Outfit: Chanel tweed jacket, Alexander Wang t-shirt, Chanel glasses, Chanel timeless clutch, Zara boyfriend jeans and Louboutin peep toe heels (similar here).
Looking at the first photo, you're probably fooled into thinking that spring has finally arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere. Hah! The weather forecast for April is rain, rain and more rain with the temperature hovering around the single digit (celsius). I wanted to cheer myself up by wearing a spring jacket. It didn't matter I was drenched thanks to the continuous downpour (noticed my sleeked back sexy hairstyle?) and I was seriously under-dressed while my friend, Christy who was taking my photos was all wrapped up nice and cozy in a thick woolen coat. Oh well, at least I was wearing a Chanel tweed jacket albeit for a brief moment just to remind myself that spring time still exists in my part of the world.
I've harbored a decade long obsession with Chanel jackets. It all started with their 2.55 flap which is probably on the top of most women's wish list. One day, out of the blue, I was invited to a private Chanel fashion show. There were no more than a handful of guests in a luxurious house located in one of the most exclusive suburbs in Auckland. The models were wearing the most exclusive RTW Fall/Winter collection. It wasn't like a madhouse compared to the circus that ensues during LFW or NYFW these. The models walked up to the guests and explained about the fabrics. We touched and oohed and aahed over the exquisite workmanship. I fell in love with Chanel RTW that day despite not being able to afford it.
Furthermore, the ladylike tailored jackets are the antithesis of my tomboyish and clumsy self. Now that I'm older and am happier to throw caution to the wind, I prefer to pair mine with ripped jeans and a pair of badass heels but until such time I find those said shoes, I'm going to stick to the painful Louboutins. I love that you could alter a Chanel jacket a couple of sizes up or down and there's the little chain that runs along the hem so that the jacket drapes better. Over the years, I was lucky to find vintage Chanel jackets in thrift and consignment shops whenever I traveled. To my regret, I've gotten rid of all of them years ago thinking that they were too "vintage". I still dream of finding THE perfect Chanel black jacket. One day........ How do you wear your tweed jackets? Better still, do share and wax lyrical about any Chanel jackets you own. There's nothing better than raiding someone's amazing wardrobe - virtually.