Just as New Yorkers are leaving their cocoons for the barest hints of spring- out come the pink cocoon coats. This seemingly unique item appears ubiquitous in the press: from catwalk to street style, it is everywhere. And yes, I am wearing one.
But friends, I beg you, do not call me a sheeple; I bought this last year, on sale from a luxury children's store, and I fell in love. The nubbly boucle luxurious wool, and roomy cocoon shape, had me well before I fell for its bewitching shade of hibiscus pink . Rachel Riley of London crafts exquisite clothing for girls, and at 5 foot, 2 inches, I am eternally grateful. No tailor needed here! A Pink Cocoon Coat that fits!
My mink headband keeps me warm, without added bulk, and the fringey necklace was purchased directly from the wholesale costume jewelry district. ( Any New Yorker reading this who have not been, please go, such fun: they give you a metal basket to fill up, although not all will see to individuals). Here is a photo, furry head to leo skirt.
There is snow on the ground but the temperatures are very gradually rising. The uplift in mood in palpable. We have got our pink on!
Wearing this bright color, which is not something I do often, except in small bits, did cheer me a bit. I was happy to see other women ,and many children dressed in bright colors. It has been a long, cold winter!
The Outfit: // Pink cocoon coat. Rachel Riley, Madison Avenue, similar: Dina coat @ whistle.co.uk // Elie Tahari leo skirt, STA, Lexington Avenue // Boots, Coclico from Second Time Around, Sag Harbor // Bracelets, STA , Broadway and Lexington stores, NY NY // Sweater, Chanel via STA -Lexington Ave // Bag, Jane Shilton via Ebay London
My friend greeted me with a glass of Rose (Sattui Gamay Rouge, an excellent choice) and then laughed as she saw me sip it, as I was peeling off my matching pink cocoon coat! I wonder, if I show up next time in my classic camel coat, will she greet me with cognac? She is a fabulous friend!