Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My favourite, and i mean most favourite, coat

Now i promised you a fashion and frank shoot with the man and my new most favourite coat ensemble - what you got - cos life is like that - is a Claire shoot with half the ensemble - but hey it is a start - i wore this last Friday and met my lovely tailor/friend Jackie who (bless her) said i looked totally fab and loved the outfit and then laughed that i was wearing my mums shoes and i so was!

Now the other half of my fashion and frank fave masterpiece is a pair of shorts - yep - you heard it - so i am now a 45 year old in shorts and their mums shoes!  and that truly is fashion for you - Frankie sends fond hello's xx




Spot the lining




A lesson i have recently learnt - the bag is not quite right with the coat but very right with the trsrs, scarf etc - by adding a couple of accent colours you can make two colours that dont quite work on their own work - it is all in the entire outfit so just keep adding accents, mix mix mix - makes your pieces go further and might prove more interesting 



Trousers and Coat Fashion and Frank, bag LV, Shoes Prada, Blouse Equipment, 
Hat Borsolino, shawl Eric Bompard

64 comments:

  1. It is a really cute coat! Lovely colour too.

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  2. I'm becoming a great fan of the F&F pieces: Claire, we knew that you have a great sense of fashion and now you are surprising us with clothes designed by you! The trousers are a classic piece and I truly love the coat: the sleeveless model is an original design, and the fabric and the orange lining are so chic. I'm so curious about the shorts...Have a nice evening!

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    1. and they so are short too caterina, i might actually just do a shoot myself now i have committed everyones imagination - i am also going to do a quick follow up with the details of these pieces - my three cornerstones of design - fabric, trim and detail - beyond that i am somewhat traditional - surprising myself with that one - then again there are the shorts!! xx

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  3. I love the coat very much! The warm peachy colour is so beautiful and perfect for spring and cooler summer days. You look beauuuuuutiful and your hair's grown so much since I saw you last time! Big kiss to Frankie from me and Ossy. xxx

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    1. Oh Natalia - you are always the sweetest - i know i have been missing meeting up with my hairdresser - i will be sitting on it soon! big kisses and woofs back xx

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  4. Beautiful coat, but i have to say, the stars in this outift for me are the trousers and the shoes. They are just gorgeous.

    Red

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    1. thanks Red - the trsr has a really unusual double pocket detailing which i think you would really like x

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  5. I know i am surprising myself - and thank you, very much x

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  6. I love this mix of light neutrals with the pop of soft orange. Very Spring!

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  7. the orange is amazing and i always love a soft neutral - they are loving me more and more too! xx

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  8. I have got to say that this is one heck of a combination - love shot three from the bottom.

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    1. Thank you so much David - i always appreciate your input - as i always say you have one hell of an eye - and that shot was indeed the money shot - really good xx

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  9. Your pieces turned out fabulously. I don't blame you for designing your own trousers--they are such a pain to shop for, on top of that the simplest things seem to be the hardest to find. I like your color combinations too. You have immaculate taste.

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    1. Aren't trsrs the worst?? and thank you so much x

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  10. that pop of orange is a great addition to the rainbow of neutrals. and perfectly accessorized if i may add! ;)

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  11. OMG! That really is a gorgeous coat!! I love it!! Have you designed it?
    xoxo
    MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES

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  12. Beautiful! I love EVERYTHING about your style!

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  13. I love this coat! The colour and cut are perfect!

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  14. completely love the coat because of the interesting color, it is not too bright and too soft! it is a perfect in between coat: still a little bit chilly outside but you can feel the warmth of the sun

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    1. The colour is amazing and the contrast which could have been cream is a wonderful buttermilk - gorgeous cloth - british 100% casmere - unfortunately the mill has closed x

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  15. Claire you did a great job with the coat and the trousers!!! OMG!!! I love them!!
    And hey, you're 45? Gosh I am 40 and I look like your grandmother dear! You have to tell me your secret although maybe it's a bit late for me....I am falling apart....
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    1. You soooo do not look like my nan - i knew you were younger than me - and i have lots of lines if you look close - smile too much - tell you what though - argan oil is amazing for evening skin tone - i am allergic to everything so can only use pure oils really and shea butter but when i found argan oil it was my best day xx

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    2. Argan oil? Ok I'll buy it! I need to do something here....

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  16. beautiful!!

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  17. I can absolutely see why it is your most favourite coat it is magnificent. And the styling is perfect. I love this look. Xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Dvora - it is def one of my faves x

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  18. Claire, that coat is absolutely amazing!!!Trousers are such a timeless and chic piece. I can't wait to see all collection.

    xoxo Ra

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    1. Thanks Ra - it is slow but what we do i love xx

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  19. What great pieces Claire, you are very inspiring - tailoring is very key. I remember that post you did about Zara pieces and finding cool buttons, getting tailoring done - that was great, I'm trying to do that with a few of my outfits that need a little change.

    I'm interested to see what other pieces you come up with!

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    1. LR i read recently about having pieces mixed by a tailor ie using half of one dress another of another - also an interesting concept - tailoring for fit and interesting trim are the best way to revive and it is so much more ecologically friendly too xx

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  20. Adoring your outfit! :) It's very classy and tasteful, and love the contrasting textures. I agree on the adding accent colors part... it definitely can transform an outfit! =) I am a new follower, very looking forward to reading your next post! :)

    xooxo
    Kelsey
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  21. Claire, the coat is so very beautiful! What a wonderful choice for spring: the colour, the sleeveless design, the timeless cut. The colours in the entire ensemble work so beautifully together. xo
    Ada

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    1. Thanks Ada, i love a sleeveless coat - i am repeating it in a new chanel fabric - quite exciting xx

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  22. Oh, what a wonderful ensemble. That sleeveless coat is fabulous, and that bag looks great with it all together. First I thought your coat was reversible, until I noticed the scarf ;) I am lookig forward to your shorts. I can never find the ones I have in mind...

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  23. Gosh, your coat looks amazing! You are really pretty! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  24. I really love your blog and your outfit!!! If you want take a look at my new blog!! Follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin?? Let me know!!! Kiss dear :D

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  25. oooh what a wonderful coat, an orange checked dream!!!!

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  26. Beautiful coat! It goes so well with the nude bag and such a great pattern combination. -xo enjoy your weekend.

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  27. Beautiful coat! It goes so well with the nude bag and such a great pattern combination. -xo enjoy your weekend.

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  28. Love that coat too, perfect for this Spring. Your blouse and shoes got me smitten also, so chic.

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  29. Beautiful blog and posts! Would you like us to be friends and follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  30. Great outfit dear !! I love the shoes :)

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  31. You look absolutely amazing! I'm dying for your bag =)

    - Victoria
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  32. You know I love when things do not match......
    You always look so put together, and the back ground is amazing, if that is you home then you are a lucky girl!!!!
    I would love the orange check coat with jeans also....

    say hello to frankie...

    xoxo
    Melissa

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  33. This is a beautiful look and you wear the orange check so well. I love how the addition of the shawl just brings it all together.
    Hugs to Frank and have a delightful week.

    Helen xx

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  34. Beautiful and elegant outfit!!!
    Have a good week, darling!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  35. No wonder you are obsessed with this coat -- it's phenomenal.

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  36. Hello again Claire.. long time no see... wow love the coat, great design! are those your wearing your mom shoes? i like them a lot!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  37. Love this outfit, it is so original and you look great as always! Can't wait to see the shorts--I'm sure they're fab!

    xo Mary Jo

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  38. Claire, you look fabulous in that coat and your mom's shoes! I love the sleeveless idea of that piece. Looking great as usual!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  39. Hi there! this is a great combination and great style. I also like the place the picture have been taken, it looks like an old movie.
    your blog is super!
    Sara C.

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  40. Claire! First of all thank you so much for your good wishes on my recent change in career, it means a lot!

    Second, I am so glad to see your lovely face once again on the blog! And wow, super nice with the new Fashion and Frank clothes! (Joel & Son fabrics?) I am making a stop there this week to stock up on some Loro Piana cashmeres before heading to Mex!

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  41. Of course is your fav, it's amazing!If you want we can follow also with bloglovin, google+, twitter and facebook?
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  42. Have you gotten very busy again? Hope all id good with you. Xxxx

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  43. You look fab. love the 80's style

    xx HAUNTED

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  44. such a cool outfit! looks like u're arisen from the past :) x

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  45. love your vest/coat! awesome prints! xox
    would you like to follow each other?
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