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The Jeans Debate Rages On

Continuing the debate from the podcast Joey and I taped yesterday, which you can hear on Good Morning Gloucester Community Group, and also by clicking the Podcast tab in the menu above, where you can find all podcasts ~

keds-audrey-hepburn-two-for-the-roadAudrey Hepburn in High Waisted Jeans and Keds

My response as to why I think high-waisted jeans aren’t all that bad:

As a matter of fact, after taking Joeys challenge and looking for photos of women in high waisted jeans, I think I may purchase a pair and taylor them to get this very look!

I think it all depends on the total, pulled together outfit. What do you think?

Joey says, “For every 1 picture of Marilyn wearing high waisted jeans where she looks OK I could come up with a hundred of her looking 100 times better in something else.”

Yes, I agree, perhaps you could find 100 photos of her looking 100 times better, but you could say that just as easily about skinny jeans, too.

I’ve tried to show several figure types, both full, soft curves and also very slender-hipped women. What I love about the high waisted jeans from the 50s and early 60s is that they were designed for work and play–Elizabeth Taylor washing her dog, Bridgette Bardot riding a bike, Marilyn as farmhand in the River of No Return, and Jean Seberg sitting cross legged in her jeans are just a few examples.

tumblr_m6g3ryAu6z1qkmctto1_r2_500costumetestachives-2009062821822-RONRtest1-originalCostume Tests for River of No Return

e39ad7fabb3f6a90401dfdb29c5faf75Elizabeth Taylor  

jean_seberg_1965_981509459_north_545xJean Seberg

kate_moss2_550889184_north_545xKate Moss

Brigitte Bardot on the filming of A Very Private Affair in 1961.Brigitte Bardot

claudia_schiffer_pour_guess_29352922_north_545xClaudia Schiffer


The word ‘jeans’ comes from the French phrase ‘bleu de Genes’ meaning ‘the blue of Genoa’. The denim fabric originated in the French town of Nimes and owes its name to the location, which was quickly known as ‘denim’ abroad.

Spunky Genoese Navy sailors first strutted around in denim back in the 1500’s but it wasn’t until the 1870’s in the gold rush boom that denim took off. This was when Levi Strauss – a name now synonymous with denim – created a strong style of workers pants with rivets that was quickly adopted by Californian coal miners. Originally made from uncomfortable hemp, Strauss eventually discovered and started using the twilled cotton cloth that originated from the French town of Nimes and denim, as we know it, was born.

~  From the website JeansWest

Audrey Hepburn Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 4, 2013

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)


Born in Belgium to an Austrian father and a mother from the royal family of the Netherlands, Hepburn studied to be a ballet dancer before beginning her cinema and stage career. Her films include Gigi, Roman Holiday, Charade and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is one of a handful of people to have been awarded a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar. Famous for her elfin good looks, her collaboration with designer Hubert de Givenchy set the style for women’s high fashion in the 1950’s, and helped to popularize the iconic “little black dress.” In later life she devoted herself to work with UNICEF and was recognized for her commitment with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.

Greg Bover

Think Pink! if you want that quel-que chose

Cornus florida rubra Pink Flowering Dogwood ©Kim Smith 2012Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida rubra)

Peony 'Adored' ©Kim Smith 2012

Peony ‘Adored’

Viridiflora Tulip ©Kim Smith 2012

China Town Viridiflora Tulip

Magnolia 'Alexandrina' ©Kim Smith 2012

Magnolia ‘Alexandrina’

Kay Tompson sings “Think Pink!” in Funny Face (1957, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire). The character of Dick Avery, played by Fred Astaire, is in part based on the real life fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

The Supervising Editor for my Black Swallowtail film, Craig Kimberley, and I, spent Saturday afternoon adding titles and color correcting. I have been looking at lots of films to study how some of my favorite film titles are created and discovered that Richard Avedon designed the opening title sequence and provided the stills for Funny Face, including this famously over-exposed iconic photo of Hepburn.