Today was a clear and sunny if not a bit chilly Winter day for a drive . We stopped at a park at Gravelly Beach with a view over the river to take some photos.
Recently Tania from Vintage Red Fox phoned me to let me know she had a coat that was right up my street. Tania knows me well it was love at first sight. The coat is from well known Australian designer Akira Isogawa. Akira was born in Kyoto, Japan and came to Australia at the age of 21 to study fashion at the Sydney Institute of Technology. He opened his first boutique in 1993 in Sydney and is a regular at Australian Fashion Week and shows his collections in Paris.
Akira draws heavily on traditional Japanese designs and techniques. He works in natural fibres and his fabrics are often hand painted and printed.
The coat was custom made for a lady ,( who lived in Sydney but is now here in Launceston) , for a trip to Paris . Fortunately we seem to be similar size. My budget would never have run to the original selling price and I am thrilled to bits to now call it mine and at a small fraction of the price.
The coat consists of two layers, a fine wool chocolate brown and the gloriously printed outer layer. Today I wore the coat over a Sarah Paccinni dark olive green skirt , worn to my son’s wedding a few years ago and a chocolate brown Lisa Ho , many years old and sadly favoured by silverfish , hence some mending was needed. I also wore my vintage velvet beret with its double tassels and Preen sunnies.Th
I always love a garment that is as good going as coming and the back of this coat with its birds and flowers makes quite a statement.
The new red Trippen boots I purchased at Icon Shoes in Hobart recently were just perfect, note the padded hearts . Should a woman of my age wear hearts on her boots ?. Maybe not but who cares , not me that’s for sure. I say wear whatever brings you joy.
I will leave you with a couple of frosty photos taken in the garden last weekend.
Linking with Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fashion Friday.