Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vivienne Veto: Cold-weather Chaos

The beginnings of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere bring with it the inevitable fashion disasters of beautiful coats, worn with beautiful accessories, all of which were chosen blindly, without plan or purpose.

Which is a better winter wardrobe?

Coat – Max Mara, green stole – Basile, orange sunglasses – Karen Walker, yellow gloves – Bottega Veneta, blue, plum & white scarf – Yarnz, hot pink gloves – Laundry by Shelli Segal, blue beret – Quiksilver, mittens – Asos, pink scarf – Calypso St. Barth, red hat – Hollywood Trading Co., camel cloche – Kate Spade, split pea green scarf – Modcloth, leopard gloves – Agent Provocateur

Open weave scarf – Missoni, knit cap – American Vintage, knit gloves – Ralph Lauren, plaid scarf – DAKS, brown leather gloves – Etro, fedora – Rag & Bone, pink hat – Topshop, pink scarf – Liberty of London, pink gloves – Cashca, green scarf – Calypso St. Barth, green gloves – Debenhams, green trilby – Kangol, sunglasses – Marc Jacobs


  1. I know that wasn't an actual question, but the colors look more contemporary. The greys and beiges, boring. Proper but not interesting. Old, frankly. And I'm in my 40s.

  2. ANOTHER LESSON I need to learn--definite decluttering on the way for December.

  3. I just adore the way all your stuff is planned out and coordinated. I'm about half way there.

  4. I think ONE of the brights would have been acceptable in combination with the other accessories more subdued. Or two brights, matching with the rest low-key. A pair of yellow gloves, the coat, a scarf with a bit of the same bright yellow in it and the hat matching the jacket. Or the red fedorah, red gloves and make the scarf match the coat. Too late for anyone to care, I know. But I would personally lean towards the choices in the bottom picture. But I think that ends up being a matter of personality.