July 31, 2014

RE/DUN REworks Vintage Jeans and it is AMAZING!

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RE/DUN relaxed straight and straight skinny

 

 

This is the third time in a matter of days in which I've talked about recycled jeans. That leads me to believe there's a movement or trend emerging in which old jeans are repurposed and sold. But that's a topic for another day. In the meantime, the brand that started me on this line of thinking is Los Angeles-based denim brand RE/DUN.

RE/DUN sources jeans from "vintage rag houses" that have those particular qualities that can only be found in well worn jeans. The jeans are then taken apart and resewn into two popular silhouettes, a relaxed straight and a straight skinny that I must admit channel the most endearing qualities in a great pair of jeans -at least from a purely visual perspective. For example, take the straight skinny (above). Vintage jeans are 100% cotton denim and are able to give the skinny that perfectly faded, but durable look. Not only that, those white yarns that streak across rips and tears aren't always possible with too much stretch. Those authentically denim qualities make this high-waisted skinny unique in more ways than one. 

Because of the nature of the design process each version has a limited run, but there is a waitlist for each style sold. A quick check of their site and almost everything is waitlisted save a few styles. So if you're interested you'd better get on it now.

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July 29, 2014

Spanx Jeans are a Real Thing!

 

 

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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July 28, 2014

Need It! Want It! Have to Have This Current/Elliott Denim Tee!

If a denim button-down is the cool chick that can make herself at home anywhere in any situation, than a denim t-shirt is her hip young protege'.

While the t-shirt doesn't have the versatility of the button-down, it can transform a basic look into street style bait instantly. This version by Current/Elliott is perfect for year round and is 98% cotton which means it's going to last for years and will fade beautifully. 

 

July 25, 2014

Need It! Want It! Have to Have The UNIF Twerk Jean from Urban Outfitters

 

 

Ever since I saw someone last spring walking around the city in pair of jeans similar to this I've wanted a pair. I already know what you're thinking. Well, why didn't you just go ahead and make them then? But see that would require me to find a pair of old boyfriend jeans I'm ready to toss or go out and purchase a pair of suitable jeans that won't cause me to shed tears as I go to town on them with a pair of scissors. Neither was an option. And honestly, I'm just not the crafty type. I'd rather just buy my DIY you know what I mean.

If you can get past the unfortunate name, these jeans are perfect. They're available at Urban Outfitters which, much to my surprise, has a pretty decent denim selection. I've never even considered this DIY style on a mom jean and now that I've seen it, I think I like it better than what I originally envisioned. 

What do you think? Love it or Loathe it.

 

Kendell & Kylie Launch Fifth Collection for PacSun

 

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Campaign images from Kendall & Kylie for PacSun

 

Ever have that moment when you feel like you're the last one to know? Last night, when I found out that Kendell and Kylie Jenner launched a collection for PacSun I began to realize that a good healthy dose of FOMO isn't always a bad thing. Not only do they have a collection, it's ongoing and they are in their fifth season! 

The fifth Kendall & Kylie PacSun collection dropped today and it is full of boho chic, music festival favorites like bell bottom jeans, fringe cardigans and fedoras. At first I wondered why they would launch this collection so late in the summer but then boho is very popular in LA so it's not that far-fetched to release a collection like this near back to school season. 

Save a few pieces, there is nothing in the collection over $49 and even those above that price point go no higher than another 10 bucks. With the older Jenner's burgeoning credibility as a high fashion model and streetstyle star, her sartorial approval on anything with that price tag will have her fans stocking up. 

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Current/Elliott Channels French Girl Style With Charlotte Gainsbourg Capsule Collection

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Charlotte Gainsbourg modeling her capsule collection for Current/Elliott

 

It's been a while since I've heard any exciting news about Current/Elliott. At one point the only time I read about the two founders Emily and Meritt was when they were doing style features on WhoWhatWear. I'm not implying that a brand always has to be creating buzz, but a few years ago you couldn't browse a fashion magazine or website without reading about them. 

When I heard that Current/Elliot was launching a capsule collection with French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg my first reaction was to run to their website to see if it was still up. Much to my surprise, not only does it still exist, it was full of sartorial goodies. Clearly I've been out of the loop and certainly they have been on their game because "dressing like a French girl" has been the title of more than one fashion blog. 

Charlotte's simplisticly raw but chic style is most certainly French and her collection is a mirror image of her personal tastes. Gray slim-straight jeans and leather hot pants are bottomweight standouts while tops are mostly oversized shirts and shrunken jackets. 

What I find interesting is that if you dissect the collection into two separate trends, the first would be rock girl chic and consists of leather jackets, hot pants and gray jeans. The second trend would be 90's Gap girl with striped sweaters, oversized tees and button-downs. Both trends combined create a collection that is just shy of androgynous with a hint, just a whiff, of sex appeal.

Current/Elliott is no stranger to high end designer collaborations having partnered with Mary Katrantzou and Diane von Furstenberg in the past. This latest partnership, however, will be the first with a celebrity.

To obtain Ms Gainsbourg's now imitable style you'll have to shell out $128 for a t-shirt on the low end and $2,268 for a leather trench coat on the higher end, but I'm sure her fans won't mind the steep price.

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June 23, 2014

Rock Out With Your Wallet Out! DL1961 Sample Sale!

 
 
Stock up on your favorite denim, at DL1961 Premium Denim's NYC Sample Sale starting June 24th! With top styles including novelty, classic and short offerings at 50-70 percent off, DL1961 is sure to be your one-stop denim shop for summer. Celebrity fans of the brand include Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Olivia Munn and Kendall Jenner, among others!
 
 
WHO: DL1961 Premium Denim
WHAT: Sample Sale - Enjoy up to 70% off women's shorts, jeans and novelty and men's jeans
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24th – Thursday, June 26th; 10am - 6pm
WHERE: DL1961 NYC Showroom, 530 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1505 NY, NY 10018

 

May 14, 2014

Juxtapose This! Moto Jackets and Wingtips

 

I'm not a shoe horse, but I'm not a shoe pony either. While I'm not quick to jump on the latest shoe trends, I do love finding new styles that are only slightly, just a smidge, off the beaten path.

I picked up these wingtip brogues by Born during the cold winter months. After sitting in my closet for way too long, I pulled them out two weeks ago and now I can't stop wearing them! I've noticed that no matter what I wear when I have them on, everyone's eyes go straight to my feet. Whether smiling or frowning at them I can't tell, but either way I'm encouraged. So much so, that I've taken to trying out different ensembles to center a few outfits around them.

So far I've found that the key is to keep it low-key but complementary, like with these NYDJ jeans and moto jacket. The old-school wash of the jean tones down the Cotton Club style of the shoes. Pairing it with an off-white moto and an Alexander Wang crossover adds a little bit of edge.

What do you think? Yay, Nay or Indif?

 

 

 

May 07, 2014

Camo Shoe Roundup for Spring

 

 

 

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Best Camo Shoes for Spring 2014

 

From runway to realway, camouflage is so hot right now. So much so that it has gone beyond jeans and jackets and can now be found in accessories like handbags and footwear.

While I love seeing the utilitarian print interpreted on handbags like the Valentino Rockstud (above), I'm still reluctant to carry one. That reluctance, however, doesn't apply to footwear. From Nike sneakers to Stella McCartney loafers, camo can be found in all manner of styles in all manner of materials and colors. 

If you're thinking about trying it out this spring, go for it. To help you out, I've rounded some of my favorite options in each style. Click below for some camo shoe inspo.  

Like what you see? Tell me your faves. 

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March 20, 2014

It's Never Too Early. Sneak a Peek at NYDJ Fall 2014

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Yes, yes, I know. We just made it to spring and after the hellacious winter we've been having who wants to think about fall. That's the debate I'd been having with myself when I was trying to decide whether to show you NYDJ's Fall 2014 collection now, or when that season starts.

Summer is when stores begain to stock fall. Therefore most people start planning their fall wardrobes around this time. So it makes sense to wait. However, would it be inauthentic since I actually saw the collection a few days ago? Ahh! Decisions, decisions. In the end, I went with the latter. I figured I saw it now, so why not show it now. And you know what? It's not like I can't revisit it again come summer right? Besides, there were a few things I thought were too cool to wait for.

NYDJ has a great way of interpreting current trends in a way that's more palatable for those who prefer subtlety in their wardrobes. The laser print florals (above) are a perfect example of this. Florals jeans can be a riot of color and this can be a little much for some people. This tonal version is perfect for those who want to keep it tame but still participate in the trend. The same can be said for the indigo windowpane plaid jeans and the camo print as well (below). 

So what do you think? Too early to think about or does NYDJ's collection have you planning fall early?

Related: In the showrooms: NYDJ Spring 2014

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