Introducing the first round of our new game of tag, where our favourite style bloggers model our indispensable TNA Torres pant, then tap someone else to continue the chain.
We’re more than a little obsessed with our super versatile TNA Torres pants (they come in 12 different colours!), but instead of just telling you about how great they are, we decided to play a little game: to have 12 awesome fashion bloggers style the pants according to their individual aesthetic. Even cooler? Each girl is tagging her own favourite blogger to continue the chain—think The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants: Aritzia Edition. We personally chose Los Angeles-based Renaissance woman Madeline Pendleton to kick things off because not only is her style blog Jean Griege pretty to look at (we especially appreciate the liberal amount of dog cameos in her posts), but the entries are as sharp as the spikes she sports (check out some of her latest posts, in which she chronicles a road trip up the West Coast). Let the game begin!
MADELINE PENDLETON wearing the TNA Torres pant in Bison.
OCCUPATION: Co-owner of Tunnel Vision, fashion designer, graphic designer, design consultant.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS: Eclectic, sloppy, secondhand
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? A fashion designer—dreams do come true
NAME THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, THAT YOU’D WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Jon Stewart, Angela Davis, and Bob Dylan
NIGHT OR DAY PERSON? Day person, much to my social life’s chagrin!
DOGS OR CATS? Dogs—all of the dogs, all of the time
WHAT’S YOUR VICE? Sugar
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? I have a piebald dachshund named Mo-Dog (honestly, the best creature that has ever existed on the planet) and we live with my boyfriend and his cockapoo Luna. Both of our dogs were taken from, umm, less than savory living situations.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? My brain
FIRST MEMORY: My mother’s hidden dressing room, behind a rotating wall in an old 1920s apartment we shared when I was very young. It was so magical!
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Lemur
SECRET TALENT: Juggling (that’s not a joke…)
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: Agent Mulder from The X-Files
GUILTY PLEASURE: The Vampire Diaries…ugh
FAVOURITE ARTIST? Marcel Duchamp
WHAT BOOK IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND RIGHT NOW? Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
DRINK OF CHOICE: Venti iced vanilla soy latte
YOU WIN THE LOTTERY—HOW DO YOU SPEND IT? I pay off my massive student loan debt (ugh) and open a socialist neo-hippie commune.
DREAM VACATION: Greenland, to watch the glacier melt!
FAVOURITE SONG OF ALL TIME: “American Music” by Violent Femmes
YOUR HERO: Angela Davis
LAST CONCERT YOU WENT TO: Some weird warehouse party with bands I’d never heard of…one band was three surly dudes sitting down to play slide guitar in unison (kickass!) and another band was full of a bunch of pseudo-Venice-Beach types who seemed like they were trying really hard to upset their parents—ha!
WHO ARE YOU TAGGING? I’m tagging Selena of The Siren of Mod because she is one of the most creative bloggers out there today!
SELENA CRUZ wearing the TNA Torres pant in Burnt Umber.
With her purple ombre hair, Selena Cruz—a.k.a. The Siren of Mod—is the type of girl that can (and does) pull off sky-high platform heels, with sweatpants, a crop top, and a vintage fur coat, all at once.
OCCUPATION: Social media manager, blogger, writer
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS: Random as fuck
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? A hairstylist
NAME THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO YOU’D WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja (from Die Antwoord) and Bob Dylan
NIGHT OR DAY PERSON? Night!
DOGS OR CATS? Dogs! But cats are funny.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? My family has lots of pets (dogs, cats, chickens and horses) but my favourite is our dog, a Jack Russell terrier named Reagan.
WHAT’S YOUR VICE? ChapStick
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? I love my life.
FIRST MEMORY: I remember my first steps in my great-grandmothers house in Mexico.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Dog
SECRET TALENT: I can do impressions.
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
GUILTY PLEASURE: McDonalds cheeseburgers
FAVOURITE ARTIST: My fiancé
WHAT BOOK IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND RIGHT NOW? On the Road by Jack Kerouac
DRINK OF CHOICE: Iced water
YOU WIN THE LOTTERY—HOW DO YOU SPEND IT? Pay off the house, buy a few more, pay my family’s bills and debts, and travel the world for months at a time.
DREAM VACATION: Six months around the globe, visiting Asia, Europe, Australia, and Central and South America.
FAVOURITE SONG OF ALL TIME: “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin
YOUR HERO: Carl Rogers
LAST CONCERT YOU WENT TO: Die Antwoord!
WHO ARE YOU TAGGING? I tagged my gorgeous, intelligent, and talented friend Casey of Strawberry Freckleface because her style is incredibly unique, creative, and completely inspiring to me. While we have similar tastes, her style is a bit different than mine and I absolutely love every outfit she puts together. She’s a style genius.
CASEY KAUFMAN wearing the TNA Torres pant in Lust.
Casey Kaufman owns her scarlet red hair, and in a big way (take her blog’s name, Strawberry Freckleface, for example). The hairstylist and makeup artist spends her downtime chronicling her outfits, which range from crocheted and fringed to tie-dyed and bejeweled.
OCCUPATION: Hairstylist/makeup artist
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS: Altered, beachy, offbeat
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? I wanted to be a paleontologist and a gemologist! I used to attend gem shows, collect dinosaur bones, and would find my own geodes to crack open. I was (am) a bit of a science lover.
NAME THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO YOU’D WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Nefertiti, Daniel Tammet, and Eckhart Tolle.
NIGHT OR DAY PERSON? Definitely night. It runs in my family.
DOGS OR CATS? I have five dogs named Liam, Merlin, Sticky, Floatie, and Peter. Need I say more?
WHAT’S YOUR VICE? Gluttony. Unless I’m intentionally trying not to, I can out-eat most people. I can pound down a Chipotle burrito in a matter of a couple of minutes.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? My will power!
FIRST MEMORY: I remember being very young and an old man neighbour told me that the rocks by the gutters next to our house were actually human heads; that a murderer liked to go around hacking off women’s heads and scalping them, leaving their skulls around for little children to see.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Shark. Or maybe that’s just my favourite animal.
SECRET TALENT: Sleeping for 14 hours straight. Not even hard.
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: Michael Scott!
GUILTY PLEASURE: Scaring toddlers.
FAVOURITE ARTIST: There are far too many.
WHAT BOOK IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND RIGHT NOW? The Dancing Wu Li Masters
DRINK OF CHOICE: Pepsi or black coffee.
YOU WIN THE LOTTERY—HOW DO YOU SPEND IT? Taking my family on a vacation, paying off their bills, taking classes (not necessarily towards a degree, just interesting classes to learn from), and dog charities.
DREAM VACATION: Visiting Egypt and touring tombs. Or a safari in Africa?
FAVOURITE SONG OF ALL TIME: It always changes, like, weekly. Right now I can’t stop listening to “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music.
YOUR HERO: Everyone who is intelligent and somehow genuinely happy. Not one specific person.
LAST CONCERT YOU WENT TO: Crocodiles and The Soft Pack.
WHO ARE YOU TAGGING? I tag Sabella of Bravegrrl because she looks killer in pants and leggings and I want to see what badass shoes she pairs with the TNA Torres pants.
SABELLA MOORE wearing the TNA Torres pant in Black.
Bravegrrl Sabella Moore is the master of balancing tough with feminine. Each pretty dress she wears is perfectly complemented with a wonderfully vicious pair of gigantic combat boots. Our favourite part of her look? The bindis she’s known to sport.
OCCUPATION: Creator of things
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS? Funky, grunge, ninja
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? Invincible
NAME THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO YOU’D WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Charlie Chaplin, Nikola Tesla, and Frida Kahlo
NIGHT OR DAY PERSON? Night!
DOGS OR CATS? Dogs
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? Nope ☹
WHAT’S YOUR VICE? Coffee
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF? My agility
FIRST MEMORY: Getting licked on the face and knocked down by the family German shepherd
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Sea otter
SECRET TALENT: It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you.
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: That's a hard one...its a tie between Lucian and Wolverine.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Sci-fi young adult book series and cheese
FAVOURITE ARTIST: Gustav Klimt
WHAT BOOK IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND RIGHT NOW? A dozen, mostly sci-fi
DRINK OF CHOICE: Water
YOU WIN THE LOTTERY—HOW DO YOU SPEND IT? Travel the world, buy a home to come back to, and some thrifting of course
DREAM VACATION: Travel around Europe with my tribe
FAVOURITE SONG OF ALL TIME: “Down by the River” by Neil Young
YOUR HERO: My dad
LAST CONCERT YOU WENT TO? Jane’s Addiction