Lately I've found myself gravitating towards a lot of clothing marketed as "jacquard." Something about them always draws me. However, until I actually looked up what jacquard meant, I couldn't for the life of me see the real connection between any of those clothes.
As it turns out, jacquard refers to an apparatus that can be fitted to a loom to make it easier to weave brocaded or intricate fabrics. The noun has since been adapted as an adjective, referring to the fabric made by the jacquard. If you want to get really specific, a jacquard makes it possible to raise each warp thread independently of all the others, offering the highest level of warp yarn control. Knowing very little about weaving, I can't tell you what a warp thread is, but maybe it'll turn out to be one of my next posts. You never know!
In any event, it looks like there isn't much of a connection to all my favorite jacquard items, except that the fabric used to make them required more complicated weaving than a typical loom can offer. Maybe I'll just start thinking of the word as a way to say "made with a little extra love and care."
Shop a selection of jacquard items from my fall wishlist.
Everyone loves their pets, but few love their pets enough to provide them with 2 maids and a chef of their very own. Then again, few pets (only one to be exact) are lucky enough to be owned by the creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld.
Choupette was originally owned by male model Baptiste Giabiconi, who asked Lagerfeld to cat-sit while he traveled for the month of December in 2011. Upon Giabiconi's return however, Lagerfeld announced that Choupette was his new love and obsession and unfortunately Giabiconi would have to find himself a new furry companion. Thus began the lavish lifestyle of one of fashion's favorite felines.
Choupette has been photographed for numerous ad campaigns and magazine editorials, most recently appearing in the car company Opel's 2015 calendar. Why stick to the usual pin up models when you can use a face like Choupette's?
Her latest project is a collaboration with beauty brand Shu Uemura, called (as you may have guessed) Shupette. Stay tuned for more information on how you too can achieve the pampered look Choupette has got down to purrfection.
all images taken from Pinterest