When I was wearing that gorgeous purple dress yesterday, I thought this fabulously chic coat that will soon be released by Drift would go so well with it. Certainly, I would wear the two together in a heart beat. The pumpkin of the coat is complementary to the wine in the dress and they would be a natural color combination. Alas, even pairing a large coat with a XS dress, parts of the dress came through in the back and in the elbows. Sure, I could shoot pictures with straight arms facing forward, hiding those flaws, but then as soon as you wore, you would know that the pics were misleading. So the coat needs to be worn with system clothing – a good reason to save the best of your system clothes despite the switch to mesh.
The coat is beautiful from front to back – and the skirt seems to have just a bit of movement in its structure which adds so much to how it looks when you wear it. The boots, by the way, are the same Charlie boots as with the dress. I decided to just go ahead as though I could wear the dress.
I love the side wrap design with the gorgeous sash and bow. It reflects just a bit of Japanese influence with the side-wrap, the slightly wide sleeves and the high waist with a sash, but those are only faint echoes that alter some of the usual details of side-wrap coats such as moving the waist higher up. I love the perfect bow that closes the coat. That gives it just a dash of French chic.
As much as I love the coat, it is not perfect. The lining is completely alpha without any inner lining going up the sleeves or up a few inches at the hem. This is common issue with mesh and I hope that in time designers will automatically give us just enough lining so that we can move and cam more freely. As you can see in this picture, it creates interesting gaps. Most of that gap on the right hand is masked because my hand is front of the coat, so you see through the alpha to the coat and that looks okay, but there’s a small part to the right of the wrist where instead of coat, you see the brook and the grass. You can avoid this when you wear it around by using an AO that doesn’t have your arms waving about all over. The designer was working on an AO for the coat when I spoke to her and if she decides to include that with the coat, that will be a win-win.
So, just to point out that even without the dress, I got to include my complementary wine color in the jewelry and the lipstick. The hair is Truth’s gorgeous Briony and the skin is Belleza’s Shyla. All are new releases that are absolutely gorgeous.
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- Poses: EverGlow
- Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Pale 14
- Makeup Tattoos: -Belleza- Shyla Pale Red brows
- -Belleza- Shy/Betty Pale lips 3
- Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – forest morning (m) bright
- Lashes: Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
- [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
- Mani/Pedi: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_NudeManicure
- Hair: >TRUTH< Briony w/Roots – quince
- Clothing: DRIFT Tulip Trench [Mesh] Pumpkin
- Shoes: Charlie boots – Royals warm – SS
- Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Toro Copper
- Location: Izzies