The greatest way to wear a t-shirt with jeans
Photographer, painter and model Maly Mann styles fashion's most iconic outfit in a far from basic way.
Maly Mann lives in southern California, dreams of travelling the world and loves her favourite pair of jeans so much that she avoids wearing them just to keep them in pristine condition. We sent her an analogue camera and asked her to style and document how she wears the most basic and comfortable outfit known to man.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE WITH 3 WORDS.
"Simple, grandma, vintage."
WHAT DEFINES THE PERFECT PAIR OF JEANS?
"Good fit on the waist, and a nice little space for ankle air."
DESCRIBE YOURSELF WITH 3 WORDS.
"Giddy, hungry, introspective."
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO MUCH OF IN YOUR WARDROBE?
"Way too many pleated trousers."
WHAT DO YOU NEED MORE OF IN YOUR WARDROBE?
YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE IN YOUR WARDROBE?
"A pair of wide-legged jeans. They're too much of a favourite that I don’t wear them because I’m afraid of ruining them! Haha."
WHAT'S YOUR BEST STYLING TRICK?
"What makes you comfortable is what makes your style pop."
IF YOU COULD TELEPORT TO A DIFFERENT ERA, WHERE WOULD YOU END
"Definitely the ’60s. Also, wouldn’t mind popping into the ’70s for a second!"
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO FEEL-GOOD FILM?
"Titanic. Just kidding! Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Ultimate favourite."
What makes you comfortable is what makes your style pop.
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A KID?
"I was very eccentric, a little too loud, and danced around… a lot."
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?
"I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor."
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE WHEN YOU GET OLD?
"Would love to see myself living near a lake, and when I am not there I would be travelling the world photographing all the sights."
FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
"My mum’s arms. If not there, in Joshua Tree."
WHICH 3 THINGS WOULD YOU BRING TO A DESERTED ISLAND?
"A pot to boil the salt water to avoid dehydration, a journal, a pocket knife!"
IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE –
WHAT WOULD IT BE?
"Banh Mi sandwiches."
BEST BEAUTY HACK?
"Less is always more."
BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
"A really good SPF lip balm."
YOU HAVE TO GET READY IN 3 MINUTES, WHAT DO YOU DO?
"Dry shampoo my hair, brush it, comb my eyebrows, brush my teeth, and then out the door!"
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EVER FOUND IN YOUR BAG AFTER A
"Oh wow, this is a good question! Actually, I found someone’s mobile phone and they had mine. I have no idea how we switched, but we both met up had a coffee and laughed about it! So wild."
DOES: Modelling, painting and photography
LIVES IN: Long Beach, CA
… CITIES: Brooklyn, New York, Portland, Oregon and Paris are on my list of places to go next! Crossing my fingers for sooner than later.
… BOOKS: Any Joan Didion book!
… FILMS: Alfred Hitchock’s Rear Window and To Catch a Thief, and William Wyler’s Roman Holiday.
… MUSIC: I like all the oldies (Santo & Johnny, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee all the way to Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and of course, Etta James.)
… EMOJI: 😬