November 5, 2011

Illustrated Shoot - Cartoon Coat

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My Mum thinks I look like a cartoon in this coat. Well, you don’t have to take her word for it. :)

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I was just about to type: „I love this coat”, when I realised how many times I practically sing lovesongs to my clothes on this blog. This is one of the effects of blogging that I’ve never dreamt of – I have a much more personal connection to my clothes. One of the reasons for this might be the fact that many of you know me through the choices I make in terms of clothing, so I’m much more conscious how they’re a part of my personality.

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I’ve always loved finding nice clothes and accessories and trying out different outfits in the morning. Most of the time I work from home, but even if I don’t meet a soul the whole day, I always dress up for myself. Some of my friends find it strange that I never wear tracksuit bottoms and torn t-shirts when I’m just at home… I wouldn’t feel myself if I did that. (Besides, I don’t even own any tracksuit bottoms.) (Oh, OK, I have one pair.) (But I don't wear it.) (Enough brackets!)

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I feel lucky I can wear clothes that make me happy about myself, I don’t know how I’d feel wearing work appropriate black and white all week long! Instead, I can wear things like this coat, which fits the cartoon-character part of my personality just perfect.

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Wearing: Second hand coat and dress, Promod hat, C&A cowl, 
Calzedonia tights, Chinese shoes.

61 comments:

Badtastetoasttoast said...

Hahaha your comment on my owl shirt totally cracked me up :D Köszi!
I always love the creative effects you add to your photos! This illustrated you looks amazing, you must be so talented! Really cool pics and I adore the coat and this cute hat!

Lindsey Soup said...

Its's a very stylish cartoon! I adore the color scheme you've got going on here. Very cute!!


Lindsey Soup

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Dizzy Tea said...

Gorgeous coat!

Rachel said...

These cartoon pictures made me smile so much. Did you make them? If so I may have a business proposition for you. I have always noticed that I feel more connected with my clothes now to. For the record, the coat is lovely. I'm wanting a long one this year. I'm new here and you're definitely getting bookmarked :)

<3 Rachel

Isabel Slone said...

Oh my god, I'm totally obsessed with this! I love the illustrations! :)

Sarah said...

I especially love this set of illustrations, milady. And I know what you mean about wanting to dress to make yourself happy and not being lazy about it. People shake their heads at my clothes, but I only get so much time to dress how I want to dress (work clothes suck) and I plan to take advantage of it.

Kirstin said...

When I was in uni my roommates would always make fun of me because they would be wearing pjs or track suits and I would be dressed up, even if I didn't leave the house. I find dresses way comfier than track pants and jeans anyway!

Madeline Quaint said...

Szívesen! :) Thanks for the Hungarian! And the lovely compliment!:)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Linndsey! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Ípek!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Rachel! :) I make all the drawings on this little blog, I'm glad you like them! Intrigued by the proposition, let's hear it! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Isabel, how wonderful to have you here! So glad you like the illustrations! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

And you do take advantage of it fully! I tend to forget you need to wear work clothes a lot of the time, your blogged outfits are so colourful! Thank you btw! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Couldn't aggree more, a dress might look more "dressy" but is so much more comfortable than jeans! We should advertise this or something. :)

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Oh man, I loooooove those illustrations! So cute! Of course you look great in real life, too.

Nikki said...

I adore this post Madeline! Your hat is really cute and I love that coat :) It makes you look so ladylike! x

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Nikki! Since I'm wearing it I keep noticing old ladies wearing similarly cut coats. Anyway, I don't mind as long as I look more like a cartoon and not a pensioner. :)

Shybiker said...

Those cartoons are too cute! Really. And I understand your personal connection to clothing. I developed the same thing after I began blogging. My clothes are my friends and comrades.

Jamillah said...

Oh you're just wonderful!!! I love that you dress up when you work from home. I completely am in my bathrobe! Guilty of being uncute at home.

LOOOOOVE your cartoon! I actually think you jacket is so super classic, it fits into a black and white movie.

Loren said...

I have been told that I dress like a cartoon character too. Your drawings are lovely! The coat is great.

madamdonut said...

I love the combination of the winter weight coat and cowl with the bright floral dress, but my favorite parts of this post are the illustrations. They have so much personality and show off the clothes in whole new light. Brava!

Lyddiegal said...

I love illustrated madeline, and your coat is great! Lovely printed dress as well.
and i don't own a tracksuit either. what would i ever do with that?

Madeline Quaint said...

That's a great way of wording it - friends and comrades!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Jamillah! :) And I didn't intend to make anyone feel guilty, please don't!Wearing what you feel comfortable in is first, and it's different for each of us. I was judged by my friends for dressing up, but I'm definitely not judging anyone for dressing down! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

I hope you take it as a compliment too! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, I bought mine when I thought I'd go running if I had something to run in. Obviously tracksuit bottoms are not an incentive enough. :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

You look stunning! Love all of the colors and layers... and you look great in that hat! You look cute as a cartoon :)

foodfashionandflow said...

I love the illustrations! Your coat is very nice! It looks so stylish with your boots. Perfect autumn look.

Kira said...

I love your illustrations!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Kira! :)

wardrobe experience said...

lovely post and a lovely outfit. especially the coat is gorgeous.

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Ladyofashion said...

A person's style definitely reflects some of their personality. I love this coat on you. I also work remotely, at home at times and definitely still dress as if I am in the office. It actually helps me get more done for some reason. lol. -xo

SkippySays said...

Love your coat- it's got such a beautiful shape to it! And I definitely hear you- whether I'm staying home by myself or going out I love to dress up- I just feel so much better about myself!
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Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

I know the feeling! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks! :) Yes, it just makes me feel better when I'm surrounded by objects I like, and the same goes for clothes!

Ofelia said...

I just found your blog from Madison's blog and I'm so happy to had found you!
Love your creativity and style!
I'm your new follower and will be popping in to read your words and check your cool photos and drawings.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Ofelia, you have a beautiful name!
If you have a blog, leave the link and I'll go and visit you back. :)

Julie Lan said...

lol I don't think you look like a cartoon in this coat! these pictures do remind me of a nice movie with a fall scene :)

Sam said...

I adore your blog...your illustrations are really amazing!

Madeline Quaint said...

That's nice, thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Sam! :)

Tara said...

Cute drawings, and I LOVE your hat!
Mix and Match Fashion

jess said...

The coat is wonderful. The drawings are so adorable.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Tara! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Jess!

gaby said...

wow!! You look amazing!!
Love the illustrated shot!
Kisses!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Gaby, that's so nice of you! :)

Alison said...

I can see why you'd want to sing about this coat. It's all together fabulous. You have such a great sense of style. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog.

Ahitofsarah said...

great illustrations, i think you look fabulous :) xx

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VIPXO said...

Fab outfit! I really love it. But those illustrations are just incredible. I had to do illustrations for uni work but i was never the best at it. I have so much respect for people who can draw like that!

Victoria - VIPXO - http://www.vipxo.co.uk

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! I've left a comment on your blog - your writing is wonderful!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Sarah!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much Victoria, I'm so flattered! :)

Georgina said...

But cartoon chic is the best type of look! ;) You look lovely.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)