In my title, I've called the coat pink. It's an easy description. Some variety of fuchsia might be more precise, though fuchsias come in so many shades that the term doesn't seem terribly useful. Looking at Wikipedia's article on "Fuchsia (color)"Wayback, on my screen, the nearest variants would seem to be French Fuchsia and Fuchsia Purple.
the weather is nasty at the moment, with squally winds and rain forecast to last the week.
So I'm wearing a heavy coat. But things will improve, and when they do, the light coat shown here is nice for
keeping off the chill. It's purple velvet: and note the covered buttons in the third photo.
The weather is getting warmer, so I'm going to display one of my light coats. While it wouldn't do protection against the Beast From the East — that required this — it was perfect against today's blue-sky chill. The body is navy-blue velvet; in some lights, it has a slight purple cast, as on the right sleeve in the second photo below.
I was surprised at how well bright red and turquoise go together. This is a very unusual woollen coat. The sleeves are just over half-length, and there's something of the kimono in the way they hang. The ends of the sleeves, the pockets, and the body of the coat, have been embroidered in turquoise. There is no label, and I don't know where this would have been made. Was it made in Britain to an unusual design, or somewhere else where that shape would be more natural?
I took the photo last Friday. For February, the sun was unusually bright.
I was going to write a post called "Artesania Pop Wuh". But that will now be next time. The Beast from the East returned for the day, so as I bundle up against a final slash of the Beast's claws, here's something bought at the start of the winter for practicality as well as style.
It's a red Jaeger coat, 1980s and more interesting than most of that company's clothes were in later years. Its length, elegantly fitted contours — most visible in the side-view and penultimate photos — and high velvet-lined collar make me think of something Russian and military. And as you'd want from something Russian and military, it's warm, being pure wool. Length is an advantage during today's north-easterly blasts. I bought it from Unicorn. Coats don't have to be black.