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22 May 2008 @ 02:43 pm
*le sigh* :3  
Oh, life is cruel when such a beautiful coat exists in the world and I can't afford it. In fact, I probably won't ever be able to afford it because it's not 'expensive' so much as 'I'm so expensive I made the other coats cry'.


£1000 ($2000 USD or thereabouts) from Oli.co.uk. Life can be cruel to fashionistas, but alas, we must move on. :(

I can see this being worn by Nana (Osaki), Yukari and quite possibly even Isabella, with a nice brooch and big gown underneath. What do you all think? :)
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sana_angelsana_angel on May 22nd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
It's so sad that a coat worth £100 AT BEST is sold at a whooping £1000. Those poor, illegal Chinese workers. I could afford it but I'm completely against buying overpriced, designer clothing. Makes me nauseous...
Though I do agree with you on the fact that it would suit well Nana O. or Yukari! :D
Nemopapier on May 22nd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
It's so sad that a coat worth £100 AT BEST is sold at a whooping £1000. Those poor, illegal Chinese workers.

Actually I think it was made by an independent designer for a fashion show, so there's probably only one or two of them available anyway.

I don't mind paying out a little extra for quality goods, designer or not, but I don't know if I could ever bring myself to spend that much on one item.
marionette71088marionette71088 on May 23rd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I agree~ I could never bring myself to spend that much even if I could on a coat, but I have nothing against people who does. Making cloth can be as much of a art form as painting, so it could be worth $2000 just as paintings can.

And as a Chinese immigrant, I really don't get how overpriced items would hurt underpaid workers, the costumers are the ones getting ripped off. Plus, I doubt anything that's worth that much is made by "poor, illegal Chinese workers" anyways.

The coat is lovely, I love how you could make it work on even Isabella with the right accessories :) I think is much more of a signature Nana O. look though. I can see Layla in it too, since it's got a bit of that English thing going on too.
riley_tea on May 24th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
It's so sad that a coat worth £100 AT BEST is sold at a whooping £1000. Those poor, illegal Chinese workers.

In some ways your right and in others not.
Firstly, real designer goods are NOT made by
illegal Chinese workers...FAKE ones are.
Real designer brands are made where they come from
(France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, etc.)
So, i am against buying fake, not because they are FAKE and the zipper brakes after a day. but because it supports businesses that hire very poor people who would work anywhere they can to get any kind of money.
THAT is wrong!

I agree that pricing on designer things are exaggerated, but when the price is "omg i've lost count on the number of zeros", it can also be an investment. (true fashionista speaking) Investment, i mean good quality, that you will like for a long time and that you can pass down to your kids when the fashion of these days comes back in those days...lol. and often designer bags are painted by hand.
and clothes made by hand (always).

This coat looks of good quality and probably hand made. so its either unique, or there are two or three others. i understand the pricing, its normal...

I see it most on Isabella with a nice brooch or something. (umbrella?)
its to classy for Nana O...i find...