Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mug shots of the aforementioned new winter coat

 Here they are at last, photos of the coat which stole my heart and my wallet.

As you can see, the voluminousness of the body of the coat is rather awesome (as in, really big). Though that is nicely balanced by the narrow sleeves (which, strangely, are exactly the right length and size for my arms).
 And here is the back of the coat. The tag calls this coat a cape, and I guess it is - it's a cape with sleeves.

There's no way I would, on paper, wear a cape. But a swing coat  - which this is to my eyes -  I would wear.
Here's a shot of the lining. Can you see that the inside of this rather posh garment is covered in burlesque dancers?

True, it's not the coat that Gok Wan (or any other TV stylist) would have chosen for me me. But it's pretty special and keeps me cosy.


Anonymous said...

Oh my lord, that's one furry collar! Love the lining - very cheeky. i think it's a great coat - and I"m sure you'll be super super warm in it waiting for the bus!

Nigel Patel said...

A good winter coat can do so much to help a person out of the door when it's cold out.
I feel dashing in a good winter coat.

Pollyanna_H said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

Violet said...

donnasoowho: yes I will be warm indeed, perhaps too warm when I am walking home though...

nigel: I don't feel dashing in my coat, but maybe that's a boy thing. I just feel a bit like a rich lady!

Pollyanna_H: thanks! yes it's definitely out of the ordinary.

Nigel Patel said...

I like to stride (I have long legs for a shorter man) and there's nothing like good footwear and a good long coat for a winning stride.