June 14, 2007

Illustration Friday - Suit

When I was about 17 or so I had my mum sew me a 'cheap and chic' copy of a Chanel suit very similar to my drawing this week. She added braided trim to the jacket's hem and sleeves and we added tiny gold/pearl look buttons. The skirt was a short soft pleat and Id wear it with black tights. I felt so grown up and very stylish ....my sister and I fought over the jacket as she always wanted to wear it - so much so, that my mum then made her one too!

Coco Chanel designed her classic collarless suit in 1923 - its still perfect today! A real Chanel jacket has a chain sewn into the hem to add weight so the jacket sits right. Coco was all about elegance and comfort. Karl Lagerfeld does a great job at Chanel these days but the prices are not for the average gal....

Other classic suits that I love - Bianca Jagger's simple Yves Saint Laurent wedding suit!


and who can forget this classic suit....makes me want to put on ' The Bee Gee's' and do a little crazy disco dance!

13 comments:

  1. I love your drawing!!! I love that whole look. I am sure you looked perfect in that suit. I always wanted one of those Chanel suits, but seeing as how I am a starving student and artist, I could only ever admire a suit like that. Very lovely. maybe you should re-make yourself that outfit or at least sell copies of your drawing!!

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  2. cruststation11:35 PM

    How wonderful to be able to choose something from a magazine and have your mum replicate it :) I wish I could do that (love your drawing). You are very knowledgeable about fashion, do we get to see a picture?

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  3. Very cute story! And nice drawing!

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  4. Very snappy and informative!

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  5. Wonderful drawing, Anastasia! And I love the photos that go with it!

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  6. Nice suits indeed.
    Love your line drawing too :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. What a lovely drawing of your suit, I can imagine it now. I think alot of the Chanel range is very timeless - as good clothes should be :)

    Have a lovely weekend (and sorry I haven't commented for ages :(!

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  8. Oh I love this illustration - my fave of yours!!!!!! It goes so well with the next photo!!!

    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  9. I adore your drawing (the bunny is a nice touch too). Those jackets are timeless indeed.

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  10. I had no idea about the cahin in the hem. I had a channel copy style suit when I was about 14 form Miss Selfridge in a grey silverish fabric. I loved it so much.

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  11. i love your illustration! and those other suits too.

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  12. You have most definitely covered the iconic whitesuit image ,but wheres 70's Elvis!?! KIDDING!!! His goofy jumpsuit simply would not go with the other lovely images,especially your own.

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