Daria Werbowy photorgaphed by Patrick Demarchelier for the September issue of Vogue UK wearing gorgeous Balenciaga jacket
Leather jacket was the very first thing I acquired after moving to England almost a decade ago. Coming from a country where most leather items were black, resembled a bulky armour and looked very KGB, I was excited about something completely different. Buying a jacket was, in fact, my husband’s idea who said that I simply couldn’t be without it. He then took me to the shops and after an hour long search, I finally found myself at Nine West trying on a classic leather blazer – light and buttery soft, in a delicious shade of cream that somehow matched my highlights.
I wore it for years until it became too obvious that the beloved treasure got a size too big for me. Although the jacket had to retire in my wardrobe, the love for that softness and my need for something so incredibly versatile remained. Eventually I ended up with a duo of a tan blazer and a shorter and frillier ivory design that were perfect for throwing over a light silk dress or wearing with a pair of jeans and cosy cashmere sweater whether it was a crisp winter day, cool summer evening or sun-kissed dreamy autumn gorgeousness.
I love my leather jackets very much. They get a lot of wear and mix well anything as a proof that once you find something that suits your style and wardrobe, it will become almost literally a timeless item.
Where to buy: 1. Yvory leather pleated detail jacket, Forzieri (£496), 2. Cropped leather biker jacket, Mango (£39 Was £115), 3. Lyra leather biker jacket, Muubaa (£210 Was £389), 4. Aylish weave leather jacket, Reiss (£450), 5. Zipped leather biker jacket, Rick Owens (£1199), 6. Britt leather biket jacket, Bastyan (£295), 7. Brown leather trench coat, Forzieri (£1363), 8. Tan leather blazer, Vince (£369 Was £880), 9. Draped leather jacket, Aula Aila (£1473).
Photo source: Vogue UK September 2013 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Kate Phelan)