After a series of selfies taken for the purpose of displaying this Rick Owens jacket, I'm now convinced that a self portrait is an art form in itself. Trying to pose appropriately, relaxing facial muscles without looking like a wide eyed deranged woman on drugs while trying to control my arms trembling from holding a hefty camera - all done simultaneously is quite a feat. On a more positive note, freezing myself into several poses with my gut sucked is considered a new form of Pilates...... Who knew?
So.......let me introduce you to the avant-garde Rick Owens Naska leather jacket, complete with a coat-tail. This new and edgier version caught my eye a few months ago. I decided to take the plunge when the Liberty store offered a 40% discount to all their VIP customers. Thus began a comedy of errors on their part - cancelation of order due to computer error, a demand to show evidence of my order (because the customer doesn't have a brain so she doesn't know what the heck she was trying to order in the first place), re-order, wrong SKU number (my fault apparently even though I don't even have a clue who does the tagging in their store) and finally, overcharging me (refunded with an arrogant message "we decided to refund as a gesture of goodwill").
Of course, the story wouldn't be complete without a mini soap opera of some sort - all culminated with my darling (note the sarcasm) sales associate who declared "this jacket is the BANE of my life" before holding further discussions with his colleague while forgetting that his phone wasn't on mute. Nice one, bud. How one supposedly prominent and much admired store can be so sloppy with a simple transaction confounds me......
Okay, rant over. Despite its rather inauspicious start, I'm ecstatic with the jacket. But then again, Rick Owens is a genius for being able to design a leather jacket with a dramatic flair that managed to look both feminine and badass at the same time. The slightly padded shoulders gave my droopy ones an extra lift, the nipped in waist squeezed all my fatty bits into the right places giving me a pseudo-hourglass silhouette and the long sleeves with knitted wool inserts make my batwings look long and slender.
p.s. By the way, I'm a size UK 8 which converts to a 42. There's a UK 10/ IT 44 Rick Owens Nasja jacket at 30% off at the moment.