It’s Red Hot: Why Denim Day Matters

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Wendy Brandes earrings | Staud top | DIY jeans | Chloe shoes

As a woman, being in denim is nothing different than being in lingerie. It’s something that I cannot live without. Think of it as the breakfast, lunch and dinner of clothing. However, the message of wearing denim is not something to be taken lightly.

In 1992, a woman was raped by her driving instructor and pressed charges. Six years later, Italian Supreme Court overturned the case by arguing that the victim’s choice of clothing helped her rapist undress her and declared it “consensual”. That choice of clothing was a pair of jeans. Not did I find that extremely ridiculous, it pissed me off that the blame was put on her.

Unfortunately, victim-shaming STILL happens today. I never want to let my love for denim to be shamed for expressing my sexuality and identity as a woman. Ladies, let’s do this today, shall we? Gentlemen, you are more than welcome to join.

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All photos by Hallie Geller

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Michelle Varinata

Dreamer. Seeker. Achiever. Is there any other word that can't describe me? Born in Jakarta, raised in Singapore and educated in Los Angeles, I was bound to trot around the globe one #ootd at a time. While fashion has been a top interest, I also enjoy pop culture, beauty and traveling. Whether it be a fashion show, DIY-ing the latest catwalk-inspired accessory or going to a music festival, there is nothing that I can ever miss out in life. Hence, #LivinLaVariNaDah is born from the desire to not ever FOMO again!

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