Love Aesthetics

February 7, 2012

Cracked Denim + Video



jeans: courtesy of THVM Atelier< top: COS
heels: Weekday
chair: Hema

My black jeans had a make over yesterday, they now look like they have been dipped in white concrete. I love the bursted and imperfect surface of the denim. They have become a delicate piece of clothing that will only get better with time. Flakes of paint will fall off on places where the fabric folds and a white wash will be left on the denim. Stains can be easily brushed off the dusty surface.

What you will need to make a pair of your own is some old jeans, a brush and acrylic paint. All you have to do is apply a thick layer of paint on the denim. After an hour or two your jeans should be dry and stiff. Now you can literally break them in. The paint will burst and the first half hour youยดll be losing a lot of paint flakes and dust. (A walk outside is recomended!) But after giving them a chance to shape to your body you can wear them without leaving a dust trail. I can’t wait to incorporate these into a few outfits!

90 responses to “Cracked Denim + Video”

  1. Laura says:

    Great idea! Looks really cool.

  2. great, but I guess it would look shitty if I made this myself too

  3. Honestly, I haven’t seen anything like this before. Love the idea and the result!


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  5. Watisoni says:

    Iviana I love this D.I.Y ๐Ÿ™‚ great IDEA!

    boy with the BOW TIE

  6. Fashiable says:

    Super leuk idee zeg, sowieso al je ideeën altijd. En ohhh die stoel van de Hema, hebben!!

  7. Anna T. says:

    What a great idea and it looks soo great! well done.:)


  8. Wow ivania you always have the best idea!! I cant wait to see the final result on you, when the paint will be more crackle! Amazing post and video thank you so much!

    xoxo Lizzie

  9. Maxi says:

    Oh em gee, it’s even more art than a piece of clothing! I would be scared of wearing it haha. But u look amazing (as always)

  10. Maria says:

    isnt it annoying when the jeans leave this white dust everywhere you sit?

  11. Merven says:

    oh leuk idee!!! Ik hou echt van je styl!
    En wanneer heb je di coole stoel gekocht? is het lang geleden? Want ik wil die zo graag hebben ! xx

  12. incredible idea, love the video
    january, x

  13. Such an amazingly simple DIY. I have to try this xx

  14. So unique! Never seen this before either!


  15. Anonymous says:

    Seems like a mess every time you would wear them.
    And how practical are these jeans when it comes time to do the laundry?
    I don’t know about this. But nice try, they look pretty

  16. its perfect!!! you are perfect!!!
    we look forward to every new post!!!!!

  17. Jess says:

    very creative and out of the box. <3! Thanks for doing a video it makes DIY projects even more inspiring. xx

  18. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool, but I don’t think you could ever wash those without making a mess.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Ha, just realized another Anonymous above worte the same message as me.

  20. It’s so cool, I’m tempted to try it myself.

  21. Yep you guys are right, They can´t be washed. But my leather pants from COS can´t either, so i´ll have to treat them with the same delicacy. After ´breaking` into them they stop losing paint flakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Lena says:

    I love love LOVE your DIY videos… Please make more of that… Lena

  23. Geweldig idee! As always ๐Ÿ˜‰
    en die stoel van hema is cool!! wist niet dat ze zulke leuk verkochten

  24. Nic says:

    you always have the most incredible ideas, super inspiring. those jeans look awesome!


  25. cool idea! it will be interesting to see how they look as they continue to crack.

  26. . says:

    You did it again! Great DIY!

    En ik wist niet eens dat Hema zo’n stoel verkocht!

  27. A La Mode says:

    This is such an awesome idea. I love the end result!

  28. Nusardel says:

    I love how the little hints of black that are still remaining around the fly and inner pockets. The result is very Margiela, no? I’m definitely considering doing this with my black pair, once I’ve got a new pair to replace them, that is. I don’t think I can live without black jeans. x

  29. ediot says:

    i’ve been thinking about painting some things white.. this is such a great idea.. ill throw this is my white paint mix as well.
    thanks for sharing darling

  30. Ria :) says:

    i love this idea ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxx

  31. โ–ฒTyna says:

    it looks really amazing:)
    however you can’t wash them, don’ you?;)

  32. This is daring! I’m liking it. Great post, Ivania.

  33. Lini says:

    Brilliant! I can’ t wait to see what they look like when ‘time got to them’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. ANfash says:

    Wow, this looks really really cool!

  35. Deffo gna try this out once my black jeans are worn out!!

  36. Sharon says:

    Love your DIY’s!

    You’re so creative.

  37. I love this, it reminds me of those silver painted jeans at topshop. I wonder if you can wash it in the washing machine at all, or will the paint continue to fall off forever?

  38. Yth says:

    I’d never thought white jeans could be so edgy and renewing. I’m also loving the neon nails, especially in combination with your hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. NONA LIMMEN says:

    I’ll definitely try this myself on some old jeans.

    Geweldig idee! x

  40. Lisa says:

    Oh dat is echt heel erg leuk!

  41. Click 4 Chic says:

    this look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    love ur blog hun <3


  42. I just love the way you talk about clothing. It seems like you truly care about every garment, and you are not wasteful. I definitely can relate.

  43. Incognito says:

    Nice idea ! I have some old slim that I transformed into shorts last I guess painting them could also be a good idea ! Thanks for the inspiration !

    Shug’A’Very from Incognito

  44. Annika says:

    I love your idea! It looks wonderful. I haven’t seen such jeans before. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. Melissa says:

    I made this thing on a bag, seriously stunning!!

  46. this is a really good idea!
    I want to try it using a black acrylic paint ona white denim.

  47. These look awesome! If you want to be able to wash them though, give them a coat of resin, they will have a glossy finish instead of matte, but will still crack & will be at least hand washable!

  48. Emy says:

    I love it!! Such a simple idea – those are usually the brilliant ones:) I think I’ll try this on a dark pair of jeans as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  49. Debbie says:

    Dit is echt supertof! Geweldig dat je daar zo op komt! ๐Ÿ™‚


  50. Nรกdia says:

    that’s an outstanding idea!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  51. ELLE. says:

    So awesome! Just as your other creations!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Dear god, I’m following you for a long time now, but everytime I see your stunning ideas & posts…you simply have the best blog ever & I’m sure I’m far from being the only one with this opinion; from your outfits to DIY’s, make up ideas, reports, interior…the first thing I do every morning is I turn my computer on and check out your blog and I get inspired, everyday…

    Keep on going Ivania, you are amazing!

  53. TeuntjeVDW says:

    Great idea! + I love your nailpolish ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. eliza says:

    This is such a clever idea. I’m seriously tempted to give it a go!


  55. Anigiri says:

    What a crazy fun idea! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

  56. PrncszTffny says:

    ziet er erg leuk uit! maar is het makkelijk te wassen? en geeft het niet snel af?


  57. Egle says:

    they’re beautiful. i think i’d really enjoy this DIY, it looked like so much fun. though i don’t know if i could pull that off. but this post was perfect, now i really want to experiment with my old jeans! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Chaja says:

    Zit dat nou lekker, zo’n broek? ๐Ÿ˜›

  59. Miss Oh' says:

    Kijk elke keer weer uit naar je DIY’s ๐Ÿ™‚


  60. Kate S. says:

    This is so awesome, I love the look of the top where the black shows through, can’t wait to see them develope more!

  61. MIRTE says:

    Wauw wauw wauw! Ik heb echt 10 minuten zitten staren naar de broek! vind het zooo mooi!!
    Love your blog so much!!

    My Blog: MyFashionMind

  62. Mike says:

    Sorry als dit hierboven al eens is gevraagd, maar welke artiest heb je gebruikt in je video? Klinkt erg flying lotus achtig, like it!


  63. Thank you, thats very interesting information. I need to share with my friends.

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  66. madameRoxy says:

    hey, does anyone knows if can i wash it?

  67. EveryLivingCreatureDiesAlone says:

    What paint did you use?
    ike, wall paint, or acrylic..?

  68. Anonymous says:

    i tried this, but the paint isnt cracking!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Wall paint? Or artistic paints? Matte? Flat? Gloss?
    Not a very helpful diy description

  70. yes wall paint on an acryllic base, if you’ve checked out the video you’ll see what kind of paint it is. The type that only comes in one variety (no gloss, it is always matte)

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  75. Mark Bolton says:

    Aesthetics on jeans is a stylish. I will try this on my new Studio D’Artisan jeans

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