2010/10/18

Vintage Point of View



Fur Jacket Vintage Pierre Balmain
Hermes Silk Scarf (Gala Bridles design 1957)
Cashmere Twin Set Crimson
Levi Vintage Jean
Vintage Pirate Boots by Vivienne Westwood
Sunglasses Chanel
Bag Chanel Classic
Pearl Earrings Cartier

Yes, I know!!! Enough already with the old jeans....I wish I could stop. Truly I do, but it's just a Texas habit that makes me feel good. My best friend is my jean, my partner in crime as it were.
On the other hand, this vintage fur jacket is something I bought in a Paris auction house about 15 years ago. Believe it or not, I never worn it until last year. One day I put it on and felt like Carrie from Sex and the City. You know a quirky mix....gave me kind of a jaunt in my step. So,
as today was the first real day of cold weather in Paris, it was just the right thing to keep me
warm. No, it did not make me feel like Carrie today, but I thought the pale grey in the fur looked very pretty with the pale greys and pinks in my Hermes scarf. This I bought for one of my daughters a few years ago thinking she would understand where I was coming from.
The result being she has never even tried to wear it!!! Didn't and doesn't get it, my dears. I am not worried, because one day she will reclaim what is rightfully hers and enjoy it. This particular design from Hermes originated in 1957 and remains even today as the most popular silk scarf sold. My twinset is from my shop. A basic for Crimson. I did it in chocolate, flannel grey and black. I want all three!!! Just when I want to minimize my wardrobe, I go and do something where I want to OWN all the colors.
I had tea this afternoon with my good friend, Joelle, and she was wearing an incredibly well cut (for the city and not for horse riding) black jodphur. Prada of all places.....luckily there is one just down the street from my shop.........won't take me but a minute to see if there is still one left in my size. A jodphur might replace a jean, no? You can always dream!!!
A bientot, Linda

5 commentaires:

reneebenhamou a dit…

OULA Quel chic.... Vous adorez ce jean trop court et moi aussi. Comme d'habitude il n'y a rien à jeter.... Je vais sûrement crquer pour ce joli twin set gris qui manque à ma collection Crimson. Dîtes à votre gourou coiffeur que vos cheveux s'assortissent très bien à cette tenue. J'attends toujours avec impatience cet exercice de mode et d'anglais. Have a nice night and big hugs . Renée.

Judy a dit…

Love this look. Can't wait to see the jodphur, sure hope they have it in your size. You look flawless as usual. I showed you off to my Texas friends last night and they were amazed and delighted. Now I will be on the search for vintage fur. Not difficult to find in Dallas. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

reneebenhamou a dit…

Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide. Et ces grèves qui nous gâchent le plaisir du shopping.... J'ai de graves problèmes héhé.
Bon suis quand même allée chez Prada acheté cette magnifique jupe qui sera du plus bel effet avec mes pulls Crainson, en même temps j'ai une page de retard mais ça c'est tout moi. Suis rassurée pour les collants.... Vais être la plou bell pour aller en week-end.
Je vous embrasse
et j'attends la suite.
Reinette

KatyE. a dit…

OMG! YOu have the most amazing style!

Anonyme a dit…

Hello Madame:

You have wonderful style!

A kind correction... The Hermes scarf you are wearing in this photo is not "Hermes Silk Scarf (Gala Bridles design 1957)".

It is the timeless Les Clés.

Best Wishes,

Barbara S. W.