Topshop slouchy top, T by Alexander Wang cardigan, Vincent aztec jeans, Zara heels, Proenza Schouler bag, Karen Walker belt
Aztec. A couple weeks back I was lamenting about how I had failed to nab the Isabel Marant 'renell' jeans when I had the chance, and had been furiously scouring ebay for a pair each day. While these aren't Isabel Marant, at this point in time, they are the closest thing to the actual jeans that I think I'm going to find, within a reasonable price range. They made the perfect pair of jeans for a Saturday yum char feast and running around town to do a few errands, all while channelling my inner Geraldine Saglio.
I guess these jeans in themselves bring up the question of designer inspired vs designer copies. I've always been quite happy to buy something designer-inspired, or something very closely resembling a designer piece, if the intent is to test it, and see if it would be worth spending a considerable amount of money on the real thing. Most designer pieces are a real investment, and you should be certain about your purchase when you go to make it. It's inevitable that the high street will take inspiration from luxury brands, translating trends in a way that it is available en masse. The grey area is when the resemblance is so close, that you would find it difficult to distinguish the real thing from the fake. I imagine that thesse jeans fall into that grey area, and believe me, if I could have the real thing in the place of these, I most certainly would. In the meantime, I suppose these will have to make do.