Rick Owens FW11 Limo Collection Giacca Montone Shearling With Wings in Black Lambskin Leather
This jacket is simply F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! Just take a look at the pix and you will see how amazing it is! From the sleek tailoring, construction, design, lusciousness of the shearling, the softness of the lambskin, the extraordinary and glamorous collar – WOW! The quantities were limited and when I saw the 2nd to last one being sold, that pushed me over the edge to buy the last sale piece. Somehow a chain of events occurred and I pushed a PF friend to get hers too from NAP LOL!
Luisa Via Roma: FW11 Version
Neiman Marcus: FW11 Version
Net-a-Porter: FW10 Gleam Version
The story is that I need (or rather want lol) another winter jacket. I was looking at Moncler, Add Down, SAM, Burberry, and finally when I started browsing products from Mackage, I knew something was wrong because I despise Mackage lol. Not to go off tangent, but these days this brand is hyped, worn by too many preppy girls, and the quality is going down hill. Their coats are often not Canadian made anymore and for a 500$+ jacket, I don’t even get real down feathers??!?! This is just Hervé Léger – take 2 for for me. Then as I was browsing for more jackets, I was like, well if none of them are even near satisfactory to me, I might as well go all out and buy another RO jacket which never cease to impress me.
When the jacket arrived, I was initially… overwhelmed??? It seemed unmanageable due to its sheer size – I’m talking MASSIVE here! lol It was such a huge piece of leather that I didn’t know which side was the top and bottom! After laying it out, it took me a couple of seconds to orient myself. Then there was the issue with the MASSIVE collar and its weird asymmetrical button??? There’s a loop on the left edge of the collar with the button itself mid-lateral toward the right side. I wasn’t sure how to button it up. Was the collar supposed to go over my head, around my neck, or what? To this day, I’m still not certain and I plan on calling RO‘s customer service once the holiday madness is over.
My friend who thought that she ordered the same jacket as me ended up getting a slightly different jacket instead! So all this time to add to the confusion, we were also trying to figure out why hers looked slightly off with more pleating (see the NAP modeling pix above), but it turns out that hers was actually from the FW10 Gleam collection! I wish mine had pockets like hers, and perhaps buttons in the front too would be good so that my chest is not always exposed to the cold. I am thinking of adding buttons myself… Do I dare??? lol
Outer: 90% Lambskin, 10% New Wool
Lining: 50% Rayon, 50% Cotton
Made in Italy
A look at the jacket “deconstructed” to show how MASSIVE it is, occupying 2/3 of my Queen size bed!!!
Did I mention what a genius RO must be to make a fabulous jacket from the basis of a rectangle??? Who can imagine doing such a thing? I’m still blown away by his creativity. I see all these other designers adding bells and whistles to their clothing with all these elaborate embellishments, and yet the final product isn’t even that flattering when worn on the body. Then you have RO – simple, clean lines, well tailored, fitted to the body, and ingenious designs! Now this is something to be impressed by!
The inside is all shearling except for the sleeves and waist area.
Outfit 1: RO Style
– Skirt by Three Dots
– Crystal ring by Sorrelli Jewelry
Outfit 2: More Glam
– Sweater dress by Material Girl
– Wool tights by Hue
– Boots by Christian Louboutin Piros 120
Just so that I could laugh at myself again, I actually fell for the first time while wearing these boots that day! I’ve NEVER fallen before so I was extremely embarrassed. Not only so, I fell in front of some important people and then I was introduced to a physician who saw me fall right in front of him!!! I was like, please don’t introduce me now! They’re not going to remember anything about me other than “the girl who fell in her high heels” lol! At least I saved the handful of gifts which were in my hands! 😀
Outfit 3: More Casual Attire
– Tunic shirt by Dex
– Wool tights again by Hue
– Booties by Topshop
Just to show how huge the collar is if I don’t button it. This is obviously a quick pic when I just got the jacket. Disclaimer: I do not go out with just tights on (remember – Tights are NOT PANTS!!! lol) and I never wear brown with black!!! lol