Collar and Protect Me

Collar and Protect Me

Another day and the boyf ain't back yet and the tripod has taken its legs for walkies so it's another scramble photo collage. 

Somebody commented that there was a definite increase in the amount of black in my outfits.  I'm not really one of those people who need to be sheathed in black all the time and I'm certainly not one of those people that think that by dressing in 'chic', 'timeless' and 'classic' black (I don't even think the colour black actually asked for those attributes to be bestowed upon it…), somehow denotes a higher grade in fashion kudos. Oh and currently having spent the night rewatching one of my favourite ATV Canto dramas "I Have a Date with Spring", I'm having a fetish with gross stage costumes in the brightest, yellow, blue, red and whtie (only a select number of people will get that reference…), so black is at this nanosecond quite far from the mind.  However, I have come to find that on days where the moo-ness level is on a real high, turning to black for some quick-fix moo-ness shelter is quite handy.

Well, this Jean Pierre Branganza jacket is my moo-ness defence mechanism.  Restorative, protective and productive – I'm forced to use infomercial-type trio phrases here.  Restores my happy spirits, forgetting that I'm feeling moo and instead conscious of this hulking beaut of a jacket on my back.  Protects me from people on the street who might detect my moo-ness as it puts up a shield of slightly distressed, shiny and hard leather and a huge collar of furriness.  Produces a feeling of "Yes I can!" (did ya gag a little there?), even if it is just walking up and down the high street wearing this and my creeper boots, feeling like I've accomplished something just by doing the local shop in Morrisons (a harder task than I had imagined given that shopping bags now imbalance me rendering me unable to walk…).

Restorative, Protective, Productive…  JPB gives me RPP…. oh the fun in meaningful acronyms…


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  1. hippyhippychic

    2009-03-29 at 11:44 AM

    i like the scrambled photo collages!
    you should do them all the time.
    love your blog, im an avid reader
    (: x

  2. yumiko

    2009-03-29 at 11:49 AM

    this outfit is lovely! but i like seeing you in your pastels and bright, neon-colours more 🙂

  3. jess

    2009-03-29 at 11:56 AM

    i loovvee that jacket. i need to look for an RPP piece of clothing, too. and good work on the photo collage!

  4. Male Mode

    2009-03-29 at 12:02 PM

    Loving this new collage method.

  5. luxirare

    2009-03-29 at 12:03 PM

    yea i saw u you wearing this jacket on like stylesightings i was totally obsessed with it..this outfit is one of my faves and the picture style is totally killing it!

  6. Juliet

    2009-03-29 at 12:07 PM

    omg you look so cool!!!! i love the jacket!!! the tripod did a good job!

  7. WendyB

    2009-03-29 at 12:19 PM

    I like the collages. It’s not bad not having a tripod!

  8. tanya

    2009-03-29 at 12:24 PM

    oh no! the moo is back…
    the days im feeling shit, i actively try to dress up more and not just dress in my slummin’ clothes. i guess i makes me feel better knowing im feeling shit but looking good 🙂

  9. tanya

    2009-03-29 at 12:30 PM

    ps. sorry for got to add that the song by susanna and the magical orchestra on your playlist is one of the most beautiful songs ive heard in a long time. your playlists always musically assault my ears in the best way possible.

  10. Brigadeiro

    2009-03-29 at 12:37 PM

    Boo to moo! Love the collage, brilliantly put together, and great outfit too 😉

  11. Charlie

    2009-03-29 at 1:43 PM

    I love your shoes with that outfit

  12. Natalie

    2009-03-29 at 2:25 PM

    Enjoying this ensemble. I put my lace tights away when the sun came out but I think it’s time to bring them back!

  13. Jules

    2009-03-29 at 2:49 PM

    HOTTT!!!! really cute and edgy just like i like it!
    great blog, good to see a fellow intellectual with fashion sense!
    i follow ur blog care to follow mine via bloglovin?

  14. Alecca

    2009-03-29 at 3:23 PM

    this collage is mad! love it…
    at the mo we are in the middle of our fashion week in Athens, not sure if we’re shaping any trends, but if you feel like it do drop by my blog and check it out;)

  15. Jozee

    2009-03-29 at 4:36 PM

    That jacket is lovely. I’ve been on the hunt for a really huge collared leather jacket with the perfect fit–this second part is all the problem. SIGH!

  16. Jozee

    2009-03-29 at 4:37 PM

    Haha! I clicked on the link you had to the JPB website and it said bandwidth exceeded! Methinks you are to blame, Mz Bubble. :3

  17. allegra

    2009-03-29 at 4:42 PM

    hey hey
    just came across your blog! your shoes are to die for!!

  18. missmilki

    2009-03-29 at 5:15 PM

    The collage thing works great – looks really cool too. Fabulous jacket – I wish i had one of those for my moo days. And the tights are fab too! 🙂

  19. Stylish Thought

    2009-03-29 at 6:37 PM

    Yes that collage is uber cool. I know how the “moos” can make dressing a pain, but you look fab as usual.

  20. frances

    2009-03-29 at 7:17 PM

    Moooo, I am so jealous of that jacket.

  21. Caro

    2009-03-29 at 8:19 PM

    I absolutely adore your laced tights!

  22. Hannah

    2009-03-29 at 8:20 PM

    I know you weren’t going for effect with the photo technique, but it is very cool nonetheless. I do love your crazy brights, but everything you do is interesting – I haven’t noticed any regression. The jacket, in particular, is striking.

  23. Winnie

    2009-03-29 at 8:21 PM

    Who needs a tripod when these collaged pics turned out so well? Those creepers look great on you!

  24. Libby

    2009-03-29 at 8:27 PM

    very edgy, once again i like the way you took the picture. Also i love the shoes!
    Libby ~

  25. AngieMontreal

    2009-03-29 at 9:11 PM

    I just cannot get enough of those tights…they’re just too, too perfect 😉

  26. Cindy Villarreal

    2009-03-29 at 9:23 PM

    You do not look moo! You always look fab!!

  27. KD

    2009-03-29 at 10:04 PM

    *Gasp* *of delight* I love this! What an amazing jacket – how I need some RPP stuff in my wardrobe. I love the lace-change of the creepers. 🙂

  28. PiaStan

    2009-03-29 at 11:40 PM

    LOVE the scrambled photos! they are almost like illustrations… they look great! YOU look great x

  29. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2009-03-30 at 12:55 AM

    Loves it!!!

  30. Hineahi

    2009-03-30 at 2:12 AM

    I wanted to buy a leather jacket and a fur jacket this winter (it’s autumn here) but now that I see you wearing both trends together I’m intrigued. Is that a high collar on there? High fur collars remind me of the futuristic forties in ‘Blade Runner’. Too bad Jean Pierre Branganza’s site is not working right now- the bandwidth has been exceeded!

  31. Random Fashion Coolness

    2009-03-30 at 7:24 AM

    I love the new photography. I feel it’s indicative of your current physical state…slightly broken. Hope you repair yourself soon. R x

  32. Eeeli

    2009-03-30 at 1:03 PM

    OMg i was just thinking of I have a date with spring i use to love dat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they should do a remake!!

  33. Laura

    2009-03-30 at 1:33 PM
  34. Chekka Cuomova

    2009-03-30 at 1:44 PM

    the scrambled photo collage idea is just super creative! I really love it!
    and this outfit is just sooo great! the jacket is perfection! <3

  35. cassiopeia

    2009-03-30 at 2:15 PM

    love it 😀 i think black is seeping into everyone’s wardrobe more and more… have you been the rodchenko and popova at the tate modern? they designed some rad stage costumes…

  36. DJM

    2009-03-30 at 4:58 PM

    Loving the jacket! I am still on the hunt for something suitably fluffy for my neck that isn’t feathers.
    What’s the interesting story attached to it? You mentioned it in some post or another.

  37. miyoshi

    2009-03-31 at 1:42 AM

    great outfit!! i love it.. i’m going to use that for inspiration, hope you don’t mind 🙂

  38. hkShoeGeek

    2009-03-31 at 4:57 AM

    Proud to be one of the people who “got” the ATV stage-costume reference! Takes true talent to find costume inspiration from them…
    If you’re looking for more Hong Kong-related fashion inspiration… do give us a click!

  39. Mackenzie

    2009-03-31 at 5:08 PM

    As if your outfit was not fantastic enough, the collage of pictures combining it all together blows my mind.

  40. J3welz

    2009-04-17 at 3:20 AM

    Where can I get tights like that?!?! =D

  41. susie_bubble

    2009-04-17 at 8:36 AM


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