Like many, Serena Morris has been on a low-rise jean kick recently. Specifically, the 50 year storm point break shirt and I love this Los Angeles–based consultant had been thinking about Mariah Carey’s sheared-off, dangerously low-rise denim from the aughts. Mariah, being the quintessential diva, wore those jeans everywhere, says Morris about Carey, who had sported the jeans on- and off-screen in the early s, and most famously to film Heartbreaker. Morris, taken by the grodbreaking at the time cut, decided to re-create the look herself. The crux of Morris’s style-philosophy—and also her Instagram accot shesderrated—is to not only look at the women who inspire her but also to channel their energy. On shesderrated, Morris highlights mostly women who deserve more attention for their influence on the culture, inuding video vixens and the girl group . Morris also offers styling guides and moodboards to re-create these women’s looks. For me, it is easy to disassociate myself from the women I admire, and this was a good opportity for me to embody who we try to emulate. With Mariah, you can do it on your own terms with the resources you have, she says. While Carey is the epitome of glam, Morris says her sheared-off jeans are accessible—and relatable. It became her signature. She wore them everywhere, press tours and interviews, says Morris. And I imagine she felt the most confident and sexy. She’d wear slinky tops with no bra and stilettos. Like Mariah is one day in haute couture but is in Levi’s rning arod town. That is something that we can all emulate. It’s effortless, easy, and sexy, and that is why I resonate with those images of her.
50 year storm point break shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
The jeans hold a particular significance in the 50 year storm point break shirt and I love this denim-verse. In a Vogue video from , titled Mariah Carey Reveals the Story Behind Her Legendary ‘Heartbreaker’ Jeans, Carey speaks about the origins of the pair—which she still owns. The pair was ’d one day when Carey was with her stylist, the late Tonjua Twist, and she disliked how the jeans were so high-waisted. I was like, What is with the high-waisted jeans, says Carey. She cut a little bit and we both ripped off the top of the jeans. From there, the trend spread. Morris with Los Angeles tailor Johnny La of Imperial Dry eaners. The -year-old has worked with everyone from Elvis Presley to Johnny Valencia of Pechuga Vintage. Per the suggestion of Johnny Valencia of Pechuga Vintage, Morris took a pair of assic but damaged vintage Levis s to a locally famed tailor Johnny La at Imperial Dry eaners in Los Angeles’s Koreatown. La, who is , has been a tailor for years, and has worked for the likes of Elvis Presley. To keep Morris’s jeans intact, La applied visible-invisible mending, meaning that the earned tears would still show but would not rip further. He told me, ‘I want the essence of the jeans to be that you still lived in with them,’ says Morris. Impressed and inspired by La’s repairs, Morris asked him to replicate Carey’s iconic frayed and abridged waistband on the same pair. While Carey’s jeans were a spur-of-the-moment creation, Morris’s tailor spent a week perfecting the look. He embedded a special, stretchy string inside the newly sheared-off waistband so the pants would not fall down. For their first outing, Morris wore the jeans with a Tom Ford–era Gucci T-shirt from the vintage dealer Raiden Frances and a pair of strappy Jimmy Choo heels. I will wear these jeans everywhere, like Mariah, says Morris. I want to stop loving those images and start living them.