Thursday, June 23, 2011



Words/Images Judith Ecochard

A sun filled penthouse is a proper setting for the nautically inspired NAUTICA women's looks for Fall 2011.

What we expect from this contemporary label was there---modern classic designs that are inspired by it's All- American heritage...full of separates that easily work into any wardrobe.
Cable knit long cardigan-as good as a jacket, belt or not

side view shows this is not a bulky warmer, but rather casual chic we'd belt

Navy navy navy...and crisp, wearable references to the iconic blue and white stripe French sailor top that endures forever...and utilitarian/military design elements.
wide peaked collar with button kep it from flapping around, useable side pockets.

classic car coat with metal closure make it hips

Nicely lined

And performance wear elements = feminine and functional- against the elements.
Pop of Orange from hangtags but we think fabric prob water resistant nylon

Great down quilting with zip ou hood, snap up collar keeps out the wind/rain/snow

Pockets, Pockets-zipped, snapped

Terrific-feminine belt defines waist, snap at back design nice touch 

Love, chic winter white, seam details add shape  --LOVE a winter white coat

Lined--- perfectly made

Snaps shut solid hardware
Rain be gone in a stylish anorak

Nice dark plaid pea coat style, 

Solid buttons

Nice buttons

Buttn cape like overcoat-style that is a great layering peice

Gently pleated, lies flat so it doesn't add width

Epaulets at shoulders salute a winter coat

gentle pleats

Military Style

FAB grey trim

high collar potebtial

Tweesy blazer can go from work to weekend casual

we love this layered look---mix and match possibilities

 Weekends beckon---quilted for warmth at core, wear alone or over sweaters, zip-out hood

Seams and a waist drawstring makes this wooly coat a polished piece with detachable hood

Pretty blouse flirty print

Polos year round

Sweatshirt chic

LBD side pockets properly placed so as too add options at the hip, not inches