I am wearing: Gingham / Vichy coat from Max & Co, red bag from Picard, jeans from Stefanel, moccasins from AGL.
The Coat is the most important piece of the winter wardrobe (and one of the reasons it’s been featured heavily on our blog this season .
After all, the coat is the first item that people see of us – if the coat is cheap and scruffy, no one is interested in what you wear underneath. A good quality coat, just like the handbag, is an investment well worth the money.
This year, I decided to treat myself to a quirky 60s print coat in a straight cut. The deep rich purple colour with the playful red dots / gingham checks are a breath of fresh air compared to the classic, black coats I own mostly. While I enjoy the simplicity of a well tailored, black coat, I do sometimes long for a brighter coloured, cute take of the winter basic.
Rebel photographed me in Berlin at the famous Oberbaumbruecke at the trendy Berlin area of Kreuzberg.
Never compromise on quality when shopping for a coat.
The Oberbaumbruecke in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Hipster Haven Kreuzberg has rich cultural flair as many Turkish immigrants call Kreuzberg home.
This week we have been to the Pretty Ballerina shop in South Molton Street in London, near the Bond Street tube station, to check out the new autumn / winter 2011 collection. I was delighted to see that the dotty trend has been replicated in shoe fashion too. The black dotty ballerinas I’m wearing are made of pony fur and remind me again why I love Pretty Ballerina so much: They have the most flattering look on the foot.
Clothing with dots can look fresh and trendy when done the right way, but beware; it can look frumpy and housewifey when done wrongly. Always go for BIG dots; small dots, especially on black fabric, will make you age 10 years!
Kristin Davis and Cheryl Cole perfect the look on white fabric and with larger dots, although I personally think Cheryl’s shoes are dotty-overkill. Try not to overdo it. Plain coloured shoes would have looked better with this cute dress!
I am wearing a dark brown blouse with large cream dots.
Great cardigan in navy from Gant’s current cruise collection. www.gantuk.co.uk
Kleidung mit Punkten kann trendy und frisch aussehen, wenn man es richtig macht. Allerdings muss man aufpassen denn der Look kann schnell altmodisch aussehen. Kleine Punkte, besonders auf schwarzem Stoff, machen gleich mal 10 Jahre aelter. Achtet also immer darauf, dass die Punkte nicht zu klein sein. Groessere Punkte sehen immer frischer aus.