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Jupe culottes reminiscing

henry holland for debenhams
Henry Holland must have a fixation with his childhood, because he is really good at recreating the kind of clothes I wore as a kid. At the press preview last night for his latest Debenhams collection I kept on thinking “I used to wear this… and this” at all the items. The people at Debs let us try on pieces, and I quickly became fixated with a pair of shorts that were pretty much exactly like the ‘jupe culottes’ I used to wear as a geekazoid Frenchie in my childhood. You can tell by my stupid giddle face I’m really excited to be wearing them. Thankfully Zara who accompanied me steered me towards something a bit more practical, and I eventually picked the denim varsity jacket for my gift (cheers!) which looks even better on, and will make the perfect summer coat for chilly pub evenings. I also like the Wang-esque grey jersey top, very athletic.

I’m still hankering for some jupe culottes though, to wear them like it’s 1992, with M&S US flag faux converse, a QS t-shirt and some handmade parrot earrings from the Bead Shop in Covent Garden.

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  • http://gemmacartwright.com Gemma

    Awww you should have got the shorts! If anyone could pull them off, it’d be you.

  • http://enchantedhunters.blogspot.com Sarah

    NICE! I second that; get the shorts.

  • http://samand.tumblr.com sam

    love that grey t shirt – how much was it?
    I would feel like this
    wearing it

  • http://www.nataliewall.co.uk Natalie Wall: Fashion Bites

    I went last night. It was a close call ‘tween the denim jacket and the culottes for my gift choice… the latter, of course, won (I’m also a child of the 80s, what can I say?)x

  • http://www.rachaelgibson.co.uk rachael

    lololol at the parrot earrings. I totes had them.

  • http://www.isabelleoc.co.uk Isabelle

    Ok, now I wish I had the culottes..

    Rachael – Parrot earring were a total Claudia Kishi Babysitters Club style steal. I remember wanting to dress EXACTLY like her!

  • http://www.nataliewall.co.uk Natalie Wall: Fashion Bites

    My culottes arrived yesterday. We can share-wear on rotation, if you’d like. Anyone who references Claudia from The babysitters Club as an early style icon is considered a friend of mine.

    Mi culottes es su culottes, as they say. Sometimes.