Wrong Genes for These Jeans

According to this morning’s LA Times, denim stretched super tight across your behind is once again front page fashion news. How tight? Really tight – in a Brooke Shields, nothing-comes-between-me-and-my-Calvins kind of way.

These are essentially updated ’80s leggings, a recycled trend with a denim twist. And though the designers won’t tell you, your common sense no doubt will: These jeans are probably best suited for a very narrow (forgive the pun) market. 

I’m not sure how this fad will play out in Peoria, but considering global diversity in, er, assets, I can already visualize how slight differences in hip and leg measurements will make huge differences in interpreting this fit. Don’t make me look. 

The thought of denim as compression garment for one’s legs and nether regions is, well, depressing. So while trend-spotters gush over tight white jeans for the men folk and purple drainpipe denim for women, you can definitely color me disinterested.

With regard to my wallet and this season’s It jeans, check it: I’m checking out.

Images of the Place I Call Home

alg has a great meme going on, so I decided I’d co-opt it, then change it up a little bit.

Here’s how it works: You ask to see a picture of something (or some place) in the area where I live, and I’ll post my photos to my blog. Take a peek at the real Orange County — through the lens of an LJ friend!

I realize I’m running the risk of suggesting an already-overexposed idea. So, if you’ve already seen enough of The O.C. or Laguna Beach, I’ll understand; just skip this post and move on.

Edenzdream asked for a beach shot, which was easy, as the ocean’s very close to my home. Here’s one my favorite vistas: a cliff overlooking Laguna Beach.

Since he asked for something frightening, I’m giving Jonstephens this picture of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland — the smile-free corner of the Happiest Place on Earth.