Little Black Jacket

If you were only going to buy one fashion investment piece in your lifetime, the argument for it being a little black jacket by Chanel is a pretty solid one. Chanel is synonymous with ‘timeless’ and ‘classic’; you will have it, and wear it forever. To showcase just how much this is true, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel’s head designer) and Carine Roitfeld (former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris) teamed up to create the ultimate retrospective of the iconic little black Chanel jacket. The book, which was photographed by Lagerfeld himself and styled by Roitfeld, will be out in August and features some of the fashion world’s biggest movers and shakers donning the LBJ, and showcasing its versatility. Here are some of my favorite shots, as well as a two short videos: The making of the the book, and the making of the jacket itself.

Waris Ahluwalia

Yoko Ono

Vanessa Paradis

Tilda Swinton

Theophilus London

Natalia Vodianova

Milla Jovovich

Kanye West

Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Joan Smalls

Haider Ackerman

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Anna Wintour

Alexander Wang

Scarlett Utzmann Huynh

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March Madness

First of all, this post has nothing to do with college basketball (sorry boys), and I am fully aware that it is no longer March.

Today is April 5th, and in other words, the end of Mercury Retrograde. Finally!

While I read my horoscope occasionally, I certainly don’t live by it, and have never put much weight into the side-effects of mercury retrograde…Until now.

You may have noticed that I have been absent from my blog for the last few weeks, and even my entire online presence was weak. That’s because I have basically been a walking billboard for Murphy’s Law. Computer issues, phone problems, near car crashes, setback after setback, leading to argument after argument, plus an overall lack of inspiration has really put me in a funk.  I went weeks without doing my nails (unheard of), and the things that used to excite and inspire me just left me bored.

I felt a change last night though, I put a fresh coat of lacquer on my nails, and bookmarked pages upon pages of potential blog ideas. So here’s to April showers, May flowers, and a return to normalcy.

I leave you with some beautiful bright and caotic paintings that I came across by Berlin-based artist Yago Hortal. The abstract neon works perfectly encompass my current state of mind; Overwhelmed, but optimistic.

Until next time (soon, I promise).

xo, LLJML

{Photo credits: Sunshine,  Yago Hortel}