FAIIINT Cropped Faux Fur Collar Jacket / All Saints Shirt Dress / Topshop Boutique Antler Leggings / Topshop Boots / Forever 21 & Dyrberg Kern Bangles / Lux Coronette Lion Claw Necklace / Balenciaga Bag
Along with black boots, black tailored jackets are something I can never stop buying, even though half of one of my wardrobes is full of near identical versions, I always seem to be able to justify another. This one is from the last collection I did for my degree, it seemed the perfect excuse to make another black jacket, actually, I think all of my collections have been excuses to make things for myself…
The body of the jacket is made from a beautiful wool/silk blend suiting, which gives it a more relaxed & less structured feel, even though it is extremely structured on the inside, to keep the general shape. The faux fur is actually from an interiors shop, it is the most luxurious & realistic faux fur I’ve come across, plus it’s super warm & snuggly, just like the real thing. I honestly wonder why people still buy real fur anymore when the faux versions are this nice? I decided to make the fur removable, so I’d still be able to wear it when it’s not quite so cold, underneath is distressed black leather, like the little pocket. It’s the perfect jacket for days like today, even though it’s cropped, it’s really warm thanks to the fur & wool. I kept the shape of this quite boxy, as it suited the overall look of the collection it was part of best, but kept it cropped & the waist nipped in, so that it would be wearable for me.
Talking of things I can’t stop buying, handbags are not one of them, so you’ll see this battered Balenciaga a lot. I have a total of 4 handbags, this one for every day, a black clutch I attached a strap to for when I’m going out, a tiny little messenger for gigs / festivals / times I don’t really want to carry a bag but need somewhere to keep my makeup stash & a massive leather hold all. I am definitely more of a shoe, well, black boot person.