Loving: Claudie Pierlot

Yep - still in France on holidays!  We returned from skiing last Saturday and have since been eating and drinking from family event to family event. This afternoon there is a grand afternoon tea for two birthdays with an enormous amount of Ben's family followed by a dinner with Ben and all his sisters and his brother.  On Wednesday we are taking a short trip to Champagne (yes!!!) with his sister and then staying at his Uncle and Aunts on Thursday.  Yep it's all family.  

I continue to knit, but am completely over the scarf.  I really should have commenced a smaller project, but it's nearly done now, I think only about 2 more stripes to go. I really miss sewing.

Every now and again, I pop out to do a bit of window shopping and despite not having fashion shopping like Paris here in Strasbourg, they do have a bit and there are a few French brands that I love peeking at. The 'C's of French Fashion: Claudie Pierlot and Carven and Comptoir des Cottoniers and Cotelac.  Here are the Claudie Pierlot pieces I have been fondling each time I sneak into the Centre-Ville.

This first dress, is to me the ultimate upcycle of an old sweatshirt... just add sequins.  The ever lovely Zoe, on twitter thought this might be like wearing an armour.  But I am not deterred. I think with the right sequins... oh and the right occasion.  But what would that occassion be?
Trust Dress grischine Claudie Pierlot
I'm a big fan of this look, it's from the '1983' capsule.  Maybe it's the name of the capsule that does it. I'm a bit tempted to buy this jacket though I've never really worn red... 
Veste Verlaine multifonce Claudie Pierlot
And here are a few other jackets that have caught my eye:
Manteau Geneve sable Claudie Pierlot
Surely, with the right pattern I could make these blazers below.  The last one simply has grosgrain ribbon detail on the lapels and pockets. I hear By Hand London are going to release a blazer pattern soon....
Vetiver Jacket camel Claudie Pierlot
Vicky Blazer bleujean Claudie Pierlot


  1. That red and grey jacket is incredible...

  2. I've been obsessed with jackets every since working on the Cordova and no it doesn't have its closures yet :( Snaps, covered buttons, hooks and eyes - I just can't figure out what would look the best. (I see the Veste Vahine from Claudie Pierlot has hook and eye closures). SewBusyLizzy made Simplicity McCall's 6611 for her Tessuti challenge which maybe could be made to look like the red jacket. I think you would look great in red. Not sure where I would wear the silver dress, but they have the cutest dresses, especially Robe Risky (love the name too)!

  3. Yes, the veste vahine does have hook and eye closures, which is what you should put on your Cordova - or in fact just leave it open. I still haven't seen any photos of it btw. Thanks for the tip on 6611, I think I'll have to try it on again and see if it actually looks good on...

  4. It is lovely isn't it. I love the pop of blue on the pockets.

  5. I really want to get a great classic blazer pattern. Love the red jacket!

  6. Ooooh, love that sequin dress!

  7. ooo I like these! that red and grey jacket is fab, but I absolutely love the camel one just underneath. So chic.

  8. I need that chain mail skirt. STAT!