One can always tell what kind of style one posses by a quick glance into their closet and armoire. Denim, outerwear, sweaters and handbags take the cake for my collecting archives. Luckily, my first assistant gig in this little world called fashion was working for an All-American company where a moose is the icon and heritage is grounded in your design aesthetic. It’s pretty safe to assume with these highlights that denim will be the basis of any key look. I was fortunate enough to learn the tricks of the trade to create that perfect jean so it looked loved and worn as if it were from a coal mine back in the 50′s. (Rosebowl Flea Sunday’s….a highlight for digging through mass piles.) The more worn the better. The bluer, the more intoxicating. Hand-sanding, whisker marks, chemical sprays, tinting, bleaching, dremel playing, it was all in a days work! Not to date myself, but this was also when the skinny fit hit the states. Boots and Flares no more. It was all about the skinny…and still is for me, always will be. Take the inseam 1/8″ in. Shape the side seam forward. It will always be about the fit. I still obsess over the whole idea of denim and what it does for the overall look and feel. It’s the grounding in my everyday looks. Washes, fits, prints, colors and roll heights at the ankle bone only make me more obsessed. A recent conversation regarding just this happened in line at Starbucks. Styling looks with denim called for particular details. “Yes, the cuff must measure 1″ only. It MUST hit at the middle of the ankle bone. It can only be rolled one full-time, but can’t look perfect.” The guy next to me, “Are you serious?” That’s right friends, it’s always about the small details…because they make the big details! My skinnies take me through day to-night. Bike rides and plane rides. Calendar meetings and dinner dates. Authentic washes and rainbow skinnies. Neons and Jackson Pollock inspired splatters. They just get me….and I fancy them quite a bit.
the missing link! perfect wash and fit.
the celine blues campaign...sign me up!
the perfect denim shirt...a requirement for every closet.
yes marant....she has my heart every season.
i want it all...in.my.closet.NOW!
who could have a bad day in these pieces?
the gals at current/elliot make my day something to look forward to with spots.
roll height is crucial. the french understand this.
sweaters and skinnies...the look that makes it easy everyday.
effortless and lived in blues.
denim head-to-toe? even better!
if you have alt, sorrenti and marant in the equation, denim will likey be an answer.
red skinnies...instant pep in your step!
quickly putting j.crew on the playground with the denim crew!
the simple details make all the details.
And with that, I’m off to fold my stacks like denim walls at Moose headquarters. Yes, that obsession has followed me through the years.
Photos Courtesy of: theyallhateus, paris vogue, i wanttobeanalt, ny mag, streetpeeper, garance dore, pinterest, theglitterguide, style.com, isabel marant, personal archive