Washed Out, Meet Dark Wash — You'll Love Each Other

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Name: 
Anna Gray
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Occupation:
"Opening Ceremony office model and a literature student for another two months."
What were your first pair of jeans?
"Toddler-sized OshKosh B’Gosh overalls."
What are you wearing?
First Look: "A dress Meredith and I designed, Zara boots, and a smock I found on Etsy. I'm actually attracted to how hit or miss Etsy purchases can be. This smock was definitely an impulse buy that worked out in my favor. I wish you could feel the fabric. It's denim but silky and quite heavy, so it adds a dramatic element to something like this bodycon I would probably never wear by itself (not my thing)."
Second Look: "Courtshop jeans, Robert Clergerie shoes, a shirt I designed with my friend Meredith Shank, and my mom's belt. I really like the way these jeans fit; they’re high-waisted without being constricting, and they look great with crop-tops. Obviously, I thought a denim-on-denim look was appropriate for this story!"
Third Look: "My boyfriend's Acne jeans, rag & bone shirt, vintage flats, and an Assembly backpack. Colored denim makes lazy outfits more interesting."
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How many pairs of jeans do you own?
"I don’t own that many pairs of jeans (probably five?), but I own a crazy amount of denim shirts. Dark washes, light washes, floral prints, shirt-dresses..."
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Do you have a preferred philosophy when it comes to jeans: Sexy and skinny, or loose and comfy? 
"Loose and comfy."
What's your signature wash...or does it matter?
"It depends on what else I'm wearing!" anna_600x400-2
What's your favorite way to wear your jeans and with what?
"Jeans are so versatile that I don't think I can pick one favorite way to wear them. They can be the staple of an androgynous or really feminine outfit."
If your jeans had a name or theme song, what would it be? Or do they?
"Dolly Parton anything (she loves denim, too)."
What's your favorite example of celebrity-jean wearing (i.e., Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA album cover)? 
"Daria Werbowy is a denim-wearing inspiration."
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Photographed by Kava Gorna. Casting by Megan Delaney.

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