Girl stuff and Pierre.
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(via we-are--stardust)Texting and Scones
I was wondering how you made the distressed shorts. The only thing I can ever do is cut a pair of jeans and put them in the dryer to fray the edges. I love those blue distressed shorts that look like they were bleached, by the way!morganmcnair
Hi! Yes the blue ones were bleached. We use a small power tool called a Dremel. It comes with lots of different kinds of bits. We use the round sanding bit. I’ve found it to be the fastest way to distress denim…by far. If you don’t have power tools laying around at home, there are lots of other things I’ve had luck with. I’ve used scissors, a serrated knife, wire brush, etc. When I do the fraying around the leg hole I typically cut them and rough up the edge with scissors then take a safety pin or needle and pull down all the threads running horizontally. It’s labor intensive, but it’s the best way to get those really long hanging threads. Dryer is always a great move. The highest heat setting will get you the best results. Hope this helped a little!
This is the second summer my store (Highway Robbery Vintage) is carrying high waisted denim shorts. We make every pair in house and by hand. We dye, destroy, and embellish them ourselves to make them one of a kind. The process is tedious….but well worth it in the end. I’ve been listening to feedback from my customers over the past year and try to take their comments/complaints into account when creating new styles.
These photos are a little sampling of what we’ve come up with so far.
Trying to make your own shorts? Have a few questions? Send them my way!
Photographer: Maggie Martinez (@maggiemayhem6)
Model: Alex Esker
Stylists: Dan Meehan and Kate Colussy (@katecolussy)
Wardrobe: Highway Robbery Vintage (@hwayrbbryvntg)
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My apologies in advance if anyone owns the shoes I’m about to cut up on.
If you’re able to style these shoes in a way that makes them attractive, you’re a better woman than me and I’d like to see some pictures.
The Standing On A Block Of Craft Store Foam Sneaker - In Black $170
Throw on your favorite pair of ultra-wide leg JNCO’s and fool everyone in these sweet kicks! Tower over every man you know while keeping it casual. Nothing says style like an old Puma sneaker with out the logo glued on top of a block of craft store foam. Total height: 9.5 in.
The Boca Raton Gift Shop Sandal -In Clear/White $132
Time for those shriveled old women in depressing Southern Florida beach towns to share the wealth! Let those toes hang off the open front for those lazy days in the sun and the glamourous bedazzling take you straight into a hot night at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
do what you can
Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.Gloria Steinem
So, my boyfriend just did the greatest thing - he bought me tickets to the Spring Fever Tour! I haven't been able to see ATL since November 2011, due to time spent in the hospital. During that time, my boyfriend called me every day and sang to me. He knows that ATL and Pierce the Veil are my favorite bands, and the fact that he spent his own money... It's astonishing. I'm a lucky gal, haha. (Oh, and also - you have great fashion sense. I have to add that in!) xrockywillows
Aw man! I love that story! He sounds like a keeper. :) Make sure you tell him how much you appreciate his thoughtfulness…those kind of boys don’t come around everyday. I know you’ll have a great time at the show and I’m glad you’re feeling better.
Thanks for the message and the compliment!