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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I’m mad about this leather jacket by Jean Claude Jitrois. It’s got everything: unusual colors, an asymmetrical zipper, a belt, lacing on the sides and a big ol’ horse (with jockey) on the front. Click here to see all the pictures on eBay. If you bid, don’t forget to snipe!

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The jacket reminds me of Stella McCartney’s Spring 2001 collection for Chloe, which had a number of equine-themed pieces. But if you see Stella, don’t tell I her I said that because leather gets her all riled up.

The only thing about leather that gets me riled up (in a good way) is the idea of washable stretch leather jeans, which is something Jean Claude Jitrois is now selling. I don’t know why that should thrill me so much since I rarely wash my jeans anyway (hey, it hurts them!) but I like the sound of it.

Washable stretch jeans by Jitrois

Washable stretch jeans by Jitrois

Speaking of leather pants, I’ve previously mentioned that at my wedding, I changed out of my Richard Tyler wedding gown late in the evening and into custom-made white leather hip huggers and a matching halter top. I’ll post a picture of that one of these days.

UPDATED TO ADD: I found a vintage dress to match the jacket. This Mr. Blackwell dress is $275 at Vintageous.

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Here are my previous posts about Mr. Blackwell:

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50 Responses to “eBay Pick of the Day”

  1. Sher says:

    washable stretch leather?!! Our prayers have been answered ;D

  2. Marian says:

    Love that they have washable ones! great stuff,always handy
    xx
    marian

  3. K-Line says:

    I’d pay money to see you in the white leather hip huggers. Oh, how I want some white leather hip huggers. That are also washable.

  4. Alyssa says:

    I heard about the washable leather pants yesterday and got all excited too! Jean Claude Jitrois is clearly sitting on a gold mine!

  5. Washable leather! Who would have thought. I have a black leather skirt I’ve been meaning to wear. All this talk of leather makes me eager to wear it this Fall.
    -Tawney

  6. That jacket is really eye catching! And also, I just complained about how I don’t like leather pants and how heard they are to wash, but washable hip huggers?! Could work!

  7. dreamsequins says:

    I think only YOU my dear could pull off such a jacket. It would look costume-y on the rest of us ;)

    BTW- how do you do it? Stay on top of two blogs and a jewelry line? You were briefly mentioned at dim sum this weekend. Just to let you know. We marveled over your ability to multitask. LOL

  8. Midtown Girl says:

    One of these days??? I want to see this pic now dammit!

    XOXO
    Amy

  9. issa says:

    i do love a good leather jacket.. don’t know if i’d be able to pull off this one though!

  10. Jill says:

    We renew our vows every 5 years…I’m gonna have to be more creative in 2010 with the ensem…white leather hip huggers?! Hubba Hubba

    Did I just say hubba hubba?! Don’t tell anyone!

  11. Washable leather jeans? Sweet! My dominatrix wardrobe has just expanded by 50%.

  12. Miss Janey says:

    “One of these days”? Miss J thinks- and she is SURE all of WendyB’s fan-base we’ll agree- that picture needs to run yesterday!

  13. Make Do Style
    Twitter: MakeDoStyle
    says:

    Oh yes do show us a photo!

  14. KD says:

    I have got to see you in that outfit!

  15. You must, must, must post the leather pants photos NOW! Actually lets see the wedding dress too! Wendy as the bride needs a post!

  16. hanako66 says:

    PLEASE give us wedding photos!!!

  17. Couture Carrie
    Twitter: couturecarrie
    says:

    Such a fun jacket!
    Need to see that wedding pic asap!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. You can TOTALLY justify buying another pair of thigh high boots, darling, especially if they are colorful!

  18. I remember the Stella McCartney’s collection…regrets for not getting the horse printed knit in Hong Kong’s Joyce! Oh well…life goes on, right Wendy?! 2001?!!! my…time flies~wooosh…

  19. That jacket is kind of amazing; I adore the detailing! :)

  20. Jaime says:

    must. see. picture.

    please. :)

  21. Alicia
    Twitter: T
    says:

    yeah..i’m gonna need you to post that picture sooner rather than later…LOL

  22. Do show us your apres-altar halter! And U d heart that jacket . . .

  23. enc says:

    You’d better post that picture now, or I’m coming over there!

    Washable leather pants? Oh yes.

  24. eyeliah says:

    phew – that is one cool coat! great find

    apricot (my antispam word)

  25. YAY!! to the washable ones =)

  26. I. Grace says:

    Washable leather, yippee!! Hopefully in a regular washing machine?! ;-)

    We are all eagerly anticipating your post on the white leather hip hugger outfit. It’s like dominatrix gone saintly!

  27. Rosie says:

    Washable stretch leather? If they come in black, I’m broke.

  28. Lynette says:

    OK, I can’t help it. The jacket’s colors make me think of chocolate and caramel. It’s yummy.

  29. I bet the wedding pics are to die for! You are just too fabulous for words!

  30. alison says:

    wow, i like the idea of stretch washable leather…i don’t fit into any of my older leather pants!!!
    xox

  31. Kat says:

    I agree with DS…you can rock that jacket!

    Looking forward to seeing you in white leather for sure!

  32. Sheila says:

    I need to see that picture! You are the best kind of crazy, Wendy!

  33. Sharon Rose says:

    You are such a temptress, I and everyone else wants to see this picture now, LOL!!

  34. Etrapar says:

    I can’t wait to see that picture! ^.^
    kises

  35. Hi Wendy!

    Had to smile about your \”don´t tell Stella\”
    I loooooove Chloe´s horse 2001 collection, it´s one of my very favs.
    (hopefully the horse dress will return from Madame Paulette in the next days so
    that I can do another post about it..and about the new condition, I hope so much the stains are gown.. gown and away ;)

    Enjoy your day!!!

  36. Duchesse says:

    First thing I noticed is quality of leather- looks luscious.
    How do they get stretch into the leather? Think about it, it’s skin. You know designers, so tell us- how?

    What did MrB change into :)

  37. Clara says:

    WOW! amazing jacket!!

  38. Sheena says:

    Washable stretch leather jeans? Sign me up! I’d love to see the picture of your white leather hip huggers and halter top!

  39. Marta says:

    That jacket is awesome…and totally can’t wait to see your wedding outfit, sounds awesome :)

  40. pretty face says:

    One of these days preferably being today, or failing that, tomorrow.

  41. If you get the jacket you MUST wear it with the PONY tee!!

  42. Couture Carrie
    Twitter: couturecarrie
    says:

    P.S. Love that Ossie Clark topper you linked, WB!

    xoxox,
    CC

  43. Kristin
    Twitter: BonBonRoseGirls
    says:

    I totally hate washing my jeans. I get them broken in just right and then I spill something on them. Sigh. Excited about tonight!!

  44. Winnie says:

    That jacket is unbelievable! The wedding outfit sounds so you, can’t wait to see these pics!

  45. Laura says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Haha, that jacket is out of control. Awesome find.

    P.S. How cool that you got to meet Phillip Lim!! Was he as nice as he seems?

  46. WendyB
    Twitter: WendyBrandes
    says:

    Laura, Philip Lim was really nice and VERY calm…I was impressed, considering all that was going on backstage.

  47. drollgirl says:

    i LOVE the striped leather number. but i want one without the horsey. don’t shoot me for that! oh, go ahead and shoot me.

  48. Jess says:

    Call me crazy, but for the longest time I stared at the horse applique and only saw a lady in harem pants with a green turban and black goggles. I just had to confess my error!

  49. Jillian says:

    What is it about leather jackets… they’re really amazing I could buy a ton and still make room for more!

    I really like that this one is striped too very different!

    Hope you’re well miss! <3

  50. You always find the coolest pieces :)