“What’s that weird Gandalf coat you’ve got hanging there?” Said my friend the other day when she spotted my mum’s self-made technicolour dreamcoat hanging in my room.
My mum said she had spotted the fabric in the Souk when we lived in Bahrain. She said she bought the fabric without knowing what she would use it for. She thought she might either cover a sofa in the fabric or make a coat, so she ended up making a coat. I just love the stories behind things.
I have always been eyeing it up as, like my mother, I love colour. I wanted to build my outfit around the coat so teemed it with my Topshop Mom jeans, a white tank crop top, a baker boy hat and some trainers.
I have to admit, Gandalf the Great is not the look I was going for. But I hope I can pull it off anyway!