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05-11-2006
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What is 'appropriate' for Paris fashion week Helena? :p

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i discovered recently that i liked the look of very plain, grey mid-length parkas with opaque tights. on others. and preferably they should be very small :p

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05-11-2006
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well I didn't know that was the subject of the discussion here pucci_mama.....I was making my comment in the context of wearing parkas generally not in the context of Paris Fashion week in which people clearly wear clothes which may be described as 'unorthodox' when worn in any other setting. If the Roitfeld walked down the street (and I'd be surprised if she got futher in those heels than 20ft) she would just look so silly.....

I was at a show in Paris in March and there was one particular lady there who was wearing Prada head to (very wobbly) toe.....in the context of the people at the show I am sure she was up there with the Roitfelds and the Piaggi's but when she walked out onto the ice Parisian pavement her little prada socks started falling down and she could barely walk in her heels. she was wearing a silk dress with knee socks and stilettos and it was zero degrees....now in my book....Paris fashion week or not, she just looked rather foolish. Ther must be a context to fashion......

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I too think that that look might be a bit extreme for everyday... I just think it looks cool there and then, I admire girls that can walk around in 5" stiletto's all day.. while I have to wear my trusted flats in London.

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Quote:
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^^^ sorry do we think the roitfeld woman looks good in that parka above....does that outfit not look, frankly, ridiculous?
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?? i never said CR looks good.. i generaly hate her personal 'style'
and parkas in general

btw, missing seeing you around miss Helena :p

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06-11-2006
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I love parkas!!!

But I live in parkaland, so it would be pure treason to bad mouth them.

Second hand are the best and my hunt for one begins wednesday!!!

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oh i love them too.
nobody wears them here, whenever is cold [probably 1% of the year] everyone soon jumps into very puffy jackets with fake fur , no one does coats or parkas really so there's still some freedom...:p

mine's dark bleu...

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http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/...=1162850253162

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i find parkas do keep you warm but they are not sexy at all , too much going on in the them , zippers , puffing , fur , and the shape is very shapeless..

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07-11-2006
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GAP Red parka, modelled by Jennifer Garner, photo by Annie Leibovitz for PRNewsFoto/Gap Inc.

How can you say that parka is not sexy? :p

I bought one for myself but it looks better on Ms. Garner.

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The big ones with fur trimmed hoods are terrible. It gets down to 20 below Celcius here and I just cope by wearing layers and a good coat. Surely people stayed warm before the arrival of the parka.

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it's a piece of clothing that i strongly associate with students demonstrating:p

i wouldn't even have known some of the jackets pictured here were considered parkas, when i used to have one it was always about army green and that general army reference .... no fur.

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I have a several parkas that come out a few times each year.... somehow there are outfits that are parka-appropriate.
I think some people will have a problem with the fact that they look 'scruffy' and a bit 'ghetto' but that doesn't bother me so much....

yeah, i think they are a bit street which can work with certain outfits. they are so comfy and cosy too, its like wearing your duvet.

on guys, i love the parka over suit look. if done right, it looks really mod and 'quadrophenia'

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They seem to come into the shops every year and my mum always says she likes them and i say no....They just don't appeal to me lol

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08-11-2006
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I've always loved Californians who deliver fashion tips on layering to those of us in the midwest of America, as if layering has become a new invention each couple of years..."The layered look" LOL!!!

I live in Michigan, was born in a snow storm, perhaps the worst of the decade and if you're studio is in Los Angeles, I'm not interested in the layering advice as a general rule...

Someone mentioned temperature a while ago, it's about 5 C right now...

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