Biker Jacket

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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Outfit: Helmut biker jacket (or available in black here), James Jeans twiggy, H&M sweater and The Kooples wedge trainers (similar here)

The older I get, the more I'm drawn to contemporary, edgy and interesting pieces. Just because I've got one foot in the looming 4-0 doesn't mean that I have a preference for matronly fuddy duddy clothes. Quite the contrary. It's not even a conscious decision when I'm shopping for clothes. It's a case of finally understanding what works for me, my lifestyle and body shape and then carefully editing the plethora of clothes out in the marketplace to a sizable number before making a purchase.

I took one look at this Helmut by Helmut Lang biker jacket and fell head over heels. It was instant love. What can I say? It looked like an awesome deconstructed biker jacket that only the geniuses like Helmut Lang or Rick Owens could dream up. It's made of sweatshirt jersey material with fleece lining on the sleeves and extra padding in the interior. It was snug but I felt like I'm swathed in cotton balls. It was warm enough to be worn as a jacket but fits easily under a coat on colder (below 0˚C temperature) days.

While I was still walking around in a love filled haze (my first ever Helmut Lang piece), Christy came to visit and immediately logged on to the computer to get one for herself, albeit a size smaller. Ahhh..... to be young, skinny, tall and be able to eat like a horse AND not gain a single ounce. I twisted her arm till she agreed to be my dress up doll for the day.



23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous jacket and outfit Marlene !!! I can only say that I adore everthing. Plus you look amazing, your subtle ombre hair is fab !!! There are not enough words to compliment you on these pictures !! L.O.V.E xx
    Ps: the jeans are they the slate color ??? They are truly fantastic on you !

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    1. Marta, I only wish that the girl in the photo is me! My friend allowed me to style and photographed her. She's only 22 and is tall as a model. The James Jeans are black but looks far better on her than me.

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  2. Such a gorgeous jacket. I can see why you walked around in a love haze. It's truly beautiful!

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  3. I've been eyeing this one for a while but haven't had the chance to try it on yet. I think you've convinced me! It's perfect!

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    1. I'm all for sweatshirt - any kind as long as they look good and feel comfortable. Just in case you're interested, the black version is available in the US.

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    2. Thanks! I'll check it out :)

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  4. it's great that you don't let your age throw you into a whole new clothing style! when I'm older I'd love to develop your understanding of what will suit me when I look at clothes- I don't want to have to feel like all sense of style has been thrown out the window due to age! that Helmut Lang jacket really is beautiful. what a perfect staple piece for winter :)

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  5. I love it and Christy looks amazing - she'll be charging you soon when we see her in Vogue:) x

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    1. LOL! She's still very shy and needed to be convinced that she's actually pretty <- can you believe it??!!

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  6. I wish I had her figure and looked like her ... I wouldn't be chopping my head off my photos still if that was the case. The jacket looks lovely and I think the pale colourway has the edge over the black. You're not scared of mucky mitts then? And does Christy have really small feet too?

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    1. Yup! Pretty small feet. All I do is take off my insoles and she fits in my shoes.

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  7. She looks great. And never mind the jacket, I want her trainers.

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  8. She is stunning! Adore that jacket, and it's reasonable!!

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  9. "I twisted her arm till she agreed to be my dress up doll for the day." Ouch! Too funny, Marlene! :) You're tempting me with the jacket!

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  10. Oh wow i fell instantly in love seeing this beauty on your midel. Gorgeous. I want one in this white color too but not sure if i can pull it off. It seems to look great on a tall person. Awesome pick.

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  11. i did see this and was thinking to myself that its a great zip-up but with uber style! this would be a great piece for LA weather. might have to look into it! ;)

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  12. Love that jacket! Fab outfit!! Christy is a beautiful girl and great model!!

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  13. That is a fab jacket - LOVE the cut of Helmut Lang! Asymmetrical goodness - if that's even a word!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

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  14. i hope that the older i get that im more younger and comtemp my self!!!! i only hope that i can look as good as you and be as STYLISH as you the older i get! love this post! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  15. The jacket is great! I do really miss the old Helmut Lang stuff. My mom has pieces that I still love. The tailoring and seams were really beautiful.

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  16. I have this in black and I love it, I've been wearing it constantly. Love the snow as well.

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  17. amazing coat!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  18. i need this jacket marlene - it looks super comfy too!!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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