ANOTHER DISCOVERY! SOPHISTICATION MADE PRACTICAL IN THIS KENNEDY-ERA CAR COAT

Imagine my surprise at finding this familiar style car coat from the early 1960’s in super-practical fabrics;  All-weather faux suede and a faux beaver collar!  Compare to my beautiful suede leather and genuine mink examples from the same era and you’ll see the similarities.

The design features are the same with big but discreet front pockets, side slits for easy in-out of cars, trains and buses, satin lining and a warm, pretty collar.  What a neat way to get the same elegant look, which can be dressed up or down, with carefree, weather-defying practicality.  Again, it’s a new one on me!  What fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S FAUX BEAVER FUR COAT – LUCY WOULD HAVE LOVED IT!

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This is a real find that turned up by surprise, with an iconic Fifties style.  What a beauty!   With the exception of some wear to the inside of the right-hand pocket, it is in virtually perfect condition.

Love the huge collar and big plastic buttons.  It has a maker’s label, beige satin lining with tiny tailoring stitch details.  Warm and fabulous.  Never seen one like this before!  You just never know . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE FAUX FUR FABULOUS FROM THE SEVENTIES

Though not purely the best of the best, this is a good example of faux fur that has been available for several decades.  I have others from the 1950’s.  It’s a reliable true vintage brand, and is a fabulous alternative to real fur – has to be seen up close and touched to be sure.  Some made now require a second look and feel.  Vive les animaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MORGANA MANIFESTS MORE! TRUE VINTAGE FIFTIES FUR JACKET – ELEGANCE FOREVER

MORGANA MANIFESTS MORE! TRUE VINTAGE FIFTIES FUR JACKET – ELEGANCE FOREVER.

TRUE VINTAGE 1940’s – 1950’S FAUX FUR “MINK” SCARF COLLAR

TRUE VINTAGE 1940's – 1950'S FAUX FUR "MINK" SCARF COLLAR.

TRUE VINTAGE 1940’s – 1950’S FAUX FUR “MINK” SCARF COLLAR

A cute little collar made to look like an old-time mink scarf, complete with glass eyes and clip closure that looks like the mink’s jaws biting its tail. A bit out-of-season here in the United States, but an interesting ending to my scarf series for now.

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FABULOUS TRUE VINTAGE FIFTIES FAUX FUR CAR COAT

  Autumn is here and winter’s coming, but I’m glad for any excuse to wear my lovely collection of coats, capes and jackets. This one is a great, sporty 3/4 length faux leopard from the 1950s that was a surprise find!  Since I know where to go and what to look for, this happens to me a lot but still thrills me to pieces!

     A really iconic ’50s thing, these faux leopard items in high quality clothing are a delight to wear.  This coat is by Kilimanjaro, with a matching belt (not fastened), front patch pockets, a black satin acetate lining and that beautiful collar.  Wear the collar down or hooked in front to form a warm cowl to protect your neck.

 Picture it with black skinny stirrup pants and a black fur toque.  I think there was some movie set in Switzerland in the very early 1960’s with Audrey Hepburn where she wore this type of clothing – Charade? . . . .

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