Well the weekend has wrapped; how did you fare? I hope you rested and enjoyed! Today I am featuring a laser-cut jacket By Zac Posen, paired- with some irony- with a gossamer silk, tiered skirt and black calf lace-up heels.
I recently got this versatile skirt at the Retreat Boutique. I know I always mention it, but I do love when my shopping dollars go to a great cause, and this one help support battered women, and the proceeds go to the shelters. By that, I mean 100% of the proceeds. I shop there regularly and they have high quality clothing, some of it brand new, some gently worn, and most barely worn. I also bought a crocodile bag designed by Dolce and Gabbana recently, and some other goodies that will find their way onto the blog. When you are in the Hamptons, do shop here.
My pale beige, empire waist top is older, but I could have worn any simple sleeveless tee or sweater with this , and also could have also chosen an abundance of colors. Almost anything works with the color palette of ivory and beige. Since the jacket is laser-cut and rich in detail, I choose a simple zircon choker as my necklace, a quiet row of sparklers from a dear friend! In fact, I had dinner with 3 friends last night - a great time!- one gave me the necklace and one gave me the beautiful Judith Leiber satin bag as birthday gifts a few years back. I wore the bag last night without its tasseled straps, so it would not add more detail to the outfit. Normally, I love this feature.
Laser-cutting is precise, accurate and easy on the fabrics,; it makes clean cuts and seals the fabric edge so there is no fraying. It is especially popular in leather, but can be done on any fabric including neoprene and silk. I was researching laser-cut clothing and came across a fantastic Pinterest board. This board has a broad and opulent display of beautiful garments, jewelry and footwear made with this technique . View it here.
Another book at the outfit. Besides looking chic this jacket is cool as it is open. I love Zac Posen's work. He is the go-to designer for intricate, head turning dresses, gowns and sportswear, as well as handbags. So you might imagine how happy I was to be able to purchase this jacket, in pristine condition, from Around Again. I also bought my lace up heels there, and they are Bottega Veneta.
The beauty of buying high-end resale is that it is trendy and on point years after, sometime decades, after it is made. The truly visionary designers design a garment to be beautiful forever. SO, you are asking...? I paid $110 !
A detail shot of the bag and two rings, one of which I designed. I will, at some point, feature my jewelry on a separate post. I love how jewelry pops against a simple back drop of ivory silk! You can also see my Judith Leiber Minaudière, I adore the enameled button. I am not always able to get good close up shots, but this one shows the laser work of the jacket well, as well as the sheer and buoyant silk skirt ( well lined!) by Moon Collection in Los Angeles. And two of my pet rocks! :)
This next photo is mostly background. I like that the organic shapes of the branches are repeated in the jacket. The snippets of sunlight peeking though the limbs of the tree, looking much like the beige tee peeking through the tan laser-cut cloth.
You know I like to close with a creative flourish. Now I must ask you, what do you think of laser-cut clothing? Have you seen any especially beautiful pieces you would care to share? Do you own a few pieces, and if so, are they on your feet, your bag, or your bod? I am hoping all three.
I will share this link if you are looking for a jacket like mine. This leather laser-cut jacket is divine! This one, also in leather, is to die for! From Clover Canyon, this one is stunning in blush neoprene. I am sorry they are all so pricey.
Have a wonderful Monday! XX, Elle :)