Finding a women’s tuxedo blazer is always an issue. There are business-type blazers, but they are way too officey. Then there are boyfriend blazers, but they are way too casual. And there are sports blazers (and I have a great one by Lacoste), but they are too sporty. I’ve always desired something along the lines of YSL’s Le Smoking (see If I Were Rich), and this blazer by Tibi reminds me of that sharp YSL silhouette. 

Another thing I’m really into right now is leather detailing — I can’t get enough of it. I like the contrast of the stark white satin and the black leather shawl lapel. Remember the Alexander Wang shirt I posted a while ago? Similar idea. I’ve also spotted leather sleeves, leather pockets, leather collars — love it all. I think I’ll do a whole post on it.

$475 at Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and (also in black).

PS. I’m in Toronto for the P&G Beauty and Grooming Awards — I’m nominated! Maybe I’ll see some of you there?