Having a fashion blogger moment!
This little red coat was my Christmas present from David. It may come as a surprise that I only own one - yes, ONE - winter coat. Well, that's not entirely true. I just happened to leave the other one in Milan because I emotionally outgrew it - I actually feel like ten years ago when I'm wearing it, and not in a good way. So off we went on the hunt for another statement (read: not black) piece to see me through London winter.
We spent an eternity - I'm talking ages - walking around the shops looking at every type of outerwear under the sun. Parkas, jackets, faux furs, everything from £25 sale coats at Primark to expertly cut DKNY numbers, failing to find something that fit both the budget and my picky tastes (not to mention my vegan lifestyle - most winter coats have wool in them). Out of the blue, David spotted a coat in a tiny shop window and pointed it out to me. By that time I was almost fainting from trotting around Europe's biggest mall on a soy latte and basically no sugar, so I thought he was pointing to another one, a long old-lady one with huge golden buttons and an enormous fur stole. "You don't know me at all!" I lashed out at my poor boyfriend. "That thing? Maybe when I'm 50 - no, probably not even then!"
David patiently convinced me to enter the shop and led me to the coat that he intended, a cute little Montgomery-style one, with a nice hood and bell sleeves. I tried it on and discovered one tiny yet relevant detail: I like how I look in red.
pictures by me