Monday, February 8, 2010

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Vera Wang Lavender Label coat. Vintage chain belt. Flower duo headband. Vintage costume twisted & charm bracelets. Vintage costume cage, diamond & feather rings. American Apparel heart tights. Bally bag. Chanel ballerinas.
"I made my song a coat / Covered with embroideries / Out of old mythologies" - William Butler Yeats, A Coat
If anything was to inspire me to join the navy, it'd be the nautical uniform (or rather the clothing I associate with sailors): fisherman sweaters, striped t-shirts & linen bell-bottoms. This pea coat (an elongated version of the ones issued to seamen) was tailored for a Victorian doll: it has a bubbly tulip silhouette & is trimmed with a gray fur collar/ginormous side pockets. A gilded rope belt jauntily encircles my waist & a flower alights in my hair like something the Girl from Ipanema would wear on leave to the Northeast.

3 comments:

  1. I love how classic the coat and ballerinas are together.
    Lovely bag!

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  2. Love the coat and the retro touch

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