Thursday, March 7, 2013

Outfit Post: Eye of the Needle


The punchline here, is CAMEL. As in color, as in textile. Camel hair wool is an enduring fabric. I love the richness of its color- the beige has lots of yellow, and is one of the few beiges that doesn't drain the color from my olive skin tone. I think it looks classy, and have always wanted a great camel hair coat. I think I've finally found mine. This is a glorious beast of a coat, an oversize vintage wool coat with an opulent satin lining. It's loose fitting and big, and I love the detail in the back, that curve of the back belt- so insouciant and elegant, if you ask me.


The great thing about classics is that they look good no matter what era you're wearing them. This vintage coat is from the 1950s, but looks so fresh and modern still, very Celine, very Phoebe Philo's Chloe, circa 2010, with the clean lines, slouchy cut and simple but strong detailing of the offset big buttons in front, the swoop of a belt in the back.

Calling It In: Camel Coats Transcend the Trends, and are Always In
In the photo above, I'm pretending not to notice the camera, I'm a busy plus forty fashionista talking on the phone while those ubiquitous street fashion photographers are snapping away at one of my many glorious outfits. In my mind, the uber handsome Lee Oliveria has run up to take this shot, because his keen eye can spot style when he sees it. LOL! I'm a big fan of street style photography, and have a big monster crush of Lee, after meeting him a year or so ago. It would definitely be a quite the fashion flattery to see my mug on the pages of some splashy street style glossy! 


It would definitely be harder than getting a camel through the eye of a needle, than to get me captured by the likes of Mr. Oliveria, or a Phil OhWayne Tippets or thee Bill Cunningham, but a girl wearing a classic coat in camel hair, can definitely dream.  


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25 comments:

Déjà Pseu said...

Fabulous camel coat! It's such a great look that never gets stale.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Great Hollywood look !

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

it does look great, Bella!! And if I lived in Seattle...I would want one as well!

Lisa said...

Very classic looking. By the way..those shoes are hot. Love them.

Your phone case looks like mine...love my black and white polka dots!

Lady of Style said...

This is so "retro glamour Bella". Great!
We should never give up our dreams but make them our goals.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I feel really flattered by your lovely comment, Bella.

Annette
Lady of Style

Vix said...

Very classy coat, Bella. Fabulous with the jade dress and rock star shades. xxx

Sara said...

Hello gorgeous! That coat is a dream!

Reva said...

Poo the ring is gone ;(
you look smashing in neutrals as well as brights!
you rock everything u wear
Hugs
Reva

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That really is a great coat!
Becky :)

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Very glamorous and timeless. Wonderful find!

Lucys Lounge said...

I love a camel coat, so comfy and classic. love lucyx

GeeGee said...

Oh, I remember my Grandmother wore such a similar coat with extra large buttons in my very early ages. Might it be camel?
A really class piece!

Shybiker said...

Nice coat and shoes. I like how you mix conventional and eclectic pieces. Keeps it interesting.

Patti said...

You are so right about the camel coat - it's timeless and perfect for all occasions. Love those shoes too. You are radiating style : >

Silhouette de Femme said...

Love these photos...& that ring, beautiful!
Denise

Val Sparkle said...

What a great, classic coat! And I love how cool you look in that first photo - what a star!!

Jessica said...

yes that coat is super timeless!

Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

Sasha said...

I am a forever fan of camel. There's something definitely timeless about it.

grunge-queen said...

Ooh, the coat is beautiful, Bella! I have always always always wanted one as I agree with you: they're forever classic and look so luxe. Alas, I've never found one that suits me that doesn't cost a mint. :) xoxo

señora Allnut said...

such a great classic piece, and you rock it with your fabulousness!, I'm not a huge fan of beiges, but this camel shade seems very appealing and elegant!, love your shoes and dress, such a retro-funky style!
besos

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Gorgeous coat, love it with the dress, shades, ring, and shoes - beautifully put together!

Emalina said...

Camel really suits you, Bella, you look so glamorous in that gorgeous coat! Plus I'm crazy about your ring, it's so unique and beautiful, just like you!

Heather Fonseca said...

Love your vintage coat! I almost bought a beautiful camel hair coat the other day, but it was just a hair too short in the sleeve. I'm on the lookout for a camel colored cashmere coat, because i have wool allergies, but I haven't found it yet. Nor do I need it really. It's pretty warm here most of the time! Regardless Bella you look fabulous!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Very cool coat indeed! I always wanted a camel coat, xxx

Raquel G Hettrick said...

Super cool in camel hair coat. Hermosissima!

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