Old school rebellion

Ever since I first laid eye on Balenciaga's Fall 2007 collection when Nicolas Ghesquière designed the iconic schoolboy blazers, I have desperately wanted one.  I'm not sure if it's the fascination with the collaborative mix of prep school with a slight touch of military chic, the too cool for school kind of attitude that seems to naturally resonate from deep in one's soul when you put it on, or the lavish details.  Maybe it's the perfect mix of all three or even that I lacked the opportunity to wear a crested blazer during my education years, although I'm thinking this blazer still would have won me over. 



Photographs by Tom
 

What I'm wearing:
Balenciaga (HERE) schoolboy blazer
Balmain (HERE) distressed boyfriend jeans
Isabel Marant (HERE) Woody sandals


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27 comments:

  1. Oh my! So much to love! I've also been pining over the Balenciaga 'schoolboy' blazer for the looooongest time...foolishly holding off doing so since I've gained so much weight in the last few years, thinking one day, one day...one day I'll lose the weight *sigh* Also sighing over those wicked IM heels and the PS 1!

    Oh, and the Dramma pants arrived, and I'm wondering...have you found the fabric makes the pants a little too casual? Or is it a non-issue?

    xx
    CC

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  2. Amazing pictures. I love what you are wearing... every single piece. I will try a tailored jacket with boyfriend jeans...Thank you for your lovely comment. Would you like to follow each other through bloglovin?
    xxx
    Nina
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  3. The construction of the blazer is amazing, looks like its going to last you through a lot of winter to come! x

    Sparks In Spring

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  4. Such a lovely blazer - the cut is superb on you! :)


    Really like your bag too (of course!) :)

    Away From The Blue

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  5. I want your jacket, Mandi!! It's still so bloody cold here. I no longer bother with dresses. I'd much rather invest in jackets. One day I'd like to raid your closet! It's like a treasure chest.

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  6. Amazing jacket - the fit is perfect and I love the way you styled it!

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  7. beautiful and chic outfit !
    you look great :)
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    xx
    veronica

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  8. That blazer is such a cool piece and it looks awesome on you Mandi! :)

    xxTheresa

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  9. You look fantastic! ;)

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  10. Amazing jacket & your shoes are to die for !

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  11. I love the coat!

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  12. Wardrobe wishes do come true! Haha you look gorgeous Mandy, I love the blazer on you - I imagine this would also look nice with skirts and dresses? Although perhaps a little more preppy :)

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  13. That blazer is awesome! I too love a schoolboy blazer...chic as well as warm. Winning combo! Vanessa xx
    www.twofortheshowblog.com

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  14. from head to toe, i love the entire outfit. you look so beautiful love! xO!
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  15. Hey babe, those are insane shoes!!! And the blazer, perfect + just in time for Winter ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  16. What a fabulous outfit! That blazer totally rocks!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. great jacket
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  18. Love the whole outfit but more than anything - I love the colours on the scarf. Perfect.

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  19. Holy shit I love your blazer.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  20. ahhhh I want this blazer so badly, it would go well with so many items from my wardrobe ! You look stunning !

    xx Agata
    www.prettyindecadence.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the blazer, it has just the right amount of edge to it. That's a great investment piece.
    Your bag is perfection, I'm a big fan of the PS1...it's on my wish list. Great heels too!
    xo,
    Jackie
    www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

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  22. yes, beautiful blazer... indeed a wardrobe lasting staple...

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  23. Such a cool and stylish outfit! Wonderful!!

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  24. oh Mandi! you look like high school student!!! you look so young and your hair is really good with you!
    love everything and of course your blazer!!!! miss talking with you!!! hope everything is ok.

    take care and have a lovely week!!! kisses from Italy.
    xoxo,Meg
    Sweet Gala's

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  25. I'm obsessed with this entire outfit!!! So jealous the jacket is AMAZING :)

    xoxo
    Amee
    www.sheplaysdressup.com

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  26. Your wardrobe is really amazing! You have so many great classic pieces! I love this look! Again, perfect!

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  27. Hey lovely, your blazer is so perfect! It looks great on you xoxox

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