A Day At LACMA Wearing My New Broccato Jacket

A Day At LACMA Wearing My New Broccato Jacket

I have always had a love for beautiful fabrics and consequently, I have always been fascinated by the history and workmanship that goes into weaving and producing them. A lot of times my design inspiration for a jacket can come just from seeing a beautiful fabric that I must have. This is exactly what happened when I saw this beautiful peach/orange and silver brocade fabric, so I cut it up and sewed it into this ¾ sleeve women’s cropped blazer which I am calling the Broccato jacket. Brocade is a cloth elaborately woven with a raised pattern, but the name itself comes from the Italian word “broccato” meaning embossed cloth. In the past, the word brocade has always been associated with luxury and opulence and therefore is still loved and used by fashion designers today. It is usually woven with different color combination yarns and sometimes combined with gold or silver. I love this pretty, peachy, orange color combination combined with metallic silver. I feel this is a great way for my clients to introduce the metallic trend for spring into their wardrobe.
For our visit to LACMA, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) I decided to wear my Broccato jacket and dress it down by wearing it with my distressed jeans. I always love combining the dressy with the casual, so I thought wearing it with these jeans would make the jacket more modern and edgy. Since the jacket itself is made from such a beautiful fabric, I wanted to wear it with a camisole and some simple delicate jewelry so that I did not take away from the beauty of the jacket and make it too busy.

The Los Angeles Museum Of Contempory Art

I enjoyed going back to the LACMA. It had been a while since my last visit and now, they have installed a few new exhibits that are amazing to walk around and admire, like the “Urban Light” sculpture by Chris Burden. This work of art incorporates more than two hundred and two antique restored cast iron Los Angeles County street lamp posts all grouped together to create a surreal and very dramatic feature. I can only imagine how striking this exhibit looks all lite up at night. The other interesting outdoor exhibit was “Levitated Mass” by Michael Heizer, which is a 340 ton granite megalith boulder affixed above a modern concrete trench through which visitors can walk. If you are visiting Los Angeles, I would say the LACMA is a must visit during your stay. We had a great day walking around all the  exhibits and admiring all of the creative exhibitions.
I hope you enjoy my pictures and let me know what you think about our Broccato jacket –

 

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Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. This jacket is simply stunning and you styled it perfectly! Love your style! Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting…

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  2. This jacket is utterly stunning Nora – a must have, beautiful xxx

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    1. Hi Jules,
      Thank you so much, glad you stopped by the blog and commented! 🙂

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  3. And what a fab jacket it is! Love this one!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  4. I have zero idea how I got to you…but AMAZING jackets/blazers. I have a crew of blazer lovers over on my blog ThirtySomethingFashion. We should dream up a cool collaboration. No one loves a great blazer more than I!!!

    This look is perfection..from the cool print on the jacket to the distressed denim..and that BELT! I die over it all.

    Hope we can connect. And if you are wanting to connect with a great fashionable crew..I host (along with 2 other bloggers) a really great blog hop called Monday Mingle…lots of great fashionable bloggers who are tweens and love a great blazer. Here is link to a recent example. Hope you will join in. http://www.thirtysomethingfashion.com/monday-mingle-classic-style/

    Much luck to you—I only comment when I really LOVE something and you have amazing style and a fantastic idea of creating a tight collection of jackets and blazers! Best
    C

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    1. Hi Carly,
      I am so glad you found us! I will send you a seperate email today.

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  5. Hi there. I love the pictures. I look for shots of architectural interest as well. Now, your jacket is so pretty. Love the color and style. I also love it styled with boyfriend jeans, the shape is great on you. I would totally wear that jacket!! lovely
    Please drop by RW link up
    Jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much, this jacket is available for sale on my web site, let me know if you are interested in one and I will give you a discount!

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  6. I am so happy to have discovered your beautiful blog! Love the concept and love jackets myself so I will most definitely be back. Your brocade blazer is gorgeous! What a blessing to be so talented! xox~M

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    1. Hi Mary
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so glad you discovered my blog and web site. Looking forward to seeing you come back 🙂

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the fit is perfect. I really enjoyed your pictures – LACMA is a great museum.

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    1. Thank you Lana, I agree LACMA is great, one of my favs.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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  8. I love it! The whole outfit looks so good on you…. I hope you had a fun day!! http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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    1. Thank you Crystelle, I sure did!

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  9. beautiful look beautiful colors

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  10. Gorgeous jacket! Love the whole look! Very chic and cool.

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    1. Hi Lucy,
      Thank you so much!

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  11. I love your baroque jacket, the style totally suits you and the colours are great for Summer. Love the way you team it with vest and boyfriend jeans. Great photos too!

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    1. Thank you Lorna Mai for your lovely comment!

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  12. Oh man, this may be my favorite one you’ve shared with us to date! I love this on you – it looks very luxe and feminine! Now off to check it out in further detail!

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    1. Thank you Carylee, this one is a very luxe fabric indeed!

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  13. Make sure to please add the WIWW badge to each post you link up 🙂

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

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  14. Hi Nora, I’m visiting via HIWM pastels. Your blue jacket with skinnies is fabulous, but it’s this jacket that I covet! 🙂 Absolutely gorgeous! And I love how you’ve styled it with boyfriend jeans…a very cool yin/yang energy! I sew and it’s inspiring to see the business you have created for yourself! Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and your wonderful compliment. Its the first time I’ve done HIWM and its been great. Great way to find new bloggers like yourself.

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  15. I love all your jackets They are beautiful

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