Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Balenciaga leather trim raincoat


ladies and gentlemen, please may i introduce my seventh balenciaga coat: the leather trim raincoat from spring summer 2011. after collecting my ipad on saturday, i trekked across town to harvey nichols for a little leisurely look-see. i saw the below jacket from matchesfashion.com, and really really like it, so i thought i'll go try it on to see how it fits.


to be honest, this was my original choice, the reason why i decided to venture across town even when the great big protest was happening in london on saturday. the leather and canvas jacket looked amazing, and i really like how it was styled above. i tried on the jacket, and the fit was ok, and i looked ok. and that's partly the problem, it's just ok. it's a beautiful jacket, but i think i couldn't carry off the look. anyway if you are keen, the jacket is available online here.

and then i saw the long grey coat with brown leather collar, the coat which was love at first sight and i featured it here last month. it fits beautifully, and i felt wowed by it. and so that became my seventh balenciaga jacket.


the jacket is made from a special blend of cotton and synthetic fibres to make it shower-proof. the brown leather collar, and the undersides of the two pockets on the front were made from soft calf leather. the fit is slightly roomy, and i was told it was to create a slight bell shape silhouette, a nod towards their signature womenswear egg shaped coats. i love the steely grey, contrasted beautifully with the leather collar, and that i can wear this to work without looking out of place. and it's perfect for the weather in london now, right in season.


the buttons were in a soft shade of brown, matches the grey and brown beautifully. i love the little details here and there.


the lining is just full of fun. it looked as if bright yellow tape was used to hold the stitchings together. i love the strong contrast of colors, and it just makes me smile whenever i see the taped effect.

and now for a little look at my small collection of balenciaga outerwear. well some people collect chanel handbags, some collect vintage watches, i love my balenciaga.

i wasn't exactly keen on how the coat was styled in balenciaga's lookbook. i prefer the styling on mrporter.com, but i would pair it with another pair of jeans/trousers. if you are keen, the coat is also available here from mrporter.com.

make this my lucky number se7en.




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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! mind to model it for us?
    Haven't seen any headless pic of yours quite some times. :P

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  2. i did a headless pic yesterday!
    but will try to take a pic when i do wear this out :)

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  3. beautiful.... and this is a collection to be proud of. the ss08 coat is my favorite.

    nouveauskin.blogspot.com

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  4. Excuse me, if you don't mind me asking, what programme do you use to edit your photos and what font is that? I love the layout is I may say so.

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  5. me thinks you have too much money........

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  6. Beautiful coat, would love to see how it looks worn on you.

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  7. The structure of B coat is amazing, I understand why you keep collecting them. :)

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what's he wearing?