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August 27, 2012

The Helmut Lang leather leggings and the leopard sandals






Leather leggings - Helmut Lang
Blazer - Iro (from the 2011 collection but still available at singer22)
Gigi sandals - Sam Edelman

What better way to transition from summer to fall than combining these two items ? Okay, okay, I'm being pessimistic here, summer is not finished yet but I really need an excuse to wear my dreamy leggings more often.

Now I'm facing a big dilemna and I would appreciate if you could help me. I love these leggings (you know, right ?) but I realise that they are really REALLY too long. I would love to get them altered but I don't know if I should risk ruining them. I know that the lenght will not bother me in the fall when the pants will be tucked into boots but I would prefer to avoid the extra fabric on the bottom. What do you think I should do ???

Speaking of leather, don't miss the next post on the blog covering my favorite fall/winter trend (did you guess yet ?). In the meantime, have a great week !

xx Marta

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37 comments:

  1. J'adore! Tu as bien fait d'investir dans cette piece superbe ... Et moi je dirais oui, tu peux le faire raccourcir un peu si tu trouves le bon artisant .

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    1. merci Clarita :) oui, je pense que tu as raison, il me reste plus qu'à trouver le bon artisan... xx

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  2. Do they have ankle zips? If not and you don't want to run the risk of altering them - can you just turn them under for the time being? I have the problem all the time of things being too long and I either do alterations myself (though not with leather) or I do turn ups which won't work for you this time with them being leather. I would have them altered but with 1-2 inches too long so a little ruching but not too much at the bottom and then you don't run the risk of them ever being too short which would be a tragedy.

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    1. No they don't. Yes, I could turn them under, but it would look strange, no ? I think that I'm going to try but as you don't do it too short ;) xx

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  3. Oh c'est joli! Suis fan du legging cuir, je trouve que ça donne juste le ton rock'n roll qu'il faut, tout en restant uber chic :-)! Par contre pour raccourcir, perso j'oserais pas, par peur de le foutre en l'air, ceci dit si tu trouves une bonne coutirière doit y avoir moyen. Peut être justement comme le dit Sue, demander à une coutirière de te rajouter des petites tirettes sur les chevilles? En tous cas, très jolie tenue! Steph

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    1. Merci Steph :) je pense que je vais essayer, je vous tiens au courant xx

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  4. I'm not an expert but I sometimes do DIY stuffs. And I've already "changed" leather pants to fit me better. You should find someone to help you hem the legs to the perfect length. There are special glues in DIY Shops and you can glue the hems inside. Try not to use needles and threads, that's the thing you'll regret because it will cause stitch marks ... Keep in touch if you have any questions !
    Bonne journée, Françoise

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    1. Oh thanks for the tip ! I wouldn't dare to do it myself though. I have hemmed some trousers and even jeans (not with great success), but with these I couldn't. xx

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  5. I used to alter all my pants until recently when it's perfectly fashionable to just fold the hem up. On the other hand, some pants look good cuffed while others don't. Personally, I think your divine leggings look perfect as they are now.

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    1. Thank you Marlene, I might not touch them then. I fear the resutl would be worst ;) xx

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  6. Damn Marta! Those leathers are amazing!

    I would say because they are a fitted leg, if you are going to wear them with heels you could fold them up into a cuff (as long as it doesn't go too thick). Especially while the cuffed look is in. If you want to wear with flats though as well, maybe hemming would be better?

    Either way and even as is, they are looking damn gorgeous with your blazer and simple tee. Perfection!

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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    1. Oh sweet Mandi, you're too kind ! xx

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  7. Tu devrais aller chez un couturier spécialisé dans le cuir et il pourra te couper ton legging proprement et surtout il te dire si c'est faisable ou pas !
    Car effectivement porté avec des sandalettes je le trouve trop long.

    En tout cas, c'est un très beau look que tu nous proposes ;)

    Belle journée, bises.
    M.

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  8. Marta, you look fabulous in your HL leather leggings (I know, I already told you this :). I'm not sure how to advise you on this... assuming that this is mostly a fall/winter item I'd probably not take the risk and just try to wear them as they are (maybe try to fold the bottom, as suggested above?) for the time being. It's not that they look too long anyway.
    By the way, I just got my first pair of leather leggings. Well, from H&M to start with because I'm still not sure they will work for me. I'll definitely "steal" some inspiration from your looks, though. :)

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    1. Thanks Sonia, you're a dear :)
      I'm sure you will look great in leather leggings, I will look forward to seeing you in them ! xx

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  9. ce leggings en cuir est tellement parfait..

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  10. Oh please why did you have to do that? I LOVE these leggings! I WANT THEM in my life now :( xx
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xx Marta