Last week I posted about my almost-Lilli-Ann jacket (scroll down to see the post), a find at a thrift store which reminded me of a certain designer's 1940s and 1950s garments. Now it's time to give a a blog airing to my genuine Lilli Ann!
I first discovered her work through Joanna's interest often expressed on her lovely blog Dividing Vintage Moments, and after seeing more images on Pinterest I became a big fan of her designs, especially her wonderful jackets, usually with pleating, tucks, draping, or other special details. Someday I would love to own one (only one??), or a whole suit.
But meanwhile I was also interested in acquiring furs while it is yet winter, and when I found this coat on Ebay for a good price, I was happy. The seller said it was a 1960s coat, which I think is accurate, but the cut is classic enough that I feel it can work for a variety of styles.
And it fits perfectly!
I've had it for a few weeks now, and took the opportunity of a fresh snowfall for a quick photo op!
The faux fur coloring is very well done, like real golden mink pelts, and I love the band at the bottom.
It has interesting suede inserts on the sides of the sleeves and coat, which I like because not only does it add interest, it gives a more slender silhouette and keep the bulk down.
It's so cozy! (The hat, incidentally, has real golden mink bands on it - a good match, don't you think?)
The only flaw I could find was it is missing the waist hook and eye, which means the front bands don't alway stay aligned properly...but that's ok. And it really was a steal.
I had a lot of fun wearing it and am so happy to add a real Lilli Ann to my winter wardrobe!