In Search of Chenille

My new light purple Dries Van Noten chenille pants

I get fashion ideas from many places: watching people, passing a window, leafing through magazines, catching a movie. For the ideas that take hold of my imagination and won’t let go, I become a determined woman on a mission! That is what happened when I saw a recent feature on Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “What I Wear To Work.” The person was wearing purple velvet pants designed by Dries Van Noten and I fell in love – with the purple, and with the velvet. I began my search in earnest. I never did find the purple velvet but what I did find was a pair of light purple chenille trousers by the designer, on sale at a terrific price! My heart sang when the pants arrived and were the softest fabric I had ever known! Owning new clothes is much more satisfying when I have to track them down first!

Pants, Dries Van Noten, shoes, Talbots

Photo by Kendra Olson; on location at Reeves-Reed Aboretum, Summit NJ

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2 thoughts on “In Search of Chenille

  1. Melissa! I am loving your blog! Your writing is wonderful – so free, natural and lovely – and your stories make me smile and laugh out loud. I am a fellow velvet, and purple lover … I have not yet bought any trousers like yours … but I understand their allure!

    • Hi Molly, Thank you so much. I am touched that you’re reading TFIO and enjoying my writing. You have made my day! With love, xx Mel

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