Velvet Sin, Series 1, Burgundy

I’m not a designer, nor knowledgable about fabrics, patterns and compositions. However, I am a big sinner when it comes to Velvet. Velvet has unique features and attributes that make it highly desirable and hard to wear at the same time. Velvet is distinctive in its softness, color, light and reflective of appearance. Velvet often associates with power, wealth and taste (that’s why I am obsessed with it). 

The origin of velvet is not widely known. I have always felt that velvet is fromm China. in order to give a informative and accurate series, I have done my homework as a blogger. Proudly, velvet is from China. According to Metropolitan Museum of Art, “It probably originated in China, and appears to have been developed by at least the thirteenth century, if not earlier.” (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/velv/hd_velv.htm) (Maybe that’s another reason why I felt akin to velvet.)

I collect velvet and vintage velvet, and please do not ask me how many pieces that I own so far. Because every time I finish counting, there would be a new piece on the way shipping to me. I would like to continue showing my Velvet Sin Series, and “Burgundy” starts the first series. For the next four weeks, I have another well selected four pieces to show you.

Please, inform me if you ever encounter any velvet pieces that you might think suit me. 

Much Love, 

SSS

Photographer: Maya (http://www.mayaluophoto.com)

Editor: Nailah (http://www.nailahmarron.com)

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Hi, I'm Summer 言奕. I'm a NYC based Chinese Globetrotter with friendships and network in more than 20 different countries. I'm attracted to international cultures and peoples. I can play chess better than Chinese chess, and I'm an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Please always hit me up if you'd like to dine together or go to a show :)