Monday, May 11, 2009

Not too shabby

I do have to thank the fashion gods when an item which is so easy to DIY becomes ultra-trendy.  Perfect example: these Balmain jeans, which have everyone and their grandmother reaching for the bleach to re-create.  And who am I to deny...

I decided not to do the ripping and slashing that many folks are.  I might do that later, but I think I'll wait until I get bored of them as they are.  So I bought two pairs of jeans at Value Village (usually a chore, but I just buckled down and tried on like fifteen pairs).  They were both $7.99, so not a huge investment.  These first ones are American Eagle, and already had kind of a bleached detail on the back pocket.  However, there were no back view shots that I was not very displeased with...

These ones are Dish, with a slightly looser leg.  It's hard to see with the shadows and light, but some of the bleaching on the back turned out really well.

I'd say it was a pretty successful venture.  Maybe I'll cop a Lily Donaldson and wear them with big shoulders like in the Balmain show.  Do you guys like one pair better than the other?


  1. hey! great job on the DIY tie-dye. I like the texture/hue of the second pair better.

    Thanks for the quinoa tip. I just moved back to Van after being in Ontario for 6 years and finally have to do grocery shopping here (I was in highschool when I left and had wonderful parents who did it then, *sigh la vie d'un adulte)

  2. For some reason I thought I already posted my comment... perhaps only in my mind! I like the first pair better because they look like they have a little more 'structure' to them, if that makes any sense at all. But I like them both. Good Bleachin'!