are ripped jeans still in?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Are ripped jeans still in? This is the question I keep asking myself. Here in Paris, the rules of the game are a little different.

First of all, you have to ask yourself, what kind of player you are:

1. The chic Rive Gauche girl who changes her shoes every season.
2. The one with the turn in her lip that all the boys stare at so she wears a v-neck plastic dress to show off her boobs.
3. The weird mixed-breed from too many countries who can’t decide if she wants Euro-style or Brooklyn street-chic.
4. Indie rock with a pony tail, long bangs and a face that looks like a baby with collagen stuck through.

Second question:

Are you dressing to remind people where you’re from? If it’s North America, are you dressing with enough rock for your Givenchy? Have you picked your nationality? Remember that an outfit that can work in New York/London might crash and burn in Paris. But who said anyone worth their weight in titanium is wearing ripped jeans in New York. I know in London, that kind of thing still goes on… but so does latex mini-skirts… Homey don’t play that way.

Third question:

Does ripped jeans punk-style still hold, even though the garage rock scene, which never really hit Paris in the first place, is on the wane? Paris is so NOT rock.

Final question:

Do you know how to walk?

I know how to walk. I wear my ripped jeans with a skinny red belt, neon-yellow tank top, 70s clean cut raw silk jacket, Audrey Flats, Chanel spray-painted bag. This isn’t work. This isn’t punk. This is my life. I am mixed-breed.

Hmmmm, Mickey Rourke threw out his jeans fifteen years ago but have you seen his face lately! Dude looks like a Frankenstein.