Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Listening to Coco Chanel in my silk embroidered opera coat

This weather is crazy! The temperature has halved in a matter of days! One day I'm lounging by the pool, the next I'm reaching for a coat...

So windy!
Close-up of the coat and gorgeous necklace my sister gave to me from Turkey
Dress: Witchery
Coat: Tailor-made Chinese silk embroidered Opera coat (bought this 6-7 years ago)
Shoes: Dries Van Noten
Jewellery: ring from Palermo Viejo in Buenos Aires, bracelet from Bauhaus (from India), miscellaneous Chinese enamel bracelets, necklace from Turkey

I couldn't decide what jewellery to wear, so I tried them all together. I did, however, heed the words of Coco Chanel:
Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewellery.”

45 comments:

  1. I am infatuated with this outfit. Every single detail is gorgeous but that silk is the true amazing eye-catcher. And I LOVE your shoes. Oh, and that necklace!

    P.S. Would love to exchange links!

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  2. i like coco's advice too.
    that coat is beautiful!!

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  3. oi!!! ah, chanel tem sempre razão... elegância pura! amei o seu casaco! bjs!!!

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  4. You look so cool, I love the size of the coat! Awsome!

    beijos, beijos!

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  5. Oh I know what you mean, the weather has taken me on a roller coaster ride lately, I have to stick my head out the window in the mornings to know whether I should dress like it's still winter, or pull out my short shorts! :D

    And beautiful coat, love that it's so unique, and has it's own flavor!

    Thanks for your comment, and in reply to your question, my move to NYC has been rather delayed... frustrating, but hopefully I'll get there soon! Thanks for asking about it. <3

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  6. You look so great in these photos. dear! Your coat is absolutely stunning. You own so many gorgeous pieces. And thank you so much for the awards, sweetie! It means a great deal to me to receive them from you xoxo

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  7. The coat is great but I really love the shoes !

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  8. Fabulous! Love the coat, and paired with the dries---genius! best Judy

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  9. Holy crap look at that embroidery. What have a real treasure there.

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  10. Wow, that jacket is intense. The colors are so much fun! And I love how the necklace matches perfectly. Stilllll drooling over your DVNs!

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  11. The coat is freaking AMAZING!!!!!!!

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  12. I can't stop loving your Dries V N Shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS: the coat is really pretty too :)

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  13. The coat is to die for! To be honest, I love autumn/winter more than any other season, I just love layering. :)

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  14. Coco is my inspiration too
    and oh I can feel the wind ;)

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  15. thankyou for your comment <3

    I got the Claude Jacket for free because I used to work for the label.


    xxLaura

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  16. Very nice pattern!!! And the whole outfit looks nice as well. :)

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  17. oh my god, the coat is gorgeous !!!
    i love the vibrant colours of the exotic embroideries on the black silk.
    and the shoes are perfect to give a simple, but so elegant touch to the outfit.

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  18. That coat is amazing, and I love the Chanel quote!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  19. the pattern... the embroidery. its beautiful

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  20. That jacket is stunning! Coco certainly knew what she was about. :)

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  21. The print is beautiful. Those colours against the black make such a stunning impact. And I love the Dries shoes!

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  22. that coat is so beautiful! =]

    i love the poem/quote you left!

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  23. <3 THE DVN and what a fabulous coat!

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  24. Amei este casaco, lindo e rico em detalhes, definitivamente um "statement coat". Bjs!

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  25. i really love those dries van noten shoes!

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  26. You look stunning, the whole look is so chic but also eclectic. I love it.

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  27. wow I love the pattern on the coat! It looks amazing :) And of course I love the Dries Van Noten shoes too ^-^

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  28. this jacket is just exquisite--beautifully crafted and gorgeous colors!

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  29. that coat is stunning. great outfit.

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  30. oh wow... BEAUTIFUL coat and such intricate details!

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  31. happy valentine's day!! =]

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  32. the chinese motives are really cool... very dries van noten like (actually)

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  33. wow !that floral jacket really suits to u!!!

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  34. Your opera coat is simply divine. The print is so beautiful and for it to be tailor made too! It must be a very special piece in your collection :) xxx

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  35. chanel was so right. i am in awe of your use of color. and i absolutely swoon over those shoes.

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  36. wonderful pics!
    love
    the w.b.

    come by my blog sometime :)

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  37. hey Brigadeiro! your coat is amazing! the detail in it is just stunning, as usual i love your shoes xx

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  38. I love this outfit! Gimme those Dries van Noten heels!

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  39. thats a beautiful coat..and those shoes!!!

    www.littlemissdressup.com

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  40. Oh the shoes! Beautiful

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    x

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  41. wow that coat is so amazing! and so are your fabulous shoes!

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