Alice + Olivia and Velvet meet

Over the weekend I was walking down Madison Avenue and spotted these two! I had absolutely no idea who they were…just loved their style and the hats.
I could not resist asking them for a picture in a pair of Velvet sunglasses. They were very gracious. It was Stacey Bendet and another gal of Alice and Olivia! The Velvet Joie looks hot on her friend! Thanks Stacey and friend! You ROCK!

Warm Weather Hair Accessories

Summertime calls for warm weather hair accessories. A headband is the best way to tame flyaways, while also looking chic and stylish. Here are some of this season’s headband must-haves!

Our 4 Favorite Blogs For Optical Know-How

We love staying up on the latest eyewear trends in the business. We pay close attention to current trends in eyewear fashion, new breaks in technology and opportunities for optical education. How do we manage to stay current in the optical world while being so busy? Easy. We’ve got a few websites and blogs that we follow religiously that help fill us in on all the details we need to stay on top of things around here.

1. The Spectacle Showcase: Fabulous blog with a focus on high-end, luxury eyewear and sunwear. Great place to stay up on current fashion trends, as well as celebrity sightings!


2. The Optical Vision Site: An innovative optical blog providing information about optical education, information technology and industry trends – fast becoming one of the best resources around!


3. Eye Heart Glasses: This is a great street blog that we love to follow. They post interesting information about vintage and international eyewear. Great blog to stay current on trends!




4. Optical News Daily: This is a great go-to blog for never-ending updates on industry news, educational opportunities and tips all about eyewear and sunwear.

The Velvet List: Our 5 Favorite Swimsuit Sites

Velvet List: Our 5 Favorite Swimsuit Sites

If you’ve got a cruise or summer vacation coming up, you’ll definitely want to go shopping for a fabulous new swimsuit! This season, we recommend you ditch the classic, black suit and go for something in bright colors and bold patterns. To help you on your way, we have listed our top 5 favorite swimsuit websites. Happy shopping!

1. Net-a-Porter (

2. Shopbop (

3. Canyon Beachwear (

4. Everything But Water (

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Velvet Rose


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