Blame our obsession with Downton Abbey (season two starts this Sunday on PBS…weeee!) if you like, but currently we are so, so, SO in smitten with black velvet everything. To us, the fabric equals instant luxury and adds an air of richness to any and every outfit. For winter weddings, we think black velvet accessories, particularly fabulous shoes and bags, are the height of chicness and the good news is this season (and now it’s sale season!) there are tons of great pieces to choose from out there. Here are eight of our favourites.