Temperatures have taken a dive all over the country this week. Seems like it's going to stay that way as well. Designers doubled down and showed so many covetable coats and jackets this year. Stand out and stay warm. Take your pick of the best coats of the season- before they vanish. If a cold wind is going to drive you, let it drive you to the hottest coats around.
Balmain's Rousteing and McQueen's Sarah Burton have the edge on when it comes to shearling. Moto inspired and blazer like who wouldn't want to throw these on to brave the elements? And red shearling- simply the best. Hot- you bet. The hottest? Could be.
Rick Owens cleaves to the cool as ever. Pure, simple, sculptural and perfect. Makes you just want to throw it on and flaunt it. Do you need it? Maybe. Do you want it? Of course.
Don't overlook capes and wraps. Loads of layers do keep you warm, and capes are hot. Try these from Fendi and D2. Make it even warmer with a touch of fur.
Marc Jacobs and John Galliano for Maison Margiela make a wool coat look enviable. Plaid or embroidered these are among the hottest coats of the season. The toasty shades of caramel and spice heat the equation up.
If fur is your thing, this is the season for the hottest of fur coats. A mad plaid from Miu Miu, and an intricately pieced together stripe from Valentino are for those who prefer to stand out in a crowd. All hand done with an artisan's skill. They are to be appreciated for their craft as well as their style.
Fur lined brocade or a flowered fur from Valentino both sport wide collars. Turn them up to turn out the cold.
The easy shape envelopes the body.
70's tinged or forties chubby...you pick. Popover jackets to keep the cold out and your cool quotient up.
Look to Marc Jacobs and Fendi to make stand out statements.
And when you need a finishing touch turn to Libertine, and their crazy quilt reworked vintage.
This coat will brighten up your night in style. Taste, style and humor. Just what we all need.
Are you in New York or coming to New York?
Christmas is hard to miss. And why would you want to? The Tree, the Star on 57 Street, and all the wonderful store windows among other things...
The amount of thought, imagination, hard work and talent that comes into producing the Christmas windows is staggering. Artful, over the top, expensive, tongue in chic, extravagant, heartwarming. Brave the lines and crowds and head out to see the windows.
Barney NY teamed up with the Haas Brothers. The artist twins created an imaginary world that mixes fantasy with irony. Tag lines included. Here you have HAAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Can't Have Rainbows Without Rain Boulder and Wiser Sunbody Loves Me Snake Love, Not War
Love Snakes the World Go Round The Future is Your Present Cloud and Proud
Several blocks away Bergdorf Goodman celebrates the institutions of New York City.
Museum of Natural History - Museum of the Moving Image - Central Park Zoo
or simply Break Dancing
Stroll around and your will find Dior, Fendi, Bulgari and Saks each adding their visions.
Or take a look at the feast at Dolce Gabanna.......
ANd this is just the start... if you head downtown, catch the fun at Moschino or the festive Williamsburg look
Photos thanks to #philde_photo... ENJOY
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