Saturday, 19 November 2011

Masscob

I must confess, I have a serious problem with buying coats. I now have a family of at least 8 spread across various wardrobes, and last weekend they gained a new sibling.

Now, just to explain, last weekend I went back home so that I could work and earn some extra money. But unfortunately, I work in a designer outlet, which somehow transforms even the poorest student's mindset into one that believes that £165 is a reasonable price for an item of clothing. So over the course of the weekend, rather than gaining lots of money, I lost a significant portion of my student loan and instead came home with a beautiful beautiful beautiful coat.

The coat is from a Spanish brand called Masscob, and if you look carefully you can see my coat in their Autumn/Winter lookbook. Mmmm-mmm. According to the website...

 "Marga and Jacobo (the designers) just follow their instinct, they don´t have a precise point of inspiration. Their designs emerge spontaneously and do not follow any predetermined process, sometimes just a substance of a fabric or a vintage detail it’s the beginning for a new collection."

I can certainly see vintage details shining through the design - the cut on the shoulders is a particular favourite of mine, as of course is the pretty peter-pan collar detail (how very predictable of me). In any case, I feel chic and sophisticated when I'm wearing it, if a little scared it might get damaged (it officially retails at £331). And as such, I have named it 'The Paris Coat' for my impending year abroad starting next year.

I have been a bit absent from Sadie's Wardrobe lately, but that's because I have been busy working on various other blogging projects! One of which is for Oxfam Fashion - you can find my first article here! The other project is a new paid job I have sort of stumbled into... but more on that at a later time!

Sadie xxx

15 comments:

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that coat is SO GORGEOUS! love the color!

<3 steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Gorgeous - worth every penny, I say! I have a coat in a very similar colour but - and here's a word of warning to not be as stupid as me - I tried to clean off some spilled coffee (on the elbow, of all places) using that Oxyclean stuff and it lifted the dye! Oh dear :/

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

olivia grace said...

I work at Whistles, and I feel the same- I now believe at work anything under £40 is a steal! haha. It looks like a stunning coat though! Well done on the jobs too :) xxx

Vicky said...

Who cares about the price tag when it's such a beautiful coat? x

Ashley said...

Your jacket is beautiful (not that I'm telling you anything you don't know). What I think is special is how it really harkens (yes harkens!) back to old fashion textbooks that depicted girls and women investing in their clothing and being taught how to care for it properly.:) xx

LISA (PARIS) said...

gorgeous jacket, definitely worth the spend! ooh can't wait to see you blogging from paris in my neck of the woods :) xx

Rhi - SDiB said...

Oh that top photo is so adorable. Stunning coat, perfect buy.

Rhi xx

peachesandnothing said...

I love that coat x

Heather said...

I too am a coat addict! Love your new addition <3

Phara said...

Such a lovely coat! It's great investment I do believe.
X

Anonymous said...

The article you wrote for OxFam Fashion was excellent. It was well-written, had interesting references and explained in a very clear manner how to make good choices. It justifies my belief that used clothing is 99% of the time a better buy both financially and environmentally. It is a responsible choice. Congratulations on a job well done!

aubrey said...

great coat. well you're not the only one who's got too many coats (clothes).
and i'll surely have a look at your oxfam article.

{Dust and Swallow} said...

Lovely coat! ^^

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