Saturday, July 23, 2011

Winter Wonderland.

... well, not quite. The Gold Coast is far from a Winter wonderland. Our winter is more like an English summer. Anyway, I wish it was cold enough to wear coats like these. We get the occasional late night that deems coats appropriate and if you get up early enough I suppose you can get away with them too. However, I can still dream and Vogue Australia has picked out the best five styles from this season.

The overcoat
With a distinctive masculine edge, a slimline overcoat in camel is the classicist’s choice. Balance an element of the unexpected with feminine flowing layers.
Tamu McPherson goes classic in camel.


The pea coat
Cut precisely so as to trapeze out ever so flatteringly at the hips, the double-breasted pea coat gets an update via polished brass buttons.
Vogue Paris editor Emmanuelle Alt.


The anorak
There’s a reason the ubiquitous khaki parka has staying power. Shrug an oversized style over denim for day or a silk slip for evening.
Tamu McPherson streetwise in khaki.


The cape
For sweeping panache, whirl on a fine wool cape; buttoned at the neck and falling from the shoulders, it’s particularly striking when dashing to make it to a show.
Bonnie Chen.


The Chubby
Whether it is tufted marabou feathers, Mongolian wool or shaggy faux fur, the key here is volume up top and skinny down below. Wear with wit.


Words & Photos via Vogue Australia


  1. Lovely selection! especially love the camel and the chubby! :D

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  3. Green parka be mine! I'm sussing out one on Asos :)

    Love your blog!


  4. When I was living in the warmer los Angeles climate I always wished I could wear coats like that. Now that I live in Seattle and can wear those coats I wish I didn't need to.


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