Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lou Doillon and the Lure of the Long Jacket

“My Stuff: Lou Doillon,” Vanity Fair, August 2013.

Going through old magazines I came across the feature “My Things” with Lou Doillon in a Vanity Fair from August 2013. Lou is the daughter of actress Jane Birkin and she certainly has that Jane Birkin/1970s/Bohemian look down pat, right? I love her sooty eyes, heavy bangs, dark nails and leopard jacket in this photo. I also really like the length of the jacket she is wearing. It seems lightweight and perfect for fall when temperatures are starting to cool.

The moody-looking Lou. Love this photo of her!

I must’ve been influenced by Lou in her leopard because I could not resist picking up this jacket by Laundry by Shelli Segal during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which I normally have no problem resisting. I like the fabric and the trim but I think this has to go back because it is much heavier than the lightweight long jacket I had in mind—to be fair it is called the “Ribbon Trim Tweed Coat” but I was hoping it would be a super thin one!—and it is also much more formal looking than the jacket I had in mind.

Ribbon Trim Tweed Coat from Laundry by Shelli Segal.

I like the fabric and detailing.

I do like this length of a jacket, especially since it seems most fall jackets hit at the hip or just below, so my search continues.

Let me know what you think of Lou’s look or longer jackets for fall. If you have any shopping or brand recommendations, please pass them along!

18 comments:

GSL said...

The Long Jacket is a very good look The Den highly recommends for Fall but ladies please, no more Uggs!
Jill, I like your description of Lou.

Josephine Chicatanyage said...

I love that length of jacket. I have several. I find it very flattering as it covers bums, hips etc.

une femme said...

I'm on the hunt for longer jackets now that they seem to be coming back "in." My requirements are some softness, a v-neck silhouette, and a bit of shaping so they're not too boxy. So far this has been like chasing unicorns! Would wear LD's leopard print in a heartbeat!

rosie said...

A longer jacket has always been a staple for me. Last year I purchased a 2 button, fitted long, soft black knit James Perse jacket on sale & have worn it constantly. It was the best thing I packed for my 3 week trip to Europe it May. Got me through the cool weather

If James Perse puts out this jacket in another color, I will buy it sale or no sale.

I had a much beloved burgundy velvet Edwardian style fitted jacket in the 70's & into the 80's that was my go-to jacket. My husband even remembers it.

I guess longer fitted jackets are best for me. Boxy would not be as flattering.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love longer jackets and I have been searching for a leopard one just like this for a long time. I actually have a personal shopper for a top notch consignment shop keeping her eyes open for me...just for this one garment. I sent her a picture two weeks ago. The issue has been finding one in a Misses 16. The tweed jacket is gorgeous as well. I pinned it to one of my boards.

Jill said...

My dear GSL, I am so with you, I hate Uggs so much. They are so horrible. I wish they were banned from the planet! xx

Jill said...

Hi Josephine, I'm with you, it is a flattering length, if I can just find a jacket of the right texture and on the lighter side! I think I will be looking for awhile. xx

Jill said...

Hiya Une Femme, I am so with you on the jacket's requirements, some shaping is definitely required since boxy is not always my friend. I would love to try on Lou's exact jacket too! I wonder where it came from. Maybe it's vintage. xx

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! Oh I will definitely add James Perse to my list of brands to keep on eye on. I usually think of the great T-shirts from that line, I never even thought of him for a jacket! The one you described sounds perfect. I want something low-key and black that I can wear with all my wildly colored scarves, by Hermes and others! Hope you are staying cool, it is SO hot today. xx

Jill said...

Hi Pam. I love that you have a personal shopper at a consignment store! I think if I had the same I would be in big trouble. Ha. I hope she/he finds you the exact jacket you have your eye out for! xx

Couture Carrie said...

Love a long jacket!
These are gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

i am always for teh long jacket - besides the obvious bum coverage but also wind blowing in the colder in between seasons. Plus you can layer more underneath.My fave staple is the coat dress. It gets me out of all sorts of predicaments! x

valleyoftheshoes said...

I love Lou's leopard coat and the one you're returning to Nordstrom. Last year, I bought a long black blazer from Madewell in the length you seek. It's such an outfit maker. For the lighter weight you're looking for, possibly try a sweater coat. Although it's a different look and feel than the leopard coat. I will be on the lookout for you.

Jill said...

Hi Carrie, you have been showing some amazing jewelry on your site lately. Love it! xx

Jill said...

Hi Naomi, I'm with you on the long jacket, I am going to continue to look for the perfect one (for me). xx

Jill said...

Hi Helen, thanks for reminding me about Madewell, I will have a look at their website! I have been eyeing some sweater jackets but the ones I've seen offer no pocket option and I need a place for phone and keys when I take my daughter to school!

As for the coat I returned to Nordstrom, it is a nice one, well made and pretty. It may make a trip back to my house if they ever put it on super sale! xx

Alice Warren said...

Love the look of the leopard coat. I have a light topper that's very similar and need to break it out when it's cooler.

Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Jill said...

Hi Alice, it's always a pleasure to join everyone for your link-up. I will be there on Thursday! xx