Looking Good In The Hood

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Finally.

Beautiful, quirky and practical Bo-Peep detachable hoods – now available here –  by Spanish designers Virginia Vicente and Laura Baleztena who, having spent “a lot of time in Ireland”, some of it drenched, sought a design to deal with unexpected downpours.

In fairness.

 Hoods (Mayima)

17 thoughts on “Looking Good In The Hood

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Those are really nice. I particularly like the second one (floral design) in part because of the eminently practical neck shield, but also the design. A good friend has a lovely floral coat that this would actually work with (said the guy with no sense of fashion)

    The fourth one s a little too picnic blankety for me, but then if it does the job and the wearer likes it, who cares? I also like that the hood comes out far in front. In most of my coats with inbuilt hoods, you end up with a drip (or occasionally a river) of water under the coat in front and down my chest.

    Even when I do not particularly like a design, I am in awe of those who can come up with these ideas. And for all its other flaws, The Devil Wears Prada shone a torch into the world of fashion, making some of the decisions and fashions make more sense.

    In any case, good luck to Laura Baleztena with this.

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  2. Lilly

    Speaking of in the ‘hood, I saw Mary Mitchell O’Connor in Lidl just now. All dressed up, bright red lipstick, no skulking about in a hoodie for her. Looked a bit peaky and shell shocked all the same. Some auld fella went up and commiserated with her and I’m pretty sure I heard her say never again or words to that effect.

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  3. Edel

    These are so gorgeous and would be great at the moment in this depressing, endless nuclear winter. Love the black floral one..

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    1. Salmon Eile

      Agreed. When they make Paris Fashion Week I might take a second look. They look like something a laicised nun would wear.

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