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This is not okay: dip-dye denim

June 15, 2011
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L-A: I love alliteration. I do. I’ll even go so far as to call it my favourite literary device. But when this showed up in my inbox today, I was not having any of it:


What in the who what wear, now? DIY dip dye denim? Really? Your alliteration is aces, but I’ll be damned if I approve of this trend. Let’s take a closer look at what Dries Van Noten is doing to denim:


Cute jacket. I’d even dig the denim if it was one colour or the other. But bleached out like that? I shudder to think.  Remember when I said I couldn’t pay hundreds for coloured jeans? Well, I’d be all over that before I’d pay a dime for dip dye denim.

At least Who What Wear and P.S. I Made This are encouraging you to do it on the cheap, but in my opinion, they shouldn’t encourage it at all. I like to live by the motto, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” and this definitely falls under that category.

To keep myself from falling into dip dyed despair, I’m going to cheer myself up by taking note that Pretty Little Liars started a new season last night. Time for a summer of shows for teenagers! I am all over that.

I mean, how can you go wrong with a murder mystery and shirtless boys who aren’t actually boys so it’s okay and not at all creepy/illegal that you’re calling them Pretend Boyfriends? You can’t.

p.s. recaps of PLL will be happening over at You Know You Love Fashion. Which you should read if only because you love Anthony, Jill and I. Also, the site is getting kind of huge and you can say you knew us before we were as big as Hasselhoff is in Germany.

p.p.s. AFW is really kicking off tonight with Emerging designers show. Join Ben and maybe Jill and I for a scotch at the Loose Cannon pre-show.  I sort of like the idea of being a lady who drinks scotch (even if I so far do not like scotch). And again tomorrow for cheap beer and shopping at Mills (we are classy).

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2011 3:41 am

    Dip dye jeans are, hands down, the epitome of fug. But if you really want to get that “person dipped in a vat of acid while wearing jeans” look, better to DIY than to spend $100s of dollars on designer fug jeans.

    Or, you could save your money and buy something that doesn’t look like the casualty of a terrible laundromat fiasco.

    • L-A permalink*
      June 15, 2011 8:45 am

      I agree – at least they’re trying to encourage you to do this for less than $100. But while I’m usually all over the DIY, this is not one of those days. I think it’s partly becuase it reminds me of some two toned denim with weird Vs in the front that I remember from late elementary/early junior high. Which was also not okay.

      • June 15, 2011 9:00 am

        I remember those V jeans!! I had forgotten about them until now! I had some with paisley material. So fashionable.

        • L-A permalink*
          June 15, 2011 9:12 am

          it’s for the best that you forgot those jeans. They were pretty horrible.

  2. Rhia permalink
    June 15, 2011 10:01 am

    My eyes! My eyes!

  3. Kim permalink
    June 15, 2011 12:13 pm

    As a girl who love loves Scotch (and the identity of being a girl who loves Scotch) I say you start off with a toe in the water, with a Godfather cocktail. 1 part Scotch, 1 part Amaretto = all tasty goodness! On or off ice, it’s an excellent gateway drink. Leave the Islay’s for last. For seasoned veterans only ;)

    • Joyce permalink
      June 15, 2011 2:19 pm

      1 part Scotch, 1 part Amaretto = why have I never heard of this before?! It sounds amazing. Definitely will be mixing this up for my next bender… which is what it looks like whoever decided bleaching almost but not quite all of their jeans would be an excellent idea was on.

  4. June 16, 2011 1:14 pm

    I completely agree; doubt I’ll ever be convinced that this is a good look. I say, leave denim alone. I much prefer all white jeans this season.

  5. June 16, 2011 2:40 pm

    Scotch was not our finest moment.

    The fashion show, however, clearly was.

    • L-A permalink*
      June 17, 2011 11:41 am

      I might have classified scotch as most questionable thing of the week…but then we found the cover band and the draught in plastic cups.

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