I remember, my mom had a pair of chocolate brown culottes with pleats at the front when she was younger. She looked very Cannes chic wearing them with cork wedge heels. She also had a perm, which wasn't all that cool, LOL.
Pattern used: Burda Style magazine 12/2011
Materials used: dark light weight denim with 1% stretch, black cotton shirting for pocket bags, four part hook and eye for trousers.
Changes made to the pattern: extra length added at bottom