WHO WOULD BE the first person you'd think of if I should chance to scream, "DUNGAREES!" in your face?
People with a genetic predisposition for coolness would most likely think any of the following things:
- Kate Moss, in that issue of Harper's Bazaar.
- Carrie Bradshaw, in that episode of Sex and the City where she talks about sex.
- Alexa Chung, just being Alexa Chung.
- Rachel Bilson, because I'm pretty sure she's done overalls sometime in her awesome petite life.
I, however, thought none of these things, which cements me in a place that is not on the barometer of cool.
In fact, I'm probably not even anywhere too near it, because the first thing that popped into my head was Larisa Oleynik in her role as that mutant teenager Alex in The Secret World of Alex Mack.
As I recall it, she was kind of always in overalls.
|Is it just me, or does it look like she's wearing the same pair of overalls in about three of these photos?|
Granted, nobody has taken the time to upload too many images from this long-dead series (one can only imagine why), so I really only have these three stills and two promotional photos to tack together in the world's ugliest collage - all in the name of proving my pretty unreliable point, which is that Alex Mack practically lived in dungarees ... and beanies, but that's a whole 'nuther discussion.
The real point of this post was that I happened to stumble across these on ASOS, and I fell in love.
Doesn't the model look unbelievably cute in these? She looks like she could either be headed for a hoe-down in the barn, or to a fancy cafe on Rodeo Drive to pretend to be a friend of Nicole Richie's. Or maybe she's going to do both, who really knows for sure?
Things get wild and unpredictable when you're wearing dungarees. Now if only I hadn't chosen to draw links between them and Alex Mack, this post could have gotten away with a larger quotient of coolness.
What do you think? Would you ever be caught dead in dungarees? Tell me in the comments below.