Monday, March 26, 2007

On the Street….Marni Coat, Manhattan

How often do we see a great piece in a store and think “I could never wear that, it is too obvious”
I love a coat (or any piece) that has really dramatic design details , like the sleeve seaming here, that is actually is very subtle when you are wearing it.


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  1. Alice Olive

    March 26, 2007 at 9:40 am

    She looks so cute! The whole ensemble is great. The coat is beautiful, I especially love the overall sleeve design, the ‘pouf’, very pretty. I finally wore a shirt with a similar design detail the other day and was amazed at how many people noticed.

  2. Sleeper

    March 26, 2007 at 9:48 am

    This is my favorite kind of piece: the kind that could almost be unremarkable from a distance, or even across the subway car, but that utterly captures your attention — and then you notice the gaspingly lovely details. They almost wound you.

    You’ve also nailed the feeling of walking into a shop and seeing something that’s just too item-y. This is the opposite of that piece.

  3. Deja Pseu

    March 26, 2007 at 9:54 am

    It works because she keeps everything else so simple. Very nice! Love her Balenciaga Geant too!

  4. Sempre Libera

    March 26, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Ditto on what Sleeper said. This is really lovely!

  5. Leigh

    March 26, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Gorgeous coat . . . love love the sleeve details. Agree with “Sleeper” . . . this is my fave kind of piece as well for exactly the same reasons.

  6. Carolina Lange

    March 26, 2007 at 11:07 am

    That is a fantastic coat! She looks really nice with it!

  7. Fashion Weakley

    March 26, 2007 at 11:41 am

    What a beautiful coat. The key is in the simplicity of everything else, even the color, it’s all about the sleeve. She wears it well.

  8. shopdiary

    March 26, 2007 at 11:50 am

    i love the sleeves!

  9. Cut of cloth

    March 26, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful cut
    Simply clever

  10. Anonymous

    March 26, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    It’s very beautiful, but how does it close? I can’t see buttons or other closures in the enlarged photograph.

  11. Anonymous

    March 26, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    the coat looks like Marni.

  12. NYC Modelista

    March 26, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Brilliant bell sleeves!! I wonder if the coat would look better or more severe if it had a tighter fit in the body.

  13. Anonymous

    March 26, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    gorgeous! I want that coat! its very artistic!

  14. Yugen

    March 26, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I like sleeper´s sentence: They [the lovely details] almost wound you.
    I find this remark very precise. dicovering such details takes your breath away for a moment. it always comes so unexpectedly!

  15. artbi*ch

    March 26, 2007 at 4:32 pm


    well done!! =)

  16. SwanDiamondRose

    March 26, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    i really love this

  17. jkrnyc

    March 26, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, I love those sleeves. After you posted that pic of the woman in the grey blouse at the CK show in the Fall I went a-huntin’ and bought several tops with that sleeve. It looks just gorgeous and sublime on this coat – love the seaming. >sigh<

  18. Marc

    March 26, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    great coat. great bag, louboutins

  19. Anonymous

    March 26, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Very pretty but I see it being impractical (i.e. when getting your chai latte from the barrista)


  20. Random Notion by Dova & Ko

    March 26, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    I think finding the perfect coat that is warm and beautiful is very hard to come by. It is a bit like finding a good hairdresser.

    I know a good aigle goose down coat will keep me warm, but I don’t look so great in it. Maybe I am from Sydney (which is never cold), so I am not as lucky as new yorkers and europeans, they have a great deal to choose from.

  21. Candid Cool

    March 26, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    that sleeve is marvelous!

  22. Mandy

    March 27, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Oh man, this is amazing. How brilliant… I am very inspired. :)

  23. piccolina

    March 27, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful. I want it…

  24. iopine

    March 27, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    The tailoring on that sleeve is epic.

  25. jrn

    March 28, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Details like this are what fashion is all about, plain and simple.

  26. Anonymous

    March 29, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    I like it – it’s a little AsFour-tastic, but I like it.

  27. mra

    March 31, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Great detail!!

  28. Anonymous

    September 30, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Are you sure that is Marni? It looks like a Markus Huemer: Unit Coat. I remember this sleeve that he actually draped and pattern made himself years ago.

  29. The Divinitus

    February 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I would say its Marni b/c I have it in unlined version (from Marni Fall / Winter 2006-07 collection).

    But you made me interested in Markus Huemer…

  30. Anonymous

    February 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I love dramatic sleeves!

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