16 Apr 2010
Interview with Cheap Monday's Örjan Andersson and Ann-Sofie Back
I picked up the latest issue on BON magazine a few weeks back now and when I have had spare time I just haven't put it down. There is so much packed in this issue I'm surprised it doesn't burst. Anyway the reason for this post is the interview with the brains behind Cheap Monday, Örjan Andersson and newly appointed Creative Director Ann-Sofie Back.
What struck me most about Andersson over anything else, was his love for denim. He is totally obsessed, has a massive archive of rare pieces dating back from 30s and his confidence in what he believes in shines through. This got me thinking about how much money I have wasted on clothes over the past few years and what little I have to show for it. So I have NOW decided I'm kicking the habit of a life time and cutting my "throw away" fashion down down to a minimum and buying into items that will (hopefully) stand the test of time. This may mean I might only buy one item per month but I feel it will benefit my wardrobe in the long run.*
So here is my first built to last purchase;
Lee "Macky" Slim fit jeans
What better place to start than denim. Seeing that I have put on a bit of weight over the past couple of months I needed I new pair of black jeans so I went for these Lee slim fit jeans from Ark. These are bound to last for years and improve with age! Also I bonus that they fit me perfectly.
I was torn between Levi's and Lee but I opted for Lee as I'd never had a pair before (Ark stock both brands mentioned, as well as other brands with a lot of heritage like Fred Perry, Farah, Penguin and Merc London). They are also currently offering 10% off any order with code SPRING10.
More from BON. Pretty much WANT that jumper on the left.
Even the index page is brilliant, I'm a sucker for a nice layout.
On another note, thanks for all the lovely feedback on my previous post "Messing With Mona". I had some great suggestions on which/who to do next so hopefully when I get a bit of time I will start the next one. When it's ready I show you all! Your comments are much appreciated.
Have a great weekend everyone.
*Obviously I'm still going to buy certain thing which are cheap, after all I am student. I will just be more selective.