>> It was mis-communicated in this month's issue of UK GQ that Style Salvage Steve and I were collaborating together on a label and whilst the other half has been semi-entertaining the idea, I guffawed with laughter at the mere thought.  It's not so much the collaborating bit which freaks me out (aren't couples who have been co-habiting three years plus collaborators of sorts anyway?) but just the idea of my working on the design process in fashion makes my stomach lurch.  I would have had to have immerse myself in deep hubris to even think for a second that designing anything is within my capabilities.

I'm not adverse to baby step collaboration though.  Take Anywho, the Danish blog written by Ingrid, Stephanie and Elise who claim they aren't "experts, journalists nor arbiters of taste, but merely write about fashion seen from their taste, view and aesthetics" (though both Stephanie and Elise have studied fashion design) have worked with local shop and designer Kobra by Fornebo to create three styles of loose and draped coatigans in their chosen materials and colours to sell online

What's interesting is that the three have thought outside the box to work with what is admittedly not necessarily a 'fash-on' type designer/store.  Judging by the website Kobra by Fornebo seems to cater to perhaps what could be described as an older/artistic type of woman (40-something year old gallerists who make pots in their spare time might be a totally stereotyped archetypal customer).  However, they've taken Kobra's loose n' easy shapes out of the originating context to present three cashmere styles in cognac, camel, black and blue, putting them on a model with some Jeffrey Campbell shoes and bobs yer uncle… a new customer set comes-a-calling.

The long voluminous Manuella style

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The shorter Elisabeth styleEliprint

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The draped cardi Lara styleLaraplisse3

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It's nothing groundbreaking of course to approach a designer to tweak some colour ways and shapes but I definitely admire the enterprising nature of the Anywho girls to start off with a simple idea that could possibly give way to more like-minded collaborations.  I should be cowering in shame in my own distinct lack of enterprise and ambition but then again I'm still chortling over the ridiculous notion of my selling anything under my own name. 

I'll leave it to the other smart cookies in this world and just admire the results and in this case, wrap up in Anyhow x Kobra's luxuriously voluminous Manuella coatigan along with three scarves and two pairs of tights. 

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(Worn with Steve's Edwin cable knit jumper, Ki:ts double ended belt, Monki belt, Kolor tweed trousers, Anastasia Radevich ankle boots)

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  1. Ooooo wow! As a lover of anything draped, these really are gorgeously amazing!! And, what’s more, I’ve notice, particularly on the high street, that there are more and more men’s cardis have the ‘waterfall’ effect.
    BIG FAN! xx

  2. kam says:

    so simple yet so effective! may have to talk to my pot making 40 year old gallerist friend and ask if i can borrow some of her drapey cardis! thanks for some inspiration!
    kam

  3. stella says:

    i haven’t hear of anywho, thanks for the info! the coats are chic when cinched (adds a little shape). At the same time, they look like something you’d want to live in, a.k.a., ride out a long cold winter enveloped in, right? ps. love that you added the detail of ‘making pots in their spare time’ regarding the demographic:) hehe.

  4. gorete sousa says:

    LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great looks!!!!!!!!
    xoxo
    http://www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

  5. Joy D. says:

    The Anywho girls are always ahead of the curb. I would love to snap up the Manuela style.

  6. I love these! I’m slightly biased though, as I’ve always been secretly excited to get to the age where I can wear drapy wafty (and possibly overly patterned) EVERYTHING and be crazily eccentric. I’m convinced people will think it’s charming and mysterious. Every year brings me a little bit closer…I can feel it!
    And yes, yes you should absolutely collaborate with Steve, you two would balance each others style wonderfully I think. If you decide you want to make that happen I’m sure you can do it. I’m only an e-mail away if you need any sort of help/info/resources.
    xoxo

  7. Everything looks good with Litas xDD
    Love your shoes!

  8. yuma says:

    I love theme all!!!simplicity,and dressing up.it’s what I hope:)
    Belt of your styling is an accent.I think it’s wonderful<3
    xo

  9. the pieces’s shapes are just gorgeous.

  10. those shoes are the most amazing thing i’ve ever seen.

  11. Floz says:

    i think that is possibly one of the best outfits i’ve seen in a long while

  12. XXXii says:

    It looks like a slanket

  13. Sophia says:

    Jesus these are fantastic. Just perfect. My dream! You look awesome in it, I love the colour choice and the shoes you wore with it. <3
    http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

  14. Sophia says:

    literally just what I’ve been looking for, just bought the blue one in that style. Ahhh blanket comfort during the day, what can be better. <3
    skiepies.blogspot.com/

  15. Kb says:

    I have been coveting these coatigans ever since I saw them on another blog a few weeks ago, I really love the volume and endless layering potential. I think a Steve/Susie collaboration would be fantastic, a sort of interchangable, unisex collection with endless styling possibilities….

  16. colleen says:

    i love the simplicity of these pieces.
    you wear the oversized jacket so well – love the way you styled it.
    http://vianacoke.blogspot.com

  17. Jasmine says:

    beautiful susie! Thanks for reminding us that winter wear doesn’t have to be boring! Love this

  18. Great photo! And that’s really awesome to feel and to behave like a child sometimes! That brings new feelings, unpredictability and joy in our lives! I think that people remember their child’s preferences and still can behave like them are the only ones who can really enjoy their life! Great post!

  19. Elnora says:

    Nice Clothing worth to dressed up.

  20. Zara James says:

    Absolutely fab for this extreme weather conditions, the only thing you may take off in high winds.
    Merry Christmas

  21. Petrina says:

    Now I know what to spend my January wages on, yay!

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  23. vanessa says:

    I like the short style of it, and it seems much more wearable. It’s very feminine, and almost romantic for such a bulky piece.
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  24. Aja says:

    Noooo, now I totally want one of these!

  25. Love the coats.. they are simply stunning!

  26. Nicole says:

    I’m such a girl who is a sucker for large sweaters! Love this post, thanks for the share 🙂
    xoxo,
    Nicole
    PublicSmiles.blogspot.com

  27. sobelabs says:

    Beautiful!! I would love to have such a nice dressing style…

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