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December 14, 2008

vintage americana

Much as I enjoy taking on DIY projects, distressing jeans has not been my strongest suit.  My previous attempts at this have all resulted in tattered denims that just looked contrived.  Store-bought distressed jeans from the high street don’t appeal to me either; there’s something just unnatural with wearing denims distressed exactly the same way as hundreds of other people’s jeans around the world.  That is why my discovery of these jeans felt like such a blessing:

vintage Levi’s 519′s from Harajuku
Soft, frayed, and beautifully worn in, they just feel like they have a story behind every hole and slash.  Now, it would be nice if it were the story of my life that was behind the jeans, but I simply don’t have the patience to wear the same pair of pants for such a long period of time so as to have them age this way.

Margiela necklace, Dean & Trent deep v, Casio watch, vintage Levi’s, Opening Ceremony desert boots
In the spirit of the title of this post, I wore these vintage Ray-bans today:

red, white and blue vintage wayfarers


  • fuchsiaboy
    December 14th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    what are those little circles that look like olympic rings under the rayban name?

  • izzydore
    December 14th, 2008 at 5:35 am

    don: good eye. the are olympic rings. This pair of wayfarers was made for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, I believe.

  • Frederic
    December 15th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    love glasses!
    and jeans too.

  • naboonies
    December 15th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    RayBands for the Olympics? Wicked..

    I like it when the clothing items have a story to tell.., not like certain people who cringe upon the thought of purchasing vintage/ used clothes.

  • Wax
    December 16th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    cool wayfarers. :D oh btw, i just started a new blog. finally! heehee.

  • izzydore
    December 17th, 2008 at 4:44 am

    wax: finally! I’ll go update my link list..

  • Nature Grafitti
    December 17th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    the jeans and the glasses…
    both amazing finds! utterly perfect :)

  • chauss
    December 18th, 2008 at 1:47 am

    not your usual look… i like the shredded jeans on you! i have a collection of vintage levis which are all destroyed and smooooshy. d.hates them…

  • Frederic
    December 18th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    envy U…

  • Alex , fast-fashion
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    love the wayfarer!!

  • thesearchforchic
    December 20th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    freI LOVE your new header.. its so cute and funny.. you might be the reason I am craving colour..well that and all of London.. need to get to Paris ASAP.

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