Cords are rough. They’re great on tall skinny chicks, but on the rest of us, well…
The thick fabric can make you feel Michelin Man-dumpy. (Do your thighs really need an extra inch in circumference?) Still, they’re so damn cool.
For all those who aren’t 5 feet 9 with an 18-inch waist, Marc Vachon’s cords fit the bill.
All the rage in LA, the Brazilian-cut stretch cords are the creation of former guitarist Marc Vachon. They are semi-low waisted, don’t fit like leggings, flare at the bottom, and feel like velvet. Best of all, they’re good for short girls! There are plenty of colors: black, burgundy, brown, camel, olive, and navy blue. But what has stylists like Salma Hayek’s grabbing them off the racks is the length, which, depending on how you like the flare, is available in either 31 or 33 inches.
Talk about hitting the right chord.
Available at Marc Vachon, 6907 1/2 Melrose Avenue, two blocks east of La Brea (323-939-6332 ); and Yellow, 605 North La Brea Avenue (323-525-0362). To order online, log onto marcvachon.com.