September 23rd, 2014
In The Edit

Blanket Me

The Edit

The upcoming issue of The Edit has a story on Carolyn Murphy (one of my all-time favorite people) photographed wearing layered knits and blanket coats. I’ll admit that I wasn’t a blanket coat fan at first,  but as it gets cooler, I may change my opinion on them.

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ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic

GUCCI

Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers

GIOIA BINI

Emma shirtdress

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Eva silk crepe de chine blouse

VINCE

Linen-blend culottes

MIU MIU

Crossover velvet flatform sandals

AQUAZZURA

Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots

GIVENCHY

GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Almeria leather wedge espadrilles

CHLOÉ

Patch-pocket cotton coat

MUUN

Bilbao mini tote

GUCCI

Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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  • I have been equally on the fence – feeling that such coats are only for women like Carolyn – meaning tall and able to carry off the volume beautifully. I am not tall, so I have been doing minimalist, modern coats. And yet the very first big sartorial splurge I ever made was a double faced cashmere Donna Karan blanket coat. It is truly a blanket – the side draping can become a hood, it hits the floor if I’m not wearing a high heel (I’m tempted to crop it, but don’t really dare) and I’ve had it for 20 years. The length is a bit limiting – shorter would be better these days, but it looks perfectly new, hasn’t pilled a bit and while it swallows me more than this season’s version, I STILL just adore it. It’s a little like THE ROW’s version, only with longer sleeves and just “more” coat. The camel Valentino is so gorgeous – I’d buy that ensemble in black, winter white and camel and just call it a day for the season! Love matching coats over sheath dresses…

    tabithaSeptember 23rd, 2014  9:55 AM

     
  • have the same black blanket coat as mentioned by Tabitha, but I cut off about
    10 inches….and love it….
    nothing like the oldies! and we thought those prices were high! ha!
    mmr

    melanie rothenbergSeptember 23rd, 2014  9:45 PM

     

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