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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26 Replies to “Denim Challenged”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 😉

  4. 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

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