Posts Tagged ‘J Brand’

Space Cadet

What Moustache Man affectionately calls me when I’m off in my own world.  The top is fitting for the nickname isn’t it?

I picked up these leather hot pants at a J Brand sample sale.  Since MM and I found a fairly abandoned photo spot, I decided to do some hot pant testing.  After some kicks, jumps, and sprints, I gave them the green light.  Can’t have these suckers splitting on me unexpectedly.  But does that even ever really happen?

I’ve got some more DIY’s on the way . . . been scouring for supplies and other fun stuff.  Can’t wait!

credits: hanii y top, j brand leather hot pants, chucks, derek lam sunnies

Elephant Revival

L left little notes in a book she gave me and I knew this was the perfect time to share this one:

“Considered a rebellious garment associated with anti-war sympathizers, bellbottoms were shut out of many stores in their early years. Desperate for the style, teens took to creating their own bellbottom jeans. By slicing open the outer side seam to about knee height, you could insert a triangular addition, a gusset, into the side seam and create your own belled denim jean. This alteration created another craze, and bellbottoms ballooned out with fabric gussets of velvet or Indian batik, or even more denim. These outrageous widths were known as elephant bells. The ‘bell’ evolved into the late 70’s flares, and experienced a revival in the 90’s both as a retro fashion and as a modern update with the big bells of the rave culture. 

But sorry, Navy men, your splashy uniform no longer includes these functional, stylish pants.” 

credits: equipment houndstooth blouse, t by alexander wang bra, j brand black cherry martini flare, marsèll boots