Tuesday, March 13, 2012
• 12:28 AM •

Transitional Favorites – Céline, Chloé, MIUMIU and more

Transitional Favorites – Céline, Chloé, MIUMIU and more

Montreal winters are deadly. It’s the time of year when people feel the least attractive. It’s tough to maintain looks when you can hardly feel your face, you’re avoiding slushy puddles and ongoing construction at every corner, and your glasses get covered in condensation the moment you get inside. I have been trying for years to find a coat and a pair of boots that is both good for the slushy/icy freezing winters AND makes me feel confident as I walk from the metro station up University Street to class.

Luckily for me, it’s spring time where I live. The only thing I need to consider now is the fact that these pieces cost more than my entire semester’s tuition.  I knew that this would be my last chance to post about coats in awhile, since warmer temperatures are hitting our city hard and it’s time to focus my attention on fresh and new items for the summer.  These are my picks off the runway for transitional weather.

 

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Céline

 

 

I love mannish coats because if you can look feminine while wearing them, then that just makes you feel even more feminine.  It makes you feel like that girl.  And by that girl, I mean the girl who’s wearing the coat that’s too big for her, yet somehow looks really stylish in her cloak of a coat. The practical side of me thinks about how much air insulation these coats must give, allowing them to be warm without being stuffed with goose feathers.

 

Chloe_Spring2012_Jablonski

What makes my day, you ask? Why, a classic black mannish spring coat by Chloe does, of course!

 

 

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Chloe

 

 

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Maiyet

Maiyet exhibits exceptional tailoring in their Fall 2012 collection, inspired by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.  The styling is well done, right down to the chains on the models’ necks.  I’m going to go ahead and add these accessories to my infinite list of needs (yes, I said needs).

Maiyet

Check out Maiyet`s full Fall 2012 RTW collection here.

As I like how mannish coats can look so feminine, I also LOVE how something that is typically very edgy is worked into such a delicate template.  Valentino achieves this concept here with a lot of leather and a little folkloric flavor.

Valentino_Spring2012 Valentino

 

MIUMIU_Spring2012_Martynova

MIUMIU

 

You might be starting to notice a pattern in my picks.  Anything unconventional is off to a good start in my opinion.  This high-def. graphic print power suit by Yves Saint Laurent speaks for itself.  I don’t know what the people at the office would think if i wore this to work, but If I get this, I’ll let you sleep on my shoulder.

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Yves Saint Laurent

 

 

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Burberry Prorsum

 

 

DVF Sandals

Diane Von Furstenburg

 

It’s still not warm enough over here for sandals but I’m already getting ahead of myself falling in love with the metallic shoe trend.  I am all about sharp, prim and proper and these shoes pull that off easily.

Donna Karen Collection

Donna Karen Collection

 

 

Let’s hear it for warm weather in Montréal!

photo credits:
runway – style.com
DVF and DK metallic sandals – shopstyle.com

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