Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Black Velvet Coat with Embroidered Lining

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.


  1. The jacket is beautiful, as are you miss. I've been lurking around here for a while and love what you do.

    The last photo is gorgeous. The unnatural look you're talking about is caused by you trying to look at the camera. That's one pose that works better if you look away or towards the aky.

  2. Thank you! I blame the Designer for the pose. Some time ago I read an interview with a romance novel cover model and he remarked that the "best poses" were the ones that hurt the most to sustain. I found that weird since mocking of cover poses always return to (among other things) the fundamentally unnatural and distorted poses the characters seem to be in.


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