A little card was in my mailbox last saturday. My favorite kind of mail, an invitation to Isabel Marant's private sales.
After acquiring my beloved Daste jacket, I strictly applied myself a restraining order and avoided being in near proximity of any Isabel Marant selling points.
I can't say that the ban was hard to follow, as nothing besides the jacket I got and the David coat (whose fit proved to be quite problematic besides its insane pricing, and therefore was quickly discarded), had really captured my imagination in the designer's fall winter 2012 collection. No silk cowboy shirts, western jeans or embroidered boots for me.
Lately, for the past seasons, I've been dumbfounded by Isabel Marant's runway shows, the clothes shown being very loud and so identifiable. Just the opposite of what I used to love about her earlier collections, full of boyish grace and spot-on stylish twists.
Despite my disappointment, I never broke up with the brand because there are always little gems to be found, less visible and popular. Her basics, both from the main and diffusion line Etoile, always have my attention. She constantly has great basics in the right shape, the cute color, an interesting detail. The little thing making all the difference. The kind of item I'll wear over and over again...
For instance, the knit with voluminous sleeves and a playful pattern, the loose grungy white knit, the cool slightly slouchy grey top, the comfy trackpants, the understated down jacket, the simple light grey knit with the tough patches... That's the kind of clothes that make me go back to her stores season after season. And that's the selection I have in mind for her private sales.
pics courtesy of Nitty Gritty store