32 In Misc


I've been collecting vintage jackets since I was in high school. I think jackets are the core of every vintage collection.  I just recently found this amazing YSL green leather jacket with gold sunbursts on E-bay, and immediately thought of my 80's Moschino jacket with lion doorknockers.  Jane did a little photo shoot with both pieces, and paired them with vintage Christopher Ross belts…..

Back ysl 

Full ysl 

Moschino side 

Close up ysl 

Moschino close up 

Green side 

RIP Daul kim.  I always loved your blog–I like to fork myself.  You will be so missed.  Her last post—say hi to forever??  Did someone know??  I mean her blog had such a dark slant–I don't know..I'm just torn up about this!

  • Archaic Fashion
    November 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm


  • addictedtoysl
    November 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Are you collecting a lot of YSL these days?

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    November 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Addicted to YSL–not really collecting. I wish!! I probably have about 10 pieces, but I would love to have more. I just purchased an out of print book on YSL–it’s so amazing to look at all of his collections–he was the genius!

  • Chicago Loop
    November 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I love that plaid skirt! Super cute!

  • Cruz
    November 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Wow those are both so beautiful! You really do have an amazing collection of jackets. The lion one if my favorite – so cool!

  • Chicago Loop
    November 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Totally off-topic here, but last night TCM showed Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and every time I see that opening scene of Hepburn in her stunning Givenchy gown with the pearl necklace and her upswept hair I get goosebumps! What a great film that is for fashion lovers, and it’s just a great film in general. I always cry at the end when Hepburn and Peppard are looking for Cat. 🙂

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    November 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Chicago Loop–That’s so funny, Jane and I were watching this film at lunch today. We both love it!!

  • Leia
    November 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I love the vibrant color of the first jacket, and it looks perfect paired with that Prada skirt!

  • The Photodiarist
    November 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    God, how i love your and Jane’s eclectic and individual style!

  • alexandra keller
    November 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    the stuff of greatness, as usual. and kudos to Jane for not listening anymore

  • stylefyles
    November 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Love the jackets, that green and red skirt is the star of the whole ensemble, in my opinion (besides Jane of course)

  • Susan
    November 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Of course Jane looks darling- I cant wait to see how YOU style these jackets! Please post pics of your take on those two knock outs- I have been obsessed with that shade of kelly green with a hint of blue- I found a vintage Bally bag that color and a Vtg anne klein clutch and Now i want to wear them with lots of magenta and gold!

  • Jules
    November 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I so love your plaid skirt. So amazing! =D
    A Writers Den
    Brown Mestizo

  • CC
    November 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    oh sooo cute! i will never get tired of that beautiful organza prada skirt. seems to go with everything!
    and yet, when seeing it displayed in saks, i couldn’t think of what to wear with it!

  • rosa
    November 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    on jane’s blog she mentioned that she smokes…? isn’t she underage?

  • georgina
    November 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    they are beautiful jackets, especially the black doorknocker one. 🙂

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    November 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    that prada skirt is so fantastic.
    that door knocker jacket with the belt made me chuckle. 🙂

  • Chicago Loop
    November 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Rosa, life is too short and there’s too much beauty and fun in the world to enjoy, we shouldn’t waste time scrutinizing others. Look at the plaid skirt, isn’t it amazing? The black skirt is amazing too, I’m trying to figure out what kind of fabric that is. Is it leather??

  • Kym
    November 20, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I just went to Daul’s blog, which I’ve never read, so I started at the first entry. The last two lines in her first entry in 2007 “my life as daul was so miserable and lonely please join my loneliness in another world.”

  • Sabina
    November 20, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I never knew she felt so bad about things, this is really sad. A great loss for family and friends and the fashion society! I hope she finally found some peace and her soul is in a good place now.

  • melissa
    November 20, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I love the YSL vintage jacket! It’s so cute!

  • Stella Mayfair
    November 20, 2009 at 3:54 am

    RIP lovely Daul.
    I’ve been reading her blog for a year or so, and I always thought that she was hurting somehow. This is so utterly sad, Say Hi to forever.

  • Ruby
    November 20, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I love that CR belt! Is it new? I saw an identical one sell on ebay last week..

  • Blogarella
    November 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Never before have I had SUCH jacket envy – I am rendered inarticulate by their beauty, so all I can really muster is ‘Ahhhhhhdhddhdhdhdhhhhhhhh’
    From a loyal reader but lousy commenter…
    P.s. RIP Daul. So unbelievable sad.

  • IYS
    November 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Those leather jackets are beautiful!
    Who makes the black skirt Jane is wearing?

  • Style Artisan
    November 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    The loss of anyone to suicide is certainly tragic. The loss of someone who seemed to have so much to live for, at least by society’s standards, reminds us that we can never truly understand what is going on behind a person’s facade. In Daul’s next to last post, on Nov. 16, she states, “maybe i didnt live long enough to know.” Those words seem to be written from the perspective of a person who seems to be looking back from the end of her life. How sad that no one recognized her distress and reached out to her. May she find the peace in the next life that she could not find in this one.

  • Cindy
    November 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Love your blog – been following for quite awhile (-:
    I am a stylist here in LA and I know how you and Jane love new and exciting stores with designers that are different and hard to find – just posted a new one on my blog called Church you may be interested in. A couple of the people who used to work at Maxfield’s for 10 yrs started it and its AMAZING (the space, the designers etc)
    If you have a chance please take a look (-:

  • nicole
    November 22, 2009 at 2:40 am

    I know right? So so sad. She was just recently on the cover of RUSSH magazine with an incredible editorial and now this? Do you remember this post she did saying “Usually i feel like I want to die or do nothing.” but she goes on to say that she’s happy but come on how morbid and macabre.

  • Ivy Lane
    November 22, 2009 at 7:42 am

    I’ll take the shoes please!!

  • Miss Head Over Heels
    November 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    The jackets are so beautiful. Vey cool too.
    PS: RIP Daul.

  • StyleAntagonist
    November 26, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Vibrantly interesting.

  • Caroline H
    November 27, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I felt heartbroken when I read about Daul Kim. A strange sensation since I don’t know her. Still I felt she was a star and incredibly beautiful.
    How is it possible to read her blog? It says you have to be invited to read it.
    And the jackets. I am a wee bit jealous. Or more like drooling over them!