Why Velvet Is So Hot!

When I first moved to New York City 11 years ago, I hardly ever saw velvet.
It wasn’t being worn. Now it is the rage! Why? It is not the promise of endless West Village brunches, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, or nights out in the Meatpacking District that excited me most. (Although all three were key motivating factors — after all, it was 2005.) Rather, it was the fact that after spending the first 18 years of my life in season-less, sunny South Florida, I finally had a reason to fill my closet with gorgeous camel coats and nubby knit scarves.