I didn’t know when I got this jacket that it would become one of my most prized possessions. It’s not designer and it wasn’t expensive but it’s one of a kind and no one makes these anymore, literally. I got it in London at one of those charity sample sales organized by Elle magazine where all of the editors and stylists where invited to sell their things and donated the proceeds to charity. I got this from an editor who said she got it from her mother and it was an original Victorian corseted jacket…at 60 pounds! Fearing buyers remorse, I bought it not knowing when and how I would wear it but absolutely loving the lace details. You just can’t put a price on vintage. It’s one of a kind, irreplaceable and probably made of a quality that now only couture houses employ. A time when all was crafted by hand and no two things were alike. In my eyes, there’s no better investment than vintage if you can’t afford high luxury.
Now my vintage lace jacket is immortalized with these beautiful pictures by my good friend Anna Daki, taken in her Berlin studio. We had so much fun shooting these and catching up on things in the meantime. There’s another part of this shoot to come so look out for it!