Last Friday at the Miu Miu store launch on Bond Street we were rather taken with the fringed denim hotpants being worn by DJ/blogger/all round cutie Bip Ling (pictured above, right). In fact, we’ve had a little obsession with Bip for a while now. Her wacky take on all things art, music and fashion is documented in techniclour glory on her blog, Bipling.com.
And we were particularly excited by the fact that there is an incredible pair of very similar denim shorts byPRPS coming into Donna Ida stores very soon. These are likely to sell like hot pants when they come in so email us to get your name down on a list if you want to start next summer’s fringing craze ahead of the rest of the fashion flock.
Inspired by Bip, who wore hers with black tights and Acne Admire ankle boots, paired with a cute denim shearling jacket (a lesson in double denim dressing, thanks Bip), we say wear yours in winter with tights, an oversize shirt and sky high heels.
As our first Denim Inspirator we asked Bip a few style questions to find out what makes her tick:
What were your first ever pair of jeans? “Gap Kids!”
What are your favourite pair of jeans? “Sass and Bide!”
What denim do you currently have your eye on? “Anything Acne!”
Any denim styling tips? “If I'm wearing denim jeans I like to sometimes roll the bottoms up with a little tuck - stylie stylie!!!”
Since you’re a DJ, tell us one tune that you think we should listen to now to cheer up our week.“Basement Jaxx - Mere Pass”
Bip was a busy girl that evening - making a brief appearance at Miu Miu before heading off to DJ at the new Urban Outfitters store launch party on Commercial Road. We stayed a little bit longer at Miu Miu, long enough to chat a bit to Jourdan Dunn, who told us that she's a bit of a magpie and would have loved to own a few of the sparkling Miu Miu bangles that all the models were wearing on their wrists, "but i don't think they'll let us have them," she said, "there are far too many of us here tonight!" And indeed there were, crowds of top models sitting in the windows and enjoying champagne and canapes with the other guests. It was a pretty glittering crowd all in all - even Jessica Alba stopped by, outshining all the other guests in acid bright Miu Miu and confiding in us that the only way she managed to keep warm and have bear legs was to stuff hand warmers (you know the ones you get in ski shops?) in her shoes! Clever girl.
Til next time!
Street Jeanie xx