“I was, at all times, with the men when there was excitement and adventures to be had. …I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.”
—Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary or Cannary born Princeton, MO 1852)
Marlies Dekkers Lingerie “Calamity Jane”
Marlies Dekkers (Elisabeth Maria Johanna Dekkers, Oosterhout, 29 November 1965) is a famous Dutch lingerie designer. She has achieved international success with her lingerie designs. As the pioneer of the trend ‘innerwear as outerwear,’ Marlies Dekkers has proven her versatility without a doubt. Her designs are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. Marlies Dekkers has changed the world of lingerie for good with her inspiring designs and personal philosophy. All her designs are inspired by her own vision of life, and she wants to give women more self-confidence.
A denim dress never goes out of style. Why? Denim by itself is considered to be a timeless fabric that works for different weather conditions and occasions. There are classic denim dresses, as well as modern styles with sexy cuts and mini lengths. A denim dress can be styled with all kinds of shoes, starting from sneakers, flats and wedge sandals to sexy stilettos and classy pumps.
Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. While a denim predecessor known as dungaree has been produced in India for hundreds of years, denim itself was first produced in the French city of Nîmes under the name “serge de Nîmes”.
The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The indigo dyeing process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white, creates denim’s signature fading characteristics. ~Wikipedia
The Trucker style of denim dress takes its cue from the Levi’s Type III jacket with some distinctive features to look for:
- Cropped cut that ends at the waist
- Slim, tailored cut
- Buttons at sleeve, pocket, and front
- Chest pockets with pointed flaps
- Generally, two slanted (or “V-shaped”) seams that run from chest pocket to waist
- A point collar
Add some length and you’ve got a Denim Trucker Dress:
Though dievca loves the look of the Cotton Citizen Caballo Dress (photo – top of post), she is rocking the less expensive Lucky Brand Trucker Dress.
Why? 100% cotton vs. some lycra.
dievca always goes with the stretch! she’s planning on snakeskin boots with the dress or maybe tights and OTK boots for winter. Hmmm, a casual presentation for Master…time to think on it.
In August, Master and dievca had a conversation about 1990’s music, focussing on Nirvana and the story of the”Smells Like Teen Spirit” song inspiration and how the video got made.
As dievca was sorting her clothing for fall, she found the denim anorak she is planning to wear running around the city. It’s not something she is going to present in for Master, but it fits her downtown cool vibe.
Why was dievca looking for the jacket in the heat?
she was listening to some grooves (1991, 1997, 2000) that the Marques’Almeida duo designers shared as an exclusive Youtube playlist of music videos that have particularly inspired them.
Maybe you will be in the mood to listen, too.