Friday, February 12, 2010
Loco for Coco
I've always had a love of vintage style clothes, that is, clothes from bygone times. My first era of obssession was Edwardian, but in the last ten years has grown to embrace both 1940's and 50's glam to the simplicity of 1920's and 30's Chanel.
I think Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful women ever and love her innocent, elegant looks. I was also brought up quite strictly and as my mother was religious, I was taught to dress fairly conservatively and that 'ladylike' look still appeals to me today. Don't get me wrong, I also love me a good mini & heels, but it's not something that I wear all of the time.
Imagine how excited I am to see and read that one of the big trends for the year is ladylike glam!! Recently I had a work meeting to attend interstate, I don't usually wear office clothes in my day job so I went through the closet to see what I could wear. Being that I hadn't bought any 'business wear' since 2005, and my collection was sadly lacking, I decided that I could buy myself a jacket to spruce up a shift dress I was planning to wear. (I'm also required to meet a certain standard when I travel foor work, one being that a jacket must be worn over a sleeveless dress)
Having a quick trawl around the shops, I spotted a Chanel-inspired beauty in Dotti, of all places! I'd been wanting a jacket like this for a loooong time! The combination of black and white is so pretty and classic yet modern.
(Emma Watson wearing Chanel jacket)
So, I snapped it up!! Got so many comments on it during my trip. It's one of those things that you put on and instantly feel like a million bucks! One lady on the plane even asked me if it was Chanel (hee hee!)
I also think this would be great with jeans and my black lace cami & heels for a dinner out, or with a cute black skirt and long boots in winter. Almost wish I DID work in an office every day, just so I could figure out new ways to wear this baby! :)
Speaking of Chanel, I also looked at this coffee table book in one of the meeting rooms, and sneakily took some photos of my favourite pages.
Aren't they just divine???? Of course, this book immediately made me think of Porcelain Blonde :)
If you want to get the ladylike look, there's some cute options coming out in the chain stores. This pink tweedy Portman's jacket ($149) is cute and girly:
They also have this 'jacket style' cardigan for $99
To end the week on a classy note, I've decided to rent 'Coco Avant Chanel' and watch it on my work trip this weekend, which is also falling on Valentine's Day!
I'll be in Brisbane, so might head to Southbank Markets or Queen Street & buy myself something nice.
I might even visit Kitten D'Amour, seeing as it's my birthday on Wednesday! =D
If I don't write again before the weekend, I hope you all have a great Valentine's Day, whatever you may be doing.
PS: If shoes are more your thing, I fell HEAD OVER HEELS (lol, get it???) for these beauties
Posted by RetroJetGirl at 1:13 AM