Sunday, November 11, 2012

GLAM Pad & Tribbles



It's happening again, the thumpity thump heartbeat, the sweaty palms, the inability to focus on a film plot for more than ten minutes, I'm in sartorial lust.
Oh don't even think of telling me you're not prone to a hot case of the  thumpity thumps, I know I'm not preaching to a cabal  of sack clothed Puritans. 
Here it is in all of it satsuma saturated glory, Kate Spade's Allie coat hereby known as 'Glam Pad' or what Paddington bears moll would have worn if  Michael Bond had taken him done the womanising  route.
So... it's bit expensive for a whole lot of wit,whimsy and  child like snazz - that's my gripe about most of Kate Spade's line,  most of it is  bit too Zooey Chanel for me but consider me smitten with this one. It's also another $200 for us Brits, but still it gives me sweaty  nocturnal stirrings.
 I  haven't lusted after a dollop of fake fur since... 



my fake fur Russian princess hat - well that's what I saw when I looked in the mirror, everyone else saw a splat of  mangy roadkill on my head...

and those bouncing acrylic Gods -  The Tribbles.



Annihilate my Mauviel copper pot fund (I've been saving up to treat myself at Christmas) or ca' canny?

Oh and while we're talking about fake fur fripperies, here's one from Whistles which is half the price.




This little chap will  be popping into tell you all  about his tweedy kennel later in the week, until then he'll keep me on the fiscal straight and narrow.
Flat caps on, tongues out, see you soon!

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  1. BIDH CURAMACH That's what the old Cape Breton folks - not known for their fashionable sartorial statements - would say. After Guy Fawkes and with the winter onslaught I think it's just a Steiff-ian phase (pullover, Karenina hat, boots...) and I would keep the pot fund and go with Whistles option if must. That hem might affect you like "pierrot" collar (which is actually lovely) by next cold snap.

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    1. Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

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  2. Get Fresh: yes, you're right I have got a Steiffian fetish going on at the moment. Big furry hems work really well for my body as they balance me out, I'd love to see this on someone, when I'm London in December I'll try it on but I'd never buy it at that price.

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    1. Steiffian Fetish - Sounds like the title of yet another ghastly mummy porn book...As does Bourbon and Pearls come to think of it!

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    2. Marsha I know, all I can hear is my mum saying "it comes in threes".

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  3. Love that coat too, but have a strong feeling it will go on sale, so wait it out. The Whistles version is missing the fur collar, so no contest. I'm waiting to see if the Rosslyn will go on sale as well. Thought of you and your family this morning when I woke up, and hope your mom is settled down now that the day is nearly over.

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    1. Kathy: yes but we only have one Kate Spade in London so my chances of buying it via a phone call are slim in sale time -hopefully it will be horrible on and that will put an end to my wantoness.

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    2. Oh and no more black coats for me, the orange is luring me in like belisha beacon.

      Mum's been a bit blah all day, I'm glad it's dusk now.

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    3. They have it in all the department stores here, so if you try it on in London, and want it, I can bring it in Jan/Feb. Glad it's dusk for you.

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    4. With you on colour over black (enough of that at memorials today) and glad your mum weathered the day. Gets harder for survivors each year.

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    5. Tabs, your right on, Kate Spade does one of the best shades of orange. And Kathy is right, it will go on sale soon, and on the bright side, orange is a hard color for alot of people to wear, so you may be in luck.

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    6. The Rosslyn is already on sale in a few of the department stores, the Allie will certainly follow quickly.

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  4. Hello Tabitha:
    No, the Satsuma in St Petersburg look is not for us, we are afraid to say. Indeed, our hearts would go flumpity flump if we thought that the Kate Spade coat might end up in one of our Christmas stockings......we must write to Santa to make sure.....

    However, as for teddy bears...tartan clad, plaid bereted or any other way....can one really ever have enough?!!! Now, a Steiff bear...that would make our hearts beat faster!!!

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    1. I've had a word with Santa and he says he wouldn't dare put it in your stocking, he says it's already full with caviar champagne and foie gras.

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  5. Slow down that will make it to sale . Don't touch the copper pot fund . Did you know that Kate Spade is coming out with a weekend line next year?

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  6. Anna Karenina is making a splash around here because of the new movie and so it's faux fur galore in the stores, the other day I couldn't find my beagle for all the stoles strewn around....Wait for sale or buy & wear item now? My middle name is not patience, and I think of it as "helping the economy." You'll never get any sensible advice from me.

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  7. You'd look great in that shade of orange with your hair colour and complexion.
    I hope it makes the sale...
    ask Santa and keep your copper pot fund flush.

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  8. Orange is a nice colour...It bring the Sunshine!
    Funny the last foto...
    Ciao!

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  9. Not too crazy about the kate spade coat, would love it without that fur tire around the bottom. If someone could make a faux fur hat that *didn't* look like tribbles, I'd be all over it.

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  10. Tabitha, this is OT, but it is related to your Puritan observation: I'd mentioned that I was going to go off the Crewlade for a while and invest my clothing $$ in a lovely Hermes scarf instead. The designated day arrived, I placed the Tendresse Feline in my cart, and I just couldn't pull the trigger. I might be a godless heathen theologically, but it turns out that I am a Puritan inside and could not click "purchase" on a $400+ scarf!

    As for the coat, I understand the lust, but think that it will make it to sale--very few women are as slender-hipped as you and actually seek a flourish on the bottom for balance, so you may be one of the few out there whom it will suit. I wonder if a tailor could take off the bottom border if at some point in the distant future the double dose of fur were too much?

    (I, too, am a fan of a Russian princess hat. Mr. Hex bought himself a dashing ushanka last year and wanted to buy me a fur hat as well. I don't wear fur, however, so he tried to persuade me that muskrat and raccoon are varmints and don't count. We settled on shearling, as I've been known to eat lamb meatballs on occasion.)

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  11. I quite like the coat, but it's so overpriced. Wait till the sale and in the mean time, think of your copper pans to slake your lust. I can hear David to Kathy when he sees this coat - "So, are you off on horseback over the Siberian tundra, my love?".

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    1. Close, he sort of mumbled something about Anna Karenina and Halloween....

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    2. Mine thought it more Canadian Mounty !! Ida

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  12. that coat is a beauty, i'm afraid to even look at the price.
    read an interview with daniel craig last night in the new rolling stone.
    hmmm, not quite sure what to make of him. anyway, i thought of you whilst reading. xoxo janet

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  13. I saw Sky Fall last night and thought of you, to. It was the BEST James Bond Daniel Craig one yet! SOOO good! And now I must buy my Kate Spade coat and move to Scotland.

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  14. Why so overpriced? Yikes. I like the coat though. I have been perusing Maxmara coats on the Matches website....oh boy. I think one of them is calling my name.

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  15. I am loving the idea of a philandering Paddington, maybe it's time to pull mine out of his dusty corner in the cupboard under the stairs, blow the cobwebs off him and find him a girlfriend with her own 'Glam Pad' coat.

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  16. This post is The Hair of the Dog:
    When you posted those pictures of you looking so fetching in that short faux fur coat at Guy Fawkes I was reminded of the lust I have held in my heart for that coat ever since I saw it on the lovely Audrey. Then, whilst (begrudgingly)out shopping yesterday I came across a version by Calvin Klein. Just the one. On sale. In my size. Filled with more desire than cash I tried to fight the urge but I thought that it was too much of a coincidence that we enjoyed this tasty tidbit just last week and here it was again. Obviously the universe was trying to tell me something. Whats a girl (*ahem*) to do?

    I went partying in Beaundpeaville and have awoken this morning with a faux-fur frippery hangover(and my other coats won't speak to me).
    For appearances I shall be humble and contrite but inside I am quite pleased with myself.....shhh

    Vanessa

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  17. Tabs, you crack me up!!!! The hat probably did look like a The Tribbles. But I'm with you on the fur. I even have several fur scarves, my friends say not to many males can pull this off, but there sooooooo warm! Meanwhile we got in four of the Allie coats in at out store and one is gone already, It really is quite the stunner! And what's this dog about? Buster says he'll come for a stay! Happy Sunday to you!

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  18. please look after this coat - ran through my mind - can't imagine wearing it anywhere I'd have to sit on it, but it is very very glam, and if anyone could wear it, it would be you.

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  19. Oh you have cheered me considerably on this day! Honestly, every time I have seen this coat I have swooned, too embarassed to admit that I am having ANOTHER over the top moment... That coat would "see you out" tabs, it really woudld! If by chance you do buy it - I will gladly do the price per wear calculation for you based on a 40 year wear and I will defend your honour in 20 years when younger hipsters than you and I mock you, as by then i will have you to mere cents a wear...

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  20. I love orange! I think on the right person it could look fabulous but then they would have to be going to the right place, in the right town, etc......its not for everyone but there are definitely some chic mortals that could carry it off like a smashing pumpkin:)

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  21. I'm into fake fur (wearing real fur creeps me out now)but I rarely feel/see any that resembles real. Either it looks good, feels bad or feels great, looks odd. I honestly don't have to worry since I live in So. California but I do love a fur collar now and then.

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  22. I couldn't wear either of those coats. I'm too short - I'd look like a Womble. xx

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  23. The orange coat is FAB.

    If you wear real fur here, people get very upset.

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  24. There's no logic to these things. The heart wants what it wants. ;)

    If you love it once tried on, I hope it goes to sale and Santa is good to you.

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  25. I love Kate Spade but it is insanely exy and we are poor as church mice. I love the colour of that coat but I don't like the furry bit, but don't listen to me as I am known for my bad taste x
    Go the copper pots I say.

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  26. Ah ha you see you have the Whistles coat selected!! xx

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  27. It looks cosy and warm, I like coats that bury me in them practically for winter!! The cost is crazy, but it is beautiful!! xx

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  28. Spare the copper fund, Tabs!

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  29. I also vote for "wait for the sale" - I am sure you will be able to catch the coat at 50% off.

    We went to see "Skyfall" yesterday. What a great movie! I really think it is the best they have ever done so far and I am planning to write a post about the fashions. I immediately thought of you when Bond and M stop by the roadside when they arrive in Scotland!

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  30. Pretty much anything Kate Spade makes me feel that way!
    HOTPINKstyle

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  31. OMG...I need that first coat and I live in Miami where it will never see the light of anything other than my closet!

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  32. Madame,
    Now about that coat. . .fake fur mats over time, no matter how space-age the technology is that creates its fine fibers. So, if you buy that coat and ever sit on that there butt muff, your backside will become a matted mess and that's probably not a good look for you. Or anybody, really. I say, re-fashion the BUtterfield 8 number you showed in a prior post and add the savings to the pot fund. You'll thank me with your first batch of potage parmentier.

    Queen of the Clean Up Parade

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  33. Love it, but not in those colours ... black `fur` on blue perhaps?

    Sue
    xo

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  34. I have an insane craving of my own. Whereas you would wear the gorgeous Kate Spade coat for many months and are declining to buy based on the price, my lust is for an item that I'd rarely wear, as in maybe a few weeks of the year. The Wren jacket with the top part in camel and bottom in leopard. I die. It would be the silliest purchase of my life. And since, like you, I'm saving for something more practical, I'll also pass!

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  35. I am in the tweedie tribe,bit like little doggie I pushed round as a chick.....you chicks can have the furs. Ida

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  36. Dear All, you are the bees knees, hubs lost an old chum yesterday, she was 44 and I've been on a weep fest.

    You are all so funny, I didn't think anything could make me laugh tonight, but you have!


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    1. So young!
      So sorry!

      Best wishes to Tabs and Hubs.

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    2. Oh my gosh, so young. I'm sorry Tabs.

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    3. I will never whine about looking old again.

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    4. Oh Tabitha - I'm so very sorry. That is far too young. Hugs to you both xxx

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    5. That's heartbreaking Tabs . Very sad news today among my blogging friends. xo

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    6. How awful. Same age as my husband. Heartbreaking. Thinking of you. x

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    7. Horrible, I'm so sorry for you both. Yeah, enough whining everyone about age for me. Have so much gratitude for my life and health.

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  37. I love the Whistles version more than the Kate Spade version.
    So sorry you are on a "weep fest" Tabs. Sending you BIG hugs up North xx
    p.s I too thought of you when I went to see Skyfall and they went up to Scotland ;-)

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  38. I felt weepy during Skyfall too, I must be pre menopausal!

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  39. Lovely both and with the Whisssstles version (we're forever teasing my Mum that she whistles when she's had a few wines, so could not resist that) you can move your neck around. You must feel a little trussed up in the orange version.

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  40. I think I need a fake fur Russian princess hat for this winter. Even if it will look like I have mangy road kill on my head. x

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