Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Norma Kamali Cocoon Sweater

9.24.1 7.5
(click the pictures for outfit details)
As worn in black here and here.

One thing I like about Norma Kamali is how she uses an everyday material, like terry, to create interesting shapes. The added bonus is that cotton terry is very durable and easy to care for, plus it looks good at virtually any price point.

24 comments:

  1. Fantastic as usual. I have a 1980's Liz Claibourne sweater that reminds me of your Norma one. I'm going to have to break it out, but I wish it had your sleeves!

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  2. you are so right about terry. i just love it.
    there's something very cozy about the ivory color combined w/ the soft fabric and comforting shape. i think i want one. :)

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  3. I've never thought to but anything in terry but I'll certainly give it second thought now. Love both your looks, and I'm extra partial to the one on the right!

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  4. Both looks are so chic. Have to think about Norma Kamali. She used to have a beautiful store in Manhattan on 57th in front of Rizzolis. Gone now, I think.

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  5. You look great! I love both outfits so much!! You've done well with the proportions, shapes and colors. It's so elegant in a casual way.

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  6. Wow wow, you're definitely mastering this silhouette. I'm so envious, the silhouette is so beautiful. I love both outfits! And the jacket/sweater is great!

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  7. Love all the looks with this cocoon sweater! I am a big fan of cocoon sweaters, so effortlessly casual chic...
    xx

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  8. You look beautiful! Thanks for showing how the fabric and garment can be worn casual or dressed up. I spied your post picturing the NK collection, and I laughed because it's so timely--I've been thinking of terry and such fabrics after pouring through the All Saints website. This, though, has sent me over the edge!

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  9. I love the simplicity of both outfits.

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  10. love the black/white contrast.
    btw, on my choc vlog, try turning your volume all the way up. u can hear sound, just not see blogs on cell phones for some reason unknown to me.
    xo chauss

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  11. I used to have a black sweater very similar, but I got rid of it because in the winter whenever I tried to wear it under a coat the sleeves would bunch up at the armpit - very uncomfortable! I like wide sleeves but they are not great for layering! I try not to buy sweaters unless I can wear them in the wintertime.

    Love both looks - esp. that BB boys shirt!

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  12. Love both looks! The cocoon sweater with the tight sleeves- awesome!

    Norma Kamali is always a brand for some odd reason I never remember to look out for. I always love her items when I see them- I recall some stand out items even from her collab with walmart.

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  13. I adore that second outfit. Adore.

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  14. Very nice -- both are such different looks, but both are fabulous... I think the second it my favorite. Great piece!

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  15. That's TERRY? I so want one!

    So you have her clothes.. I remember that black one (would you call it a cardigan? I don't know what to call it). I love both looks but especially, I totally love the top right white look with the pale blue shirt: that is so original, crisp, fresh, evokes the 70s... now I'm totally curious about Norma Kamali and soon as I send this I am so googling her. xx

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  16. Oh, Pret, it's like stepping into a wonderful portal! I had no idea! And the prices are, as they say, 'surprisingly affordable' - especially translated into pounds.

    ooh, I'm loving this one.. it's so Flashdance!!
    http://www.normakamalicollection.com/product1472/OFF-SHOULDER-SWEATSHIRT.aspx?cid=90768&idx=15

    Thank you for introducing me to a whole Normal Kamali world. You should do their PR.

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  17. Both versions look fantastic on you! I would pick the cream outfit for myself maybe because I am more into trousers than skirts.

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  18. I live int he black one from walmart. I've had 3, so sad that she's going to stop the collection--I'll be stocking up. Norma is one of my favorite and most underrated designers of all time. It pains me in all honesty...she's the originator.

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  19. I DIE. No seriously, both looks are fabulous, but I am obsessing over the look on the right with the high waisted white pants. So classic and chic.

    It's amazing how her designs are still relevant today.

    Hand drawn:
    My Closet in Sketches
    c

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  20. terry...? never heard about it before. have to check it out. but one thing is for sure: that cardigan is divine!

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  21. i have 2 of these cocoon style sweaters, a heavy one from complex geometries and the other, a lighter, thinner blend, from a forgotten brand. i've been on the lookout for terry, but have so far only found shirts made of the material.
    i like the belt and shirt in the photo on the left. they make the lines of the outfit almost clinically precise against the looser, floppy cardigan.

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  22. really like how that maxi dress/skirt has been styled...has inspired me.
    I really like the trend for this time of the year, even though a lot of people don't. Very chilled and relaxed look, minimalist yet complex.

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  23. Love the outfits. They look so sleek and elegant and you've got the perfect figure for it.

    xx
    M

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  24. You look great in both outfits! But I gotta say the second one is my fave! This is weird because I love dark outfits!

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