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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Hi everyone! Today I'd like to show you my new yellow coat. While all additions to a wardrobe are generally pretty exciting, this piece is extra special since it is custom made. A few weeks ago my friend visited Hong Kong and, appreciating my love for clothes, she asked if I'd like any clothes made. I certainly couldn't let that sort of opportunity pass me by, it felt like a dream come true (almost like being a fashion designer for a day). There have been many pieces I've searched for in the shops for a number of years but have never been able to find so I used this as a starting point. The most notable piece in this category was certainly a yellow coat (you may remember my post here where I wrote about narrowly missing out on a yellow Alannah Hill coat in the sales). In total I had five pieces made (three dresses, a coat and a skirt). I wanted to get hundred of clothes made but I didn't want to go too crazy since my friend was already going to so much effort on my behalf. I also got all the dresses made in the same pattern for a similar reason (but I think they look different enough being in contrasting materials). The process involved selecting one of my existing dresses (for example), then I purchased material and asked for a dress in the exact same design. If I ever end up visiting Hong Kong, it could be dangerous in terms of the amount of clothes I'd want to get made. While I was certainly looking forward to receiving all my new clothes I didn't imagine them to quite as spectacular as they turned out to be. It was so fun seeing my ideas come to life. The part that impresses me the most is the extent to which each piece resembles the item it was modeled from. I have no idea how they get it so accurate but each piece is absolutely identical. This coat isn't exactly the most simplistic design with the gathered waist and the beautiful collar. I can't even explain how impressed I am by those skills. My new yellow coat was modeled on my Alannah Hill 'Secret of Secrets Coat' which I posted here. I must say I like the yellow version much more. My friend selected the pretty pearl buttons which are perfect. I couldn't possibly be happier with my new coat. It is one of the stand out pieces in my wardrobe.

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Soon I will show you the other clothes I had custom made.

60 comments:

Bisma Rauf said...

Wow..love that coat!

Ivana Split said...

getting something custom made is always great! the coat really looks amazing,I can't wait to see you wear it<3

Kezzie said...

Oooh, it is lovely!!! I wish could go back to my time in Bali and get some clothes made again that were more what I wanted. I have a few items still that I had made but they aren't perfect!

laura said...

That is well and truly stunning x

Sarah Rizaga said...

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Vonyll said...

Beautifuuuuul *0*


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Estelle Watson said...

OMG such a pretty coat *O* It's a delicate pattern and the pearl buttons are sooo cute...

.Estelle.

Jackie Harrison said...

The style the color is perfect very trendy you going to look beautiful in it.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Stylish and chic look! kisses

Helen said...

Wow, how amazing. I love the collar, so unusual.

Sherin said...

Such a stunning coat. The yellow colour will brighten up any dark winters day.

deborah poh said...

Wow this coat is gorgeous and suits your style perfectly! The details are stunning, like the buttons and the cute silhouette. You're so lucky that you have a friend who was willing to do that for you, Asia is so good for getting custom-made items made for cheap! My fiance got a bespoke suit made in Thailand for a very good price! I can't wait to go back to Asia soonish and see what I can get hehe.

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AVY said...

Adorable, and Chanel too.

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Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

Such an adorable coat I love it^^

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Carmen Vecchio said...

really pretty!
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Isabelle Geeraerts said...

Great buys!

Happy weekend doll
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Caro * said...

This yellow coat is marvelous <3

Adam said...

cute coat

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The coat looks fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Who wouldn't love something custom made! I am so loving that gorgeous yellow coat! The details are amazing! I am sure this coat will be turning some heads!

Rebecca
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Maja l Overpowered said...

So cute and nice investment:)
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francesca romana capizzi said...

OMG!!! i really love the yellow coat!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

One word, "PERFECTION"!!!!!

Mica T said...

That is a gorgeous coat! So nice of your friend to be able to get some items made for you! It's great you have a one-of-a-kind item! :)

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Sarah Rizaga said...

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Couture Carrie said...

This coat is pure perfection! Girly and gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

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Antonella D'Amato said...

So cute^^
And I love these buttons *___*
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Sorana Nistor said...

Such a pretty colour !
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Launna said...

Imogen... how lovely to have clothing made just for you. When I used to sew, I loved making my own styles... they were never this nice though... the coat is beautiful ♡ xox

Fabrizia Spinelli said...

That's an adorable coat!
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EffiesDress said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff <3

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Vita said...

The coat is sooo pretty! I'm just not sure if I understood crrectly - your friend had it made for you at a seamstress in Hong Kong?

Panty Buns said...

Your new custom made yellow coat is beautiful for all the reasons you enumerated above. I love the yellow colour, the shape, the collar, the buttons, and the length. I'm already imagining all the different ways it could be styled with different outfit pieces.

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En4tainment said...

lovely coat, love the shape and the buttons x

Red Rose Alley said...

You have the cutest clothes, Imogen. This is such a pretty color of yellow, and the pearls make it. I hope you are enjoying this Sunday afternoon. Thank you for your thoughts on Nel's Ph.D. She has been working so hard trying to get it, and it won't be long now. It can be such a grueling process, and I will be relieved when it's over.

love,
~Sheri

Jessica The Pyreflies said...

Oh my goodness, it is SO Cute! I love the color :)

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June said...

What a super cute jacket! Love the color

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Daphnee StVal said...

Wow, the coat came out gorgeous! I love the yellow color and the pearl buttons. Can't wait to see your other items :)

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Grace said...

I love quotes like this that look like a dress. I love how it's so girly... and the buttons are adorable!

Every Day In Grace

Antonella c'est moi said...

love that coat

FASHION TALES said...

I think even with the gathers you will look great in this custom coat. I love the bright colour! x
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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Love this coat, it is stunning and I adore the colour too. Most get a dark coat, but I like this bright colour. I need a new winter coat, I think I will get some kind of bright colour :)) It will look amazing on you :)) Wish you a wonderful week doll xx

Emmylou said...

What a fantastic colour, Imogen!

Miss Twiggy said...

lovely coat...
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Lostvestige said...

That is such a pretty coat! The color is wonderful!

Nicole said...

That coat is beautiful. I LOVE the color for fall!
xo ClassToCloset

I'm In The Mood For... said...

Loved the coat!!!

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Kreyola said...

Love the color and the nice pearl buttons on this coat. This was indeed a wonderful edition!

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Jessica said...

Ohh this dress coat is so beautiful and very Blair Waldorf! =D

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Snow Princess Bella said...

That coat is so stylish and beautiful! <3 Would you like to follow each other?

Anita Anota said...

I love the color of the coat, very shocking!!!
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Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I absolutely adore that coat!! It's so stylish!
~Sara

Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard said...

What a beautiful coat! I think the pretty buttons give it that extra touch. Your lucky to have such kind and considerate friends!

Lindsey. x
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Elle said...

Love this coat: the color, the shape, the neckline, all so perfect! And it must fit like a glove, What a great idea!
XX, Elle
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Kim Alston said...

Tia, it is gorgeous! I love the color, style and buttons. Adorable.
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trishie said...

What a great coat. Love the colour and girly shape

esosandraUTD said...

It's really a stand out piece. Love the details and col our of this coat.

Ayana Pitterson said...

Lucky you! Gorgeous color and piece and those buttons...awesome look.

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