This summer I purchased a kind of mac/parka hybrid from The Kooples. I bought it because I wanted to work festival chic and because I loved it and because it was half price.
My new outerwear has been much coveted, not least by photographer Ann Kathrin-Koch who ordered her very own a few weeks ago. And not just because well, it looks cool. Nope. What with all of the ruddy rain we’ve had this summer it is quite possibly the most useful item of fashion I have invested in this year.
Turns out there are quite a few fans of the green hooded number, including one of Ann’s brides Sarah, Ann actually sent me over a few images just to show me the popularity of THE coat.
To be honest I was really quite taken with Sarah. And her fiance Damian. And their beautiful engagement shoot that took place in a field full of strawberries.
So I thought I’d share.
Make sure you have you lovely selves a read – their childhood sweetheart story is uber cute.
Sarah: Damian and I met at school. He was a few years older but asked me if I would like to go to the cinema with him one weekend. I said ‘alright then’.
A few weeks later, he asked if I would be his girlfriend…… I said yes.
We would meet at lunch break, tea break and shared the same bus home each day, he would always make sure I had the seat next to him at the back of the bus that was only reserved for his year.
A couple of years later, still together, he left for University. He was there for 3 years but we managed to stick it out. For the first year, while I was in my last year at school, he would drive back every Friday evening to collect me from school and make the 2 hour trip back to his University to spend the weekend together with his new uni mates.
Almost 15 years later, we re-visited our school. It’s a beautiful old building and we live fairly close.
It was a sunny August morning; we were wandering the pretty grounds surrounding the building, he subtly led me to the spot that we very first spoke, he got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him….
I said yes!
Looking up at the huge building with what must be at least 20 windows, there were all the summer school children and staff cheering! He had previously told the school secretary what was in store.
We are a month away from our wedding in the Cotswolds. We are really looking forward to the day and making a weekend of it with friends and family. We chose this location as its somewhere we have spent many fun weekends with friends.
Photographer: Ann Kathrin-Koch
My, what a rock.
So tell me you savvy shoppers, what has been your favourite/most worn item this year so far?
Second to my parka would be my feather headdress. obviously.
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