There is always that moment when you find something that is completely out of reach. Most people accept this, while others like myself turn to eBay for several months of the year. We all have questionable habits and I guess this is mine but lucky for me my obsession for this jacket paid-off in the end. You may notice it from a previous owner Rihanna, yep I guess there are times that we can rob style from RiRi’s wardrobe. I found this jacket in a New York boutique for 800dollars, some may think that’s a steal but I agree for all the wrong reasons. No matter who wore it, the quality must be there and you should never pay that kind of money unless it’s real fur. So I walked away but soon regretted it as it tormented me for months. When you’re in this predicament make sure you look at the label to find the designer (that was my BIG mistake). I searched the web non-stop since last xmas and all I got were multiple pictures of Rihanna wearing it yet no designers name attached. To say I was frustrated was an understatement until three weeks ago I nailed it. The designers name that I was searching for endlessly for most of the year was Donny Brook. Donny’s collection of 80s fashion can be found all over the web from Esty to eBay. What was funny about this is that I already have one of his jackets without even knowing. One might see why I love this jacket, as it’s so unusual. If you look closely you will see that the black and white fur is a printed design of a Picasso painting. Whether you feel that this jacket may be too bold for you, don’t be put off there is so many others that you will love. Online vintage shopping has become my new obsession but I do advise you ladies to do as much research as possible into which designer you are buying from. Unfortunately, most vintage boutiques do not do refunds so make sure you are 100% certain you love it before you buy.
Photography by Kristen Walker.