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We are Denim | Dolly Alderton

WE ARE DENIM
Dolly Alderton

Meet Dolly Alderton the chic and savvy journalist, writer and director, she speaks to us on her very first pair of jeans, being a sucker for plimsolls and her jeans that survived the perfect storm.

 

 

Dolly Alterdon Journalist and writer

Dolly Alderton

Journalist/Writer

www.dollyalderton.com
@dollyalderton
@dollyalderton

Do you remember your very first pair of jeans?
Yes! They had a voluminous bell-bottom and pink embroidered flowers and butterflies up the side. To be honest, that’s exactly the sort of thing you’d see in Street Style pieces now.

What pair of jeans could you not part with and why?
I love indigo denim, I think it’s so classic and chic and along with a white cotton t shirt, it is the easiest way to roll out of bed and be dressed in 30 seconds.

Is there a particular fit you prefer?
Skinny works for me with a hem that just skims the ankle.

How do you dress up and down your jeans?
I’m a sucker for a white plimsoll, it’s a habit I haven’t got out of since my grubby student days. I think there’s something really effortless and cool about a white plimsoll to dress down anything. I love a fitted blazer to dress denim up.

“I took my jeans to beautiful Orkney on a solo trip recently and thank God I did, as despite being Spring, it hailed stones the size of comets!

Do you think stereotypes of denim are still present, ie: wearing denim to an interview or date?
Other than being a guest at a wedding, I think you can always wear jeans if you style it in the right way.

 

Dolly Alderton Denim

 

If you were stuck on an island with only a choice of three items what would they be and why?
My guitar, so I could finally learn to play all those chords that require more than three fingers. A king size bed with big soft pillows so I could get eight hours sleep. Butter to melt on anything I find.

“To remain authentic I try to align my actions with my heart”.

 

Dolly wears our Dakota Boyfriend denims in black

 

Tell us about your new venture.
I have just finished writing my first book Everything I Know About Love. I’m now focusing on my podcast I co-host with Pandora Sykes The High Low, compiling my newsletter The Dolly Mail and writing for The Sunday Times Style.

What makes me authentic? Well my enthusiasm for Scrabble, my slightly wonky nose, my elbows I can twist around in a way that is intriguing and an engaging party trick.

 

DENIM ICON – Marilyn Monroe.
AUTUMN DENIM STYLING – With silk camisoles and espadrilles.
BOOK BINGE – The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levey and The Wild Other by Clover Stroud.
ESSENTIALS FOR AUTUMN – Heeled ankle boots, big scarves and berets.
LATEST LONDON FIND – Crispy potatoes at Kitty Fisher’s.

 

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