Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bracing for icy blasts with Norma
I loved Norma Kamali in the '70s and love her still. When I discovered that she was designing for Walmart in the U.S. I wrote scathing (and unanswered) emails to Walmart's head office bemoaning the fact that Norma was reserved for their market and not available in mine.
Until I saw this coat, all I've ever wanted was a Norma Kamali swimsuit like this ...
Coverage, a little shaping, some camouflage - what's not to love? The only thing holding me back was the price. But no longer.
Thanks to KamaliKulture many of her classic '70s styles are available for U.S. $98 or less !!! I just have to endure 3 months of solid cold followed by 3 months of solid coo,l and then I will be sporting a bathing suit absolutely perfect for l'age.
Which brings me back to the coat. It is not $98. In fact, most of her coats are sold out and I haven't a clue what the price was, but I suspect all are out of my price range. And it is such a shame because her coats are so modern and would be such a liberation from my sleeping-bag-with-belt-coat. I can only hope Norma expands her KamaliKulture line to include coats.
Psst, this one is on sale for $145!