Thursday, January 15, 2009

Red Coats



Band cat by Jamie Shelman click to purchase print from my etsy shop


Tim Walker photograph from I Love Pictures!

http://www.easthamptonhistory.org/images/collections/red-coat-front.jpg
Mulford Red Coat at the East Hampton Historical Society

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Sir_Henry_Raeburn_004.jpg
Sir Henry Raeburn, portrait of Mrs. Robert Scott Moncrieff at The National Gallery of Scotland


Sir Henry Raeburn, Colonel Francis James Scott, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

I love red coats, from the British military to band uniforms and 18th century wool frocks. I especially love traditional and classic red hunting coats. I know hunters plaid is all the rage but may I suggest a return to this classic deign? hint hint Cate Blanchett in the recent Vanity Fair...


Cate Blanchett, photgraphed by Annie Lebovitz, Vanity Fair Feb 2009 wearing Nina Ricci

Hope you enjoy these red coats on this white snowy cold day!

17 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

this post is fabulous! it made me smile. also, congrats, you were the winner of the baby deer notepad on my blog. just email me with your address and we'll get it right to you! xo joanna_goddard@yahoo.com

Penguin & Fish said...

SO CUTE! Love your red coat kitty!

Jessie Cacciola said...

love this roundup! so perfect for the snow. :)

Aliena said...

I certainly have enjoyed them!!! I absolutely love your ilustrations...

Iheartfashion said...

I adore red coats! You've reminded me that I have a nubbly wool one I still haven't unpacked.

Almay Alday said...

Great post! My mom is a big fan of red! I'll have to show her your blog!

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Oh my god...love love LOVE. Am swooning, in fact. The red, the hunting dogs, the one and only Blanchett...I will hopefully be dreaming about this tonight!

i.d. said...

I love this post! That Annie Liebovitz pic is insane. I read that the dogs destroyed the room. Like they chewed threw the table the guy was sitting on. Haha - anything for the sake of art!

Little Dark Eyes said...

i love tim walkers pictures - and i love your little cats. they are splendid.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

What a wonderful post. I love that red coat!
Happy friday.xo

miss cavendish said...

*Love* that East Hamptons coat! In boarding school we wore full Highland dress on many an occasion, which included a military red coat . . .

This post reminds me of a "blue" exhibit I saw at a Concord, MA, museum.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

what a great post! I grew up in Virginia Hunt Country, so I am familiar... :)

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

beautiful!

Heidi said...

The red coats are awesome and I love any Tim Walker photo - have you seen his Dress Lamp Tree?

ambika said...

What a truly amazing collection of images. I love how you draw a thread through such disparate but similar things.

lady grey said...

YES! i love red coats!

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