Why I’m ditching my Mom Jeans for a denim pouffe


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This Saturday sees the last of my interiors pages in The Herald but it’s not the final faux fur curtain – I’ll be blogging on all things for the home on a regular basis.

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Top Shop’s Mom Jeans

If anyone has earned the right to wear a pair of this season’s ‘Vintage Mom’ jeans from Top Shop,  then it’s the monstrous regiment of women who wore them first time around as young mums at the school gates in the 1980s. High of waist and with a generous hip width (both the mums and the jeans) they even made Debbie Harry look frumpy.

Here’s me (below) sporting a pair in 1994 (with my daughter Shona channelling the white polo neck that fashion editors say should be your wardrobe staple for 2016) and given the photographic evidence, you would think that I would now give Mom jeans a wide body swerve.

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But after a decade of pouring myself into the low rise strait jackets of street fashion that are skinny jeans – I thought, why not. They look comfy, and after all, I am a vintage mom

The reality is that they are as unflattering as ever, particular with the on trend turn up designed to show off a well turned ankle – a look definitely not suited to the Scottish climate, and for that matter, women with a 28 inch leg measurement.

Stella McCartney has put the button-through denim skirts that her mum Linda wore back on the fashion map, but to be honest, I thought her fashion sense (think the Mull of Kintyre video), was as questionable as her singing; In fairness, young mothers of that vintage all looked a little like Linda – that’s why we liked her.

So the jeans are going to handed on to one of my three daughters as they are simply not ‘age appropriate’ for this particular vintage mom.

Instead I’m going to focus on the safer territory of denim inspired homeware. Here’s a few relaxed pieces without an expiration date!

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Molly Armchair Denim Blue

Check out those tapered legs, and those angles. Now that’s a good figure. The high back and arms provide solid support, while the padded seat fills out the frame £349 from made.com.

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Blue & White Recycled Denim & Wool Pouffe

Crafted from blue and white recycled denim and wool, these pouffes are perfect for additional seating or as a footstool..W40cm x D40cm x H40cm, £100 from Harley & Lola.
Artisanti_839115_SkinnyJeansMetalWallArt.jpgSkinny Jeans Metal Wall Art

This denim jeans metal wall art is elaborately crafted with rusty details and vintage style pain. 100 x 100 x 6cm, £429.00 from artisanti.com.

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Arthouse Blue Denim wallpaper

Co-ordinates with all children’s designs and can also be used across all four walls. Available in Pink, Blue, Cream and Duck Egg. £12.99 from arthouse.com.

More Mom Jeans with matching perm this time circa 1987.

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