Rick Owens FW11 Limo “Giacca Con Le Ali” in Dark Dust Lambskin Leather
First off, disclaimer lol – this purchase is probably one of my best sale deals ever, so I don’t regret splurging! When this season first started, my eyes darted straight toward this jacket. It was the only one that I felt like fit my criteria of being non-black and had something extra with the “wings” in the back, because I already have a classic blistered jacket with cords in black and I find the regular high neck biker jackets to be sorta plain… At the time, it was only available on Net-à-Porter and as much as I LUSTED for it, I could not justify spending 2875$US + about 20% duties/taxes/shipping = 3450$US!!!
I let the jacket go, convincing myself that it would never happen. I proceeded to search some more, this time through Europe. I thought to myself, if I were to buy something that expensive, I might as well get a shearling jacket which would be significantly cheaper in Europe (starts at 3K retail price or 4K in the States), rather than wasting my money to the government. Rick Owens is so well known for how his clothing hang and drape effortless on one’s body. My only worries then was how the jacket would look with the thicker material. Shearling is bulky and there has not been one single picture online that drapes well with it.
^Picture from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman
When I received my 20% discount through Luisa Via Roma for its premiere clients the first round of sales (which included RO, Lanvin, and Louboutin – all taken off the site now for the general sale), I hesitated even though it would have been major savings (2400$ with discount). I am so glad that I did, because 2 weeks later, Net-à-Porter had its Secret Sale in collaboration with Facebook! I was lucky enough to have a dear PF member share the news with us. The sale was at an amazing 50% off for select products which included the original jacket that I wanted from the beginning of this season! A couple of us RO fans were able to score the same jacket at this fantastic sale price and I sort of joked about us being the Rick Owens’ Mod Squad lol. I can imagine all of us wearing his jackets strutting behind him! Oh gosh, he would HATE US!!! LOL
^Picture from Genevieve London
Anyhow, enough foolishness lol, let’s get on with the reveal of my new jacket! lol NAP always does a fabulous job with its signature gift packaging. I love the sturdy black box which is great for storing clothes, bedsheets, or whatever you want in your home! My DHL parcel was stated to be 18 lbs! I dunno if this was a typo for 8 lbs but it’s certainly not *that* heavy even with all the extra packaging material.
^This is perfect for me! I was just searching for a garment wrap/protector a couple of days ago 🙂
Ok now get ready for lots of pix… Ta da daaa daaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! lol
I took these pix after some “treatment” because initially with all the storage and shipping, the jacket had a lot of nasty wrinkles in random places which I’m almost positive are not part of the style. I was almost having second thoughts but I did not give up and took the jacket into the shower with me! You must be shocked but fear not lol, because I wasn’t actually bathing with it! It was just so that the moisture can help with smoothing out the wrinkles. A fantastic trick that I learned from a stylist who did this to all her shirt clothing because she couldn’t bother with ironing them! lol Most of the wrinkles are gone by now, but in some places like right under the breasts, back of the collar, and right in the middle of the “wings,” there are still some deep creases that wouldn’t lay flat. In between the wings is the worst, cuz it gives the illusion of having an ass-crack as in the first pic below (sorry for the profanity, but it’s true lol).
Outfit 1: Casual Attire #1
Shirt – H&M
Jeans – Rockstar
Shoes – Balenciaga Wrap Deer Booties
Outfit 2: Casual Attire #2
Shirt and faux suede jeggings – both H&M
Shoes: Rick Owens Stivale Low Wedge Boots (middle) and Christian Louboutin Sigourney 100 Booties (far left and right)
Outfit 3 – More RO-Glam Style???
Skirt – Aqua
Shoes – Balenciaga again
Lastly, I took out my other RO jacket for modeling pix since I didn’t do a great job in the past. I think out of the two, I actually prefer my first black Blistered Biker jacket more. There’s something about the cords in the sleeves that make it so glam-rock! The leather is actually thicker too and hangs better unzipped. This jacket for some reason doesn’t drape so well. I dunno if it still has to do with the darn wrinkles again, or maybe once I break it in, the leather will get softer and hopefully hang better. Thanks for letting me share!
Shirt and jeggings – H&M again
Shoes – Charlotte Olympia Black Suede Dolly 150