While I buy a lot of vintage and thrifted items there are certain things that are tricky to impossible to pull off second hand. For me the biggest offender is jeans. I have managed to find a few thrifted pairs over the years with the right cut and fit, but sadly vintage is usually out of the question. When I was last in the UK earlier this year I picked up a pair of jeans from Topshop that were absolutely fabulous. Stretchy, soft, and flattering; these jeans were up for anything. I could eat any number of baguettes, or layer any number of tights below as the winter came on — they remained stretchy and comfortable. Life was wonderful, until the jeans went missing somewhere between Dussedorf and Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I’ve been mourning them ever since, but with the arrival of the first Topshop in Paris a few weeks ago, we were finally able to be reunited. To celebrate, I took them to a visit to the National Archives with a printed blouse, oversized men’s blazer, and a friend’s beret. I didn’t even realize it, but I’m wearing something old, new, borrowed and blue. Whatever that means!
Top & Jeans: Topshop/Blazer: Vintage
Photos of me by Faye