October 16, 2014

The "it" Denim Skirt by Frame Denim

 

 

 

Frame Denim's denim pencil skirt is a must-have you needed in your closet like yesterday. Rihanna, Beyonce and Kim K have all worn it and although their personal styles differ dramatically, they each paired it with a similarly colored denim shirt and nude heels.

You've got the shirt, you've got heels, now all you need is the skirt. So, what are you waiting for?

 

 

 

October 14, 2014

Barneys New York Hosting Limited Edition J Brand x Rob Pruitt Collaboration

 

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J Brand x Rob Pruitt "620 mid-rise skinny" in black/grey released hem and red/purple, blue/green dégradé colorways

 

When art and fashion collide it is a glorious thing and when that collision occurs with denim, it is truly magnificent.

Contrary to what your eyes are telling you, the image above is not an illusion created by photoshop. It is actually a limited edition collaboration between artist Rob Pruitt and J Brand Jeans available exclusively at Barneys New York. At this point you're probably viewing the photo again trying to discern if I'm pulling your leg. I assure you it's real. Pruitt has perfected the art of gradient painting and is widely known for the technique. 

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October 09, 2014

Frayed and Caged Hems at DL1961 Spring 2015

 

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The DL1961 Showroom

Can we just skip fall and go straight to spring? DL1961 previewed their Spring 2015 collection and it is so on point. Skinny jeans were made new again with frayed hemlines and ankle zippers. For those ready to move on from the skinny, voluminous boyfriend styles were in abundance and in a variety of colors, finishes and textures. Bonus points go to the brand for the runway-inspired white skinny with the caged hem as well as the denim shirts dyed in black and gray.

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October 08, 2014

Indigo People Scarves

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As hard as we may try, we can no longer deny that the weather is getting cooler. Sad face, sad face, sad face. The worst part is that it's that in-between weather where during the day it's too hot for anything more than a light jacket, but in the evening the light jacket isn't warm enough.

Indigo People is a relatively new company that specializes in indigo-dyed scarves crafted in artisanal communities. Just in case you didn't know, indigo is the blue color of your jeans. The unisex scarves come in several different styles and are just the right width for tying around your neck or wrapping yourself up like a shawl. 

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October 07, 2014

Save the Date: Gap's #DRESSNORMAL Project is Coming to Brooklyn

 
 

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably already seen the ads for Gap's new #DressNormal campaign. The anti-peacocking, normcore-friendly slogan is perfect for the brand that made khakis cool in an era that millennials would probably call bygone...the 90's. 
 

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October 01, 2014

Wear it Till You Smell it for Cult of Individuality's Future Vintage Project

 
 
Of all the contest I've heard of this year, this one will definitely strike a chord with those who wear jeans. Cult of Individuality is hosting it's first Future Vintage Project by challenging fans to wear a pair of raw denim Cult jeans as often as possible from now through April 30th. Easy right? Especially if you already own a pair of Cult jeans, because you're probably wearing them all the time anyway, but there's a catch. Not only do you have to wear the jeans as often as possible, but you can't wash them....at all. That's seven whole months of unwashed jeans. Stinky. 
 
The point is to let the jeans create the wear and whiskering that comes naturally with a well worn-in pair. The way it used to be done before we started paying a hundred dollars a pop for brands to do it for us.
 
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Paige Denim's Metallic Knee Jeans

 

I'm pretty certain that this Paige Denim jean is going to be your new favorite jean. If not then at least your new favorite look, because it is definitely mine. 

The neat wash with the metallic knee, in a glorious blue no less, is a riff off of this summer's destroyed look where a big chunk of the knee was cut out in a square and frayed like this or it could just be a kneepatch and I'm overthinking it. Either way, it's a great look and sure to inspire DIYers and other brands to follow suit.

September 30, 2014

A New Fragrance by Pharrell and COMME des GARÇONS

 

Can we officially declare 2014 'The Year of Pharrell? Yes, lets, because he is everywhere and his new venture will make his domination of all things that make us happy complete.

Pharrell's Billionare Boys Club brand has teamed up with Comme des Garçon on a new fragrance named after his latest album G I R L. Now that's fun. Especially since the fragrance is for girls and boys. 

It comes in two sizes with the larger of the two pictured above, but of course, your large will be more pocket-sized. 

The fragrance won't drop until tomorrow, but you can preorder it now on the Billionaire Boys Club site. 

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September 29, 2014

True Religion's Bold Face Makeover

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True Religion #BeSoBold Video

I have it on good authority that True Religion is about to make a comeback. Actually, I saw it in a video. A video where an incredibly hot guy bursts through a door followed by his equally hot entourage swaggering and smoldering through a room in head to toe denim while other hot people look on as the camera pans from chiseled cheeks to butt cheeks when, finally, they all stop to cheer on hot guy... playing a ping pong game. Well done, True Religion. Well done.

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September 26, 2014

Do Yoga in James Jeans?



Sport denim is officially the new normal. James Jeans is the latest brand to come out with their own version of the hybrid jean -a crossover between the basic jean and athletic wear.

The seamless jean called the "Twiggy Dancer" is reminiscent of the jegging with it's super-slim fit and legging-like flexibility.  Unlike the jegging though, this jean is supposed to be more durable, or rather, as durable as a yoga pant. The yoga crowd will love the body-skimming fit to show of their lean muscular curves as well as the benefit of wearing something that's acceptable to go out in but feels like their regular yoga pants. 

Their available now on James Jeans' e-commerce site and come in basic washes with no fancy finishes or abrasions. 

 

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