I’m still in love with trompe l’oeil clothing. The latest piece to catch my eye is this vintage Moschino jacket with a pocket that looks like a purse.
French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld once said, “… I do not like handbags. I do not wear handbags. It is not a nice look, to carry a handbag.” Would she hate this jacket because it looks like it’s wearing a (shoulder) bag or would she love it because the purse is really a pocket? Inquiring minds want to know.
UPDATED TO ADD: I have to highlight Good Looking Corgi‘s amusing comment about the jacket: “The downside is that people will ask, ‘Are you going somewhere soon? You can put your purse down you know.'” Yep, that could be a problem.
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Haha, what an intersting jacket. Love the question you’re asking too
sharon rose says
Hi there-what an intriguing piece!! Its very unique and stylish!
hahahaha! true, what would she think? what an interesting piece that is. wow!
p.s. i am all over your swear rings. love!
miss j. says
wow. very original. I don’t think she will wear that though. very bryanboy-ish :)besos!
OMG. I almost bought that jacket in the 80s. I was living in Montreal, I think – and I remember seeing it, trying it on countless times, and then deciding it wasn’t “practical”. What a dope I was.
I think Carine should go for it. Or does she have someone carry a purse for her? Or is she just too cool to need one?
Love it. It’s like one of those dresses that look like two separates put together. Now your jacket and purse will match and you will be less likely to forget your purse. The downside is that people will ask, “Are you going somewhere soon? You can put your purse down you know.” But I could deal with that while wearing such an awesome jacket.
I bet every handbag designer/company head died a little bit inside when Roitfeld said that.
But this jacket would have solved all her problems. If she likes Chanel, that is.
(The other night I was catching up on my episodes of “Damages,” and Patty gave Ellen a “Chanel” handbag that was “worth $3,000.” When I heard this I laughed out loud, because a) I haven’t heard of a new Chanel bag going for a price that low in years; b) the bag was far, far too large to ever squeak by at that low price—it would be more like $9-10,000 from what I know; c) even the smallest Chanel bags are going for $5,000+ these days, aren’t they? and c) I’ve never, ever seen that shape of Chanel bag in my life. (Mind you, one could exist and I wouldn’t know about it, but it was way too east west to convince me.))
Audrey Allure says
that’s such a cute idea, and what an illusion 🙂
well, I would never wear that but it is quite unique!
La Belette Rouge says
Where did Carine put her stuff if not in a handbag? Did she have a sherpa who carried her stuff for her?
tam pham says
whoa I totally didn’t get it and thought cute purse. that’s a pretty awesome piece
“What would Carine Roitfeld do?” is my new all-purpose problem-solving question. Unfortunately, here I, too am stumped.
How did Carine cope with children without a handbag?
Pearl Westwood says
hmmm I think Carine would not care for this at all, with its indecisive nature. I on the other hand think it is super cute!
These are the weighty questions…
I am a lover of handbags and this would trip me up. How do you carry a handbag when it looks like you already have one on your shoulder?!
fashion therapist says
I love that small detail on the purse. I’m a sucker for hearts.
good question grasshopper!
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I’m not liking the jacket or purse that much, and in remorse after selling my Birken this week = (
If I carried my Chanel 2.55 or chain wallet clutch while wearing this jacket, would it create a surplus of chain and quilted-ness?
deja pseu says
In addition to hating bags (which I love) I hear CR also doesn’t know how to use a computer, so as a role model she’s useless to me. :-p
Style Artisan says
That’s why Carine always has an entourage with her. One person carries her makeup, another carries her wallet, yet another carries her breath mints. The person who carried her tampons got laid off. 😉
Fabulous blog! x
The Owl's Closet says
omgosh, what an awesome blazer! i really thought they were separate pieces until i read the paragraph below. the comment made me LOL! have a good weekend, wendy!
Dawn Robinson says
wow its very nice and unique!!!
Couture Carrie says
That is the coolest thing EVER, WB! Love it!
When Carine said that I figured she really wasn’t interested in Anna Wintour’s job. I love her interviews.
That's Not My Age says
I don’t think Carine would go for the bag/jacket combo – is it a backet? And Style Artisan’s right about her entourage of fashion slaves (the tampon comment is hilarious!)
miss cavendish says
Or would you constantly feel the need to rest your hand on the top of the “purse”?
Iron Chic says
I’m not really a handbag person..I mean, I carry one I’ve just never really liked any purse I’ve ever owned.
They are never “right” enough. That is so my mom…gonna go shoot myself now.
I dig that jacket though!
SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash says
Wow, what a wild jacket! Not something I’d wear, but I really apprecite design that incorporates humor.
Elsa Schiaparelli is one of my all time fave designers (if not thee) all time fave. I always think of her when I see pieces like this, since she pretty much pioneered this concept for fashion.
ahh Moschino, always so quirky! This would be good for me, as I have ridiculously narrow shoulders that are absolutely shit at keeping straps on them. I’m forever hoisting my damn bags onto my shoulders!
As far as Carine is concerned……….I think she’d hate it.