Denim Challenged

Denim Challenged

It's got to be said that I'm one of those people that don't really rely or need denim to necessitate outfits.  I don't have attachments to jeans or actually, after a recent purge, do I actually have a pair of jeans existing in my wardrobe.  This isn't to throw out an airy statement that is supposed to be nonchalent or something because I am in fact basically denim-challenged.  It's hard for me to find the stuff be it a natty denim jacket (remember when everyone was on the search for one of those specimens of denim jackets after Kirsten Dunst traipsed around wearing one for the whole summer…) or a bum-lifting, leg-legthening pair of jeans.  Then of course I get distracted by all the other good things that don't require as much thinking and it's bye bye denim, hello sequin shorts/crepe de chine dresses/mesh t-shirts… etc etc…

London-based French photographer Babette Pauthier's latest set of photos for Portuguese online mag Pure makes me realise that of course, given the right denim piece, it suddenly becomes a lot more interesting and my attention can be fixed on say… a cut out denim jacket, denim prints onf soft fabrics, bleached out spots… denim-challenged me needs more of these 'difficult' solutions to not eliminate denim entirely from my wardrobe (that said, thank god for The Urban Collection keeping me in frayed denim oversized jackets and vintage Jordache…)

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  1. diane

    2009-06-30 at 9:08 PM

    Susie, if I had your wardrobe, I wouldn’t wear denim either. I’m wearing it right now, shocking I know.

  2. geri

    2009-06-30 at 9:19 PM

    haha, no! if anyone could rock it, it’s you!

  3. tracey ellle

    2009-06-30 at 10:01 PM

    id not wear denim either if i had ur wardrobe.. lol

  4. Winnie

    2009-06-30 at 10:06 PM

    It’s too humid for denim at the moment anyway but that shot of the denim maxi looking dress is pretty awesome. I also love that denim jacket with the half bleached white and acid wash! I want it!
    I’m so jealous of your impending trip to HK. I’m already looking forward to your blog posts for then!

  5. Style Odyssey

    2009-06-30 at 10:22 PM

    cool blue photos! i love the grainy, ghostly look they exude.
    it’s always interesting to see what new things can be done with denim.

  6. Hannah

    2009-06-30 at 10:45 PM

    Love the first one! I did something like that with a jacket recently – now I want about ten more to experiment on!

  7. Hannah

    2009-06-30 at 11:35 PM

    oooo i have the same denim problem.
    i’m totally challenges and now own no denim at all *gasps*
    xx

  8. selina

    2009-06-30 at 11:36 PM

    there doesn’t seem to be much you can do with denim that’s totally new, maybe it’s because you can never stray far from exposed seams and stitching? i have a hidden craving for those legging/jean hybrids though…. must supress!

  9. Molly Rose

    2009-06-30 at 11:55 PM

    Now that is denim done right, (I have the same issue though… it just takes to much effort finding the right kinds)

  10. sd

    2009-07-01 at 3:50 AM

    well all of that is just beautiful :]

  11. mtdaysandnights

    2009-07-01 at 3:51 AM

    cool denim pics

  12. fashion tidbits

    2009-07-01 at 5:22 AM

    it looks really really cool. no other words to describe it.

  13. Bombshell Kitten

    2009-07-01 at 5:41 AM

    I think it takes a bit more to rock a wardrobe sans denim, (Although I do the same, ha ha!) so bravo. All the same, those pieces are quite fabulous.

  14. theresa

    2009-07-01 at 7:05 AM

    Denim pieces are timeless, these are gorgeous photos =]

  15. AngieMontreal

    2009-07-01 at 7:20 AM

    You know, I completely CANNOT picture you in denim…and I designed the damn stuff for two different companies! It’s just not “you” I guess, and that’s totally OK/great
    Although…I can kind of picture you in the outfit with the black peplum skirt…maybe there’s hope for you yet 😉

  16. Florenz

    2009-07-01 at 10:02 AM

    I am definitely with you about the denim. I’m not a huge fan and can’t imagine myself ever wearing a denim jacket, but with stuff as edgy and fresh as in the pictures above, I may reconsider =P

  17. Niamh BB

    2009-07-01 at 11:32 AM

    Hey,
    weird obsession with completely cut-out, seam-only denim jackets seems to have ensued, see-LCF graduates On Ying Lai,
    http://www.catwalking.com/GRADUATES/GRAD_09/BA_shows/shows/LCF/shows/17-On%20Ying%20Lai/pages/LCF_09_BA_1441.html
    and Hannah Beth Stenberg,
    http://www.catwalking.com/GRADUATES/GRAD_09/BA_shows/shows/LCF/shows/13-Hannah%20Beth%20Stenberg/pages/LCF_09_BA_1052.html
    bizarre non?

  18. susie_bubble

    2009-07-01 at 12:02 PM

    ^Yup…. I was thinking of that On Ying Lai jacket too…. cage denim jackets…. all the rage y’all…

  19. adreamer

    2009-07-01 at 1:38 PM

    does this mean you’ll be doing a double denim outfit post soon? i look forward to that 🙂

  20. AngieMontreal

    2009-07-01 at 6:00 PM

    I think cage-y denim pieces could be a good DIY…no sewing required, just snipping…do it, do it!

  21. Meream

    2009-07-01 at 7:04 PM

    You don’t have a pair of denim jeans? Oh my god, you are a rarity. A truly special person. 😀

  22. wholesale fivefour

    2009-07-02 at 4:46 AM

    Those clothes caught my attention. I love the color of denim jackets looks very attractive. but i wonder if there;s any color available of that. keep posting!
    -altheya-

  23. Isabel

    2009-07-02 at 1:29 PM

    Wow, you don’t own a single pair of jeans? Unusual as it is, I actually really envy you.

  24. wholesale mixed martial arts

    2010-01-27 at 1:45 AM

    That was fantastic, awesome denim jeans. thanks for the post.
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