This coat is made from black viscose velvet and is lined with a black faux silk that's embroidered with pink rosebuds. It has three large brass rose buttons on the cuff. The coat is edged with a black-and-gold jacquard trim. The sleeves are three-quarters in length and are meant to show off large lace cuffs (the ones of the shift are rather inadequate).
In design it's very simple, but it's the detail in the buttons and the matching trim and embroidered lining.
The coat is worn with a white linen shift and a skirt made of black lace layered on black faux silk. The coat is better worn with more elaborate trappings.
These photos were taken towards the end of day and I was beginning to look rather tired, even if I wasn't feeling it yet. These are the only half-decent photos to result and to be honest, I'm not convinced it really does the whole thing justice. The embroidered lining is beautiful, though the faux silk does rustle rather loudly
We briefly thought it was a brilliant idea for me to pose lying down in the white flowers and juxtaposing it with the rosebud-embroidered lining. The Designer thinks its a good photo, despite the almost painfully unnatural pose and my utter inability to keep a straight face during. It's under the cut in order for me to preserve me a smidgen of dignity.
To commission a similar coat from the Mercenary would cost £90-100, though significantly cheaper with a plainer lining.