THE SWEATER OF JOY

Monday, 14 February 2011


Let me introduce you to the Sweater of Joy. I picked him up in my absolute favorite vintage shop in New York (where I am currently), Daha Vintage on Orchard Street. He was a mere $45 but has become a constant source of pure, unadulterated happiness. I like that he straddles the border of Navajo and Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat (last reference courtesy of my Mum when I skyped the sweater to her). And it turns out others appreciate his jaunty stripes too - today I lost count of how many compliments the sweater received - everyone from designer Stacey Bendet and the hotel bellboy were feeling the Navajo vibe. The joy is UNIVERSAL, I tell you. I think my gleeful expression says it all.

I'm channelling Proenza SS11 by pairing this badboy with a more conservative camel skirt and over-the-knee boots (plus leopard coat, just in case there was any chance I didn't already look enough like a bag lady).

31 comments:

  1. That jumper is an incredible find, really is a Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat moment =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  2. Seriously, that sweater is amazing. I'm obsessed with it just looking at the photo!

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  3. Oh this bad boy really does make me joyful!!
    What a fab find! I think I have your glee-ful expression too just by looking at it :-) hehe
    x

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  4. love that elephant necklace!

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  5. I love your sweater. But, more than that, I LOVE your necklace. Is that vintage too? Please say no...

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  6. I've said it before and I'll say it a hundred times: you are just too cute for words! And you must be right - I smiled when I saw this sweater!!

    Look forward to seeing you at LFW!! Tweet me when you're around and we'll try and coordinate schedules!

    Briony xx

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  7. Definitely a Joseph jumper. It really is joy spreading; this post brought me a smile

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  8. A really great sweater! Been looking for something like this for ages!! It would make me so happy to wear it everyday!:D

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  9. I agree - very cheerful sweater! And i really love your elephant necklace! It looks so good together!

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  10. I'm following your blog for some time and I saw you in NYmag http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2011/02/scene_stealers_day_5.html?mid=twitter_TheCut#photo=18x79294

    You look absolutely gorgeous!

    xx

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  11. Ha..... But a CUTE Bag Lady !! :-)

    baci ♥ Brad

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  12. hi there! i just came across your blog and i fell in love with it! i love your style!!! come check out my blog and follow if you like it, i promise i will do the same!
    www.fullclosetbutnothingtowear.blogspot.com
    kisses

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  13. Asos have currently got a pic of you on their Facebook page accompanied by a load of nice comments. There is a lot of love for the sweater of joy!

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  14. Love your style Natalie!! I met you briefly at Sass and Bide yesterday too and you were lovely :)
    x

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  15. hey:
    i have just found your blog; it's really great!
    i am itching to hit the charity shops monday!

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  16. I could not wear that at all. but your rocking it.

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  17. so cute sweater

    kisses

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  18. It certainly is joyful!! Who knew a navajo/joseph hybrid could look so good?! Love how happy you look wearing this - your face says it all :)

    xxx

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  19. I discovered your blog via blogloving and it is uber fantastical...I really adore it and this post is beyond amazing...lovely photography

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  20. Sweater is bursting with colors! I've just discovered your blog..and I love it!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  21. love it!!!!!
    great post!!!follow u now!!=D
    xoxo

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  22. ahhhhh!!! i love your happiness!!

    so thrilled to find your bloggy :)

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  23. cute!


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  24. I love it! I can see why you were so happy!
    <3

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  25. This is so cute! Its serious but yet its playful because of the sweater!
    I love it

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  26. You have style my dear!!!

    So cool blog!!

    I will come back for sure!!

    I invite you to know my new boutique on-line!!

    xx

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  27. I'm Navajo but I don't really see the Navajo in the sweater. But it does looks super comfy and I love the color pallet.

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  28. I like only fancy workable sweater because its color and work is very attractive. This sweater is not looking bad it’s also stylish.

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  29. I don’t like wear some sweater but this sweater is looking not bad, it’s also a styles sweater. Actually I like different types of styles jackets.

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