We’re going va-va-velvet


Hi everyone,

Thought I’d just pop up and seeing how you’re all doing in the run up to the festive season. How’s the Christmas shopping going? Hopefully we’re helping you out a bit on that one, here at the ‘Q’.

Different question though, are we all sorted outfit-wise for the upcoming Christmas and New Year parties? What about those glorious get-together lunches and family reunions?

Well, if you’re struggling, visit The Style List over on our website to see our latest fashion trends, including our Velvet Touch look, with sumptuous and luxurious outfits for day or night. This is everywhere at the moment, it’s such a huge trend.

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But whether it’s ‘in’ or not, it’s certainly way up there in my book (especially at Christmas). There’s just something so incredibly rich about the fabric itself.

I have fond memories of being about seven years old and my mum buying me a red velvet party dress with a white fur trim! I truly felt like royalty in it (with my black patent shoes, of course). Pity I don’t have a photo to show you (although it’s probably best actually!).

Anyway I have selected a couple of my favourite pieces from the look for you:
Pleated Stretch Velvet Cold Shoulder top from Dennis Basso – I love it! I wore it for the launch of the Honora Pearl Christmas Today’s Special Value launch a couple of weeks ago and got so many compliments.

Velvet Zip Through Dipped Hemline Tunic from Join Clothes – Now this one is on my wish list.
I just love the Navy option. It’s a stunning midnight velvet look and also a gorgeous alternative to black.

And if you’re thinking velvet is only for those special occasions, while you’re browsing pay close attention to the many more casual designs available – including leggings and bomber jackets (great gift ideas too!).

So wrap yourself in luxury velvet this festive season,
Lots of love,
Anne xx


  1. Susan December 9, 2017 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    HI Anne,
    You’re so on trend! Did you see rebel Wilson on with Graham Norton in her pretty velvet dress? She’s so funny. Hope you’re well and no doubt mad like everyone else with Work and Christmas!x

  2. Mrs Sharon Windram December 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm -  Reply

    Hello Anne, have just been watching you on Qvc Beauty and I noticed a round ring that you wear on your right hand. It looks like it is brown in colour and the centre of the ring is open exposing your finger underneath. I love it and wondered if it is available on Qvc? Wishing you and your dear family a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. You are one of my favourite presenters my dear, much love and hugs Sharon xx

  3. Anne dawson December 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Hey Susan, lovely to hear from you as always!! I did indeed see that episode of Graham Norton (he always reminds me of my hairdresser…..or is it the other way round??)
    I know what you mean about being manically busy….but yes getting there!! Hope you’re well and stay in touch!! Xx

  4. Anne Dawson December 15, 2017 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    Hey Sharon!! What a lovely message!! You’ve made my day!!
    Sadly my ring is not QVC (ssshhh!!). I’ve had it for years….some of the stones are sadly missing and I loved it so much that I used to have another one in stainless steel but it got stolen when my car was broken into years ago. It is DKNY…..I’m not sure but watch this space…..(not saying anymore)!! Doubt though that even if we do start the range, you’ll see this one as its so old. But thank you Sharon for the compliment!! Have a lovely Christmas!
    Anne xx

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