Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cool Coats

Although it is only the end of February and there should still be some more warm days left in our Melbourne summer, the AW2010-2011 Ready-to-wear shows have prompted me to think about my winter wardrobe. There seems no better place to start than with a gorgeous coat – the right one can be thrown over anything and still make you feel well turned out and as a bi-annual-coat-purchaser, this is my season to invest again.

Burberry Prorsum definitely has the strongest coast offering that I have seen so far. Silhouettes are spot on and the quality looks sensational (would we expect anything less?). The olive-green styles with brass buttons are perfect for everyday, but I also love the injection of colour from the fitted cobalt with black buttons addition.

Burberry Prorsum,

3.1 Phillip Lim has some interesting contrasts going on in his coat collection. There are tux-style jackets with contrast satin lapels and a caramel coat with black binding – very chic.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Adam presented a cute little cap-style coat, while Alberta Ferretti and Behnaz Sarafpour went for the belted waist look.
Adam, Alberta Ferrett, Behnaz Sarafpour

Carolina Herrera added colour and texture to a simple coat with over-sized patch pockets. The deep ox-blood red complimented other pieces as well as accessories in her collection.
Carolina Herrera

With so many great choices you'll be snug as a bug this season!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Welcome to A Little Pink Book

Thank you for joining me on this journey. The posts and pages to follow will have a fashion, design, art and retail focus, internationally and locally (Melbourne).

I am fascinated by the world of retail and in awe of new start up businesses because of the sweat, tears and triumphs they experience from their brave ventures. This blog is a tribute to them as well as the designers, artists and visionaries that shape our creative world today…enjoy the ride!