Luck is my favorite four letter word. When I walk in my shoes each day, I understand exactly the first sentence in Mademoiselle Chanel’s quotation above. Luck is both a state of mind and a manifestation of the very hard work that goes into staying lucky. And when I reflect on all the mentors and guardian angels who have provided me refuge in my darkest hours, I understand her second sentence. Luck is recognizing that it is not a frailty but a blessing to receive the embrace of a much bigger world than yourself when you need it. As for her last sentence? I believe whatever you choose to be in your soul is how you define your life’s journey. I could certainly do much worse than to ask luck to be my travel companion.
The Chanel Jacket Diaries, Part 4: And sometimes it’s just about dumb luck, of which I have been a huge beneficiary in the fashion department. It’s being in the right place at the right time to find some of these closet goodies…which brings me to the jacket in today’s episode, an army green four-pocket jacket from the 2009 Paris Shanghai Métiers d’Art collection. Lucky charms green? Check.
Lesage embroidery trim and extraordinary buttons? Check and check.
Matching shoes? Will these YSL python slingbacks suffice? I think so!
Luck is when things match serendipitously, even if you buy things years apart. I think the Missoni silk top is the oldest item in today’s look (if you don’t count me ), followed by the jacket, then the YSL python Tribtoo slingbacks.
Though I won’t actually see Lil A for the 4/18 Club annual meeting till a bit later, we could at least coordinate our outfits around my favorite color on our shared birthday. Grey is the new black, and this is Lil A’s ODJ:
As for me, I’m going with a paler shade of grey to offset the darker ostrich bag.
ODJ: 4/18 Club Annual Meeting: Chanel 08C cashmere cardigan, GapFit long sleeved hoodie, 7 For All Mankind cropped jeans, Christian Louboutin rolling spikes loafers, sterling silver CDC bracelet, Hermes ostrich Birkin 30cm.
Happy Easter, my dear readers!
Hypothetically speaking, if I woke up with my closet ablaze and could only save one Chanel jacket, which would it be? Logically it would make sense to save the practical jacket from the last episode since it would get me the most mileage, especially if I had no other clothes left, right? Yes and no. The other half of my brain would actually save this jacket in today’s episode because it would be impossible to replace. Sure, I could always find another little black jacket, but would the House of Chanel ever issue something as cool as this one again?
The Chanel Jacket Diaries, Part 3: The only problem with this Chanel 09P painted tweed jacket is that it is so incredible I’m actually scared to wear it. If it weren’t so expensive I would have tried to buy a spare so that if I accidentally got something spilled on it (or if it went up in flames), I wouldn’t be devastated. Love the haphazard yet purposeful blending of the white painted windowpanes with the subtle tweed weaving my three favorite colors together (grey, white, and green), softened by a sheer net ribbon trim:
But it’s a tricky one to match to a bag without resorting to a predictable grey bag. Does it work with this Leo bag?
What if I played up the green in the tweed with this dark green reissue flap?
So will the House of Chanel ever issue something as cool as this one again?
We’ll just have to see what turns up in the next few episodes…