Tuesday, 1 April 2014

GEOMETRY AND FASHION

Mathematics has never been my favourite subject, but it doesn't mean that I have to dislike geometry. My fondness for this print is encouraged by the fact that heavy winter textiles allow you to go a little bold. The design of the coat was spurred on by the fact that the particular fabric was intended for upholstery, and not for garments. Much to the horror of Belle Epoque's principal designer, she succumbed to my request, and skilfully created this beautifully constructed over sized coat, giving it an edge with plain Black cuffs, in the softest faux suede imaginable. If you have the ability to assemble your own clothes, don't shy away from curtaining or upholstery material for winter, as the sheer weight of the heavier cloth gives architectural structure to winter coats. Be a little daring by adding a third colour and don't let the cold deprive you entirely of summer's joyful kaleidoscope. How do you wear geometric print? 





Coat - Belle Epoque
Skirt - Studio W
Turtle neck - Primark
Lace print tights - Primark
Over the knee boots - Witchery
Gloves- Prague street market
Sunglasses - Prada
Bag- Boy Chanel

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous! You look great! I make my clothes and really don't care that much about the fabric as far as the original purpose of the material goes. I have green velvet pants from upholstery fabric and nobody would guess that.

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    1. Thank you Martina, unusual fabric makes for great fun in designing your own clothes! You always look fabulous! Would love the see the velvet upholstery pants!
      FF

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  2. Drama!! The yellow gloves are the perfect touch.

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    1. Thanks Annette, sometimes monochrome is just to much, and a hint of colour just makes it more fun to wear!
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  3. This coat is a marvel, and you look fantastic in this ensemble! It's both classy and edgy at the same time. I love all the textures here, and the pop of yellow gloves. And you have beautiful legs! :)

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    1. Thank you Natalia, I really feel quite youthful in this outfit, somewhat unusual for me to show a little leg!
      FF

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  4. Fabulous outfit dear! Kisses.
    http://www.solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. That coat is wonderful! I also love your amazing hosiery and boots! You look great.

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  6. Hello,Ciao...you're an Artist of Style...always your outfits are works of Art...Breathtaking look!
    ...Chapeau !...

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  7. The pop of yellow makes the whole ensemble even more unique.
    Fantastic, dear Nicolene
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. Wow! Love it in every way! Bespoke. How cool. The peeping-out tights just make it wonderful!

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  9. Oh wow! You are AMAZING! So happy someone else has also.seen the unique qualities of these types of fabrics. I love patterns & textures. Your coat captures them perfectly. And I love that bold yellow too. So glam!!! Thanks for representing us 40+ women so splendidly. Love your site!!!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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  10. Love the print coat. But those yellow gloves are to die for!! You look fantastic!

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  11. Wow... you look so classy and sexy too Nicolene!!!
    I love your coat and the yellow touch is very cool!!!
    Happy sunday darling!!!

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  12. You look gorgeous :) love the yellow gloves :)
    Hugs Beata

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  13. I believe she did a fantastic job and I am glad she pleased you for what you had in mind. This is a very elegant piece and I agree, colder weather require thicker fabrics. You look very elegant as usual.
    xo
    Carelia
    MySmallWardrobe.com

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  14. Wore my new dress at a wedding and received a lot of compliments for it. Beautiful dress for a beautiful girl they say :-). It fits perfectly and looks good on me.

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  15. Goodmorning Mistress Nicolena,wearing this outfit YOU lookso POWERFULL,YOU're shining such FEMALE SUPERIORITY ...YOU have such Charisma!
    kisses on YOUR feet

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