|Coat & dress: Anthro, old. Bag & necklace: Madewell. Boots: Doc Martens.|
Do you have one of those coats that is amazing, but doesn't get worn that often, because it kind of requires specific weather conditions? This is one of those coats... I mean, I've worn it in the snow before, but because of the short sleeves, and because I now own a really enormous winter parka, it's just been easier to reach for the parka. Know what I mean? But this particular Sunday it was cold, but not too cold, and we were going to an exhibition, so I wanted to look a little bit fancy.
Funny story about the sleeves - can you tell I had them lengthened? No? Well, this is what happens when you have orangutan arms, I guess. Every little helps, though, up here on the frozen British tundras! But I digress...
The exhibition was on Japanese architecture after WWII. There was so much cool stuff, including a full-scale reproduction of the home of this man called Maruyama-san, who had his old house torn down and replaced with what his architect called "a village inside a forest". Lots of tiny little building units, surrounded by slim trees, in the middle of a suburb. So you know, the bedroom is in one tiny unit, and then the kitchen would be in another, and the bathroom in a third... he brushes his teeth in front of a mirror that's propped up between the branches of a tree.
Funny story - at the coat check, they only gave me the one tag. I assumed it was for my coat and my bag, but when I went to pick them up, the girl only gave me my bag. I had to describe the coat, and then she almost wouldn't give it to me! I was asked to describe what was in the pockets, only I knew for a fact they were empty... All I could think of was, "The label says Lauren Moffat!" Then, she finally gave it to me. Seriously... was she hoping to keep this coat for herself? Haha!