STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel



We've only had two days in January above the freezing mark here in Manhattan and although temperatures are supposed to warm up slightly for the weekend, I know it will be short-lived.   I'm a warm weather and sunshine kind of gal, but a Manhattanite through and through.  So, I just suck it up and tough it out every winter complaining every step of the way!  I generally spend as much time as possible inside during the months of January and February.  Mornings are particularly difficult.  When I feel the cool air on my arm as I stretch for the snooze button (which I've resolved to only hit twice!), I feel like I would sell my soul in exchange for spending the day wrapped in my cozy comforter. 

Fashion takes a bit of a back seat (only slightly) during this time of year because I basically live in my puffy jacket for eight weeks.  On one hand, this is a good thing.  Since I'm covered down to my ankles, it almost doesn't matter what I've got on underneath if I'm just running around town doing errands and such.  But, on the other hand I have a hard time (as do most of you, I'm sure) wearing the same jacket for TWO MONTHS!  I need options, dammit.

Norma Kamali shawl collar puffer
Luckily, Norma Kamali offers a variety of posh puffy jackets. While on a camping trip in 1975, Ms. Kamali came up with her most famous design, the "sleeping bag" coat.  She realized how cozy it was to wrap a huge sleeping bag around her at all times -- not unlike the way I feel snuggled in my comforter every morning.  Stay warm darlings!


  1. My coat closet is blocked by bikes. If I had another jacket other than my puffer, I couldn't even get to it. But I do like accessorizing the brown beast as I refer to it with all my knits. Fear not, the days are getting longer my friend!

  2. As much as I like the styling of that Kamali jacket, I hope there is a way to zip/button/cinch it up! Unless you have a driver of course...

  3. I didn't know that story - very interesting. And the key is to have 4 coats - one for each band of minus weather :-)

  4. My puffer jackets never seem warm enough to me...maybe it's because i compare them to my shearling? I swear, that's the warmest thing ever. I've had it for 10 years now.

  5. i definitely sacrifice warmth for fashion in winter. never owned a puffer, definitely live in leather right now. but love the middle photo.