Category: jeans

Sweet style x

My jeans are dying. Worn through on places where holes equal a problem. I know what I’ll replace them with: You can’t improve on perfection and for me, vintage mens 501 Levis will always hit the sweet spot.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t indulge in some brain boosting denim porn, particularly as size and styling can make all the difference between blend in to simply sublime…

Delish.

Laters, Kate x

Holy holes x

 

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This post makes me think of gentle waves lapping on sandy shore complete with bucket, spade and cricket bat.  It’s old fashioned, timeless and harks back to simpler times in an eat it now sort of way.

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Celia Pym is a knitting/embroidery artist and much of her work centres around visible mending – taking something worn, discarded and unloved…

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..and adding a new, contrasting layer to marry the piece together.

 

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The finished work takes on a whole new personality – the ghost of the past with the mend of the future. The work is seamless but showy, in the best unshouty kind of way.

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It makes me think I would love to do something like this to a much loved cashmere cardigan that’s seen better days. url

Or mend the knees in my jeans like this.  Maybe it’s the integrity of the craft that’s so appealing? But I looked up on You Tube to see how to do it..

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Even watching this was meditative.

Now where’s my darning mushroom?

Laters, Kate x

Lady of Misrule x

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Do you look at clothes for their integral beauty or as something you could potentially add to your expanding wardrobe? Take the By. Bonnie Young clothes – a veritable smorgasbord of gorgeousness – but the chances of them say, fitting me? Limited.  But it doesn’t stop me drooling. Or do you dream of what you want and hope that somebody out there can read your fevered mind and actually produce it?

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It’s a subtle twist on that age old question, does style come before fashion? (Which one could argue is a posh way of saying if you wear what suits you first, do you look better?) which also the means, the chances of finding what you’ve dreamt of  are low.

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Which as cunningly as a foxes tail on a badger, brings me to the point of this post: The eternal hunt for the perfect pair of jeans..mainly because there’s an imaginary pair I’m desperate to find…high waisted that flare from the hip rather than the knee…and I suspect these: Irina High Rise by Citizens of Humanity could be them.

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So I’m looking and thinking would they fit? would they really suit…… And who at Citizen of Humanity has  got the power of telepathy? Maybe if there’s ever a chance I could try on a pair in the right size in a half price sale, I’ll jump.

 

Laters, Kate x

Temptation..

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Ahhhh the summer sales..that obstacle course of want versus need against lust.  Thankfully there are some good places to plunder – MiH being one of them.  Offering reductions up to 60% at the moment and they don’t just flog off crap stuff.  Hold out if you dare and it eventually drops to 75%.

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Practical, effortless and the right side of quirky.

Laters, Kate x

Timeless x

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The AW15 lookbook for MiH fell into my inbox yesterday.  WHAT??

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…Does that mean summer’s been and gone??

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And nobody told me?

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If so I’m perilously close to tears..

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There’s enough time slipping away without anyone else turning the speed-up dial.

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Honestly, halt with the Christmas lists already.

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I just want to enjoy my pina colada on the beach.

Laters, Kate x

MiH Magic x

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MiH, the original British jean brand have brought out their easy wear, always stare SS15 Collection.

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With their love of denim and lashings of groovy inspiration, their designs are classic, pragmatic, clever and very independent.

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You really sense it’s an high energy, slow process with thought and quality poured in.

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They catch the nostalgic vibe of pre-mass market, when things were built to last and gently soften in the sun, improving with age and use.

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To be worn collecting sea-shells on a sandy beach..or blinged up with statement jewellery at a posh party in London.

They work.

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Wholesome, exhilarating food for the eyes, I can eat it all standing up…and always want more.

Laters, Kate x

Mih – Damn Fine x

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There’s a great sale on at MiH with some damn fine denim…I went for a pair of Marrakesh flares reduced from £174 to £52.20, they arrived true to size, beautiful fit with suede soft denim with just enough elastic for a good cling – what’s more, even though they were a sale item, they arrived with a gift of a midnight blue canvas tote bag with silver..I’d show you a picture ‘cept Bella’s already run away with it.  Top Marks.

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Laters, Kate x