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Sometimes cheetahs win

This year has been ALL about leopard print, but sometimes a good cheetah print wins for me.  I’ve always admired the cheetah print that Miranda Dunn uses in her coats because of its unusual, elegant, biscuity colour without even a trace of orangey brown.  I debated for a while between the leopard and the super shiny navy faux fur version she does. Here is a link to her navy and hand-cut stars coat; you can see in the photos how the navy fur almost sparkles, which obviously appeals to me!   If I lived somewhere colder, I’d do the heavier navy faux fur, but I know I’ll get way more use out of the lighter weight cheetah fur.  There are some who will call this print leopard, but you know it isn’t.  Sorry to be all Hermione Granger about this, but leopards have rosettes and cheetahs have spots, as I explained in a previous post.

Back-view-cheetah-long-coat

Back to Miranda Dunn… she’s a Londoner (who coincidentally lives precisely one mile from my house), a clothing manufacturer for other brands you’ll know (like Anthropologie), a super-busy mother of four, and a passionate opponent of fast fashion and waste in the fashion industry.  She’s a lady after my own heart.  In other words… she’s one of us.  Like all of my favourites, she’s a woman running her own brand.  She’s stretched and busy, yet making the effort to run her business in a principled and thoughtful way.  She explained to me that in the factory, the faux fur coats are cut by hand instead of by machine, to minimise wastage.  Many of her coats are custom; you can order whatever colourways and initials you like on them. If you have short or long arms or need extra length in the hem, she’ll make a coat especially for you.  In fact, when I got my coat a few months back, there wasn’t a long option in the cheetah print, only this shorter one and this this mini length one.  Shorter coats don’t suit me, so I asked her to use the cheetah fabric in the long style, and voila, she did.  The sparkly long navy is still on my wishlist for a future purchase…

camouflaged cheetah

On this particularly grey day out in London, along with the cheetah coat I wore these new Lotus shoes with a half bow on the front.   The almost-vintage style of these shoes work well with the vibe of the coat and the veiled beret.  I’ve been very loyal to Lotus shoes since I first discovered them for one reason, they are THE most comfortable heels I can find.  You may remember the silver and black sequin striped heels I wore last year?  They’re still going strong and get loads of wear.  For any day I’m spending a lot of time in heels, I reach for this brand.  This particular style, classic with a subtle twist that doesn’t compete with an outfit for attention, filled a big hole in my wardrobe. Shockingly, one doesn’t always need a statement shoe!   Like Goldilocks, I chose this pair because the toe is pointy, but not too pointy, and the heel is neither too high nor too low.  They’re just right with everything I wear them with. Lotus-black-suede

Lotus-black-shoes

Here’s the part where I’m going to harass you to vote for me in the Blog Awards again.  Apparently, some of you had a hard time voting a couple of weeks ago because the day after I published my post, the voting website was hacked, so they had to shut it down for several hours.  If you had trouble voting, I’d love for you to try again.  If you already voted successfully, thank you so much, and don’t bother voting again because only one vote per IP address counts.   Just click on the word VOTE below, and then the VOTE button on the page you are led to:

VOTE here!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Lotus for the shoes and for sponsoring this post.

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Lazy Daisy Jones
    December 2, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Lisa, that coat is awesome on you, you are so tall and elegant, you could probably wear a black bin bag and still look cool!?! X

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:34 PM

      Oh, thank you Ashley! That is so kind of you. It is a rather amazing coat, I love it! xx

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    Susan B
    December 2, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    That is a FABULOUS coat!! I’m off to check out her other styles too!

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:33 PM

      Thank you Susan! I’m so pleased you like it. I can’t wait to see yours 🙂 xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    December 2, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    I LOVE THE COAT!!!!!!!!!!!SLEEP IN IT!!!!!!XX
    PS. I VOTED SUCCESSFULLY!!!

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:32 PM

      Thanks Elizabeth! I could TOTALLY sleep in the coat 🙂 You’d like the longer length coats Miranda does… good on us taller gals. xx

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    1010parkplace
    December 3, 2018 at 1:32 AM

    I just pulled my long lost beret out of a ziplock back some older sweaters were in, so I’m happy to have it back. A veiled beret!! I love that! Hardly anyone wears veiled hats anymore. As lovely as the coat is, I’ve fallen for your beret. xoxox, Brenda

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:32 PM

      I love a beret. I expect to see you in yours soon! I added the veil myself after I saw the Dior ones last year with a veil on them. 🙂 xx

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    1010parkplace
    December 3, 2018 at 1:33 AM

    PS: I voted for you! xoxox

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Brenda! xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    December 3, 2018 at 5:29 AM

    Biscuit indeed. It is the greatest color (or non-color) for winter and in the cheetah, it’s savage love! Voted for you again my dear, and harassing my husband to do the same.

    Checking out Miranda’s line. I have velociraptor arms and the idea of a custom coat is very exciting!

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM

      Thank you so much for voting, Mithra! You’ll like Miranda’s stuff; especially in your winter climate! I’d have the navy one in a flash if I lived somewhere snowier. xx

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    December 3, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    Stunning and luxuriant looking coat – perfectly matched with those fabulous heels! xx Maria

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:26 PM

      So glad you like, Maria! xx

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    Michelle
    December 3, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    Looking like the cats pyjama’s Mrs! I adore you all dolled up in animal print. Totally understand what you mean about the colour. I’ve been looking for a snake print boot that isn’t yellow toned. It’s actually not easy to find although Zara did a pair but I’d sooner cut off my left foot than give that fast fashion chain a penny😉
    Mx

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:25 PM

      Thank you, lovely Michelle! This sandy-toned colour is difficult to find in the world of animal prints that all seem to be very golden and orange. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for boots for you… xx

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    Nancy
    December 3, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    Very classic and classy! Custom made is the best. I’m having a dress custom made for Christmas!

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:24 PM

      Oh fabulous, I can’t wait to see it, Nancy! xx

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    stylishatsixty
    December 3, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Love your coat – the cheetah print is fabulous and far smarter than leopard print. Leopard is a far more casual print – outfit style. Totaly in love with this

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:23 PM

      Thank you so much; I couldn’t be more pleased with the coat. I agree about cheetah and leopard… I love leopard but the cheetah is a nice change when you see leopard everywhere at the moment. xx

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    Sharon Sinclair-Williams
    December 3, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    I’m meant to be working but your post on Instagram stopped me in my tracks that much I had to come over right now and let you know how utterly outstanding that coat is and how you’ve styled it and how you look in it. EVERYTHING!!!! xo

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      Lisa
      December 3, 2018 at 3:22 PM

      Oh Sharon, you are such a darling. Thank you so much. IT IS a rather fabulous coat, if I do say so myself! I’ve loved this cheetah print since I first saw it. Thank you, babe. xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    December 3, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Cheetah looks classier than leopard, and a great talking point. The coat and shoes look soooo elegant!

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      Lisa
      December 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with the coat, and I’m glad you like it too! xx

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    melissa williams
    December 3, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    Oh lawd, lawd….. just jaw dropping. Is there like style class or something that you offer? I would be so down for that. And you know what?- it’s all that cheap ass print on all the faux leopard. Sometimes I’m like, “Have you ever even seen a picture of a leopard?” My son brought back an authentic leopard print scarf for me from South Africa and I love it but I have not been able to find it’s equal in print anywhere. The Cheetah print is just perfection. and lady that coat/ shoe combo is to DIE for!

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      Lisa
      December 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      Oh, Melissa, you are so sweet. I hardly think you need a class in style, my girl. I SAW your leopard print scarf your son gave you and I have all the green eyes over that. Their actual fur pattern is almost like a mandala it is so transfixing.

      So glad you like the whole lewk, babe. xx

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    whatlizzyloves
    December 4, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    Well having seen the cheetah in the flesh on Saturday, I can confirm that it is the winniest of winners. You look amazing as always. I have serious, SERIOUS coat envy xxxx

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      Lisa
      December 8, 2018 at 9:31 AM

      It is pretty fabulous. Miranda does a long star print one (custom) that I was thisclose to getting, but the cheetah won me over. You’d be amazing the star one or the cheetah one too, my friend! xx

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    Nicole at High Latitude Style
    December 5, 2018 at 4:39 AM

    What a beautiful coat. You look stunning! great hat!

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      Lisa
      December 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      Thanks so much, Nicole! xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    December 6, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    I did vote, but to be on the safe side, I voted again and I got through. Noe for the coat, what an utter beauty. Sooo elegant. I am still on the money restricted wagon (self inflicted) otherwise I would have orderedit straight away. I am very good at copying you see. The shoes are delightful too. And easy to walk in? Or is it on? That is definitely a big big plus. I agree with “Is this muttton?”, cheetah is much classier than leopard.
    That beret looks very good with the whole look. Well styled.
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      December 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      Thank you so much, Greetje! Maybe wait until you are allowed to buy something and THEN think about the coat. It is a Forever Coat, despite the current animal print trend, in my opinion. I’ve had two other lighter leopard print coats for years and wear them both a lot, so I know the investment is good for my closet.

      Yep, the shoes are easy to walk IN, not on. Glad you like it all, lovely lady! xx

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