Renegade Behaviour

Want a garment that screams ‘I’m not a woman anymore, I’m a Mom?’ Ladies, I give you ‘Mom jeans.’ So say Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and co. in the hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch ‘Mom Jeans’. Writhing up and down while unpacking the groceries, playing a round of crazy golf or brunching with the gals, the 9 inch zipper and casual front pleats on Tina and Amy’s Mom jeans make their butts go on for miles, and not in a good way. Right Said Fred’s back catalogue springs to mind.
Mary-Cate-Smith-2The urban dictionary defines ‘Mom jeans’ as:
jeans highlighting the flat curvature of the 40+ buttocks. Similes: upside-down-heart shaped-butt. Commonly seen accompanied with front butt. Extremely high waist, and always a crappy shade of blue or black. Usually found in Kohl’s or Mervyn’s.
“Susie, now that you’ve had 10 kids, let’s get you into some mom jeans.”

Mary-Cate-Smith-10So why am I crushing out big time on the signature 80s piece with the elongated crotch large enough to pack a piece? There are just so many reasons but here’s five.

  1. I can get away with wearing a bralet like this Calvin Klein beaut and not appear like I’m going through a mid-life crisis. I wouldn’t be wearing it for an interview, mind.
  2. When I bend down, no-one has the (dis)pleasure of viewing more than they can chew.
  3. I can channel my inner Mary J.Blige and strut around like I’m ghetto-tastic while secretly swatting up on existential dilemmas via Beckett and Boethius.
  4. Muffin tops are non-existent: Mom jeans are a permission slip to eat my favourite Dublin Doughnut Co/Aungier Danger doughnuts, a malted hot chocolate at Vice Coffe Inc. and then some.
  5. I can stash at least one banana in the pockets and pretend I’m packing in the event of a vicious mugging. Acting skills 101, y’all.

Mary-Cate-Smith-9Strangcore is a thing

It’s not just me, the cognoscenti of fashion are all getting to grips with this trend. Even before the pitch perfect normcore outfits of everyone’s favourite justice-loving dreamboat Dean Strang (‘Strangcore‘, FYI) of Making a Murderer, the big-ass-small-waist style was cropping up on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Beyonce and if Beyonce says it’s OK, then it must be kosher, right? Right!Mary-Cate-Smith-12

Faux real

Faux fur was once the purview of pimps and rappers but not anymore! Whether it’s accents of furriness via a multi-hued popsicle at Charlotte Simone or full-on ewok-inspired fuzzy vibes via Shrimps, the street stylers and trendcasters can’t get enough of the faux fur phenomenon.  Hell, even furry nails are a thing for the upcoming autumn/winter season. You heard it here first. And faux fur’s first lady Hannah Weiland of Shrimps has confirmed a ready-to-wear collection as well as a capsule collection of silk pieces she’s appropriately named Shrimps Silkies. Hurrah!Mary-Cate-Smith-7

Outfit Details:

Faux fur jacket:

Mom Jeans: Topshop

Bum bag: Topshop, previous season.

Intense power bralet: Calvin Klein at Brown Thomas.

Bracelet: Antique, borrowed from my sis.

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30: Louis Vuitton @ Brown Thomas.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great blog and I love the pics keep it coming

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