Look of the week:
PVC Trench by Sonia Rykiel
|Editorial shot found at Elle.com, Photo by Max Farago|
Styled by Mel Ottenberg
|Emma Cook 2009|
Interestingly, for Spring 2012, NYC's Met Museum currently offers the exhibit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, which views through August 19, and showcases the striking relationship between Schiaparelli and Prada, two similar designers who come from completely different eras. To the left you can see Prada's 2002 clear, vinyl coat, and to the above right is Schiaparelli's rendition from 1935.
|Louis Vuitton FW11|
TOPSHOP put out a great variation of this designer coat in summer of 2010 for $110, but it quickly sold out, especially after retro loving Christina Aguilar sported the look.
|Hello Kitty for Forever21(L)|
|Milly Resort 2013|
Other places to go or NOT go clear:
DO with an umbrella::
|A clear umbrella goes with any look. Plus, they are very afforable, so you can spend more on your rain coat and boots.|
|From Louis Vuitton SS/12. I know a lot of us, especially men, have been taught to never look inside a woman's purse. There's a reason for that, and the clear handbag obstructs that logic. Plus, how aesthetically pleasing is a mess of personal items?|