Monday, March 4, 2013

da bomb

What the what? This insanely intricate, decadent, shiny and gorgeous bomber from Zara stopped me in my tracks.  Practical?  Possibly not.  But I seem to care less and less about that lately.  It also reminds me of a black and hot pink satin bomber I had when I was a kid, embroidered with sunglass-wearing cherubs and the word "Angelinos".  Yeah, I was that kind of a kid.

It also got me thinking about bombers in general, the new incarnations we're seeing (again, obviously), and then when I saw  this neoprene one from T by Alexander Wang I was convinced this issue needed further investigation.
Most folks online are showing it mini and shrunken, which is very cute, but I'm more inclined to wear it like the lovely Ivania does, oversized and cozy, like a big neoprene hug.  (If you're not familiar with her blog check it out, she is a brave minimalist if ever there was one.)

More bombers...

From right to left, top to bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12

Here's a closer look at some of my favorites:



9 comments:

  1. Even after seeing all hte rest of them it's the first one that blows me away... it's INCREDIBLE.

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  2. Love your posts!
    Ava

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  3. have you seen cat deely on coveteur? the first picture reminded me of her story about the dior jacket and kanye west :D it's funny.
    i love the second one the best, but about the first, it's one of those things that can become a staple, the one i like so much that i start wearing it all the time with everything (i did it with a silver sweater once:)). it is shiny, but it's in neutral colours mostly... oh, shoot, now i want to buy it :D

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    1. Ha! Love the way you worked yourself up into wanting it in the span of a few sentences. It goes against all my logic, but I still want it as well. I also went back and re-read the Cat Deeley interview, I do love her so...

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  4. I personally like the Zara embroidered one the best. The rest are nice but don't have that impact and could verge on a little butch (the very short ones). The slouchiness of the first one makes it more workable with layers and the embroidery says I'm a little out of the ordinary. The perfect mix of masculine and feminine coming together in the guise of a beautiful bomber jacket.

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    1. It's true, none of the others have the impact of the embroidered one, and I do love the oversized silhouette as well. Never even crossed my mind that the others might look butch, struck me as so funny when you said it. I still do like a lot of the plainer ones as well, they remind me of my tougher days in the 90s (not that they were tough times, just times when I thought I was tough, ha ha).

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