Shopping List: Velvet

We’re back from the summer break and Julia Knolle is crushing on velvet again in both fashion and furniture – and personally, the blacker the better

When you’ve just gotten back from your summer break, somehow you’re over those sweaty loungers lined up in front of crystal-clear waters and can hardly wait to get your transitional jackets out of the closet and throw on some closed-in shoes. Not! But, seriously now: The fabric that you’ve got to miss the most on hot summer days in undoubtedly velvet.

According to the bride, I was not allowed to wear a floor-length Prada dress that I had discovered second-hand on Vestiaire Collective to a wedding held in 40°C weather – “you’ll thank me.”  Fine, in the end my Loewe bag – a kind loan from Veronika – was the only “discordant note.” Velvet can do anything it likes. It simply ALWAYS looks chic. And personally, black is my favorite – big surprise – and in any form: See my Hermione slippers by Tabitha Simmons, my cropped blazer by Ganni, and various dresses…strangely enough, I don’t have any tops, and also a pair of pants is long overdue…

My living room is where I’ve dared to add some color: There’s been an heirloom from my grandparents in there for a while now on which, apparently, I was once teething – or so the story goes. The sofa is in a classic green tone and it just makes me happy every day when I walk by it and sit down. So, it’s also time to venture into some new territory when it comes to configuring my wardrobe. The start is a poisonous green dress in a vaguely late-Renaissance style by Scotch & Soda. Once I slip it on, I immediately feel like Alexa Chung. Enough said!

– IN COOPERATION WITH scotch & soda –

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.

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