Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Little Black [tux] Jacket

The little Black Jacket
(From top left: Acne angora knit, Topshop Western-inspired belt, Chanel 'The Little Black Jacket' coffee table book, Mango double breasted tux jacket, River Island distressed boyfriend jeans, Valentino Rockstud leather clutch, Gaia Repossi for Zadig & Voltaire cage ring, and Michael Kors Watch

For a minute there, I almost called this 50 Shades of Grey. Glad I've shown you people of cyberland that I'm not that much of a living cliché. We might have to pretend that me being a French girl writing about Chanel's classic Little Black Jacket doesn't make me as common place as they come though .. right? Right. It so does though, doesn't it? Especially since the theme is currently one of the least cutting-edge out there at the mo, thanks to Karl who has just gone and waved his magic marketing wand again, only to propel this old time favourite straight back into the [black and white] limelight. Or maybe that is precisely what makes it more cutting-edge and paradoxically, less avant-garde. If cutting-edge means, as Wikipedia suggests, 'state of the art', then I'm sure Joan Smalls' boobs wrapped in a bow-tied LBJ must, undoubtedly, constitute the 'highest level of development' as to how one might be inclined to wear this piece of clothing. Or tied around one's naked body as a skirt (see previous exhibit). Enough with the compound adjectives already. My point is, I didn't find the 113-photos presented at the Saatchi Gallery groundbreaking (though I did take a moment to salivate over Georgia May's hot bod - a now popular weeknight activity for the boy and I, since I was given a [life-size] poster of the shot which has now taken up residence in the lounge). I did however really like the styling (by still-life sex queen Carine Roitfeld). And though the exhibition didn't really resonate with me on a deep and meaningful level (let's not get into what does), I did come home thinking that I have not been doing enough little black jacketing (why can't it be a verb?) as of late. Easier said than done with my decomposing collection of dust-gathering blazers. Shabby without the chic. So I went and got the above (remember?) which just arrived. And this is how the ever stereotypical French girl in me would wear it today. Standard to say the least. Don't blame me though, it's my genes. Sorry Karl. 

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24 comments:

  1. That Mango jacket is the coolest LBJ I've seen from budget stores. You made the right choice! Very Balmain-ish and it has that cool tux cut that is so trendy at the moment. Can't wait to see you wearing it! x

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  2. Lovely pieces !

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  3. uhhh I want that Chanel book! xo, alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  4. Beautiful collage, would love to wear this look myself

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    new outfit post

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  5. this blazer makes the whole outfit so special! ♥
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  6. I love this look. It's so chic!!! I need that ACNE sweater so bad!!!

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  7. Beautiful outfit, love the sweater and clutch!

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  8. Love the jacket & the sweater! Perfects


    XX
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  9. I like this selection! I think you can get a very similar sweater at Benetton, it's wool and not angora but it's also really cheaper...
    Luce

    http://lucesdiary.wordpress.com

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  10. Great selection!


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  11. you and thefashionguitar have converted me to mango. Many thanks! I had almost totally forgotten about its existence!

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  12. This is so my style... lve it
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  13. I want all of these!!!

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  14. Love the blazer and studded clutch especially!

    www.fashiable.nl

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  15. ooh great set! loving the acne sweater. so comfy xx

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  16. Love it all!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.gr/

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  17. I'm such a living cliché, I called one if my latest blog posts fifty shades of grey, hahaha. I love how you still made a refernce to it ;)
    The Mango tux blazer is great, looking forward to seeing you wearing it. xx

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  18. Great picks, would love to own that Acne knit! :)

    x

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