Sunday, 24 November 2013

How to Buy a Leather Jacket

1 Type of Leather Jacket Make sure that the type of leather is not too fragile (even very expensive leather can be flimsy, a bad move and schrrr a scratch) you also don’t want a jacket that looks cheap, this clothing item should be an investment not something you buy each season. So pick wisely, inspect the grain of the leather very closely with your own eyes and make sure to touch areas on the jacket you are doubting, if unsure – leave it! The smell usually indicates if the leather is of good quality (at this stage the sales assistant thinks you are insane, well better that than wasting your hard earned cash, there’s a recession out there!). Italian leather is always the best – just be realistic if the leather looks like it will age well, then bravo, on to the next stage.

2 Colour Naturally, black springs to mind, the classic I don’t give a what colour, yet it compliments everything. We are in luck as the times keep evolving. Brown can be a good choice for most fans of all things preppy. I personally find that oxblood is my hue, classic to the core and it almost guaranties that wherever I go, no other guests will pitch up rocking an oxblood leather jacket. Another winner is green, bottle green, olive green or simply khaki green, if the burgundy shade does not cut it for you, this one might. Whatever you do please keep the black / brown / oxblood and green on the dark note, we all love and respect pastels yet leather jackets should be kept in dark shades. Full stop.

3 Fit Leather is a natural material, it will give slightly and over the years mold to you shape. I recommend you size down and wear the heck out of the jacket until it becomes like second skin, literally. Avoid at all cost these oversized trends – yeah in the 90’s we all thought it was a good thing, we are seeing a comeback, that’s only for die hards wannabees – sorry it’s not flattering to swamp in leather and it’s simply a waste of fabric. The arms should end at your wrists, just keep it fitted. The body lining should ideally be made of cotton and the sleeves lining is to be made of viscose.

4 Style 3 main styles to consider and frankly nothing more: Biker, Motorcycle & Bomber Leather Jackets. The Biker, should have good zips, hopefully a collar you can pop up (I prefer mine without waist belts – yuk!). Motorcycle, kind of similar to the biker yet more sturdy, padding on the shoulders, arms – forearms as well as lower back yoke. The Bomber jacket should be very simple yet super sleek, try not to have the arm cuffs and waist cuff in another material, that’s a big tragedy in my eyes, notably after a few years, as when there are 2 materials, the one that’s not leather does not really last, so keep everything leather.

5 Who stocks the Best Leather Jackets Don’t be fooled by big fashion designer houses or bloggers that are endorsing their products too. A good leather jacket can be anywhere and almost any price point. Start raiding your older relatives closets as you will be amazed what leather gems they are hiding. Then move onto charity shops / thrifts shops. Finally venture into high end high street shops, and should you have a good bank account just call up the designers for fittings.

6  Where & How to Buy Them From experience & preference plus online reading
All Saints: they have a badass collection – season after season there will be a really good item, at least 1 so try them in store, try various sizes, they tend to vary from model to model… My best leather jacket ever is from All Saints (Oxblood Biker Jacket). I have been wearing their brand for nearly 10 years now so I know!
Maje: always try in store, check the seams – that should be a cardinal rule for buying clothes it’s one of mine trust me, the sizing is usually right. They are good for summer leather jackets.
Versus Vesace: the good leather smell, leather as soft as butter, I am a lucky girl as I love their simpler designs, I have a bomber jacket that is not as fitted yet looks super cool, this one is special, a keeper.
Twenty8Twelve: I have their vintage chocolate brown waistcoat, it’s pretty cool and goes with everything, the leather is just sumptuous and smells gorgeous.
Market Stalls: the last I got was in Italy, in perfect condition, for just under the equivalent of £25, if a jacket survived 20 years already it’s a good sign. Yet, beware as vintage can mean that you might have to do a few alterations, bare that in mind as that cost could amount to the price of a brand new jacket.


Some leather jackets I stumbled across online and loved: Acne, Anine Bing, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bash, Burberry Prorsum, Faith Connexion, Hunky Dory, Iro, Isabel Marant, J Brand, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent, Sandro, Swildens & many more...

- Bloggers I featured -
Anine Bing wears Anine Bing Moto Leather Jacket
Karen Blanchard wears All Saints Walker Leather Biker Jacket
Lucy Williams wears H&M Icons Leather Jacket
Yours Truly wears All Saints Oxblood Leather Biker & Forest Leather Biker

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Dress Like Miranda Kerr

I must admit Miranda Kerr's style credentials keep on growing, ever since she signed that deal with Mango her style is getting better and better, the outfit she wears here is very chic yet also accessible, I really love the colours.

Je dois admettre que Miranda Kerr devient de plus en plus stylee, depuis son contrat avec Mango, elle ne saisse de nous en mettre plein les yeux, la tenue qu'elle porte ici est tres chic mais toujours accessible, j'aime les couleurs.

- Miranda Kerr Wears -
Quilted Motorcycle Leather Jacket Balenciaga
Green Marl Knitwear Acne
Slit Maxi Skirt Acne
Leather and Suede High Booties Tabitha Simmons style Sally

- La Mode C Le Style Selection -
Pink Angora Crew Neck Knit Acne
Asymmetric Skirt Topshop
Oxblood Leather Biker Jacket All Saints
Burgundy Leather Trainers Lux 574 New Balance
Burgundy Motel Lace Up Leather Boots Office

Burberry Prorsum Quilted Leather Biker Jacket & Details

 - Gore Vidal -
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn"
"Le style c'est savoir qui tu es, ce que tu veux dire, et en avoir rien a cirer"

Quilted Leather Biker Jacket Burberry Prorsum style Vintage SS2011
Cashmere Black Scarf
Denim Shirt
Classic White Tee Shirt 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Salut mes Loups!

It's been a very long while huh?! Don't worry as I was busy taking care of this business that we call LIFE, besides out of sight is out of mind, right? ... Well you know what I mean - let me just say that I have also been shopping and got some pretty dope stuff. Voila!

Ca fait un baille hein?! Ne vous inquietez pas j'etais en train de magner ce business que nous appelons VIE, apart ca loin des yeux loin du coeur, n'est ce pas?... Eh bien vous voillez un peu - bon j'ai comme meme fait du shopping, et pu obtenir de petites merveilles. Voila!

Wool Coat All Saints style Vita Wool Coat
Sequin Skirt All Saints style Elise Split Skirt
Open Toes Leather Boots All Saints style Manifest
Cuban Heel Fringed Leather Boots All Saints style Bonny
Two Tone Wool Bomber Jacket All Saints style Lucas Bomber

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Happy Birthday La Mode C Le Style

About a year ago I started my blog, I needed to talk about style and good leather jackets :-) really anything relating to style. It's never about how much money you have, however it's about how you make what you already got work for you, keep following me on this pleasant journey (I hope for you), fasten up your belt as it's only getting better and better!

Il ya environ un an, j'ai commence mon blog, j'avais besoin de parler du bon style et de vestes en cuir :-) en vrai tout ce qui a du style. C'est jamais combien d'argent vous avez, mais, c'est plus comment vous faites travailler ce que vous avez deja, continuez a me suivre dans ce voyage agreable (je l'espere pour vous), bouclez votre ceinture car ca va devenir de mieux en mieux!

Leather Jacket All Saints style Pitch Leather Biker Jacket
White Vest Obey
Lipstick Maybelline Passion Red 535

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

New In: All Saints Pitch Leather Biker Jacket

I just had to have it. How could I say no to this amazing leather jacket? It's Black and has quilting plus silver zips, in my size = SOLD :)

Je devais juste l'avoir. Comment pourrais-je dire non a cette veste en cuir incroyable? En noir et matelassee et des fermetures eclair en metal, dans ma taille = VENDU :)

Leather Jacket All Saints style Pitch Leather Biker Jacket

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Dress Like Kate Moss

The Queen of Cool can never go wrong, a few months back on the Blog I highlighted the first Saint Laurent collection as it's freaken amazing! Well, voila Kate Moss rocking the Iconic jacket - I took inspiration from her but I kept it real to me using items I already own, the result? Fabulous Dah'ling!

The Reine du Cool ne peut jamais se tromper, il ya quelques mois sur le blog, j'ai souligne la premiere collection Saint Laurent car elle est freaken incroyable! Eh bien, voila Kate Moss vetue de la veste iconique - Je me suis inspire d'elle, mais je suis reste reel a moi en utilisant des sapes que je possede deja, le resultat? Fabuleux Dah'ling!

Perfecto Les Petites
Snakeskin Cabas Tote Lanvin style Happy
Ankle Booties Maje

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bank Holiday Treats :) Fashion Magazines & Kindle Fire

It's our May Bank Holiday, after a few drinks with friends this past Thursday and Friday. I just need to relally RELAX! Oh yeah, I got myself a Kindle Fire as I plan on downloading a lot of books and browsing my favourite blogs.

C'est nos jours feries en Mai, et apres quelques verres avec des amis ce dernier Jeudi et Vendredi. J'ai juste besoin de me DETENDRE! Oh oui, je me suis acheter un Kindle Fire et j'ai l'intention de telecharger plein de livres et surfer sur mes blogs preferes.

Tablet Amazon Kindle Fire style 7" Display 8GB Wi-Fi
Bristish Magazines:
Cosmopolitan June 2013
Easy Living May 2013
Glamour June 2013
InStyle June 2013
Marie Claire Runway 3rd Edition
Miss Vogue June 2013
VOGUE June 2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Breton Top Vs Dungarees

I love navy blue, in fact I love all sort of blues. A week end or two ago, it was very sunny in London... You know the rest, I went out and made the most of it whilst it lasted. Let's just say the sun brought out the child in me.

J'aime le bleu marine, en fait j'aime tout sorte de bleus. Il y a un week end ou deux, il fesait super chaud a Londres... Vous savez sans doute la suite, je suis sorti et j'en ai bien profiter pendant que ca a dure. Disons que le soleil a fait sortir l'enfant en moi.

Glasses Balenciaga style BAL 0111 807
Breton Top Vince
Dungarees Zara
Sneakers Superga style 2950-Cotu
All Jewellery Primark

Monday, 15 April 2013

New In: Alexander McQueen for PUMA High Tops

I got these little beauties in the sales! 
J'ai obtenu ces petites beautes dans les soldes!

High Tops Alexander McQueen for Puma
Style Medius Moonless Night

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Inspiration French Touch

I was raised in France and I must say, the French have mastered the "Art of Living" as well as the ever elusive "Je ne sais quoi", there is no doubt that France is a very very stylish country.

J'ai ete eleve en France et je dois dire que les Fran├žais sont les maitres de "l'Art de Vivre" ainsi que l'insaisissable "Je ne sais quoi", il n'y a aucun doute, la France est un pays tres tres style.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Burgundy Girl

"Sunday morning rain is falling"... Ah Ah not this time, I just had the Maroon 5 song in my head (I love it), apart from that it was a great weekend total relaxation for the busy weeks I am about to face, what better way than to spend it wearing a very cute little outfit. I am just loving burgundy.

"Sunday morning rain is falling"... Et ben pas cette fois, vous connaissez le morceaux de Maroon 5 je l'ai dans ma tete (J'aime). Mis a part c'etait un week-end de detente totale, je me prepare pour les semaines chargees que je vais bientot affronter. Quoi de mieux que de porter une jolie petite tenue toute mignonne. J'adore le bordeaux.

Bowler Wool Hat Urban Outfitters style Cooperative
Leather Biker Jacket Maje style Exitor Lie De Vin
Sleeveless Chain Print Dress Hearts & Bows
Suede Slippers Topshop style Kosy Burgundy

Friday, 5 April 2013

New In: VERSUS by VERSACE Leather Bomber Jacket

Every girl or boy for that needs to own a leather jacket, notably a bomber jacket as it goes with everything. It can be dressed down as well as dressed up, mine happens to be jet black and in the softest leather, yum : ) All you need to do is to just add a fur collar for an instant upgrade...

Chaque fille ou garcon devrait avoir au moin une veste en cuir, surtout le blouson car ca va avec tout. On peut choisir un look relax ou l'habille, mon blouson et jet black et il est fait dans le cuir le plus doux, miam : ) Il suffit d'ajouter un col en fourrure pour une mise a jour instantanee...

Leather Bomber Jacket Versus by Versace
Fur Collar from Finland

Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Ragged Princess SWAG

Style is simple to me, a little bit like everything else in the world. Why make things more complicated than they really are? White tee-shirt and a black cap (metallic writing - optional).

Le style c'est simple pour moi, un peu comme tout dans ce monde, pourquoi donc compliquer les choses? Un tee-shirt blanc et une casquette noire (bon ecriture en metal - que si vous le desirez).

Black Cap The Rugged Priest style Mother Trucker Snapback
White Tee Shirt H'n'M

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Orange Leather Jacket whilst waiting for the Summer

So the weather is really cold in London these days and it is not getting any better, however any true Londoner is always hopeful. In fact the 2 hours of sunshine we might get, we are prepared: as we always carry a pair of sunglasses, just in case - it's a way of Life :-)! Whilst I wait for the summer, here is what I want to be wearing.

Le temps a Londres c'est vraiment abuser, il caille et c'est de pire en pire, mais bon les vrais Londoniens sont toujours plein d'espoir. Car en vrai ca arrive que le soleil petille pour 2 heures au moin, et la il faut etre prepare: donc on a toujours sur soie une paire de lunnettes de soleil, juste au cas ou - c'est un mode de Vie :-)! En attendant l'ete voila ce que je veux porter.

Leather Jacket Luisa Spagnoli
Model Hana Soukupova

Sunday, 24 March 2013

When in Doubt wear a Navy Silk Jumpsuit

We are talking Studio 54 Glamour, we only live once and you should only wear what feels right to you on any given day!

La on parle du Glamour Studio 54, on ne vit qu'une fois et on doit porter ce qui est bon pour nous peut importe du jour!

Jumpsuit Luisa Spagnoli
Model Hana Soukupova

Friday, 15 March 2013

I am in the South of France

I arrived in Nice yesterday on my birthday! I am here for a at least 5 days, so far the weather is similar to London rain rain that won't go away; for now at least.

Je suis arrivee a Nice hier le jour de mon anniversaire! Je suis ici pour 5 jours, le temps n' est pas au rendez vous, similaire a Londres la pluie celle qui ne se casse pas; du moin pour maitenant.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

All Saints Oxblood Biker Jacket: My Style

Real style is knowing what you love and sticking to it, as I am the very proud and happy owner of this amazing Oxblood leather jacket. I just had to do a little phone photo booth session :-)

Le vrai style, c'est de savoir ce qu'on aime et de s'y tenir, comme je suis l'heureuse proprietaire de cette super veste en cuir Oxblood. J'ai donc du faire une petite pause de seance photomaton sur mon tel :-)

Beanie Topshop style Skater Rib Beanie
Leather Jacket All Saints style Oxblood Biker Jacket
White Tee Shirt H'n'M