OBSESSED: THE EVERLASTING “ANGIE”

Leather jackets. no matter it’s summer, fall, autumn, or winter, you absolutely able to wear it in various season. Especially when jackets, in general, are worn mostly hanged by your shoulders in this year’s style.

Thank god i have my leather jacket again, after the old one is literally torn out. Here is the new one, i called it “Angie”. It always make me feel protected and becomes my reliable “wing man” for my statement look.

THE BELOVED BLACK -QUILTED ELBOW- LEATHER JACKET.

No matter what season, I always obsessed with leather jacket, especially with biker look details. My obsession becomes worse when my ultimate muse, Kristen Stewart, also making it as her “second skin”. Well the big difference is she is endorsed with her friend, Nicholas Ghesquire, the former designer for Balenciaga.

The New Skin

After only 2 years wearing my classic biker leather jacket from ZARA(The old one is torn out because I kept them away in my closet while I was pregnant), I replaced it with another black leather jacket, only it is more detailed.

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I am so satisfied to have found it! The details are incredibly just what I love the most. Biker collar, fine lines around the hips, strong shoulder, and quilted elbow. It is so androgyny but not having too much of a biker feel.

I love it more because I can wear it in 3 different ways! Buttons on, loosen up, or closed up.

TIPS ON CHOOSING YOUR OWN STYLE OF LEATHER JACKETS

1. Get your signature style

– types of jacket
Leather jackets are not always biker. Nowadays there are so much options and variations of materials you can choose from. For example, if you are a girl who wears mostly dresses, or all things feminine, you can choose leather jackets that has suit-like model, or even better, just like the rick owen’s leather jacket. It has loose front as the accent for the cover ups, so it gives you softer and affable feel on the leather.

– details
I go for studs, zippers, quilts, and line stitches. It matters so much to pay attention to the details, because your leather jacket will be worn out, and the only you can save is the natural basic accessories that already sewn on your jacket.

Choosing your beloved leather jacket!

Paul Joe Sister real leather jacket
4.276.885 IDR - my-wardrobe.com

Moto jacket
1.127.975 IDR - ark.co.uk

Vivienne westwood
10.453.945 IDR - flannelsfashion.com

Helmut lang
8.945.570 IDR - youheshe.com

2. Colors makes all the difference to the leather
It almost seems obvious that colors are the fastest way to get the different impression and feel to your look. Not to mention when you are choosing you leather jackets. If I love black, it is the opposite to those who are opted more girly side. Neutral colors are best for you girls! Nude, white, cream, or even red, can make your total look easy going, but absolutely done!

LEATHER BREAK THE SPRING!!

Balmain real leather jacket
50.792.645 IDR - balmain.com

Sass Bide quilted jacket
7.289.975 IDR - sassandbide.com

Theory biking jacket
10.291.115 IDR - my-wardrobe.com

Alice Olivia real leather jacket
8.728.530 IDR - aliceandolivia.com

Zara real leather jacket
2.420.270 IDR - zara.com

AllSaints vintage biker jacket
6.492.940 IDR - allsaints.com

Mango real leather jacket
1.846.695 IDR - mango.com

3. Assembly it with the proper accessories and outfits.
Personally, when I wear leather jacket, I downsize my accessories to nearly none. Because having to put on the leather jacket itself –especially the real material- is already much, and quite heavy on your shoulders. The jacket itself already make a statement of who you are and what you want to be seen as.

For me, I always go for strong looking, rock, effortless, and fierce. So I only put on my statement rings, cuffs, sunglass or even my skinny leather headband that is also black, same with my jacket! Either way, I only put on one item as my main accessory.

KRISTEN STEWART’S SECOND SKIN

Kristen Stewart Cannes red balenciaga leather quilted jacket

My muse, Kristen Stewart, has been endorsed with Givenchy with 3 different colors of its statement leather jacket, black, lime and red. Of course my utmost attention is on the black one. She is also stated that they are her second skin and will be devastated if she loses them. I couldn’t agree more!

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY BROUGHT BURBERRY’S ICONIC TRENCH COATS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

2009 may has became the tough times for fashion industry, but apparently not discouraging designers to get ideas and innovating their collections.

Christopher Bailey as the Creative Director for Burberry has evolved the iconic trench coats to the next level.

Among the survivors of the fashion crisis, he definitely took the top designers list that came through it gracefully and creatively.

Check the Spring/Summer 2010 in London fashion week, the trench coats were reborn in more sophisticated, sultry and edgy look.

The trenches were more fitted, modern, and has turned to be more alluring to wear it in our daily activities. Not just a coat that cover our dress, or basic attire.

It definitely makes a person stylish enough just to wear the trench and put on your best shoes, then you are ready to go anywhere you like!

Not that the previous style of the trench had not been the BFF’s of your any kind of outfit.

not just the models of the trenches, the colours and the materials that were used also impeccable.

Suede, Metallics, and chiffon for the skirts and silver paillette-encrusted metallic embellishments were the few examples that grab the attention.

Colours were not only came in basic trench, khakis, and dark colours, but also silver metallics, soft pink, blue, and even gold-ish yellow.

Came in one theme, the collections were made the Burberry brand took a turning head to those fashionistas which currently looking at another “most favourite” labels this year, with the strong shoulders dresses or jackets.

The show also in the event of celebrating the opening of the global headquaters of Burberry at Horseferry Road, London.

The muse of Burberry in current collections is Emma Watson.

cute like a couple huh? hihihi... pic credit: http://www.vogue.co.uk

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

He joined Burberry in May 2001. Before he was the senior designer of Gucci for womenswear from 1996-2001.

Not only responsible for all the product lines of Burberry in global scale, but also for the company’s overall image including all advertising, corporate art direction and store design.

The 38 year old designer has made the Burberry iconic label into fresh and reborn to the current emerging labels.

The newly appointed as Chief Creative Director also launched http://www.artofthetrench.com in 2009.

It basically compiled the looks and photos people from around the globe who wears Burberry everlasting trench coats.

Collaborating with Scott Schuman from The Sartorialist to name a few, art of the trench site really embracing the trademark items and style to the hearts of fashionistas.

Setting the milestones trough the site was a creative move by Bailey.

He was graduated from Royal College Art with a master degree in 1994, and given honorary doctorate from Westminster University in 2006.

BURBERRY PRORSUM SS2010
sources: http://www.style.com




can't get enough trenches, Bailey also designes the two pieces, mini skirts and blouses. The blue is just perfect, sultry edgy!

The iconic style collection of SS10, The silver paillette-encrusted embellishments top with skinny belts. not to mention the ruffled satin mini skirts! gorgeous.






THE ICONIC STYLE, COMES WITH THE ICONIC BAGS



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not just the trenches and the skirts, but also Studded and ruffled shoulder-clutch bag! credit: http://www.fashionandrunway.com


sources:
http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.vogue.co.uk
http://www.style.com
http://www.artofthetrench.com

FASHION QUOTES OF THE DAY

EMMANUELLE ALT IN CONTRIBUTOR’S PAGE OF THE NEW VOGUE HOMMES INTERNATIONAL

“FORGET TRENDY DESIGNER LABELS. JEANS, A SWEATER OR A T-SHIRT WORN UNDER A JACKET THAT SEEMS WELDED TO YOU. WHEN IT’S JUST RIGHT, WHEN YOU DON’T SEE THE EFFORT, IT’S IRRESISTIBLE.”

lovin the tweed jacket.. the colour of dark blue, white meet the land-earthy tone is very charateristic. oxford look like. photo credit: http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com

the grey is the soulmate of broken white and khakis colours, replacing black.photo credit: http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com



the velvet jacket!! love it! photo credit: http://www.fabsugar.com.au


big detail is more.. love the Balmain jacket.. beautifully tough! photo credit: http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com

I couldn’t be more agree to that! i always prefer jackets to cardigans.