Friday, 30 April 2010

Seeing Double (Denim) or Triple?

I seriously could not believe my eyes this morning.  As I walked into the Playground, there was friend A, 44, wearing jeans and a denim jacket in different shades of Indigo.  As we were walking out of school, I spotted, slightly ahead of us, C, usually in jodphurs and riding boots, wearing exactly the same (obviously had a business meeting or something), a denim jacket and jeans and then, low and behold, little Spanish R, in exactly the same ensemble!  My eyes were popping out of my head, seeing all these over forty somethings rocking a trend and not even knowing it, as they are the most unfashion conscious people you could wish to meet in normal circumstances, lovely but dowdy!
As A, S and I, walked out, I said "A, you won't believe this, but there is a huge trend this season known as "double denim" where you wear two different shades of denim at the same time ( I had to explain it in black and white obviously), and look at you, you are bang on trend and not just you, but look over there, C is doing exactly the same thing, as is Little R!". "I didn't realise when I got dressed this morning" said A.  "No, I gathered that" I replied (rather too quickly but it just slipped out) to which S made a loud miaowing noise. What the hell, they all know what I am like by now! 
A, (the bitch) has a figure to die for, but has a husband, who is like a 100 years old or something, so doesn't take any interest in fashion, as if she wears something showing just a tiny bit of cleavage or leg, he will make her get changed.  I mean Jesus, when she bought her winter coat from Zara, I nearly fainted and he was with her and paid for it for her birthday present! Fuck that, with his dosh, I would have wanted a coat from Marc Jacobs!  So I shall stick with having a 5 years younger than me, toyboy husband, being overweight but loving fashion, mind you, her old man does have a few bob.........

I think the school run double denim outfits were a sign, as when I logged on to NAP earlier, their online magazine is entitled Denimania and gives you loads of Jeanius facts and hot tips. In fact I have to admit I am totally in love with the styling of this picture, the Acne denim jacket, the Alexander Wang bag.....



So if I wanted to get down with the "cool mums" I would go for the one in the picture, the Acne denim jacket £200  from http://www.net-a-porter.com/


I had never really thought about a denim jacket to form part of my wardrobe "heros" but I really think I should get one, I shall give the shorts a miss though.......Wouldn't this look great with Khaki pants and Maxi dresses aswell?
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12 comments:

  1. I'm going on record here to say that I will not be jumping on this denim trend.
    And I love the comment about "A" and her husband's purchase of a coat from Zara...thanks but no thanks...I'll buy my own coats.

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  2. Hi there-oh yes, double denim is a must trend, hope you get the jacket you're after too!!

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  3. oh...my...gawd....I have to fess up....I'm doing double denim!! Skinny jeans with a sort of smock-style, pale denim, puffed-shoulder shirt.........it garners compliments whenever I wear it and hides a multitude of sins!!

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  4. Hilarious! I have to say I haven't bought a proper coat for years and I want to this coming winter because seriously Zara does not count!

    You know I've broken the DD back xx

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  5. I want to kill myself now. I threw out my Lee denim jacket last year after allowing it to take up space in my wardrobe since 2000. I think I just need a bigger wardrobe. Thank God we're moving soon!

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  6. I actually have two denim jackets; one I've had for years & years. Love them, even when they aren't trendy.

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  7. I love denim so double denim is just double pleasure for me. I wrote a post about a few days ago. (Miaow.) I love your school run tale, it's exactly the way I remember it.xx

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  8. Ha so funny, you have really made me laugh. I am sure I have committed the double denim sin (inintentionally) in many previous decades. But I am so not ready for it now. I have seen so many fashion blogs blogging about this trend though so guessing it is going to be quite big, perhaps I will come round to it eventually.

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  9. Love your description of the school gate mums - brilliant!

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  10. The jacket is great would look lovely like SJP wears it over smart trousers and top or over a little dress. Hmmm I may have to get mine out though methinks its a little too small for me now xx

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  11. oh i totally love this! what a hilarious story from your school run! i must check out the NAP magazine. i've got a denim jacket from gap that looks quite similar to the acne one... but my husband isn't so sure about it. he always says that it looks like something that an eastern european man would wear... haha. i must must bust it out. that will be my fashion-goal for the week. that - and find a pair of floral harem trousers.... haha! xx

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