>> Judging by the number of times I've peppered my titles with "Pink!", I could almost justify having a "Think Pink!" post run on Style Bubble on a monthly basis.  Kay Thompson's voice clearly pops into my head every now and again as I indulge in a panic state of buying up anything that is pink in my line of sight.  This new pink purchase occurred at Biotop, the wonderful treehouse slash cafe slash boutique slash garden centre nestled into Tokyo's Ebisu.  In an incongruous mix that could only occur at Biotop, a vintage basketweave textured coat from the 1960s stood out amongst pieces of Celine and Stella McCartney.  It's a curious texture that I've never seen before as the polyester has been gathered together to create an intricate basket weave debossed effect that is a tactile texture fiend's wet dream.    

Oh, and I like the little International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union label stitched into it.  Apparently there was a little jingle to promote ILGWU-labelled garments in 1970, which seems pertinent today considering USA-made garments are once again being promoted and championed.  Sing it with me…

 

Look for the union label
When you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse,
Remember somewhere our union's sewing,
Our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
We work hard, but who's complaining?
Thanks to the ILG, we're paying our way,
So always look for the union label,
It says we're able to make it in the USA!

 

Trust the prolific and smart Japanese vintage sourcers to find this gem of a coat that comes with a USA textiles history lesson.  Therefore, I consider it ¬£150 well spent to add to the growing clusters of pink that grow in my wardrobe.  

Joining it is a vaguely naff but ever-lovable piece of vintage Valentino lurex jumper from the reliable Pelicans and Parrots in London and a few pieces of painterly turquoise and candy pink Suno from their resort 2013 collection.  

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EOS_M_Default_tcm14-945146Note of Disclosure: Pictures taken with Canon EOS M whilst overusing the Miniature effect on the Creative Filter options.  The leopard print Christopher Kane clutch above is indeed all I've been carrying around because the camera is that dinky.

Comments (29)

  1. Elisa says:

    I always like your celebrations of pink, because it is a vastly underrated colour in the current sea of androgynous grey, black and navy. I’m always reluctant to buy pink pieces for our store, despite my personal love for any kind of pink. The sweater is delightful garish.
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  2. Stella says:

    Pink is girlish color and so mine is favorite. I love pink so much that I have 7 dresses of pink color.

  3. mariposa says:

    Great look Sussie.. I love your syle
    xoxo from germany
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  4. lolli says:

    love the texture of your coat!
    its weird i always say i don’t like pink…yet i have like 3 pink jackets.coats!
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  5. Love the pink suggestions!And love the outfit!
    You’re a great blogger!
    Ciao
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  6. SACRAMENTO says:

    You have given me grat inspiration. I have to get my old knitted jumpers out.
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  7. joy says:

    Indeed well spent! And this bright pink looks great on you!
    With Love,
    Joy
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  8. sgh says:

    Dont care too much for the miniature effect, it makes it annoying to try and figure out the stuff outside of the middle of the pic. I feel like i have bad eyesight looking at those. Hope the filter happy cannon phase wont last for too long :)

  9. Girissima says:

    What a lovely post!!
    We love your blog!!
    check out this gorgeous pink bag – we think you will love it http://girissima.com/produtos/mulher-acessorios-malas-carteiras-malices-sack-bag-rosa
    xxx,
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  10. susie_bubble says:

    Noted. Just got a bit excited. And also I’m annoyingly into that feature on Instagram.

  11. Kate says:

    The perfect pink :) Suits you to a tee!
    Kate
    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  12. Theresa says:

    I love the color and the detail in the sweater. So perfect!
    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

  13. Juliane says:

    I LOVE the jacket. Its texture is astounding. The little skirt underneath gets lost, but I am in love with it too. Also, so good to support the union! Excited about this outfit!

  14. Ania says:

    You look like you escaped candy store! so adorable ! I love the pink vibe xx
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  15. Jenny Bexi says:

    I love love love this pink coat!!!I want it!!
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  16. supra skytop says:

    Pink is very cute color. I like pink very much and I think most girls will love pink.
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  17. Really a cute color! its really suits on girls! you can find a great collection of cardigans in cool colors at wholesale rates!

  18. solara says:

    that coat is DIVINE and you have style it perfectly as always. you rock girl.

  19. Daisy says:

    Loving the pink theme! Trendstop’s free TrendStream service launched this morning, have you seen it? It’s great for style inspirations like this.
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  20. Lynkez says:

    Baby pink…I love it! In fact that jersey can keep me warm through this winter. I love a red one to if there is any.

  21. Marla says:

    I love all that pink. Love that coat.

  22. Neri says:

    The pink coat is really great!
    Neri
    http://www.brandnite.org

  23. That is a fantastic basketweave pattern on the coat. And who can go wrong being so pink. You’ve inspired me to bring out my (2) pink dress coats now (I went through a VERY pink stage in my life once.)
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