Wednesday, March 19

Coco and her Iconic Tweed Jacket Unraveled

In 1954, when the then 71-year-old Coco Chanel created the iconic jacket in buckled tweed (bouclé) and paired it with knee-length wrap-around skirts, she was making history.

"Inspired by menswear, straight and fluid, without interfacing, the ensemble provides absolute freedom of movement," says the narrator. "Four real pockets, braid in matching tones or contrasting, buttons stamped with the symbol of the house, and especially, new for the period, no buttons without button holes. Finally, sewn into the silk lining, a delicate chain to ensure that the jacket falls perfectly. A revolution."

Before liberating Women, she has liberated herself...

... and at 71 she changed the World.

Enjoy the retrospective experience of The Little Black Jacket 

And learn more about Coco in my previous post.

Wednesday, March 12

Dolce's Limited Edition, the Stunning Mosaico Sunglasses

The 'Filato Minute Mosaic' is an artisanal technique of Italian craftsmanship, a glass-blowing and arrangement art that has its roots in ancient Roman culture. Dolce&Gabanna celebrated their Italian heritage with a limited edition of artisanal Mosaico sunglasses.

The micro mosaic, created exclusively for the Dolce&Gabbana eyewear collection, consists on the masterly expertise in spinning of Murano glass, resulting in micro tiles that are then meticulously laid by hand by skilled craftsmen, a delicate and accurate technique that is the very foundation of their mosaic craft.

Just superb. Get them in a box in all shapes and sizes.

Another breathtaking jewel is the Baroque Collection in gold. Stunning.