cut-offs or a cute dress, as well a pair or cool, retro sneaks if you plan on doing some walking.

     

    All About Accessories
    Since the name of the game is packing light, the easiest way to customize any outfit is with a couple of 24/7 accessories. We love layering necklaces of different lengths, a couple of rings, and as it’s the middle of summer, a classic Panama hat is must have. Since your feet will be on full display, book that pedicure appointment a couple of days before you go and make a bold choice!

     

    Carry On
    No weekend trip is complete without the perfect weekend bag. Since you’re a packing pro and we’ve streamlined your choices down to smart, double-duty options, an oversized tote bag should be all you need. If you’re going somewhere beachy, pick one that is woven from a natural straw but otherwise a classic leather in black or brown is the way to go. Now, hit the road.

  • June 12 2017

    Roadtrip Giveaway: A Chance To Win All Your Essentials

     

    Who loves you? We do! So does the lovely Adina Reyter, who happens to create some amazing jewelry that goes with everything. Since Labor Day (and the end of summer) seems to be rapidly approaching we’re giving you a chance to win everything you’ll need for your roadtrip getaway—from the perfect poolside cover-up to five gorgeous pieces from Adina’s jewelry line. All of your essentials and incidentals (thirteen pieces total) will come packed up with our adorable striped straw tote. All you need to add is some sunscreen and lipgloss. Happy trails!

     

    Aubree Embroidered Cotton Cover-Up Dress

     

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

     

    BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO SPONSOR FROM YOU AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

     

    1. ELIGIBILITY: VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER WINTER WHITE WEEKEND GIVEAWAY (the “contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories, possessions and overseas installations) and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Velvet, LLC, and any of its licensees, parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. the contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

     

    2. SPONSOR: VELVET, LLC, 3961 LANDMARK STREET, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232 (“SPONSOR”). This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram. you must abide by Instagram’s terms and conditions to participate in this contest.

     

    3. PRIZES: Velvet Clothing, accessories and jewelry worth $2000. No substitution of prize will be made except as provided herein at the sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Prize is nontransferable. No cash alternative or prize substitutions allowed, except in sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winners.

     

    4. TIMING: The contest begins on Wednesday July 12 at 9:00 a.m. pacific time (“pt”) and ends
    on Sunday July 17th at 11.59pm p.m. pt (the “contest period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest.

     

    5. HOW TO ENTER: You must join instagram in order to participate in the contest. Instagram is free to join. To enter the contest, a participant must:

     

    (a) Follow Sponsor's Instagram feed @velvettees and @Adinareyter
    (b) Tag 1 friend in the comment section of “Roadtrip Giveaway” Velvet by Graham and Spencer Giveaway post by @velvettees (each a “submission”) and @Adinareyter

     

    The submission must be posted during the contest period.

     

    6. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in this contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

     

    7. WINNER DETERMINATION: After the conclusion of the contest period, one entrant plus their tagged friends will be chosen at random by Velvet, LLC

     

    The confirmed winners will receive 13 units of prizes worth $2000.

     

    8. WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Potential winners will be notified by instagram message on or around January 16 2017. Except where prohibited, each potential winner will be required to sign and return a declaration of compliance, liability and publicity release (“declaration”), which must be received by sponsor within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the declaration within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these official rules, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in sponsor’s sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, submission and/or prize information in connection with the contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. without limiting the generality of these official rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. each winner accepts and acknowledges that sponsor shall not be obligated to use the submission and that sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify the releasees (as defined in section 9, below) and any licensee of sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. prizes will be fulfilled 8 – 10 weeks after the conclusion of the contest.

     

    9. RELEASE: Sponsor, Instagram, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information provided by a participant; human error; alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost. Illegible and incomplete entries are disqualified. all participants agree to release and hold harmless the releasees from and against any claim or cause of action resulting from or arising out of participation in the contest or use of any prize as a condition of entry into the contest. False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible. the laws of the state of California apply to and govern this contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the state or federal courts of Los Angeles County, California. Any information collected by registering to enter the contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with these rules and with the velvet llc privacy policy, which can be viewed at http://www.velvet-tees.com/privacy.

     

    10. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the contest, as determined by sponsor in its sole discretion. if terminated sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the submission process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of the official rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

     

    11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Releasees are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the submission process or the contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Releasees are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any submission.

     

    12. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, each person who participates in the contest irrevocably agrees that such dispute(s) will be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator, with experience in advertising or promotion and entertainment law, under the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); provided, however, that notwithstanding the parties’ decision to resolve any and all disputes arising under this contest through arbitration, sponsor may (1) seek to obtain injunctive relief or other equitable relief from a court to enforce the provisions of these official rules; (2) bring an action in court to protect and interpret sponsor’s intellectual property rights; and/or (3) bring an action to enforce the decision of the arbitrator before any court with applicable jurisdiction. The arbitration will be held in Los Angeles, California. The arbitrator will apply the substantive laws of the state of California, will issue a written decision and will have the power to award any legal remedies except as limited by these official rules. The parties will split the arbitrator’s fee; provided, however, if applicable law requires sponsor to pay the arbitrator’s fee in order for the arbitration provision to be enforceable, sponsor shall have the discretion to elect to pay such fees and proceed to arbitration. Entrant irrevocably waives any right to bring or join in any class action regarding the contest. Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that any party fails to appear to any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear. In no event shall any entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this contest (or any website connected therewith), exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of this contest (or any website or any content or other materials used or displayed on the website used in connection with the contest) or the entrant’s submission(s).

     

    13. WINNER LIST: For an official winner list, (available after August 30th 2017) or a copy of these official rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to VELVET, LLC, INSTAGRAM ROADTRIP GIVEAWAY RULES, 3961 LANDMARK STREET, CULVER CITY, CA 90232. VT residents may omit return postage.

  • June 9 2017

    California Girls: Tracy Wilkinson

     

    Designer Tracy Wilkinson is the epitome of a renaissance woman. Originally from Yorkshire in Northern England, we first met this cool blonde over 20 years ago when she was designing her own clothing line (her perfect-fit sailor pants still live nicely in our closet) and since then, she’s designed for us, let us set up photo shoots in her enviably styled house (her abode has been photographed by more magazines and blogs than anybody else we know) and she is just a whip-smart, funny, generous and gorgeous human. The consummate creative, a few years ago she added ceramic artist to her resume, so nowadays you’ll most likely find her in her home studio where she hand forms beautiful, organically shaped vessels and pots from clay and basketweave. We picked her brain on all things cool from shoes to the best low key LA hot spots.

     

     

    What’s your personality in a nutshell?
    I’m a little bit introverted, a little bit OCD and creative.

     

    What’s your style?
    Casual, understated and always relaxed

     

    Style Icon?
    Lauren Hutton

     

    Favorite fashion purchase to date?
    A matte jersey bodysuit from Norma Kamali

     

    Most recent splurge?
    Silver sparkly Mary Jane sandals from Isabel Marant

     

    Favorite fragrance?
    Night Jasmine

     

    Current obsession?
    Pod Save America podcasts

     

    Charities you support?
    ACLU, Hope for Paws and Planned Parenthood

     

    Next on your reading list?
    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

     

    Best childhood memory?
    Back in England, watching my dad play cricket on hot summer days.

     

    Your favorite thing about living in California?
    The landscape and the light

     

    What’s your fave California weekend escape?
    29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms. I’ll go hiking and then lay out by the pool.

     

    Top 3 best spots in Los Angeles?
    Self Realization Fellowship ground in Mount Washington, the Getty Center and Angeles Crest

     

    Fave way to unwind?
    At home, on my back patio with my dog, Brownie and a glass of wine. I never get tired of the gorgeous mountain view.

     

    Want to see a sampling of Tracy’s recent ceramics as well as some of her other beautifully crafty projects?
    Go to www.twworkshop.com and be inspired
    .

  • May 16 2017

    Summer Trends To Try Now

     

    So, summer doesn’t officially start until June 20th, but when it comes to fashion, we’ve been on board with all things hot for weeks. Getting dressed in the warmer months feels extra effortless since you need less; plus brighter, longer days gives us carte blanche to be inspired by colors, prints and all styles that show a hint of skin. From now until Labor Day, almost anything goes and here’s what we love.

     

    Tiana

     

    The Stripe Stuff
    Classic breton or a rainbow of color. When it comes to stripes, we’re in line and ready to go. The best way to look at stripes is like a neutral, because the linear look seems to pair with most pieces. For summer, two of our faves are the Ginnie Tank because it’s a casual classic, while the Nova Top is a sexy summer personified with its sherbet shades of vertical stripes teamed with the cold shoulder. Hot stuff.

     

    Boho Stitching
    The benefit of timeless, artisan-inspired styles are two-fold. Firstly, in the hot days of summer, these breezy silhouettes, crafted from the softest cotton, are pretty much what we want to live in. Secondly, they have a certain wanderlust and handcrafted quality that will make everyone think you just got back from a trek across Morocco on a camel.

     

    Sunset Hues
    Summer color palettes are always bursting with bold hues and our favorites this season are all things red, dusty rose, watermelon, pale blue and classic navy. While you should always have a steady supply of basic black and white staples, never underestimate the chic appeal of slipping on the Corra Dress in tomato red or the Nella Tee in Guava.

     

    Cool and Cut Off
    If you don’t own a pair of denim cut offs, then we suggest you head over and fill up your cart with the Cindy Frayed Hem Boyfriend Shorts—it’s the best way to get your denim fix while the temps are climbing. Add some unexpected glam by pairing them with a black cami or lace top for outdoor evening, or try a stripe tee to channel your inner vintage Brigitte Bardot for daytime deliciousness.

     

    Onesie Love
    For weekends and vacations, one of the easiest and chicest pieces to try is the jumper or romper. Aside from the slip on appeal of getting dressed in 10 seconds, it’s the epitome of effortless dressing. Perfect for weekend errands, poolside jaunts and a must-have in any weekender bag. Try the Farah Woven Cotton Stripe Sleeveless Jumper
    or Onna Romper.

     

    Say It With Flowers
    Floral prints are everywhere for summer—from runways packed with printed couture gowns to traditional ethnic embroideries on casual cotton tops. It’s the easiest way to add a girlie twist to unstructured styles, and just like stripes (see above) a small sized floral print can be mixed with other patterns like pinstripes or gingham.
    Try Adelene Vintage Floral Sleeveless Top.

     

    Frill Seeker
    The quickest way to take an everyday basic from ho-hum to hot is to add a fresh frill. Ruffles can reinvent the classic tee (like the Pamina Cotton Slub Ruffle Tee) and add the perfect amount of sex appeal to a dress or crisp cotton top like the Chenille Cotton Poplin Ruffle Top. A ruffled hemline, sleeve or collar also gives a gorgeous fluidity that’s always flattering.

     

    Details, Details
    Since you’re not wearing tons of layers of clothing, the easiest way to customize any outfit with your personal style stamp is with accessories. For summer, we love layering necklaces of different lengths, a couple of rings, a hat (for practical and fashion purposes) and, finally, don’t forget your mani/pedi—hands down the easiest way to add a pop of personal style to look. Go for the bold.

  • May 13 2017

    We’re Giving it Away For Mother’s Day

     

    May 14th is all about mom. Yep, she’s the person in your life who’s your number one cheerleader, always calls you back when you leave a voicemail, loves you to the moon and is an all-round fabulous woman. So, in honor of all mamas, we’ve created our best giveaway to date. Just go to our IG page, tag your mom in the comments section and you’ll be entered into our contest for a chance to win a summer tote bag, one of our top-selling tees and a sweet smelling candle.
    Trust us, she’ll love it.

     

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    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

    BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO SPONSOR FROM YOU AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

    1. ELIGIBILITY: VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER WINTER WHITE WEEKEND GIVEAWAY (the “contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories, possessions and overseas installations) and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Velvet, LLC, and any of its licensees, parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. the contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

    2. SPONSOR: VELVET, LLC, 3961 LANDMARK STREET, CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232 (“SPONSOR”). This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram. you must abide by Instagram’s terms and conditions to participate in this contest.

    3. PRIZES: One (1) prize: 1 tote bag, 1 Velvet candle, 1 Velvet t-shirt. No substitution of prize will be made except as provided herein at the sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Prize is nontransferable. No cash alternative or prize substitutions allowed, except in sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by the winners.

    4. TIMING: The contest begins on Saturday May 13th at 9:00 a.m. pacific time (“pt”) and ends
    on Sunday May 14th at 11:59 p.m. pt (the “contest period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest.

    5. HOW TO ENTER: You must join instagram in order to participate in the contest. Instagram is free to join. To enter the contest, a participant must:

    (a) Follow Sponsor's Instagram feed @velvettees on Instagram and
    (b) Tag 1 person in the comment section of “Mother's Day Giveaway” Velvet by Graham and Spencer Giveaway post by @velvettees (each a “submission”)

    The submission must be posted during the contest period.

    6. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in this contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

    7. WINNER DETERMINATION: After the conclusion of the contest period, one entrant will be chosen at random by Velvet, LLC

    8. WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Potential winners will be notified by instagram message on or around May 15th 2017. Except where prohibited, each potential winner will be required to sign and return a declaration of compliance, liability and publicity release (“declaration”), which must be received by sponsor within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the declaration within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these official rules, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in sponsor’s sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, submission and/or prize information in connection with the contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. without limiting the generality of these official rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. each winner accepts and acknowledges that sponsor shall not be obligated to use the submission and that sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify the releasees (as defined in section 9, below) and any licensee of sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. prizes will be fulfilled 8 – 10 weeks after the conclusion of the contest.

    9. RELEASE: Sponsor, Instagram, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information provided by a participant; human error; alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost. Illegible and incomplete entries are disqualified. all participants agree to release and hold harmless the releasees from and against any claim or cause of action resulting from or arising out of participation in the contest or use of any prize as a condition of entry into the contest. False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible. the laws of the state of California apply to and govern this contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the state or federal courts of Los Angeles County, California. Any information collected by registering to enter the contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with these rules and with the velvet llc privacy policy, which can be viewed at http://www.velvet-tees.com/privacy.

    10. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the contest, as determined by sponsor in its sole discretion. if terminated sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the submission process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of the official rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

    11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Releasees are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the submission process or the contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Releasees are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any submission.

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  • May 3 2017

    California Girls: Mara Carrizo Scalise

     

    This jewelry designer is not only a nearest and dearest of our creative directors, Jenny and Toni, but LA transplant, Mara Carrizo Scalise has that enviable style and attitude that is equal parts rock ’n roll mixed with boho queen. She was born in Buenos Aires and became captivated with fashion thanks to her mom’s collection of vintage clothes and the burgeoning punk scene at the time.

     

     

    When it comes to jewelry, she makes the type of pieces you put on and wear forever (FYI: the number one piece of jewelry in our office is currently her Rain Necklace). Elegant, handcrafted, laid back and with a cool-girl edge that we can’t get enough of. Here we picked her brain on everything from good causes to fashion finds.

     

    How would you describe your personality in 3 words?
    Rocker, chic, classic

     

    Fave childhood memory?
    Going with my dad for long drives in the country side when I lived in Argentina.

     

    Guaranteed smile inducer?
    My kids

     

    Current obsession?
    Nutella and caramel crepes

     

    Favorite charity or cause?
    I have two: Children International and the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center

     

    Best fashion purchase ever?
    A pair of Maison Margiela boots, though my most recent splurge was a pair of Yves Saint Laurent sparkle sandals.

     

    What’s your go-to outfit?
    When in doubt, a great pair of jeans with heels.

     

    What’s in your purse?
    Original Good Goods lip balm, and probably my laptop and a piece of jewelry

     

    Your favorite scent?
    Vetiver

     

    Ideal California weekend away?
    Palm Springs or Joshua Tree

     

    Favorite places in Los Angeles?
    Malibu, Topanga and Laurel Canyon

     

    What’s for dinner?
    Skirt steak, lightly salted and cooked in the over. Served with mashed potatoes and salad. Yum.

     

    Early bird or night owl?
    Both!

     

    Mara has an incredible style, substance and lust for life that is as infectious and alluring as her jewelry. She’s also the one that hooked us up with Kirsty Hume years ago and that friendship spawned our gorgeous spring collab.
    Thank you Mara!

  • April 25 2017

    +Gingham: we’ll take the check please

     

    Summer is all about slipping into prints or patterns, and one of our faves is that timeless check known as gingham. Most commonly shown as black and white or navy and white, gingham came into play into the mid-eighteenth century, when mills in England started weaving the plaid cotton fabric because it was sturdy, understated and cheap to produce. Initially it was used mainly in home items—like your fave tablecloth—to the classic men’s button down shirt (to this day, all guys look good in a gingham button up shirt, especially Tom Hardy).

     

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    The checked cotton fabric came out of the mundane and into fashion mainstream in the '50s and '60s thanks to style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, who wore it in the form of cropped pants, skirts and bikinis. It took a high fashion turn in the 90’s with supermodels like Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia and Linda Evangelista on the Versace runway in a classic gingham blazer.

     

    Nowadays, it’s everywhere—from skirts to coats—and we couldn’t be happier. Especially in the summer months, gingham adds a dash of polish to hot weather style and still has that cool girl allure that Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin made popular back in the day.

     

    Here are some tips and tricks on how to make gingham your summer staple.

     

    1. Show a little and some vintage-inspired sex appeal, by knotting your check button down at the waist with some high-waisted denim. (Try out Ruthann Gingham Tie Front Top)

     

    2. Classic plaid can sometimes feel masculine so offset it with feminine ruffles and cold shoulder styles like Nedra Cold Shoulder Top.

     

    3. Gingham can either feel simple and refined when paired with solid-hued basics, or give it a modern, unexpected twist and team it with a small-scale print or stripe. Check out our Gingham Crush Pinterest Board for more inspiration.

     

    4. Let’s not forget the beach classic—a gingham bikini like our Xirena fave—a perfect mix of sexy and sweet (red pedicure optional but recommended).

  • April 21 2017

    Summer 17 Festival Style: look cool in the heat

     

    Certain events remind us that summer is about to arrive any second. For us, being California girls, it’s all about Coachella—the two weekend music festival in the desert—and then the rest of the country seems to jump on the band wagon and the outdoor music festival season sets into full swing.

     

    Whether you’re heading to the Governors Ball (June 3-5 in NYC), Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester, TN), Firefly (June 16-19 in Dover, DE), Newport Folk Festival (July 22-24 in Newport, RI), Lollapalooza (July 28-31 in Chicago), Outside Lands (August 5-7 in San Francisco) or one of the others, it’s as much about who is headlining as what to wear. Festival style needs to be practical, able to beat the heat and stand up to heaving crowds, grass stains and selfies.

     

    HERE ARE OUR TIPS FOR YOUR SUMMER MUSICAL FIELD TRIP:

     

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    1. SHOULDER SMOULDER
    One of the hottest trends for summer is the cold shoulder and when it comes to hitting the field, this is the chicest way to show some skin. Whether you’re showing off both with our Jene Off The Shoulder Woven Cotton Stripe Top, or a single slip like the Abbeline Gauzy Whisper One Shoulder Tee, this silhouette is on point and pretty.

     

    2. UNDERCOVERETTES
    Especially if you need to do a quick change in the middle of the day, its key to have the right lingerie. A cotton bralette or is perfect for switching tees in the middle of a field and perfect for cold shoulder, strapless and lacy styles.

     

    3. DENIM 24/7
    For day, there is nothing better (or easier) that slipping on some denim cut-offs or frayed shorts. Evenings can get cooler so cover up with a classic pair of blues but keep the vibe casual with cropped hemlines or frayed detailing. Avoid straight-up tight skinnies, they’ll just make you feel constricted after hours of sitting cross-legged on the grass. The Twiggy High Rise Crop Jean is our festival pick because it has the perfect amount of stretch (translation: you can nap in them).

     

    4. LET'S TALK LAYERS
    If you are outside form dawn till dust, chances are the temps are going to vary. A lot of festivals have lockers you can rent and its wise to load one up with a cool army jacket, breezy cardigan or sweater. Also, anything long sleeved can be tied around your shoulders or waist, and is a cool way to clash prints and colors with zero effort.

     

    5. WHITE ON
    There’s nothing fresher than summer white. OK, you may have to be a wee bit careful when sitting on the grass (that’s where that army jacket (like Andreea and Ruby) comes in that you left in the locker right? See above). A light dress, made of a cotton gauze will have you looking like a cross between Kate Moss, Stevie Nicks and Sienna Miller (she does the laid back dress thing seriously well).

     

    6. FEMININE VINTAGE
    We love the look of lace, it’s got a vintage feel but still very now. Also, a lace top is the perfect festival gear because it looks unexpectedly girlie and with a contrasting bikini top or bralette poking out from between the detailing, is the perfect feminine foil to your denim cut-offs.

     

    7. HIPPIE CHIC
    Summer is all about boho details like embroidery and peasant blouse silhouettes. Crafted from breezy fabrics and with artisanal-inspired stitching; perfect for outdoorsy days. They also give us serious vintage festival vibes, like all those groovy women from the 60’s and 70’s who were the originators of this classic festival look. Always cool, always easy.

     

    8. FRINGE BENEFITS
    In keeping with our throwback theme (see above) we are also on board with fringe and its effortless ease. Try a small detail on a bag, or go full-on fringe with our Petunia Cotton Woven Fringe Poncho from our collab with Kirsty Hume. She co-designed the pieces and used vintage picks from her own closet for inspiration.

     

    9. CHECK MATES
    We have a serious crush on gingham, always have, always will. This simple plaid has a vintage inspired sex appeal (just look at throwback pictures of Liz Taylor for inspo) and always feels fresh. Keep it simple by slipping on a gingham button down—a perfect layering piece over a tank—and knot it at the waist.

     

    10. ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIES
    The most important parts of your ensemble will be the accessories. You’ll need a hat with a decent size brim and big sunnies. Veteran festival goers suggest a flat shoe with a closed toe, like a retro sneaker, to keep feet clean and blister-free. Keep jewelry minimal but statement-making with a few dangly necklaces or wrap bracelets in bold hues, and adorned with tassels and crystals. Check our our favorites.

     

    FINALLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, don’t forget a portable phone charger—a must-have for keeping connected with friends, taking a snap of your car so you remember where you parked, sending a Venmo payment for a falafel sandwich and posting about your whole experience on Instagram because this much style deserves to be seen.

  • April 12 2017

    California Girls: Kirsty Hume

     

    It’s no surprise that we have a soft spot for the laid back charm of California style—we live it, love it and wear it everyday. In our new series, California Girls, we’ll be profiling our favorite west coast women to find out how they spend their days, as well as their thoughts on everything from shoe choices to favorite reads. Their common thread? Bold, smart, inspiring and Golden State gorgeous.

     

    We launch our series with Kirsty Hume; mother, model, activist, artist and co-creator of our summer collab collection, Velvet X Kirsty Hume. In the 90’s, this thoughtful blonde was the epitome of minimalist luxe, often on the covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and W. Now a mother to thirteen year-old Violet, this self-professed nature lover embodies California cool. Her modern meets vintage aesthetic fits in perfectly with her Topanga Canyon lifestyle.

     

     

    Kirsty likes her surroundings and clothes soft, full of light and with natural fabrics.  She believes in the importance of being true to yourself, and she seems to do that with a relaxed ease. “She’s beautiful inside and outside,” says our Creative Director Jenny Graham.

     

    We asked her a few questions about her daily life. Here’s a peek:

     

    Early bird or night owl?

    Earlybird. Mornings are my favorite, I only wish they were a little longer. I love it when I have time to do a little yoga, meditation and journaling.

     

    Coffee or Tea?
    Tea. Always tea.

     

    Current obsession?
    Sipping on nettle infusion all day.

     

    What is your favorite way to unwind?
    Painting and spending time with my daughter! I love to paint while watching the birds outside my window.

     

    What do you like to do when you have time off?
    Hiking and going on a sunset walk with my big girl.

     

    kirstyHumeImages2 Kirsty painting in her studio and enjoying sunset walk with daughter Violet

     

    Favorite beauty product?
    Aftelier Honeysuckle Face Elixir.

     

    In your bag?
    I don’t wear makeup unless I’m going somewhere really special and, even then, I’ll just put on a little RMS Lip2Cheek stain and a dab of concealer.

     

    Best Beauty Tip?
    I color my hair myself, out of a box. I use Susan Henry Natural Color Process in Light Blonde, I use a very light blond color just at the roots, and let it grow out.

     

    Heels or flats?
    Sheepskin clog boots

     

    What’s for dinner?
    Butter roasted chicken, I mostly eat a plant-based diet but we’ll have meat about once a week

     

    Beach, Desert, or Mountains?
    The beach in Scotland. Whenever I go home to see my family, it’s the first think I do, go to the beach and breathe some fresh air.

  • March 31 2017

    The Velvet Neighborhood Guide: Lido Marina Village

     

    Lido Marina Village is the epitome of Southern California gorgeous. Located in beautiful Newport Beach, it's a gem of cool boutiques and amazing restaurants with a seafront view to die for. The laid-back beach community is the perfect place for our whitewashed, breezy store and we couldn’t be more stoked (surfer lingo) to be surrounded by so many beautiful boutiques and places to dine—al fresco naturally—in a walkable, village-inspired atmosphere.
    Below is our list of go-tos:

     

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    Zinqué
    The iconic culinary hangout from Abbot Kinney in Venice and Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood has brought its European vibe—complete with tartine sandwiches and our fave Crispy Sunny Eggs—to the OC. Located on the Main Deck with waterfront patio seating the wine bar is the perfect spot for a post retail-therapy glass of Rosé Champagne.

     

    Black Optical
    Hands down, these guys carry the frames—both optical and sun—that you want to wear if you’re looking for something different. With a curated collection of harder-to-find lines such as Thierry Lasry and Jacques Marie Mage, there’s something to suit every face. It’s also right next door to our Lido locale so the perfect accessory stop.

     

    Lido Village Books
    There’s something so deliciously old-school and romantic about browsing in a classic bookstore and this is one of our faves. Everything from NYT best sellers to the classics, we love to pop in and pick up a couple of our beloved European fashion magazines. If you are out with the little ones, these guys also have a great kids reading nook.

     

    Roger’s Gardens
    California is known for our indoor/outdoor living and this spot exemplifies that. Roger’s Gardens  is the one-and-done destination for all your plant, furniture and household accessories. The perfect place to stop and smell the roses (literally) or to pick up a quick gift since they carry everything from candles to cookbooks.

     

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    Juice Served Here Marina Cafe
    You can start your day here, or end it; either way, this juice bar is a cut above the rest. All juices are freshly pressed (we love the Tropic Thunder) and they’ve also expanded to some healthy (yet still totally yum) foods like smoothie bowls or sandwiches if you’re looking for a light lunch. These guys also do a mean latte, which is very important in our opinion.

     

    Charlie and Me
    Named after a beloved French Bulldog, this is the dog boutique for cool canines and their owners. Everything from beds to bowls—they even carry a dog teepee for glamping trips—as well as human accessories like mugs and bags for people (like us) who just love, love, love dogs.

     

    Le Labo
    Step into this sensory mecca and sniff your way to fragrance heaven. Not only do they have the most delicious scents that you can purchase in either a candle, home fragrance or perfume form, every detail, down to labels (where they’ll stamp on your name for a little extra personalization) makes us swoon.

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