The first time I'd ever walked into a DSquared2 boutique was in Capri three years ago. Before then I hadn't even known the brand had standalone stores. The small boutique was unassuming and nestled comfortably on a small walking path in an area full of familiar luxury brands. When I first heard that DSquared2 was opening it's very first US flagship in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive, my first thought was why there? Why not New York (yeah, I'm biased). Then I thought back to my time in Capri where the rich fluttered in and out of stores reveling in their conspicuous consumption and I thought, Rodeo Drive is perfect.
“After nearly 20 years of starting Dsquared2, we are so proud to bring our brand and our entire store concept offering all of our collections to US customers. It’s been a long held dream of ours to have a retail presence here, and this Los Angeles store represents a new chapter and an energetic retail future for our brand.”
-Dan and Dean Caten
The 4500 square foot store will house their entire collection of apparel and accessories in a setting that incorporates Canadian forest motifs in a modern industrial interior.
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Texture is a unique and underrated way to add interest to an outfit, especially when wearing solid colors. That's why I am all about the line and dot fringe details on this jean jacket and denim dress from Pixie Market.
Fringe is a great way to do stripes and since stripes flooded the NY Fashion Week runways, it's a safe bet that designers are going to be more creative when it comes to vertical lines.
With that said, my preference is the jacket. Box shaped jackets are great for changeable looks and the circular fringe pattern on the Joplin Jacket adds chaos to an otherwised structured shape.
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I know, summer's almost over. The keyword here is almost because we still have plenty of days of shorts and sandals weather left.
Asos Mom Shorts at less than $60 are a great end of summer investment. Mark my words, mom jeans, or at least voluminous styles like slim boyfriends and jog jeans, are going to take over next year so you'll be able to wear these jeans for many, many summers.
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Is it just me or is Aaron Paul even hotter now than when Breaking Bad was at it's peak? With a spectacular pull at this year's Emmys that came after the season finale, clearly this guy is gearing up to be the next big thing.
Recently, Aaron covered the annual denim issue of Flaunt Magazine and in true trendsetting fashion, is offering some new style inspiration... or should I say throwback inspiration as the the extra wide cuffing on his Cult of Individuality jeans is pure James Dean.
If you think this look favors guys, you'd be sorely mistaken. I've James Dean-ed it myself on more than one occasion if I do say myself.
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Denim sweatpants. I didn't think I would ever see the day. And if I did see the day, I definitely didn't think I would like it. I mean, yeah, Diesel has the Jogg Jeans which are great, but the knit denim they use to make it is probably too cost-prohibitive for most brands to duplicate. But, lo and behold, Blank NYC has created a pair of denim sweats trumping all I believed you could do with denim. Not only that, they're way cheaper and 100% cotton no less. I am so all about these right now.
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Shapewear powerhouse Spanx has entered the denim market with a line of jeans based off of their popular slimming technology. To say that this is an unusual move for a company that specializes in innerwear goes without saying, but maybe it makes more sense than you think.
In an interview aired on Good Morning America, founder Sara Blakely described her inspiration to launch a denim line as stemming from her frustration in finding a good pair of jeans -particularly after having a baby where she states "things don't exactly go back to the same place". She describes Spanx jeans as being woven from three yarns -two stretch yarns and one regular (cotton) yarn as opposed to the one stretch, one regular yarn combination used in traditional jeans. (Actually, traditional jeans are 100% cotton, but who's counting). This is meant to "hold you in more" and provide better recovery.
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