A sharp, kick-ass jacket slipped insouciantly over jeans, a shirt, a pair of Fancy Ankle Boots (FAB boots for FABsters?) – this is the kind of everyday-style that I love. My kind of modern, uniform dressing. Whether it’s black, red, bright pink or tweed, the mannish blazer is a steadfast component of this look. At first, I was worried that this Massimo Alba tweed jacket was a bit jaunty for my liking (it has a floral print lining – I might give you a flash, one day) but then I thought about Chanel in Scotland (the Duke of Westminster period) and Ines de la Fressange’s Parisian Chic; and gradually over the last year or so Tweedy has weedled its way into my affections, become part of my Wardrobe Glue. Next thing you know I’m whooping things up with a Liberty print scarf and velvet ankle boots. As Catherine Deneuve said of Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking, ‘It really does make you feel different, it changes gestures’.
Massimo Alba is also available HERE and HERE. The New-York-sale-bargain jeans are Frame and the perfectly placed satchel in the photo was a gift from M.Hulot. Truly, I am spoiled. M.Hulot and a couple of other independent designers have a pop-up shop in London from 11- 19 April (details HERE). That’s Not My Age readers are entitled to 15% discount, on M.Hulot, just mention TNMA in-store.