She wore a very purple dress, a black silk mantle with jet fringe on it and a black bonnet with purple velvet flowers
which stuck up and trembled when she moved her head.
Lace trim dress, [euro]50 Velvet flower
Laurent Le Guernec of IFF, who created the fragrance, says, "The Red Velvet Flower
inspired this creation beginning with the richness of the burgundy red, the velvety feel reminiscent of a royal cape and its deep textured floral scent." According to Coty, the bottle "was inspired by a queen's scepter; the distinct jewel-shaped bottle in shades of royal red and gold portrays sexy sophistication and lawless luxury." The faceted bottle, which is shaped like a red ruby, rests on its side, but comes with its own golden pedestal.
Described as lively and daring, it has top notes of wild berry, dark plum and bergamot which are perfectly matched to the heart notes of red velvet flower
and natural jasmine.
The gorgeous premium velvet Flower
box filled with a selection of 150 chocolates and truffles is the ultimate gift for Mother's Day.
Pink cocktail hat with veiling and velvet flower
, pounds 295, by Sophie Iliffe, stockists (0208) 871-0278, www.sophiei.com
Croda's ideas for Aphrodisia included Body Beautiful, formulated with Crodarom Velvet Flower
, a downy plant with a velvety touch which feels like lingerie on the skin.
Bordeaux satin and matte-jersey gown, Mary L Couture at Lord & Taylor; dyed-fox and velvet boa, Adrienne Landau; velvet flower
headband Ophelie Hats at Blueberi; sterling oval link cuff, www.dorianwebb.com
They include a large silver finish footed vase, pounds 45, natural silhouette velvet flower
cushion, pounds 28, and Damask rug, pounds 160.