Sunday, March 28, 2010

Furtive Glances

Vintage Flemington Furs coat. Kenneth Jay Lane snake belt. Beaded earrings. Vintage flower gloves. Vintage costume pearl & flower bracelets. Cable-knit tights. Vintage needlepoint bag. Vintage Jcracker’s cowboy boots.
"Before I marry I must have three bridal gifts - one dress as golden as the sun, another as silvery as the moon, and a third as glittering as the stars. In addition, I shall need a coat made of a thousand different kinds of fur" - Charlotte Huck, Princess Furball
Ever since this honey mink coat swung into my life, I've hardly been able to bear taking it off. The coat closes with a single button near the collar, but I further cinched it with a skinny snake belt; the lilac lining is obscured, but it's embroidered with the original owner's initials (EHM). My fur's bracelet sleeves are ideal for showing off some faux pearls, but this pair of opera length gloves (appliquéd with lace flowers) is the real star. I was delighted to discover a pocket-size mirror in my needlepoint frame purse, whose periwinkle/lavender flowers flourish despite the threadbare patches.

2 comments:

  1. That coat is absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. I'm not surprised that you're having trouble taking it off. It looks wonderful and you wear it so well - so keep it on as long as you can!

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