Gabrielle Chanel understood the power of sleek white silk. We see it in Olivia Von Halle’s namesake Coco Crepe de Chine Pajama. Let’s slip into this JV favorite and contemplate a little fashion history.
Chanel was a powerful force in fashion long before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. She had built her reputation on the little black dress. But, after the crash, she and other fashionable women refused black. Instead, they chose white. Not a whipped cream look, but that of Greek goddesses. A daring yet nonchalant response to troubled times. A glamorous “Oh, yeah?” You see it in 1930s movies starring Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers. Slinky and feline rather than bridal. (For more on “The White Dress,” read Justine Picardie’s Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, It Books, 2011).
Bring white into your winter nights. Olivia Von Halle leads the way. Her Coco Pajama would look memorable by the fire with its lovely drape and detail. The ultimate gift, too. Her Coco Cotton Pajamas offer a sporty backdrop for travels or pillow fights. Speaking of travel, Morpho + Luna kick things off with two white shortie sets for tropical adventure: the Cara Ajour Linen Pajama in Italian linen with cute little jacket that could be worn as a blouse. Or the packable tank-top Zoe Plumetis Pajama woven in raised polka-dot patterned cotton.
A 30s vibe is also available from Olivia Von Halle with the Athena Muse Silk Blouse in white organza. Winter is the time to play with this outstanding garment, styleable in so many ways.
And, don’t miss the chance to wear a flirty white bra. Taryn Winters stuns with the Margot Ivory Lingerie Set with its hand-embellished French lace on tulle and tricot. So seductive under your casually unbuttoned Coco Pajamas. Or show off Lise Charmel’s creative Art et Volupte Ivory Lingerie Set, a longline demi-cup bra with supportive exterior slings of silk point doit micro mesh that cover traditional adjustable spaghetti straps.
Prance through winter with your own response to darkness, in glowing white statements from Jane’s Vanity.