Ever since the magazines started showing Fall/Winter fashions, I've been thinking about getting a new pair of long gloves, and now that we've had a few days in the 50s and 60s, the urge to bundle up in something cozy is even stronger. Then my October issue of Elle arrived yesterday (all my maggies seem to be arriving late the past couple of months...) and there was this picture in it:
I adore them! First of all, they're extra-long and look like they'd reach well up to one's elbows. Second, I love the mix of materials and the functionality of the places where they're used. You've got leather covering the hand, which would provide the most effective barrier against nipping wind. Then there's the huge, plush, dove grey-tinged fox trim at the wrists, which would peak out right at the edge of a coat's sleeves, making the coat appear luxuriously fur-trimmed. Finally, the length of the arm is snuggled in warm, soft, supple wool. This accessory covers a lot of bases, sort of an all-in-one arm-warmer/sweater/coat embellishment/glove. Plus the black color with loads of texture and hints of grey is just the thing to perk up a basic black wool coat that has been the go-to outwear staple for one season too many.
Gloves by Missoni. Image from Elle, October '07.