Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little, Black and Classic

I'm looking forward to getting my paws on The Little Black Jacket (or maybe two or three because it would make the perfect gift for a few girls I know).

 My Illustration

This collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld artfully demonstrates the LBJ's endless versatility.  Featuring over 100 black and white photos of the iconic jacket styled to multitude of looks and personalities, the book will be available August 15.

Those of you in New York can see the exhibit at 18 Wooster St. through June 15.

Or see a video of the making of a classic here.

Don't you think that everyone needs a little black jacket in their closet? And it doesn't have to be Chanel. As long as it's the perfect fit for you and for your personality, whether it be tweed or leather, it's tops for giving pretty much anything - from a ball skirt to blue jeans - that little bit of polish.

What's the go-to classic in your closet?


  1. Love it! I do have a little black jacket that I have had for years (almost decades) and its definitely a go to item. LOVE your illustration, you are seriously talented!

  2. Little black jacket and pearls are a must. I can't imagine having a Chanel jacket, but I would love to have one. Thrift store maybe? Doubt it.
    Your drawing is amazing, Jeanne.
    Happy Tuesday.

  3. Your illustration is beautiful and yes I too would love a real Chanel jacket although there are a few tweed summery versions around which I have my eye on. I think I saw a pastel one in Zara.

  4. I am wishing for a little black chanel bag. I think it could take me so many places~

  5. i read about the jacket exhibition in vogue...amazing!!!

    my to go item would be my ray ban wayfarer shades!!


  6. I need a little black jacket! You have identified a hole in my wardrobe, for sure. Must turn the radar on!

  7. I have a little black jacket and love it. My go to item is black yoga pants they can be worn with anything and go anywhere.


  8. Love your beautiful illustration, I dream of being able to draw like that. Alas my talents are elsewhere.

    Could not agree more, a black jacket takes ou any and everywhere.

    Have a great day, Elizabeth

  9. Hmm...I have many black jackets--I lived in NYC for a long time, how could I not? I still love and wear my favorites--an extremely simple Prada and a Yamamoto with tails (alas, those were better times!) because they never go out of style and immediately make me feel pulled together. So they would definitely be go to items as is my Missoni cardigan (bought for $18 at a San Diego thrift store), my Burberry trench and my Max Mara camel coat.

    As always, I love your drawing!

  10. I am looking for one of this too!! it's so elegant :D

    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss ;)

  11. I do have a little black jacket, but somehow I can't seem to carry it quite the way all of those fashionable people do! :) I do have a weakness for jackets though - many of which may not be so suitable for Seattle's wet climate since I bought several of them in Munich's snow! I'll work something out on that front. :)

  12. I did not know about this book!!! I will definitely be ordering it. I had a wonderful St John black suit that I wore and wore. I have dreamed of having one perfect Chanel jacket and keep my eye out. This just put that to the top of my wish list.

    I wish I had known about the exhibit...I don't think I can get there in time.

    Love your illustration. That + the Book would make an amazing gift for someone!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  13. Loved the video!! Was in the neighborhood on Monday and almost went but just didn't have time. Hope to get there soon!! Great concept and LOVE your illustration!

  14. love the art! i don't have a fancy black jacket, but i have a short military style one that i wear all the time and feel great in.

    what a fabulous book!


  15. love it!!



  16. such a classic! I have a few blazers but I would love to add a little Chanel jacket to my collection..maybe for a graduation present in a year?!

  17. i would love to have drew's wedding gown... oh a girl can dream cant she???? xx



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