Friday, September 26, 2008

The return of hippie "chic"

One of the most distressing fashion trends (aside from Juicy Couture, baby doll tops, and leggings) is the revival of hippie "chic," if you can call it that. I've already written about hippie headbands.

In the late sixties, it was fashionable to bleach, patch, and embroider your jeans - and also to rip and fray jeans. Now True Religion has come out with its Bobby Destroyed Jeans.

Bobby Destroyed Jeans by True Religion

The price for these jeans is $240.00 (yes, two hundred forty dollars). This is ridiculous.

On the other hand, I like this adaptation of the fringed leather look:

cha cha Patience handbag from Lori Chalmers

The braided strap, semi-structured design, and dark blue leather give it class. It's from Lori Chalmers, an independent designer who's based in Toronto.

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