Monday, March 11, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……Colorful Coats


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  1. Pat

    March 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    A nice 80′s Swiss army camo!

    • Ottoman Dandy

      March 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Woman on the right in the first picture looks like Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson; second woman reminds of Lenny Kravitz…And that camo, girl, are you Rambo II ?
      For God’s sake, when will women start to dress like an elegant lady?

      • The Sartorialist

        March 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

        For Ottoman Dandy….I can tell you’re not an Ottoman Gentleman

        • Ottoman Dandy

          March 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm

          Scott, I thought a little humor would spice it up; as metaphores can be used for caricaturizing things. I wish you didnt judge me the way you did…

          • Sister of M

            March 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

            Since when are put downs classified as “humor”? And don’t you think a guy that just judged every woman telling other people to not judge him is a bit ironic?

      • aninalu

        March 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

        When you put it that way, I’d rather be Lenny Kravitz than just some elegant lady. You make elegant dressing seem like an obligation. Like women ought to dress in a certain way to please men. I’d rather have some personality, than just being a pretty little thing, that you can show off to your friends/co-workers/family/random people at the street.

        • berenger

          March 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

          Didn’t make me laugh either. I just thought somebody uptight posted a rude comment… And I’m from the UK, which is – unfortunately – currently a hot bed of crass humour.

          I would love a good look at that mint green coat to figure out the cutting technique. It looks like it should be all wrong, but it’s so all right I’m drooling.

        • une chatte grise

          March 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

          I agree, aninalu.
          And thanks to Mr Schuman for calling out those comments (above). Thoughtful criticism of and disagreements about style and aesthetics are one thing… mean-spiritedness is quite another.

          • agop vartanik

            March 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

            I think you get a little cruel against this guy’s comment. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with Bruce and Lenny, both notable guys. Aint the related women trying to look like some well-settled men ? Why perceived as insult ? Many comments here are on “Love this pic, gorgeous” level, feeling like harlequins…Diverse opinions and voices should always be welcome..

            Agop Vartanik
            Lyon, France

      • Juanita

        March 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Oh my! I think that could be South London’s finest – Julia Sarr-Jamois – an incredibly creative stylist and fashion visionary. It’s hard to tell with the dark glasses but I love seeing the afro hairdo reclaimed and she always looks so fabulously stylish! What a huge talent. They all look like they’re having fun as well which is power for the cause in my book!

    • andreea

      March 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

      the mint coat is unbelievable :)

  2. TinaciousMe

    March 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    excellent way to brighten those gloomy winter days!

  3. Gian Luca M

    March 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I like….

    Gian Luca M

  4. irene

    March 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    the green coat is just amazing!

  5. Lelli Family

    March 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Not so easy to wear but cool…. woman in last pic is my favorite

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  6. Laura

    March 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love colorful coat, it is so energizing during winter! Too bad there is no red!

  7. Simbarashe

    March 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    The oversized coat and beanie WAS the season.

  8. Catherine

    March 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Is that Giovanna in FLATS? She is just darling, as always. I love the yellow…and the pink above…and the mint above that.

  9. The Viewfinder | Kevin van Diest

    March 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Great coats …the fabrics, the fitting and lines. Except the left one in first photo which I really dislike.

    Quite a tight framing/ cropping on these shots.

  10. Marina

    March 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I have the pink one)

  11. Kate

    March 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Anything to encourage Spring to hurry up and properly get here!


  12. Jennifer

    March 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve gotten myself a few colorful coats this season!

    xo Jennifer

  13. Carol

    March 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Lovely photos! A colorful coat can really bring a smile on a dreary winter/almost spring day :-) My orange car coat has done that for me for several years. Loved hearing my daughter tell me that she spotted me across the quad on a campus visit.

  14. Anthony

    March 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Why torture fashion? The colours are lovely, the cuts beautiful and the sizes, ghastly and ghoulish.

  15. carol

    March 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  16. From Boho to Chiic

    March 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Love the yellow coat! Perfect!♥

  17. TC

    March 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I ordered an off the rack orange coat last summer and was initially disappointed by its sorbet hue (I was expecting a more brilliant orange and I suspect that is why it was such a great deal), but I’m glad I kept it because it feels right now.

  18. sialsiquiero

    March 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    We are really into this trend! it would be perfect for a wedding

    Sí al sí quiero

  19. Denisa

    March 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love colors so that coats are great. xa

  20. Genteel Flair

    March 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Favorite lady, Giovanna, keeping it simple here with the splash of color. (Come to think of it, this might be her version of a relaxed day–who says you need sweats!)

  21. Rebecca

    March 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I like this layout a lot better, with the pictures more blown up. :)

  22. Which Me Will I Be Today

    March 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I adore the mint and colorful camo coats. A fab coat is the perfect accessory.

  23. Anastasios

    March 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I love that yellow one!!!!! The pink would look better with a better hairstyle not dominating it :)


  24. Iliyana

    March 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  25. monkeyshines

    March 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    fascinating coats!


  26. Anna

    March 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Love the last photo, really 60′s, love it!

  27. CC

    March 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Who is the woman in the mint coat (first picture)?? I have seen her in other photos and absolutely adore her style.


    March 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I love the coat in the fist picture!!!

  29. Eva

    March 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Nothing wrong with a little color, I like it!

  30. Rachelle

    March 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Love the second one the most.


  31. john b pritchett

    March 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Love them all except the one on the left in the first photo.

  32. Valentina Novo

    March 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Love the yellow coat! Putting on something like that just instantly makes you feel better when it’s cold outside!

  33. Dottie

    March 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Never mind the hat on Giovanna- loving the shoes!

  34. LIZPR

    March 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    1) Tall blonde on the right – that’s how to wear the oversized coat … as opposed to the previous pic of the woman being swallowed whole in it.

    2) I love the feminine take on men’s inspired apparel – the pink overcoat, the shoes. The woman on the right is also wearing a woman’s take on menswear … but a touch severe. Then I saw the shoes and gasped. Wow!

    3) One of the only times I see Giovanna and think, “hey – that’s almost an outfit even *I* could pull off! So I didn’t gasp. But I still love her style as revealed in this photo.

  35. Amy

    March 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    The camo jacket is awesome

  36. yun

    March 12, 2013 at 12:35 am

    yellow and the silver shoes! woohoo!

  37. lucia

    March 12, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Its Aurora in first pic isn’t it? I like her No make up style. I also love to see Giovanna in flats, also love her hat and the fact that for the first time she looks like a normal woman :) in her 40 ( I don’t know her real age ) But I don’t like framing in any of these pics, but maybe Scott is trying something new here?

  38. lucia

    March 12, 2013 at 3:54 am

    OMG no its Ada Kokosar, I always mix her with Aurora Sansone, Scusi!

  39. Maria

    March 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

    3rd picture: lovely look. Giovanna has achieved a great combination putting leopard, yellow and those silver shoes all togheter!

  40. Charlotte

    March 12, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Love the green coat on the 1st pic!


    March 12, 2013 at 6:51 am

    You know Scott, on a completely unrelated topic, I would love to see Julia Jamois with her hair swept back so we could see that lovely face of hers…just an idea. x

  42. Sevan

    March 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

    The 2nd photo is brilliant. The long pink coat, the hair combined with men inspired pants and shoes are perfect. She doesn’t need a scarf of jewelry with that great head of hair.

    • Sister of M

      March 12, 2013 at 8:47 am

      I love that kind of hair too. Its too bad that you can’t do your hair that way in many offices though. At least not here in the Midwest. Too wild for them, I guess.

  43. Martine

    March 12, 2013 at 8:36 am

    The last picture gets my vote! Its perfect in every way. What a great over-the-shoulder smile!

  44. kat

    March 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

    The coats are nice…but overall style in the first and last pic kind of kills the essence of a woman especially with the colour combination. Last time at the shopping mall- the kinds of colours you see together this spring is so terrible I probably wont buy anything. I think, drug induced mental asylum is the overall theme they agreed on…

  45. lindy702

    March 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Love the yellow..beautifully framed with the bicycle racks and color story against the rainy sidewalk, outstanding style!

  46. Local & Opulent

    March 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Coloured coats are the best way to inject a little life into your winter wardrobe!

  47. Nico

    March 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

  48. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    March 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Love the first two coats!!

  49. Fischers Fitz

    March 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Amazing shots (as always)! I love the last look, very unique and great combination.

  50. Maegan at The Valente

    March 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I love black tights and oxfords! This look will get me through the rest of Chicago’s winter… I hope!

  51. Lydia

    March 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    The green one in the first photo is amazing!

  52. Mun

    March 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

    The colour combo of the last pic is freaking AMAZING.

  53. Alessia

    March 14, 2013 at 7:49 am

    lovely! a little bit of color in a grey winter!


  54. lucy

    March 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Giovanna in lemon = Love AND THOSE BROGUES! HEART!

  55. Jildor Shoes

    March 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    These are all beautiful and unique coats. The fashionable yet practical styles look even better with the unique and warm shoes paired with them! Another trendy cold-weather option is Fiorentini+Baker’s 713 Eternity Mid-Shaft Boot in olive suede. This practical and stylish option will only enhance the look of your coat!

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