12.07.2015

What Was I (Drink)thinking #3


No one, including me, should be seen in this TRAIN WRECK OF A COAT.


I have therefore altered these photos to protect the innocent, although I am, most assuredly, also the guilty party. Hey, what can I tell you, I'm a Jekyll 'N Hyde sort of gal. I'm every woman, it's all in me.


And what a sexy woman! HEY BABY! Check out those quilting lines! What curves you have, Mizz Jekyll!


YOUR TRIM IS EXQUISITE!


OH MAMA! THE CARPET MATCHES THE DRAPES!


But wait.... there's more....


MEET HYDE.


Listen, I can't with. I can't with MYSELF. I CAN'T WITH EVERY INSANE SIDE OF MYSELF.

What Was I Thinking:

Well, Ruggy and I had been binge watching Marco Polo last January, and actual historical events not taken fully into consideration, I wanted to be Kublai Khan. Go on, watch it, you will too. The costumes! The textures! THE FLOOR PILLOWS! It was the winter that Ruggy dubbed my style "Genghis Chic." I didn't get to throwing the button loops on this reversible monstrosity (A 2008 Burdastyle magazine pattern, the pattern itself should not be blamed) till very late in the seasonal game, so I put it aside. Threw it on a few weeks ago to run out for cocktails, and couldn't stop laughing. It did not come out drinking with me.
What Was I Drinking:

Gin, chilled, straight. Broker's, I believe. This is my drink of choice whenever Ruggy forces me to watch a new show that I am certain I will loathe. When I am that certain, I am usually proven wrong, as was the case with Marco Polo. FOR REAL WHEN DOES THE NEXT SEASON START. I did admit defeat, and I did make Ruggy pause episodes repeatedly, while I eye fondled costumes and hollered Mongolian style.

What I Learned:

Even when it doesn't work out, faux fur is fun. Hacking up trim is fun. Quilting curved lines is fun. And Photoshopping censor bars is MAJOR fun.

78 comments:

  1. The first picture!!! Oh my gosh, it kills me! But Miss Hyde...she's not so bad. Truly.

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  2. Hyde can look like vintage prada or pucci. Hyde could look even better without That orange hem...40cm longer IN body and a slightly bigger collar in that same fur. I say fix it. FIX IT!

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    1. really, where was i going with that orange trim? something will happen with this...though it might be reincarnation...

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  4. What a great "raccoon wearing a vest" costume! Actually the inside looks more wearable than the outside. But it sure looks warm and cozy and a real conversation starter...although I doubt that you need much encouragement to start talking to strangers! So much work and thought went into this and you need to know we all appreciate that fact!

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    1. i love everything about this. conversation stater. perhaps i should sell clothing to shy people!

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    2. ... yea and you'd better join them dressed similar since otherwise they're still never ever getting courageous enough to wear them. I can tell you for certain from people which fell for some of my 'slightly odds' and then nearly only hung them like a 'picture' instead of daring to wear them :-o
      It's a 'mental thing':
      a) courageous of own accord (= you)
      b) peer-fuelled-courage (= shy ones which need this sort of support)

      LG, Gerlinde


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  5. I don't know . . . I'm kind of diggin' it, though.

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  6. Just remove your orange trim at the bottom.

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  7. omg that fake fur looks like hedgehog, i love it! hehe, genghis chic! love that

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  8. I love your sense of humor about this train wreck! And I still think you could salvage some of this, for maybe a vest?

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    1. NAILED IT. i am so return of the jedi!!

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  10. Usually I'm with you, but I looked at this coat thinking, "Wha....????" However, I just started watching Marco Polo last night, so when I got to your explanation it all made sense. Curious to see what I'll start making after a few more episodes.

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  11. Make the sleeves all fur on the inside, wear fur-side-out out and you will have a 70's style Chubby jacket, which were meant as a throwback to the glamour girl furs of the 30's/40's. Vintage cred, not 11th century Mongol wannabe.

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    1. if i had more fur, i just might. i feel like the over padded kid in "a christmas story" in this thing!

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  12. I'M sorry, but I just can't stop laughing, I do really love it, but the first pictures are just, OMG, you look like a michelin man
    The coat does look better with the fur on the outside, but yeah, maybe you could wear it at home, when it's really really cold and ehm, when ruggy isn't there to keep you warm? Or to ward of bears? or raccoons....

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    1. hahaha, michelin man!! if only i'd bought the white faux fur!

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  13. Perfect for the line at Star Wars! But you know if some 6'5" child-woman wore it on the runway someone would order it.

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    1. all this star wars over-saturation must be getting to me!

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  14. You got yourself one unusual jacket there, ma'am. I'm sure the person who longs for that exact jacket exists. Maybe it's just not you, is all.

    Please talk to me about the pink-red geometric mudra-business of your backdrop. That fabric is sooo interesting.

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    1. That pink fabric at the back is really fab, isn't it? It's from ikea, quite a few years ago I bought some too and used it for a bag. No idea, if they still offer it though.

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    2. yep, same here! i stare at it sometimes and see new things. that fabric is insane.

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  15. Mrs Mole's "raccoon wearing a vest" is the best! And it is better inside out, full on raccoon/hedgehog. I bet some fashionista would offer to buy the coat off your back--in which case, sell it and score!

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  16. Ooo, boy! Genghis is spinning in his crypt right about now. I wanted to finish watching Marco Polo but I got food poisoning halfway through. Now I can't watch it without remembering 12 hours of vomiting. Ew.

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  17. Oona...LOL...you are a treasure and you've got me very curious about Marco Polo.

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  18. Oh this post is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh

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  19. wacosews@groovylittlecity.comDecember 7, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    It's as if a porcupine decided to go chop wood one afternoon and ended up having coffee with a beaver who likes to wear feminine, frilly trim around the lake. And then they got married and had babies, who are adorable in a very surprising way.

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    1. this story is perfect, i can see the lake with little insane cartoon flowers, singing their heads off.

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  20. Loooooove it fuzzy side out, tres Mongolian chic! You rock <3

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  21. I love it but you'd would have to be careful wearing it out in the woods during hunting season. Great imagination and good job!

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  22. It's not only a funny post in itself, it's sparked funny comments! I think you can count that among this coat's achievements. ;-)

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  23. This looks like you lost a bet and had to turn a three-year-old's drawing into an actual garment.

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  24. I actually love it with the fur on the outside!! Not sure what that says about me judging from ^^^^ ������

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  25. i can see your intentions........... i prefer the fur left to the inside, and it has the look of mongolia about it.... also as its winter here, anything that looks warm has instant attraction...... all you need it the headress and booties!

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    1. damn, you just reminded me, i actually HAVE a headress and booties i could have worn...

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  26. I actually think if you were to take the fur sleeves + cuffs off from the first photo, you'd have a pretty rockin' vest going on. Totally impractical of course.

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  27. Oh my goodness I can't stop laughing.. Jekyll is crazy, with it's major monkey arms, but Hyde actually looks funky wearable! Crazy funky - but fun. Just read comments, maybe Mongolian porcupines and beavers with a gorilla somewhere done the paternal line.

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  28. I may be in the minority, but I love the Hyde side of things. So with that said Miss Oona, if you are not going to wear this, I will!!! Really!

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    1. i am so tempted to see this on someone else!!!

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  29. If you say Kublai Khan 3 times, you invoke Xanadu. Like Beetlejuice. Plenty of solid cushioning in this coat for any roller-skate-induced falls. Makes total sense to me.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!! i would LOVE to invoke Xanadu!

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  30. Wow! Just wow! But I think this is one of those items that looks best on the hanger.

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  31. Oh my! I kind of like Hyde, in fact I made pillows for my son in that porcupine-ish faux fur. The first picture just about made me wet my pants. I think you should wear it around town and see what real people think about it.

    I agree with the comment that this is not unlike something we saw on the runway in the last several months. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  32. This has to be my favorite all-time post. My grand plans to make the faux shearling jacket to end all faux shearling jackets started with making a muslin out of quilting cotton sandwiched over a layer of high loft batting to approximate the bulk. When I tried on the first mock-up last weekend, The Man had an Anderson Cooper giggle fit and dubbed it The Coat of Many Koalas. But I won't be deterred - I'm going to dominate that super expensive fabric, and spread the joy. Heck, I might even make a super fabulous fur hat with a humungous tassel and some bells on it. I feel like there's a theater production hiding somewhere in that coat you made. Are you looking for extras?

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    1. "The Coat of Many Koalas". Priceless. and yes, i could absolutely hide an entire backstage area in there, like, las vegas sized.

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  33. This is a whole lot of coat! Lol! I would have made it a vest, but will that make it better???? Idk. Your hair is fab though! And some days I want to be one of the Khans too and make quazy things that end up in the Jekyll pile( yes, I have one ) the seams are to die for!

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  34. Cute hairstyle :)
    BLOG M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

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  35. Jekyll = dafuqizzat???
    Hyde, well, she is not bad! Though that orange trim is quite, well, it's just really quite... um orange. I love the What was I drinking posts. :) :) :)

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  36. LOL
    I just love you Oona

    brazilian tropical summer hugs,

    Juju

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  37. I kind of like the inside out version! I think the first version works if you just take the button off so it can have the more square shape it seems to want to have. Wait until it's the depths of winter--I bet you'll be reaching for that coat!!

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    1. the kicker is... IT ISN'T EVEN THAT WARM!!!

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  38. Phin and I had a whole conversation about this coat last night. He wants it. For realz. He's calling it your Huggy Bear coat.

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    1. well, of course, true to form, phin has reduced the situation to its essence. BRAVO, GOOD SIR. i might just give it to him.

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  39. I would keep this in case of an arctic apocalypse. You'll make it through.

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  40. That coat is perfect for a Chinese gift exchange!

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  41. I like it best fluffy side out... the other way... is just insane, really

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  42. OMG! Thank you so much for posting this!

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  43. While the coat might not be your sleekest outcome (:-)), I sure do love the post.

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  44. Winter is coming. You might need it!!!

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  45. Oh my, that is a fantastically entertaining coat!

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  46. I really dig Hyde! The Jekyll is hilarious!!!! It would be great if you took the sleeves off but I would wear this inside out everyday!!!!

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  47. Fuzzy side out, not only don't wear in the woods during hunting season, don't wear it in the woods during bear dating season. You would totally attract all those damn hipster bears trying to be nonchalantly cool.

    Then there's them damn badger.

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    1. HAHAHA! i would not survive hunting season! maybe that's why i decided on the safety cone orange trim?

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  48. Haha! as fabulous as always! You never fail to inspire! Please never stop being so utterly gorgeous, in your wonderful creations as well as your writing :)

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  49. LOLLLLL You are so awesomely talented and funny! Reading your blog truly does make me smile and chuckle! teeeheee Thanks for just being YOU!
    Hugs
    Shari
    MyDailyThreadz

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    1. you're welcome, birthday girl! now go rock that birkin flare pattern :))))!

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  50. That coat though... ;) First of all, I LOVE your sense of humor. You are so funny and I died with the first picture. To be honest, Hyde isn't so bad at all. I think it is unique, and definitely would be a conversation starter. You do look quite cozy in it. I am not going to lie though, I did think of the movie "The Revenant," for like a split second, but Leonardo did look so nice and warm. :)

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    1. OH MY GOD. you are so right about the revenant! i am laughing at myself all over again!!

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