Monday, June 11, 2007

All Gold

I love the two gold items in this photo - the shearling coat and the oversized bag - but wearing them together seems a bit flashy. Individually, though, both are stunners.

The bag is so luxurious, with its textured, luminescent gold snakeskin and classic lines. The jumbo size piles excess upon excess but the structured shape, courtesy of the rigid gold frame, lends the piece a whisper of prim and proper.

The jacket, meanwhile, is also a jaw-dropper. The finish on the material has been so carefully thought through, the shininess of the gold contrasting with the mattifying properties of the skin. The plush wide chocolate lapels promise decadent warmth and the zips at the cuffs lend a bad boy edge. The motorcycle shape makes it a piece to wear with something polished and ladylike underneath, just like the model is doing with her dark wool-and-cashmere dress. Pointy-toed shoes would be right at home here.

Jacket by Ralph Lauren Collection; Bag by Oscar de la Renta. Image from Elle, June ‘07.

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