Sunday, May 22, 2011

In the Trenches'

Well it's cooling down here in Australia...and for us Queenslanders that usually means we throw a cardigan on top of our usual outfits. ....BORING!!!!
This year I'm taking it up a notch. I am tired of not having the weather to wear all the other gorgeous heavy woollen jackets on offer, so this year I have decided I will don a trench coat as my coat Du jour.
In Europe and The U.S Trench coats are usually a Tran-seasonal spring purchase. But here in Australia I think it is absolutely fine to use it as Winter attire.
I bought myself a gorgeous (saved the pennies over some time I can tell you) Ralph Lauren trench last year. I love it to bits and so I will wear it always, if just to justify the expense.

The Trench Coat has been a solid staple for decades and in the last 2 years has seen a massive push to the forefront of all the major fashion houses.
Of course the classic and enduring Burberry's trench is in the lead with some stunning examples coming from Burberry Prorsum. Burberry have even launched a web site called 'The Art Of The Trench' Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist ) shot 100's of people in all major cities of the world wearing their Burberry's trench. Go here to see it. 

Trench coats have also co-starred along side many a Hollywood legend, as the coat itself is a understated classic piece of attire which adds a touch of class to anyone that wears it and it just oozes mystery. So here is an ode to The Trench Coat....

Humphrey Bogart in his ubiquitous trench from Casablanca

Bridgett Bardot

Central Park en-trenched

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Alexa Chung 

One of my personal favourites the Burberry Prosrum knotted skirt

Kate Moss

Kate Middleton with her (NOW) famously sold out Burberry Trench


Emma Watson is gorgeous as The Face of Burberry Prosrum

Colourful trench

How cute is this???

Classic Cindy Crawford

Renee in Red

Demi being demure

My dream trench!!!
Which trench coat style are you???