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Forget denim, corduroy, and lace—this fall, the fabric you need is velvet. Designers like Miu Miu and Erdem have come down with a serious velvet crush, and we can totally see why. We, too, have fallen—hard—for this soft, supple material that's perfect for showing off your style stripes and helping you transition summer staples into a fall-ready wardrobe. We’re certainly not talking ill-fitting Renaissance Faire capes and schmatas—oh no, this season it’s all about sophisticated silhouettes and sharp tailoring so your velvet pieces will really elevate your fall look. From blazers to sexy shoes to the ultimate velvet sheath-dress to take you from work to weekend play, the best velvet essentials are right here. So, get ready to fall in love.
Longtime stylist to Lady Gaga, former creative director of Mugler, and now artistic director of Diesel, Nicola Formichetti is an expert juggler. Between various big-time gigs (and his adorable pups) he somehow finds the time to work on independent projects — the biggest and frilliest of which is now read
Living in an urban area means that finding that charmingly cozy apartment on a tree-lined street is a rare and coveted achievement — but it's not impossible. The photos to follow show that Homepolish designer Danielle and her two roommates scored big. After a year's worth of work, they turned their 700-square-foot read