You know how I love a heritage brand and Coach, my friends, is just that. Founded in a Manhattan loft way back in 1941, the company started out as a family-owned purveyor of top notch leather goods. Fast forward some seventy years and Coach is a global lifestyle brand, selling their All American, effortless elegance everywhere from Mexico to Taiwan. I’ve been pausing to gaze longingly into the windows of Coach’s Bond Street store for some time now, craving the change to caress their supple leathers or snuggle up in a comfy luxe knit so when, out of the blue, Coach and Lookbook.nu asked if I fancied taking part in their 2013 Holiday Campaign, #NewYorkStories, obviously my answer was yes! Tasked to create a look from a selection of their AW13 collection I opted for this red, black and neutral combo. Choosing said ensemble wasn’t easy. I can happily while away hours on end ogling pretty clothes and this season Coach have concocted some real crackers. After lengthy
procrastination deliberation I decided this red leather skirt had to be involved because, well, it’s a red leather skirt people! Naturally I paired it with shoes of the same tomato hue, can’t resis a bit of matchy matchy. Tempted though I was to add a jazzy shirt or fur vest I reigned in my instinctive urge to dress like a cartoon character and chose a simple oatmeal cable knit. I could totally imagine trotting around NYC in this get up and will definitely be packing it on my next stateside trip. What do you think?
Love Ella. X
Images by Holly McGlynn