Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Am I the only one who basically invents the perfect THING in my head and fixates on it so much that there is absolutely no way that it could ever exist because it’s so specific and amazing and, well, perfect? Well, I do this all the time. Like with my perfect coat. Two years ago I wrote (and drew) about the perfect little red coat with a nipped in waist and a full skirt and I sighed because it would never be mine. And... okay, I can’t really think of another example right now because I’m still on the coat. It would be so perfect, you guys. Look at the drawing! Look at it!


I could run around all winter in this and I would look so jazzy. SO JAZZY. I could creep up on people and they would think I was the midget from Don’t Look Now! OH HOW WE WOULD LAUGH. And I could spin around and it would be all red! And people would say ‘You’ve got red on you’ and I would say ‘I KNOW IT IS MY JAZZY COAT’. Basically my dream, right. An awesome quote and movie references. But no. No one ever makes the dream coat because it’s the DREAM coat. For it to exist would just be... impossible.

OR WOULD IT.




AHHHH IT’S THE PERFECT COAT YOU GUYS IT’S THE PERFECT COAT. Miss Selfridge have made it! They’ve made it and they don’t even KNOW that it’s the perfect coat, they were just like ‘Hey you guys, red’s in this year, let’s make a coat and stuff!’ YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW MISS SELFRIDGE. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.

Anyway, I’m going to buy this OBVIOUSLY as soon as I have a spare £79. BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING.

PS: I make no apologies for all the capslocking in this post. If I’d had my way it would have been all in capslock. CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY.
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11 comments

  1. I am so glad that your coat fairytale had a happy ending :) And can't wait to see you in your new coat!! x

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  2. Can you wish me the perfect duffel coat please? I want one so much!

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  3. Oh I do that all that time, design something in my head and am totally frustrated when I can't find it in stores.

    Love this coat - can never go wrong with a flash of red!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. Haha, I LOVE this post. So glad you've finally found each other. Miss Selfrige are really on the money with jackets this year! I just bought a lovely navy one with tartan bits and toggles and a fluffy hood. PERFECT.

    No better feeling than that perfect item! x

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  5. It's beautiful! I like the bow detailing. I'm still looking for the perfect short jacket/light coat to replace my last one (7 years old)) and can't find ANYTHING! Everything seems to be leather, denim, quilted, or a shapeless blazer, or sometimes a weird combination of all of the above. I just want a fitted jacket! One day...

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  6. I also can't wait to see you in this!

    I have invented a necklace that I really want in my head but googling for some time made it seem unlikely that I'd find it.

    www.kneadwhine.co.uk

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  7. That is a beautiful coat xx

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  8. This coat is beautiful, it really is the perfect coat!

    Maria xxx

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  9. This is just beautiful! I'm sure you will do it justice! I love your little illustrations too!

    Jenni x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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