By Jesse L. Brooks


As fall creeps in this month, it opens the door to fabrics and styles that are best reserved for cooler weather. Velvet is one of those materials that exclusively belongs to autumn and winter. The rich, sumptuous texture tends to be a bit heavy for spring and summer, but adds a chic, luxurious affect when worn at the right time and place. Altuzarra's buttercup-yellow Camilla dress exudes ladylike elegance. It's crafted from lustrous velvet to a sweeping midi-length silhouette with ruffled short sleeves and faux-pearl buttons – a nod to the collection's Renaissance influence. The trend for velvet knows no bounds this season, so we are doubling your pleasure with Attico's opulent black velvet Mara pumps.These show-stoppers feature contrasting burgundy-red velvet heels with gold snakekskin effect leather slingback straps, and the squared point-toe fronts are embellished with a starburst pattern of clear crystals. Since we're in the fall spirit, we wanted to choose a bag that was rich in color and high in fashion. This authentic Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis GM is a fresh and elegant spin on a classic style that is perfect for seasonal transition. Crafted from the brand's rouge fauvistemonogram vernis, this dome-shaped satchel features dual-rolled handles, LV lock, and a two way zip closure. To bring out the luxurious embellishments on our dress and shoes, David Yurman's Petite Cerise Pearl Ring in sterling silver w/ pave diamonds offers just enough sparkle to make you shine. Keeping our eye makeup neutral but still fall themed is Tarte's Tarlette In Bloom. The palette comes with 12 stunning shades that provide pigmented payoff, blendability, and long lasting wear time. This look could easily work for daytime or evening, and no matter where you end up, your 'Vivid Velvet' will have heads turning.