Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Coveting

This Desigual coat. (Really great site too - you can zoom in, and actually see the back.)



Desigual was everywhere in Barcelona (I was there at the end of October on vacation.)

I wonder - am I up to this? Do I want to try? Is it a bit much for North America?

Thoughts? Please?

7 comments:

Lara900 said...

here in Paris they are everywhere. Hm, let's see, what makes them work? of course the rest of your clothes should be rather dark/neutral.
Other than that, you just need a bit of courage to pull it off.
Personally, while I love to see them around, I don't feel girly enough myself to wear one -- I'm more into clean lines myself.

Christina said...

Yeah, that style is very Spanish. I think you'd have to select your fabrics very carefully, otherwise it could end up looking DIY and homemade...

Stephanie said...

I have not commented before but, you did ask for thoughts...

I think they are quite wonderful, the construction would need to be quite perfect so as to avoid the DIY/homemade look. And the ability to pull it off, you can do it. After all it is just a coat, and coats are great pieces to have fun with since you are not in them all day. Pair it up with some quiet pants and top and it would be smashing.

Anyway... just my opinion :)

AllisonC said...

I love it, the hardest part would be finding fabrics of the same weight that all go together (or not!). If you think it's a bit much you could keep the coat fairly plain and just keep say the bands round the waist for example?

Rose said...

wow! what a great coat! I love the colors and patterns in the coat you selected. Are you planning on buying one or sewing one? I agree with other commenters that fabric selection (colors, patterns, and fabric weight) is key. I think that great bright colors are underutilized in winter coats. I think that the (sun) light can be really saturated in winter (and light reflects off of snow) and it can look wonderful, so I think that you should go for it.

Rose in SV

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connieB said...

You are totally up to it! I adore that coat. I agree with Allison - finding the perfect fabrics would be the hardest part!