8.09.2009

Destruction Zone

Put away that tacky, day-glo orange hardhat, kittens. This isn’t a construction site. You will find no sweaty, catcalling handymen here. No, we are not building anew; simply destroying what has already been created. Gone are the days when you would mourn the discoloration about the knee of your dark wash, or shed tears over a slight tear in the shin of your black beauties. It is time to embrace imperfections. To smile in the face of stains. To beam upon blemishes. To fleer upon flaws. To decry defects. Hold on tight, darlings, you are now entering the destruction zone.

JET Jeans “Thrashed Skinny Jeans” With the many tears and frayed edges that are so synonymous with destroyed jeans, it’s hard to steer clear of grunge territory when donning them. This is not something to worry about when wearing JET Jeans’ Thrashed Skinny Jeans. Designer John Eshaya has managed to bridge the gap between glamour and grunge with the Thrashed Skinny, which keeps the eloquently destroyed denim looking polished and posh whether paired with combats or ballerinas. The dark clean? Divine. The white? Wondrous. The gray? Gorgeous. No matter what color finds itself in your closet it’s a style that keeps on giving.

Forever 21 “Holly Frayed Skinny Jean” I know only too well that when you’re at the beginning stages of traversing the destroyed jean look it can be frightening to go too far too soon. You don’t want a completely shredded style, yet you want enough destruction to satisfy your need for rebelliousness. The Holly Frayed Skinny Jean is ideal for three very important reasons:

Fraying along the upper thighs keeps the destroyed look more subdued than straight-out cuts.

The one slash about the leg decorating these denim washed delights gives your knee the chance to poke through, and play a game of peek-a-boo with your many admirers without showing too much skin.

They’re tres affordable; so you can try out the style (which I know you’ll love) without going broke.

Silence & Noise “Ripped Twig Jean” Don’t even try to deny it, dearest; you know you’ve seen them. The girls who traipse around town in jeans that look straight off the runway, with perfectly placed rips and tears that seem impossible to achieve even for the best DIY-er. But they’re not. Impossible to achieve, that is. For Silence & Noise has achieved such a feat via the Ripped Twig Jean. A sophisticated black look is taken down a notch through an assortment of destruction about the leg and thigh that make them appear lived-in and brand new all at the same time. A tapered leg, some spandex to help you move and groove, perhaps a blazer paired with pumps…voila! Shredded perfection.

Divine Rights of Denim “Lust Skinny Jean” Haven’t you heard my pretties? Gray is the new neutral. It’s the new black. It’s the new white. Okay, so maybe it isn’t; but in the world of Café Fashionista, it most certainly is. Thus, Divine Rights of Denim’s Lust Skinny Jean in Pluto Rinse (an obvious intergalactic connotation tossed into the mix because the hue is out of this world), is a must-own for the denim-loving diva looking for a way to mix up her jeans collection. Whiskering on the thighs. Faded gray throughout the leg. Light distressing found both in front and back. Folded over back pockets for a chic, unique look. I’m sure you’re already aware; but yes, I’m lusting over them.

Current/Elliott “The Skinny Jeans” I suppose I should simply come clean. I’m a dreamer to the core. A person who can feel content simply by lying on a picnic blanket upon fresh cut grass, gazing up at the clouds, and imagining them taking on all sorts of splendrous shapes and designs. With the Current/Elliott Skinny Jeans, however, no picnic blanket is required, as the dreamlike clouds are swathing my legs, amidst a pretty, acid wash-inspired bleached denim that morphs from blue to white and back again in a haphazard design, only made more lovely with lacerated embellishments found upon the upper thighs and knees. Worn with a slouchy white v-neck boyfriend tee and a scarf in a punchy color…it’s a low-key style with a high-maintenance twist that is utterly undeniable.

To destroy, or not to destroy? Oui, that is my question to all of you!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to John Eshaya, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Lulu’s, and Shopbop for the pictures.


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35 comments

sherin said...

I love distressed jeans and, as you can imagine, my mum doesn't. I always feel more fun when I'm in a ripped pair of jeans.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the black pair is stunning!!

janettaylor said...

I love that gray one!

X★X★

Little Bow Prep said...

They look cool, but I don't think I can pull them off. In fact, I just look horrible in jeans :(

Monica said...

I love the distressed look in the skinny jeans style. It looks much more chic than the baggy style.

Luinae said...

I don't really like distressed anything- jeans or tops. It just isn't my style, as I go for skirts and cardigans.

I won't be buying into in it, but others may like it.

Charlotte said...

To destroy, definitely! I want to make a pair my own.

Melissa Blake said...

gosh, i love those!

JennyMac said...

Oh, these are sassy!

Couture Carrie said...

Loving all of these! I need some destroyed jeans asap!

xoxox,
CC

Caramell said...

torn,a bit ruined- looking jeans are a must! ;D suitable fashion for crisis ^^

LML said...

i really like the black ones - i have been looking for a good pair of ripped jeans for a while lol

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I just bought a pair of distressed skinny, they look exactly like the current elliot ones, they are amazing!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Femke said...

Love the grey one!

E said...

Those JET jeans are so perfect! I want them!!

freeteyme said...

i love the divine rights jeans, just enough distressing =)

kknelson2 said...

I love distressed jeans.
I always feel like such a badass in them, even though I'm no where near one lol.

Children of the 90s said...

Great finds! I love the black ones especially, but I may have to check out the pair from Forever--what a deal! Thanks for posting!

Jaime said...

Nice selection! I like the first pair best...I don't think I can pull off jeans w/ more than just a few rips and tears.

Keith said...

Those are all very cool. I liked them. I hope you've had a great weekend. Cheers!

Little Red said...

Love these jeans! The black Silence & Noise ones are great!

la petite fashionista said...

i love the tiny slits in the silence & noise pair! a girl i know has them and i thought they were DIY-ed too! so cute:)

Savvy Gal said...

i tore up a pair of white jeans and loved it.... : ) bf shakes his head everytime i wear it.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

If you've got an old pair to destroy I say do it, but this is very "trendy" so in a few months it probably will be "out..."

Amelia said...

I used to have some distressed jeans, but the holes were in really awkward places. Now, I would probably never wear anything like this, although I also pretty much never wear jeans of any sort...

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love them but only for casual days, usually I am not a big fan of a grungy look :S...

miriam said...

i love jeans, but i can wear them that trashed. it does look hot though!

FabBlab said...

EEE. I actually have a grey pair! Love.

PS-I've given you a FabAward! Come check it out ;)

daisychain said...

I love the silence and noise pair!

ana said...

I'm on skinny jeans right now but I prefer the dark ones... I have curves so the bright ones make me look fat :) but those gray to put are amazing!!!! and of course I love distressed jeans...

All Women Stalker said...

I love these! I will "fashion" a pair tonight. I happen to have a sharp pair of shears because I am a sew-er. :D

-meream

Sasi said...

I've never invested in this kind of jeans, I'm not sure about them. But the last pair is really to die for.

Zee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE JEANS!! I'm going to put a diy version on my blog,

Catie said...

Love, love those Current/Elliot jeans. My only worry with destroyed denim is that the rips may become too ripped. Anyone know how to prevent wear and tear on already destroyed denim?

Jackie said...

I love distressed jeans, but I will never buy a pair. I'll wait for my jeans to rip from years of tear, and when they do they start a whole new life!
One of my favorite pairs of jeans just tore right above the knee. I've owned them for years. Lots of years. Maybe 7 years. Now it's like they're a whole new pair of jeans!

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