The Jacket. The Topshop nude sequin motorcycle jacket is back. I saw it yesterday, in the flesh, @ the Topshop High Street Kensington branch (or is it Kensington High Street? Whatever). We had left the park and I just had to peek in, and there it was! I was talking about it last JUNE ('on friendship...') and I couldn't believe it's back. It's something like £85. I tried it on and of course it looks great. It would look great on anyone, how could it not? Totally different look on me than on Karla (altho, I'd definitely wear it with my skinny white jeans, too, as I wear them year round: winter white). I asked Kate, the manager, if I could shoot myself in it, and she said sure, as long as I didn't publish the shot, to which I stupidly asked, 'does a blog count?'
She almost caved, started coming around, saying 'well I can't physically stop you..' but I didn't want her to get in trouble, she was so nice. I told her about Karla and how there's been this kind of jacket envy conversation going round, over this jacket (which had sold out) and - get this - she was really excited and said 'Karla's Closet!' The manager of the London High Street Kensington Topshop knows about Karla and her closet! Funny old world.
I know how I'd wear this jacket (there's a million different ways I'd wear this jacket, actually). I'd wear it over my vintage non-designer pale pink nude sleeveless Jackie O dress (one that I DIDN'T have made), with Jun's hand-made white tights with black Chinese writing, and any heels. Or maybe my Topshop harlequin black suede pom pom ballet pumps. Or even little booties, if and when I get the perfect pair, which I actually also saw at Topshop... little soft black leather flats with a lot of gold detailing.. I can't find them online, but they're kind of a cross between this and this. But my little black bootie obsession is another story, for another day and another post.
There's also a great white sequin jacket which is more my style: I can't show you the photo for some reason, but click here to see it. I love it, but I also really really love The Jacket.
So: if you had The Jacket, how would YOU wear it?