My OOTD Now – The Sheer Pink Satin Coat

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My poor pink satin coat… It has travelled with me from Taipei to Sydney; Sydney to Taipei and back again to Sydney. Waited patiently in my wardrobe from the ’90s until now, and I have finally taken it to my local drycleaner, so it has been refreshed; restyled and reloved!!

Well, thanks to the comeback of the ’90s fashion trends, sheer fabric is back! What I absolutely adore, is Carolina Herrera’s Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection. There is no shortage of sheer pink fabric in this amazing collection (example image below).
“I’m in my rose period.” Said Carolina Herrera when she talked about her S/S 2016 Ready-to-Wear fashion. And how fabulously romantic does it sound?!!!

What Iย have noticed, is that there is a big difference between ’90s and now when it comes to wearing sheer fabric garments. The ’90s seemed to focus on contrasting; colour clashes and that was shown in my previous post – black was worn underneath my sheer pink coat.
The current trend, however, is all about blending in, think of nude on nude, a much cleaner; harmonized and subtle approach regarding the layering of sheer fabrics.

‘Voilร !’ Here’s how I bring my ’90s pink satin coat to 2016! Basically, I wrapped the belt around my neck – choker style (“So hot right now!”). After tying a bow, I decorated it with a cute crystal owl pin. Instead of wearing anything contrasting under the sheer coat, I chose a nude slip to wear underneath.
They are the major changes.., and of course, the sunglasses.

One thing I want to talk about here.., we often hear people saying that if we haven’t worn a garment in over six months, or some might say a year, then we should get rid of it.
I agree with this sentiment most of the time BUT I’m happy that I did not follow this advice with my sheer pink coat.
After all, like great wine, the true statement pieces just improve with time.

Location shot by photographer Kent Johnson.
Big congratulations to Kent, who’s photo ‘Ladies Party’ is one of the 2016 Australian Lifeย exhibition finalists.

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59 comments

    1. I’m glad you like it! X

  1. Wow!! pretty in pink!!!
    You look lovely!
    Xo
    http://www.colourvibes.com

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! X

  2. janacools · · Reply

    love it !

  3. Love that coat!

  4. Looks even better now!

    1. I’m so pleased to hear that! X

  5. Daniela Soriano · · Reply

    Love the glasses, and I must insist, that coat is the coolest, looking lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://danielasoriano.com/

    1. Thank you for your positive feedback and sweet compliments Daniela. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Sue. X

  7. kentojohnson · · Reply

    Hi Vivienne, thanks so much for mentioning my work in the art show. Last day TODAY! Love our shoot here near Boy Charlton Pool, the soft blues go well with the sheer pink. Great styling as always! Cheers xx

    1. Thank YOU for another great collaboration Kent. With our spring temperature so up and down and most of the days are very windy, I think we did well by picking the right day and the right location to shoot this fashion story.

      For those of you who live in Sydney, today is the last day of Australian Life 2016 open exhibition. 22 finalists’ work in large format prints are hanging in Hyde Park. If you enjoy art and photography, today is your last chance to go down there and take a look! X

    1. Thanks Tee! X

  8. So Stunning!! ๐Ÿ˜„
    I love this shade of pink it’s so soft and feminine!

    1. Thank you Mirjana. ๐Ÿ˜˜ I love this shade of pink too, it’s kind of between salmon pink and fuchsia!

  9. Beautiful pink dress! This color looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Xx

    1. Thank you Raysa. I’m happy to hear that! X

      1. You’re welcome!! Xx

  10. I’m glad you didn’t throw that coat out after 6 months or a year either. Sometimes it’s good to bend the rules isn’t it and now you have a gorgeous pink coat to show for it! xx

    1. That’s exactly how I feel Jessica. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your lovely feedback! X

  11. Love this jacket!

  12. Wow, now that is a classic and what an investment! Very smart of you to purchase way back in the 90’s, this is proof that fashion continues to repeat itself, but it also takes divine taste likes yours to master that!

    1. Awww.., thank you for your wonderful compliments! Yes indeed, if anything repeats itself, fashion is on top of the list! I guess my motto here is that, if we find something worthwhile keeping; we might as well hold on to it. X

  13. Very nice update–I like the more subtle, softer way sheer is being used now!

    1. Me too Annabelle. Thank you so much for your feedback! X

  14. I love this outfit! It’s romantic and delicate and you shine! Wonderful! ^_^

    1. Thank you for your beautiful compliments Camelia! X

  15. Coat + pink = lovely โค

    https://mxstylebook.wordpress.com/

    1. Yes Myki. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

  16. palettepop · · Reply

    Omg I need that dress now! So pretty!

    1. And that’s why I’ve been holding on to it for this long! X

  17. You are pretty in this dress

    1. Thank you Claire! X

  18. OMG where did you get the sunnies! And the new do looks baller! โค

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’ž This cool pair of shades are Coco Liberace. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  19. You look divine!

  20. OMG… so beautiful… by the way i love your shades too

  21. I love the inspiration and your look! There’s something so dreamy about a sheer pink anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    1. “Thereโ€™s something so dreamy about a sheer pink anything.” – That’s absolutely right! Thank you Mili. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  22. Yang Margie · · Reply

    Hi Viv,

    Wish you were in New York City this month, your look and style in Pink would have walked ten thousand miles for the Breast Cancer Research Programme alone, well, perhaps next year? Trust you to recreate something awesomely gorgeous.

    Bring it on โค
    xx Margie

    1. Awww.., dear Margie, I’d love to do that!! What an awesome idea to support the Breast Cancer Research Programme! Thank you for your wonderful feedback, until next ‘pink October’.., fingers crossed… ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  23. I can’t get over how amazing you look in this outfit! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it, and I’m in love!!

    โค๏ธ Leani
    https://lightbeautysite.wordpress.com/

    1. Oh dear Leani, your sweet compliments have made my day!! Love & hugs ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

      1. Good, I’m glad to hear it! Love and hugs back at you! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  24. You look really fabulous here,I just love the pink piece โค

    Besos!

    http://www.mbcos.net

    1. Awww.., I’m glad to hear it from you! Thank you! ๐Ÿ’–

  25. Wonderful confection of fashion! Love it.

    1. How sweet Juline! Thank you. X

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