Today it was cold & wet. A very dreary day.
Out comes a warm woolly jacket.
A Giorgio Armani Collezione jacket, about 15 years old. Paid a bomb for it - it was the first GA jacket I purchased at full price from the store.
Notice is a white label, "Collezione" which is his diffusion which he sells mainly through the department stores like David Jones, Lane Crawford, Barneys NY etc.
Its 100% wool and the lapels are a knit wool in a darker charcoal, which reminds me of a scarf. In fact, I think of it as a scarf. But its not.
The puffiness of the knitted lapels gives a very luxe look & feel.
A few years ago, I found critter holes in her...three big ones....so I darned them up & every time I take her out now, I check her all over.
A Bassike navy tee which I got form one of the warehouse sales probably for about $60. 100% organic cotton and short sleeved with raw edges.
Cobalt Not Your Daughters Jeans.
This is a heart locket from a store in Beecroft called Beautiful Things By, which is near the train station. Its just base metal with a brassy finish but it has many chips & scratches which I accepted as giving it that authentic look.
I paid $25 for it and it weighs over 1 kg.
The store had told me it was a functional lock and since its keys were tied up, I didnt test it in the store. But when I got it home, it doesnt seem to be functional and so I will take it back to get them to show me how it works.
I have threaded a Bottega Veneta black leather cord through it (see a later post), and the only reason I want functionality is so the key doesnt keep falling out when I place it in the lock while I am wearing it.
These details aside, I love its chunkiness & boldness.
The multi circle gold is an 18ct from the Barneys CoOp outlet at Woodbury Common in NY. It was about $350. Amazing value. I cant recall the designer's name - she is Italian and some of the circles are in rose gold & others in yellow. Each circle has a different etching on it and they are all intertwined. Without a doubt, this is my most loved (aka worn) piece in this whole ensemble.
The other one which looks like electrical coils is a Mania Mania from Belinda's The Corner Shop. About $200 in base metal. Nothing like the value I got from the Barneys ring.
The black Hermes perfume bottles which I wore the day prior.
My Jil Sander "Dorothy" bronze shoes.
I have worn these more since I started "What I Wore" than ever before.
See you tomorrow.