One of the things that appealed to me about the The French when we met (apart from his high cheekbones, his accent and the fact that he could make a potatoe sack look cool) was that he can fly a plane. And not only fly it (he tells me it’s relatively easy, I say- “relative” is an operative word here) but also to take off and land it, which is apparently a little more complicated affair.
We bonded over youtube videos of fighter jets landing on aircraft carriers. We spent a romantic evening exchanging details of most challenging European airports (Oh, look a mountain, oh s*t, a cross wind oh, great, we’ve landed). We had a fight when he failed to sufficiently appreciate skills of a Polish pilot who successfully landed Boeing 767 without a landing gear (and saved over 220 people on board)(He: that actually happens very often, me: yeah, so often that it was the first ever Boeing 767 belly landing!). Nowadays, discussions such as “Rafale fighter jet over Eurofighter Typhoon” have serious legs in our household (Me: Rafale coz it’s just sexier. Him: yeah, that’s a hell of a logic).
You have seen this jumpsuit on the blog at least three times but what can I do when it looks like it was inspired by pilots of Squadron 303? All I need to go with it is a flying jacket and I can look like an extra from the Battle of Britain movie. This jumpsuit is one of my favourite pieces precisely because it looks like it was inspired by pilot’s uniforms. You will see me recycling it in different combinations for months to come.
What do you think about hot pink and khaki together? Aren’t they just meant for each other? But that’s one of the color combinations I would have never thought about if not for Maison Valentino and their camouflage and fuchsia pairing a few seasons back. Since then I’m obsessed.
The coat…you’ve guessed, I had it made for me (by the same tailor I’ve told you about) although it’s not new. Surprisingly, hot pink lends itself to many colour combinations. I used to wear it to the office with grey suit, stripy shirt and flat riding boots, trousers tucked into boots. I liked Ralph Lauren vibe of that outfit.
My friend recently pointed out that for a fashion blogger I have a very limited handbag collection. Actually what she said was “I love your shoes but you have the same handbag in every photo!” She was right. I realised that most of my outfits are accompanied by my all times favorite Chanel 2.55. So I decided to bring my other bags from an exile in the fashion cupboard. I used to have separate “working” and “off duty” clothes, shoes and handbags and I would never mixed the two. Consequently, I have a couple of bags that used to be strictly “work” like this little Mulberry number. What do you think- shall I wear it outside of work, too?
Coat- custom made