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.