Ah, the Chanel suit- what hasn't be said about it? Is it the lush fabric, the impeccable sewing, the timeless style - or maybe the price tag?
This week my Outfit With A Past (drum rolls, you know the drill...) is a Chanel knockoff my mother bought me as for an after-wedding party (we had seven of those as is our custom, each requiring a separate outfit of course [being sarcastic here]). For a knockoff this suit was wildly expensive, as well as gorgeously well-made. The fabric is from the same manufacturer of the original.
For sewing aficionados and couture obsessed, making a Chanel inspired suit (or even just the jacket) is a dream, which I clearly aspire to, but it probably won't be size 6 ever again... Sigh...
I wore this suit only a couple of times, one of them to my best friend's wedding. It was her birthday this week, so it's just appropriate to feature it now. I wore it with a pair of gold croc-heels from Nine West which were the most uncomfortable shoes I ever owned, but alas, they were beautiful (I have no idea where they are now).
What do you think? Are you a suit-wearer? And do you love all things tweed and boucle as I do?
P.S. I'm now accepting submissions for the Outfit With A Past series. If you'd like to tell the story of a special garment close to your heart (or maybe the opposite! Who knows?), just shoot me an email at chedvakl [at] gmail [dot] com.
(images: Coco Before Chanel movie still via Gertie's New Blog For Better Sewing; Original Chanel suits via deepglamour.net; Me, Me.)