I once heard that the words "cellar door" were the most beautiful in the English language because of the combination of sounds. I think I had heard this from my high school French teacher. One of the few things I remember from high school. A fact I just learned is that JRR Tolkien was interested in this sound combination. So, now instead of "hello" you may greet your guests and friends with "cellar door".
This Lilli Ann coat is from the 50's. There is just something about Lilli Ann when you put on one of these coats, it's magical. They really do live up to their name and you feel like you are wearing a piece of history. I was fortunate to pick this lovely coat up at a big discount because the hem needs to be fixed. I'd love one day to be walking around at a mall or on some obscure trek somewhere and run into someone else with a Lilli Ann coat. Wouldn't this be an interesting connection?
In case you missed my post about the history of Lilli Ann, here it is. If you follow me on Pinterest, I also have a couple of files set up for Lilli Ann garments.
The true color of the coat is more like the above. Below you can see the contrasting fabrics and design elements. Another great feature of this coat is that it has pockets! This must have been a very new feature. I also like that it has longer length in sleeves. I have a late 50's Lilli Ann coat and the sleeves aren't as long. I think because they figured you'd be wearing the long gloves.
Here is a more up close image of my new shoes, vintage 40's.