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Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Miuccia Winter Coat
There are different approaches to Winter Fashion. You can go either cute or Kiki Hamann elegant!
As we are beginning to experience the first cold nights of the year I sat down to design a winter coat for my own dogs. The ultimate objective was to design not only a very comfortable piece, but a timeless one that could ...be worn for several winters to come. TIMELESS is crucial for great winter fashion!
The Miuccia Winter Coat is very special to me as it was inspired by my own itsy bit chihuahua Miu Miu.
It is made from rustic wool tweed in shades of chocolate, cream and dusty pink. Yes, it speaks French! :)
A hood was mandatory to protect those gorgeous little ears from winter ear aches. But what is a hood without a Kiki Hamann touch? Ours is lined in caramel brown plumes for a perfect "Eskimo" face!
This winter coat is not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. Completely seamless, it is lined in dark chocolate chenille that feels amazing to the touch. It is mink like, completely smooth.
Beautiful ornate lacy trim contours the entire coat, with leather details. It was all applied by hand, the process itself take a whole day to be completed.
Pewter buttons and antique heart clasp adds a whole new dimension to the strong elegant lines of the coat.
Leather, rough wool tweed, pewter elements, smooth chenille, chains... VOILA, OOOH LALAH.... I love it!