1.22.2009

Acid Trip

Blame it on Kurt Cobain. His soul may be resting in a better place, but his grunge influence is still alive and thriving on the runway. A while back I mentioned Karen Walker's take on the acid wash jean, which took on a western-whimsy vibe styled with a fringe bag and ruffled blouse. It was not until I saw the skinny jeans on the runway at Balmain, however, that I really got the bug to whip up a pair for myself. Christophe Decarnin paired his hipster dungarees with embellished blazers and sky high ornate sandals for a decidedly '09 (not '89) rock chick feel. Now that's Nirvana.


What You'll Need:
Skinny jeans (found at Target)
Household bleach

Plastic gloves

Paper cup

Scissors

First, take your scissors and distress the denim as desired. I cut a hole in the knee as well as a few slashes on the front and back pockets. Pull out the loose threads to give the holes a frayed quality. Next, thoroughly wet your jeans in the bathtub. Wring them out, then lay them flat in the tub. Poor the bleach into a paper cup. Put on the gloves (bleach can burn your skin!) and gently splash small quantities of the bleach all over the jeans. Flip the jeans over and repeat. Wait approximately 5-10 minutes... the longer you wait, the more faded your jeans will look. Turn on the faucet and rinse the bleach out of your jeans. Throw in the washer and tumble dry low!

Just be careful not to overdose (on the bleach)!

xx,CC

16 comments:

Shini said...

wow that turned out really good! Great! that shall be my next DIY :D!!

Liz said...

Hey! Those turned out great! I actually made a pair of cutoff shorts earlier today using this method! I'm planning on getting a pair of jeans and doing it later on! GREAT DIY!

TheShoeGirl said...

Well well- you've inspired me to DIY again. ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW! They seeeriously look awesome and you be lookin totttttally hot!!! LOVE YOU xoxoxox chingchong

D said...

They look amazing!

myra said...

Yours look fantastic! I have DIY-phobia though.. and mostly things never work when I DIY. These are lovely though!

saray said...

I really want to do this DIY project for a while now.. I just can't find the right skinny jeans to ruin

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I am SO excited about all the rock-inspired looks out there right now. What a great project, I'll be linking.

Johanne said...

Oooh, they turned out so cool! Great post, and great blog you have here(:

Vi said...

Your jeans turned out great!

fennella ella ay ay ay said...

very nice
I can honestly say that this site has become an addiction
I tried this same idea during the summer on baggy jeans
now I want to do the same to some skinny light colored jeans
kudos

Ashton said...

You are so good at all of this, I want to try this but would be way to scared - knowing me I would get bleach everywhere :)

clairegrenade said...

Ive been dying to do this myself,you've inspired me!

Angela said...

Your jeans look fantastic!
I'll be off to do this .. right now. :)

bella said...

i love this

kamagra said...

hahaha yeah simple like that, by the way the model it's like a skeleton walking and you are cute hahaha