It's Monday, but it's a short week for me, going into a long weekend. So not bad for a Monday!here for an obituary (link 'cause I love, of course). My floral jacket here is a piece of Kenzo, a small tribute.
- Jacket - Kenzo Jungle, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here in April 2019 with dots for tea with my Winesday Women
- Top - Tatum & Olivia, consignment; first worn here briefly with pink in September for scouting the Castle
- Trousers - Zara, thrifted; last seen here in August with my scribble jacket
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here in July with blue, black and white
We had fog in the morning today - spooky!
Despite the fog, it ended up being sunny and warm by the afternoon.
Instead of outerwear, I sucked in everything and buttoned two of the jacket's shell buttons.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
- Silver/gold cuff - JPL, vintage fair
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Flashback: Kenzo Jungle Floral Jacket
When I heard that Kenzo died this past weekend, I knew I had to wear this jacket to honour him. I found it at Flavour Upstairs here in July 2017 for $29.99. It's a linen blend, and the beautiful floral is fully edged on the hems, cuffs and collar with black rick-rack.
here, thank you, Vintage Fashion Guild!), the prominent shoulder pads, and the fact that it was made in France, I am guessing this jacket is from the early 90s. Kenzo sold his label to the LVMH conglomerate in 1993, which means this jacket may have actually been designed by him. Despite extensive searching online, I have not found anything in this same fabric, but similarly shaped floral jackets are variously listed as 80s and 90s (there's a nice vague 20-year window!) and are listed in the $400-$1,100 range on curated vintage re-sell sites. So I think I got a bargain!
I wore it right away July 2017, pairing it with my vintage Pierre Cardin silk skirt.
I wore it to work followed by the Vintage Expo in late September/early October 2017 - here it is all buttoned up, and I'm geared up for meeting with Cat, Yvonne and Karen to browse the antique and vintage booths.
Some spectacular pattern-mixing here in August 2018.
And here is the last time I wore it, in April 2019, repeating the white sweater and dotty skirt from the first outfit.
Mathy stuff: Today's outfit marks the 5th time I've worn this lovely jacket, bringing the cost-per-wear to $6.00. I thought I had worn it more frequently, but it seems to have slipped into the "for special" category in my brain, and I've only been wearing it once a year.