Biky Boky

Biky Boky

I woke up rather cranky this morning having to reply to another unsavoury comment (I should just shut up but goddamnit the trap just keeps verbally pooing…).  So Hek of Denoto from Norway put a smile on my face as she posted a hilarious spotBik Bok is a Norwegian high street chain which actually has a store on Oxford Street but I get scared to go in because it blares out with REALLY LOUD Eurodance/pop everytime I pass it.  Hek snapped these pics of her local Bik Bok store window and concludes that they have been getting "inspiration" from my ripped jeans over tights look


Of course, I smiled this morning not because I’m remotely pleased with myself but because it is funny that I was inspired by the Margiela jeans which has somehow filtered down to Bik Bok in a ludicrously round about way with the styling over a suspiciously similar shade of tights. 

Speaking of the jeans….I’m wearing them out a bit more and trialling them with different tights/leggings…




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  1. enc

    2008-12-10 at 11:13 PM

    Strangely circular. If you’re influencing people, then that’s a bonus, isn’t it? Harmless fun.

  2. Liz

    2008-12-10 at 11:16 PM

    This reminds me, I shredded a pair of jeans maybe 2 or 3 years ago. Wonder if I still have them…
    Cool idea with the tights underneath, though!! Didn’t think of that 🙂

  3. hek

    2008-12-10 at 11:17 PM

    Ha ha, you know what will happen now right? BikBok wil have to change the tights on their manequins…;)
    And if I didn’t bring the worst oldschool camera ever that day, you’d be able to see that the tights on the pic is exactly the same color as yours..
    I’m glad I could help put a little smile on your face, and hope this didn’t freak you out too much:)

  4. Jill

    2008-12-10 at 11:26 PM

    The bad comments are pretty ridiculous, but for every bad you have about 30 good, so don’t even stress! I really like these pants, especially paired over the teal tights, so I can see why they may influence others!

  5. Leslie

    2008-12-10 at 11:29 PM

    That pants/tights combination is really cool! I really wanted to try this out myself, but alas, I don’t have an extra pair of pants lying around…

  6. a la mode

    2008-12-10 at 11:35 PM

    Wow good look! Look your boots too x

  7. jacky

    2008-12-10 at 11:40 PM

    lol every time i walk past Bik Bok with my friend, she constantly reminds me that either the word bik or bok means shit in Turkish, and when i go in there i get a true seance of the word lol

  8. Samantha

    2008-12-10 at 11:54 PM

    yours look much better!

  9. Dane

    2008-12-11 at 12:07 AM

    Aww. Well when you get negative feedback from randoms, you know you have arrived. I think youre awesome. My whole blog-life started with you and your blog.
    And this whole tights under ripped jeans business is so so awesome. Wish it was cold enough to do here, sadly I live on a tropical island. Hmm.

  10. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2008-12-11 at 12:13 AM

    What flattery! And LOL at your response to boo. Amazing blog, Susie and high street and anti-style types all think so. =D

  11. Amy May

    2008-12-11 at 12:21 AM

    Really like them with the bright pink!

  12. Alice

    2008-12-11 at 12:51 AM

    Now that’s pretty sweet. 🙂 I just found your blog recently and I think it’s wonderful. I’ve been blogging for a few years and I can’t believe I just found you now! Anyways, I’m stalking this from now on. You have an amazing and inspirational style. Oh, and you like to play with layers like me, haha. XD

  13. laura

    2008-12-11 at 12:51 AM

    I’m so going to try this!
    and Susie, can you tell me what brand your boots are in the last pic? they are amazing
    thanks, Laura x

  14. Farren

    2008-12-11 at 1:00 AM

    I have to say that is hilarious. LOL> It m ust be flattering to find someone being inspired by you though! I have to say you pull the look off a lot better. =)

  15. Jamie

    2008-12-11 at 1:02 AM

    The ripped jeans over the silver look AMAZING. Sorry for the all caps, but it was called for.

  16. KD

    2008-12-11 at 2:05 AM

    I love them! Susie, I love that you are modest and sweet, but face it, they must’ve copied you! 😉

  17. roxanne

    2008-12-11 at 2:57 AM

    those jeans. oh my god.
    i missed the original post these were mentioned in, i guess, but wow, they’re fantastic, and since it involves destroying instead of creating, i think it’s a diy i can actually attempt. thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Annie Spandex

    2008-12-11 at 3:38 AM

    Haha, that’s awesome. And you’re so right about it too. Whenever I see those ripped jeans I want to see some color peeking out.

  19. Christine

    2008-12-11 at 3:47 AM

    those jeans are amazing and how lovely that you have such an imitator… and boo on boo… i’ve always found you to have a pretty eclectic view of fashion and prices. aka I LOVE YOU!

  20. Erin

    2008-12-11 at 3:48 AM

    Sorry about the horrible comment…
    This is my first comment I’ve ever posted, but I just want you to know that as a design student I really appreciate everything that you write about. It is really inspiring to see that people truly care about the process and intricacies of design. I don’t have much time to research and see much of what else is happening in the world but you keep me (and so many other designers) in the loop of what is going on. We love you Susie! Keep up the excellent work!

  21. alixrose

    2008-12-11 at 4:28 AM

    I love this look! I am totally tempted to take a pair of my jeans and do my own little diy project. Let me tell you I am not the best with diy but this little need to try is being lit in me every time I see these.
    cool./. thanks

  22. amanda

    2008-12-11 at 4:53 AM

    ah yes, bik bok. i saw many of those stores when i was in stockholm but seems they have evolved a bit (like copying bloggers!) since i was there earlier this year (was mostly the most basic of basics then).
    i am going to try this with some cheap mondays, and i won’t pretend i didn’t see them here first!

  23. S

    2008-12-11 at 4:54 AM

    never thought of that before.
    i think i’ll go rip some jeans right now and wear some leggings under them tomorrow.
    thanks for the awesome idea!

  24. Anna

    2008-12-11 at 5:11 AM

    LOVE the pink look!

  25. Leni

    2008-12-11 at 5:11 AM

    I’m so going to copy that look! girl you are amazing!
    and about boo… I wonder if she get paid to write stupid comments on your blog????

  26. WendyB

    2008-12-11 at 5:17 AM

    I like the jeans with the pink.

  27. susie_bubble

    2008-12-11 at 5:36 AM

    Heya thanks guys….I should just get used to is…other bloggers get the negative comment far worse than I do….I just hate actual intelligent ones that I needlessly feel like I have to defend….
    Anyhow…the boots are by Sam Edelman (got them from Victoria’s Secret) and they are getting more and more comfy as the years go by…. I used to only be able to take five steps in them and want to cry…. I can now walk okayish in them…that said, they’re still my Addison Lee shoes (as in the cab company…)

  28. evie

    2008-12-11 at 5:43 AM

    I’m glad you’re over the silly comment by now. you can’t help having haters when you’ve become an influence/ inspiration 🙂

  29. Jasmin

    2008-12-11 at 5:45 AM

    I tore up some jeans recently, bc. I was inspired by your original post on the topic. Plus I have no money to buy new clothes, so I decided to breathe new life into old ones. I have yet to find a good pair of tights to wear underneath, but they will have to be warm enough to face the great Canadian winter! P.S I really enjoy your DIY posts!

  30. Lady Maven

    2008-12-11 at 6:39 AM

    super cute colour combo!

  31. Brrownie_Bara

    2008-12-11 at 6:41 AM

    There I was going like” what am i going to do with my navy Blue tights??”
    Thanks susie dear!! you are one inspiration. I just Looooove your blog!
    from little island singapore, Brownie_Bara

  32. sharp los angeles

    2008-12-11 at 7:12 AM

    those black jeans are really amazing

  33. giancinephile

    2008-12-11 at 8:00 AM

    Haters just justify that you’re presence is felt in fashion circles… cheer up and do what you ought to!
    And it’s always funny how some haters chicken out and give fake email addresses!
    Still lovin’ those ripped jeans!! 😉

  34. kim

    2008-12-11 at 8:52 AM

    I never really got into the shredded jeans look (it reminds me to much of a certain grunge movement from when I was a kid I think) but THIS I totally like! The turqoise ones are my favourites.
    And yeah, I laughed too when I read your reply. I wonder if that ‘Boo’ person sews all her clothes with needle and thread – ‘keepin it real’.

  35. DJM

    2008-12-11 at 9:22 AM

    About a year ago I made this skirt with a super high elasticated waist band, with a big exposed electric blue zip and some odd folding on the front, just a really random design, and someone emailed me a photo from a shop in Australia about 6 months later and they were selling the same skirt! Every detail was exact! It was bizarre and hilarious. I might actually dig it out. I guess they need to find inspiration from some where don’t they?

  36. Rianne

    2008-12-11 at 9:53 AM

    I’ve recently ripped up a pair myself… until now I thought the ripping was the most fun part, but I might try it with different colours underneath as well, white looks quite good too.
    – Rianne (Utrecht, the netherlands)

  37. Sarah Newcastle

    2008-12-11 at 10:16 AM

    Love those tights – just bought the same ones in pink at for 8 quid! Loving that! Feel free to use me as your referred if you want to have a peak. Sarah xx

  38. tor (fabfrocks)

    2008-12-11 at 4:02 PM

    yours look so much better: a lot less contrived than the “shop bought” ones!

  39. Natty

    2008-12-11 at 4:58 PM

    Susie the trend setter! Loving the Bik Bok rip off of a Susie original!

  40. HelOnWheels

    2008-12-11 at 6:52 PM

    Your jeans are fantastic, Susie!
    There are numerous companies out there that employe staff to troll the internet, read blogs, and “steal” style, fashion, design ideas from bloggers. Then those unique, usually DIY, items are mass produced for the public. Urban Outfitters is the biggest culprit. Bik Bok could be a new addition to that list.

  41. Lauren

    2008-12-11 at 7:13 PM

    Ahh the contrast with the leggings underneath is beautifulll. And whenever you get such inappropriate comments, you know that we’ll all have a say in the matter! haha.
    x x x

  42. fash

    2008-12-11 at 7:36 PM

    i’m not even a barbie girl anymore, sadly, but the pink tights/leggings are the best!

  43. Melie Bianco Handbags

    2008-12-11 at 8:03 PM

    Yeah talk about trends coming back, this is like the old ripped jeans taken to another level. I guess it could work for some, if you have that whole rebel look going. I can get behind hot pink tights though…

  44. dapper kid

    2008-12-11 at 11:11 PM

    Woah love it, they look crazy cool!!

  45. Charmduri

    2008-12-12 at 1:41 AM

    I used to do that all the time! My friends teased me for it…ah well. You make it look gooooood 🙂

  46. Charmduri

    2008-12-12 at 1:43 AM

    Plus I would be oh so flattered/horribly offended that a chain store stole my idea without telling me. Sorry about your negative comment!

  47. Tara

    2008-12-12 at 2:43 AM

    Hehe…as the old, trite saying goes: imitation is the best form of flattery…or something to that effect.

  48. penelope

    2008-12-12 at 4:05 AM

    Gosh, all three looks are s’marvellous, but I especially love the ripped jeans with silver leggings! Lovely!

  49. Songy

    2008-12-12 at 6:03 AM

    hey just wondering what happens if some thread get caught somewhere and tear the trousers in half or something. That will be funny right? 🙂

  50. Danielle

    2008-12-12 at 2:16 PM

    Regarding the negative comment, you know I think the girl was just being honest. I really don’t think that she was trying to be malicious in any way.
    Besides there isn’t anything particularily wrong with materialism.
    You do have a great wardrobe and quite a few of your pieces(though not all) are sadly beyond the financial means of many. It is just a fact not a critisicim.

  51. Tamara

    2008-12-12 at 3:18 PM

    Is it the mannequin wearing your outfit?? LOL, How cool Sussie! 😉

  52. curves

    2008-12-13 at 6:23 PM

    so you inspire designers now, eh?
    i wish i do that on a daily basis–
    but no. it has to be you.
    why does it always have to be you?
    you lucky gal..

  53. Freddy Style

    2008-12-13 at 7:05 PM

    Ohwwwww my GOSH!!
    i love when u wear ur PINK SHOCK Legging^^
    that’s flawless

  54. Enkha X

    2008-12-14 at 12:52 AM

    You’re lucky you’ve got absolutely gorgeous legs for this trend … I LOVE IT! especially the the hot pink ones!

  55. Enkha X

    2008-12-14 at 12:58 AM

    Hey gorgeous, I know you’re extremely busy, but could you possible update my new URL
    Thanks! ;))) xxx

  56. The Glossy Ed.

    2008-12-14 at 2:06 AM


  57. NiceAndShiny

    2008-12-15 at 3:35 AM

    I was just thinking about your ripped jeans today! Of course putting tights underneath is the quintessential Susiebubble interpretation. Love the look, I’m trying to figure way to try this out without completly imitating you…. yup, I got nothing.

  58. Peter GOEBLES

    2008-12-17 at 4:03 PM

    ripped jeans is such a new thing isn’t it ?
    i means, yeah of course we ve never ever seen it before,
    never (1969 – 1984 – 2004 – 2008 )

  59. That Girl

    2008-12-22 at 11:18 PM

    4th shoes right…. HOT!
    Well the whole lot of looks are… but lovin the 4th pair on the right ~ Ow! (too much cough medicine..;)

  60. eLLyCCC

    2009-01-28 at 11:18 AM

    NOW…THAT I LIKE! =) Those marnie wedges, do they run in true size? I’m thinking of getting one from net-a-porter but they only have 39 left. =(

  61. susie_bubble

    2009-01-28 at 8:18 PM

    Yup, they run fairly true to size…. but I wear anything between a 37.5-39.5 because my feet change size all the time..

  62. Gwen

    2009-08-31 at 7:41 PM

    Hi Susie, what size (US 8 or 9) of those Sam Edelman boots did you get? I’m between size 38 and 39 and our shoe sizes seem to be quite similar. Am planning to get a pair of these boots which have recently been re-released but all I can see from those US websites are whole sizes. I’m not sure if I should order a US 8 or 9. What do you think? I did some search and found that these boots seem to come up a bit small?? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot

  63. susie_bubble

    2009-08-31 at 10:32 PM

    ^I got a size US8.5 and they were pretty true to size…. and I’m also between a 38 and 39….

  64. Gwen

    2009-09-01 at 10:35 AM

    Hi Susie, thanks for replying to me so quickly; I know how busy you are and really appreciate your feedback. I’m planning to order a pair from Nasty Gal Vintage’s e-shop but they (as well as other shops in the US) only have whole sizes. Would you reckon (no responsibility assumed of course) I should get US 9 instead of 8 then? I read what you wrote in a different post about you couldn’t quite walk in them at first although you’ve gotten much better after a long while. That worries me a bit, because you wear really high heels/platforms much more frequently than I do – if even you find these shoes quite difficult to handle, perhaps they are not for me after all.

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