photo by Raf Stahelin
photo by Raf Stahelin

A trench coat can be one of the sexiest – yet functional – items a woman can own…. it’s an icon that evokes mystery, confidence, and I have to say as I read “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, my head was filled with visions of strong women of the WWII Resistance, looking wonderful.

I wanted to update this classic with puffed sleeves, a longer hemline to make it modern, and a high slit up the back and removable lining to make it versatile.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of the new collection.

I’m also crazy about the Papillon print – named so because it reminds me of a fun-loving, possibly French, butterfly.

La Vie Twill Trench Coat

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