I bought a cotton jacket last winter (off-season) and shared a picture of it with you in December.
Some of you expressed doubts.
Others said nothing.
Perhaps you couldn’t quite imagine how it was going to look on the model?
I will readily admit that this jacket is a little bizarre, but it’s good to wear something a little bizarre to the office occasionally. How dull it would be if we all wore a perfectly correct dress every day.
This is why Michelle Obama wins the head-to-head with Carla Bruni. Every once in a while, Mrs. Obama wears something bizarre that is not 100% flattering. And we just appreciate her terrific style and love her all the more for doing it. (To be fair to Carla Bruni, she was laboring under the handicap of being a former model with a past; she probably felt like she couldn’t deviate, sartorially, from the straight and narrow as the wife of a world leader.)
I had thought I would wear this jacket with a white blouse — and then my favorite red top flitted across my mind.
Here are the key features:
- sleeves that look like lobster claws
- intense smocking at the waist
- beautiful red-orange trim.
And perhaps the best part of all: these oversized, enameled, fire engine red snaps.
A detail like this shows that the manufacturer really cares about the craft.
These snaps are too fantastic to keep hidden from public view.
The gloomy side of my personality is already mourning the day when the thread will lose its elasticity and the smocking will expand. But dry-cleaning should help hold that day off a while.
Do notice the seams and pleating that give the sleeves their wonderful shape.
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Jacket: Pianurastudio from YOOX (still available!); Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Shoes: French Sole New York; Watch: Michele Urban