Pink Coat

This lady looked lovely in her pink felted wool jacket which she wore on at trip to The New Museum. Her husband gave me a little information about the jacket:

The “pink” jacket was purchased in a small shop in Nida, Lithuania, in July, 2008. The shop is 50 yards from the summer home that the Nobel Prize author, Thomas Mann, built in 1929 and had to abandon in 1933. The jacket, made of felt, was made in a Lithuanian workshop. The model was on a one week bicycle tour at the time. She lives in San Francisco and graduated from Radcliffe over 50 years ago.

  • I love her accessorization: the twist of orange at her neck, and her geometric earrings. A little splash, a little edge.

  • wow, she lookd amazing. love the idea of your blog. great concept!
    X

  • What a great jacket!

  • beautiful woman, coat too 🙂

  • Mim

    Texture!

  • That is such a cool jacket–I wish that older women here would realize that just because you are past 50 doesn't mean you have to stop wearing funky, stylish clothes (or skirts above the knee if your legs are still good!)

  • Sue

    What a fantastic jacket. Did she make it herself?

  • I would so wear that jacket, except probably take the flower off the shoulder (it's a bit much, and doesn't really contribute). But I love her look.

    If she made that jacket, more power to her!

  • Oh, how I admire her entire look! The color mix and proportions…fabulous.

  • I LOVE IT!!! I love this blog!

  • She has a great look and understands the concept that Black Tights
    will save the world.xo

  • Anonymous

    Where did she get that amazing jacket??!? If she reads this can she answer??

    The level of personal style I see on this blog is just so much more interesting and inspiring than on any other street style blog. Maybe some of it comes from the depth of a clothing collection it's taken decades to amass, but only partly. The color combinations and the accessories here are truly special, whereas on other blogs what you so often see is yet another pair of knock-off Balenciaga heels or whatever . . . I think this is going to be my first style stop from now on.

  • Taking the elements: texture, dramatic collar, unexpected colour combo created by scarf, I'm doing this from my own closet:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/templegoddess/002.jpg

    I think, at 48, I'm a bit younger than this lady, but this is an outfit that could work on 18 year olds as well as it does on her. Except 18 year olds may not have the panache to pull it off!

  • *gasp* *sigh* *faint* Love the jacket! Wow, I hope to have half as much style as you ladies. My mother In-Law is very French and has a way with texture,color etc that always makes her look like a million bucks. I can dream of one day having a speck of your talent. Do you think it's born into you or evolved over time? Did you always have "the eye" or did you learn to have "the eye" just curious. 🙂

  • to ThriftyMomma: I think it's a blend of something inborn, something about how you are raised (slobs beget slobs), and a bit of learning along the way. A lot of learning.

    I was knitting at age 5 (and yes, I made my purple cardi), sewing proficiently by 11, and designing costumes for my school drama club at 15.

    I've not always dressed well–especially as a theology graduate student–but I think now I've got a tasteful, flattering wardrobe where I can put together an appropriate outfit for almost every occasion on very short notice.

  • The "pink" jacket was purchased in a small shop in Nida, Lithuania, in July, 2008. The shop is 50 yards from the summer home that the Nobel Prize author, Thomas Mann, built in 1929 and had to abandon in 1933. The jacket, made of felt, was made in a Lithuanian workshop. The model was on a one week bicycle tour at the time. She lives in San Francisco and graduated from Radcliffe over 50 years ago.

  • Nadia

    She looks so stylish! I love the jacket and the history it bears. Also the combination of scarf -boots, you can see the great sense of style-balance and colour she has! Go Dare!

  • Anonymous

    She reminds me – an elegant, radiant flowering beauty wrapped with an exquisitely enrapturing jacket made of immense handmade crafted felt sourced from somewhere exotic and sensible.

    Her representation exhibits pure exuberance and fine details on how she captures on the tiniest imagery frit of magenta color from the scarf by paralleling with the color of the jacket. The patterns and transitions captivate the eyes and strongly draw one in.

    The back layers leave me speechless.

    The skirt shows the calyx-type flowing light puff layers with simplicity of the slim leather simple handbag and the boots are nicely deep rooted as great stems and branches.

    Her gentle ocean blue eyes and nicely coral lips are highlighted by the dashing diamond shaped metal earrings. She is a "stunning" light among the steel and glass buildings and cement streets. Thank you for the delightful, pure visualization with a striking harmonious composition and contours – true sophistication with a unique cultural sense.

  • Get me a plane ticket to Lithuania now! I love the jacket. The colour is incredibly flattering – she looks divine.

  • Gorgeous! The jacket is a work of art. xxxoo

  • Anonymous

    Funny, the moment I looked at the jacket, I thought it looked sort of "lithuanian", and it turns out it really is!

  • Lei

    This is the mother of a college friend of mine and she has always been the epitome of style and grace. I remember watching her float across a lawn and land stylishly in a chair 25 years ago. Nevermind her clothes, she forever changed my perception of sitting-standing-and carrying oneself with style and elan that long-ago day.

  • I love the description of the provenance of the coat. So much better than buying cheap stuff in quantity at the mall – instead they both have a great story, a lovely memory, an active life, and a beautiful souvenir that doesn't just sit on a shelf.

  • Michelle

    I love love love your blog. Inspiring. Yes, I want to look like these ladies when I get "old". I am only 71 so I have a way to go. Thanks so much for the blog.

    Michelle

  • The coat is gorgeous! But what I love most is the all story behind of it!