Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Swing Coat

Prelude To Winter

I picked up a vibrant cherry red 1940's swing coat on ebay a few weeks ago.  So, why not step out in the snow?

Lately, I've been really drawn to vintage coats.  The tailoring is so much nicer than something I'd find at Macy's today.   I paid $90 for this charming coat, which I think was a great deal.  It has a really old  Lord and Taylor label that I also find fascinating.  The red polka dot umbrella is also vintage  which ends in a matching polka dot ball.    This is the thrill of vintage when you find things you really love:))  I love that polka dots were in style in the 40s and 50s.  I'm still looking for that perfect polka dot chiffon 50s dress that I have seen in the pages of vintage Vogue's.

Please no comments about Little Red Riding Hood:)

Detail of handle on 50s umbrella:

Detail of hood:

And, guess what I made it into the pages of Vintage Life Magazine!   Isn't this a pleasant surprise?  They were looking for people with their vintage coats and I'd just happened to take a picture of myself in my Lilli Ann coat a couple days prior....great timing!

Don't forget to join in on the fun of the contest in the previous post!


  1. OMG, that is amazing for you!!!!!!! Congrats, Joanna!! And this coat/umbrella combo is fab!

  2. Congratulations on making Vintage Life Magazine. That is super exciting!

    Love the red coat.

  3. That coat is to die for!! And the color looks absolutely stunning on you! xx. McKenna Lou

  4. That is so, so splendidly cool! I've been included in some online magazines, but as far as I know haven't shown up in the glossies yet. I adore the fact that you have been, as it seems so fitting for someone with an immense passion for, and knowledge of, vintage magazines.

    You look breath-takingly beautiful in this fiery, glamorous red coat. It's one of the loveliest garments you've ever shared with us.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. That is so exciting! Congrats on the photo! The coat is amazing and I think the price was good too!

  6. I am so in the mood for red, and here you are in all your red splendour, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love, love, love.

  7. That coat is STUNNING omg red...swoon!!!! Its really beautiful hun-great find! And yeah about Vintage Life hehehe More good things to come!! xox

  8. Gorgeous! There's something about red that inspires instant envy;) Plus it fits you sooooo well! And the hood! ..Ok, I'll stop now. But reluctantly.