Wednesday, 15 February 2012

When the stripe meets the coat

 Minerva patterns

...When the stripe meets the coat it becomes something else. Something like a mouse that got himself a big piece of cheese - my face below tells that story :)


1920's medium weight wool coat with a most interesting woven pattern, a recent etsy purchase. My most expensive vintage buy so far, although nothing compared to some of the prices out there, and definitely worth every little penny.


Lucite frame bag with a a woven fabric body - this abstract pattern was love at first sight!


My accessories also include my posh Alfred Sargent shoes and a rabbit felt hat whose rather floppy brim originally I have folded the life out of in order to fathom a cloche. 


And here is the full situation. Did I mention how happy I am about this coat? I am soooooooooooo happy! 
I can't thank enough the lovely Veronica from Some Like it Vintage on etsy who kindly reserved it for me and let me pay for it in two installments. That really helped, as I am one who's forever skint :)

Until next time, I leave you in the company of this wonderful and inspirational picture of Norma Shearer in 1927 that holds the record of having caused the most amount of drool in present company to date. Isn't this just the coolest outfit ever?! Speaking of which, I need a pair of patterned tights/socks with some urgency...


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15 comments:

  1. Ah, glorious! I saw that coat and it looks divine on you!

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  2. Oh goodness, every part of this outfit is perfect!!! And that coat... so splendid! On par with Norma there!

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  3. ohmygoodness how stunningly beautiful! and it suits you so well, congrats!

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  4. I can undersatnd why! It's a work of art and teh handbag is gorgeous!

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  5. Thank you all for sharing my joy! I most often then not miss out on the vintage things that claim my heart, so it was wonderful to bag this one, I am very grateful.

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  6. You look wonderful! Such a cute wee face! :) I love the collar in the coat, I'm glad it's making you happy! :) x

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    1. Thank you Zoe, and welcome to my blog!

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  7. YOU'RE the cat's pajamas! And I wanted that coat badly, so badly that as it was reserved I emailed the seller to mention that in case the reserve fell through, I would buy it! It's fabulous and I am jealous! :)

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    1. I am sorry Lauren, I know how that feels. Still, your wardrobe has no equal out there when it comes to 20's gems, so if anyone will remain jealous that will be me :)

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your outfit, accessories, makeup and hair are perfect. I am so tickled this coat worked out so well for you - thank you very much for your purchase. It was such a pleasure meeting you through Etsy. This coat has a wonderful new home now :-)
    xoxo
    Veronica

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    1. Than you for visiting my blog Veronica, and many thanks again for a lovely, lovely coat. I will be sure to keep an eye out for any other treasures in your shop!

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  9. I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOVE that coat!!! And the shoes, and the bag, and the hat!

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    1. Thank you Margarita, and welcome to my blog too!

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  10. The felt cloche is adorable. The whole outfit is adorable!

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  11. Wow, what an awesome coat!!!!

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