Vive le Neon, Vive le Tweed

by Leandra Medine
December 26, 2011
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At the risk of projecting self-inadequacy, does anyone know who makes this holy grail of tweed jackets? My hunch says Matthew Williamson but my hunch also once confused a Van Gogh for Chagall, so. Update: Marc Jacobs Pre-Spring 2009. In other news: honey, I’m home, and by home I mean back, because, you know, I didn’t really go anywhere much further than Stanton Street over the course of the holiday weekend. I will however say that it was a nice mental vacation and even though I feel like a baby learning to walk writing this post because it’s been a solid five days since I’ve last written anything, I did have some time to exercise my brain and start rereading old Gay Talese essays, surf Yoox to find some drastically and magically slashed shoe prices and perhaps most importantly: sift through the hilariously rad entries listed on site to win the YSL cyclops bracelet that I posted last week. I’m conflicted among three participants: one who insists her vagina has three lips, another who wants to bang Hannibal Lecter and one smart broad whose story involves a naive roommate, sick pigeon and parasites. These contests are a really fantastic way to gauge your strangeness: one participant confesses she used to eat play dough. Hey, me too! All the sudden, I don’t feel so singled out–and I don’t mean that in the Jenny McCarthy circa MTV 1999 sense of the phrase. I mean it more in the it-takes-someone-special-to-bring-the-funk sense. Finally, to divert attention back to the pinacle of this post: vive le neon, vive le tweed. Let’s look up and salute Tommy Ton’s Jak and Jil come back. Man I missed your photos.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08922787665095908159 A

    amazing jecket! perfect for every day, season, mood etc. JUST PERFECT!

    http://www.onlyupsidedown.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05415023400998052179 duckalicious

    now I really wish I was weirder.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10159556974083437097 Miss Lou

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW this JACKET IS SO STUNNING!!!! OMGGGGGGGGG I WISH I COULD WEAR IT!!!! :)

    BESOS FROM BARCELONA!

    http://demodayaloloco.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10092191420389931833 Duke Nuke Emily

    jacket is crazy good!
    Moloko & Honey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    alas, that giveaway post was visible in my blogger dashboard, but would NOT let me actually click on it for days…. i was beyond bummed that i could not regale you about my four lips, play doh fiending, and other cool secrets.

    sigh.

    technology triumphant again.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17044878192945036450 La vie en rose

    Awesome!

    avieenrosegirl.blogspot.com

  • http://fashionscript.net/ fashionscript.net

    Hahaah – LOVE THE TWEED!

    x Mallika

    PS: Check out my GIVEAWAY HERE

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Fantastic picture. Love her jacket.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    that tweed is so in your face. i love it

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://stealingstyle.com Tu – Stealing Style

    Hey Leandra, so this tweed it is from Marc Jacobs probably 2 years ago. there is a picture here http://www.polyvore.com/marc_jacobs_military_day_glo/thing?id=21940146

    Hope I helped!

    x

  • http://stealingstyle.com Tu – Stealing Style

    Oh and btw the model is Aline Weber brazilian chick, very pretty and very nice as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01769924258435680540 Mandarina

    It's Marc Jacobs, my friend:
    http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/64788

    merry christmas, and thanks for the blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17323792135015932729 M

    I love the neon details and this tweed jacket is no exception!!

    http://thefashionmedicine.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01917824316715854859 sonia de macedo

    Amazing jacket, too bad net-a-porter don't have it anymore :o(

    xoxo

    http://daringcoco.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09751227495638404186 Meredith Howard

    I can only see that on you. Hope you find out where to buy it.

    - Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09642629348973585103 world on high heels

    love the jacket !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01406688056052163694 Mary

    OK,CALM.
    I CAN DIE FOR HER JACKET .

    MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
    Maria Onorio
    http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Paris or Milan?

  • Emily

    Can we "pin" you on Pinterest.com or is that copyright no no?
    Emily

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    I saw this and died. It's INCREDIBLE and I am dyinggg to know who makes it too. Those are some hilarious comments – love your writing & glad you're back ;)

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://giraffelegs.com Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    I would tweed it out everyday if I could.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05667823926679328131 FashionableAsians

    That tweed jacket is actually pretty cool, not something I can pull off but it's nice to look at :P

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

    I love the look of the jacket, except neon always looks horrible on me!

    http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    i absolutely loved everything about this photo on jak and jil when i saw it yesterday. it is so chic and fantastic. the color combination with the tweet adds twist to a wonderful classic.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07965782353643366704 GWalsh

    Hi leandra!

    I found the jacket creater: Marc Jacobs!

    Its the Marc Jacobs Cropped day glo tweed jacket

    http://www.polyvore.com/marc_jacobs_cropped_day_glo/thing?id=12925298

    and its sold out :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15040870386362518986 girl in the poodle shoes

    HOLY NEON, that's awesome
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • Alison

    I'll admit, my heart skipped a beat (or several) when I saw you mentioned my pigeon story. That was the best Christmas present I could possibly have gotten! …Aside from the cyclops bracelet, of course ;)

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/gingercookiez Leslie

    i was going to say either marc jacobs or chanel, but people beat me to it :p

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04829738855274811842 Hallie

    So gorgeous – I remember seeing this coat a few years ago! It's Marc Jacobs resort 2010. There are two styles – a cropped and a non-cropped.

    If anyone can get it, it's you, lady! Good luck Leandra! :)

    x Hallie
    http://www.coralsandcognacs.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14829938771012689900 Laura

    Amazing jacket!

    xxx
    Laura

    http://the-shoe-issue.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09725616447004442891 Pagan Baby

    Cute jacket! merry christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Missed Jak & Jil too. So glad it's back on! Happy Holidays from Paris!

    xxx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14740793284409948266 realelinkling

    That jacket makes me HAPPY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02906124218223651440 VPS Confidential
  • http://www.modelovers.de Modelovers

    The jacket is amazing …

    I LOVE IT

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    Really love the jacket !

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fall outfit overview

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06040637244391259084 Marina Peral

    LOVE! is wonderfull!
    I have found a tweed & neon skirt in Uterqüe, I'm in love of this combination of color and texture!

    xx
    one more shoes

  • Bridg

    hooray, welcome back – have missed your posts! hope you had a good break :)

    B x

    http://www.phoandchips.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16362612188006508513 Amanda

    you don't forget…it's like riding a bike or like having sex…your a natural!
    xox

    http://www.lovenycstyle.com

    p.s. totally digging that tweed…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01915301502681425552 yvo

    yes i missed jak and jill too! glad he's back!

  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    Okay Leandra, you're gonna love me ! It's by MARC JACOBS !!! So go buy it right now and bring us the repellest man repelling outfits of all times !!
    http://www.polyvore.com/embellished_tweed_military_jacket/thing?id=13614551

  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    Oh shit it's from 2010 ! I guess you'll have to wait for it on ebay !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11562234377243458551 penelope FASHION-FADE

    if I was a tweed jacket, I would want to be that jacket.

    lots of love from the UK

    http://www.fashion-fade.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Amazing combo!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com Thefashionguitar

    S looking forward to some more neon! S/S12 here we come!!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    I just checked on net-a-porter and it's no longer available !! I think I'll just kill myself.

  • Anonymous

    Aline Weber <3

  • victoria saulovich

    MeRry MaN repElliNg.

    Love the Neon tweed. Very St John on crack.

  • Anonymous

    That's MJ, Marc Jacobs that is, a couple summers ago…
    Correction, resort 2010 precisely

  • http://www.circafashion.com cca.

    This is a popular jacket. I did a post about it as well It is Resort 2010 http://tinyurl.com/7ocuvvy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01115886819598010241 Sandra

    Love reading your thoughts, if you wrote books, i'll read it :)

  • http://fashionableteacher.onsugar.com thefashionableteacher

    Marc Jacobs. There's a matching bag, too. But it's pretty old.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02228531522173468692 Ricardo Vasquez

    Love the jacket :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00016832070901926342 Frankie goes to Milan

    My holy grail neon tweed jacket is Balenciaga's from F/W 2007, now and forever! It is VEEEEEERY similar to this one with the exception of the fringe

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