The Mineko Club, a volunteer group in Hitachi City, Japan, is selling jeans personally shredded by animals to raise money for wildlife conservation. Lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo were given toys covered in the denim to tear into, creating a “worn-in” look. The denim was then sewn to create the pants, Zoo Jeans, which are being auctioned online through Monday. The tiger-designed pair’s current price is well into the thousands, which proves this bizarre fundraising idea was brilliant. As a person who gets beyond annoyed when I see “distressed” jeans going for triple the price because some factory machine or employee ripped them up for show, it’s awesome to see a pair of pants that were torn up in a more, well, authentic way. [Uproxx, Australia Network News]
Olivia Palermo, professional pretty person who shops and attends parties for a living, has done it again! I mean, I guess it isn’t hard when nailing a perfect outfit is basically your reason for existence. But still! I love a Canadian tuxedo — aka denim on denim — but it can go so badly. Olivia’s rocking it well, though, pairing her skinny jeans and denim shirt with a chic black and white blazer, gorgeous gold stilettos and a bright yellow clutch. The next time the temps take a dip, I’m going to copy cat her. And now you can too with these pieces… Keep reading »
Theory: Khloe Kardashian is a messy eater and frequently drops food on her lap, so she bought these jeans with GAPING HOLES between her kneecaps and upper thighs, aka the spill zone, so they wouldn’t stain. If you have the same problem, you can buy a similar pair from Urban Outfitters. This egregiously destroyed denim trend is worthless otherwise. [Photo: INFDaily]
I have never been a huge fan of denim on denim, but Zendaya Coleman is working it. By keeping the blues uniform, she creates the illusion of a jumpsuit. The high rise fitted skimmers meet the jacket at the natural waist, elongating and flattering her legs. The slightly faded denim cuffed at the ankles and wrists expose simple accessories, and her orange-red lips and turquoise pumps provide a much needed pop of color. If you dare to do denim-on-denim, get the look after the jump! Keep reading »
Boyfriend jeans, wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it go.
Free your leeeeeeggggggs / and the waist will follow / loose and tattered / you done been swallowed / free your leeeeeeegggggggs / and the knees will follow / holes are shredded / no need to wallow.
That’s as far as I got with my boyfriend jeans song, sung to the tune of En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind.” The point being, put on a pair of boyfriend jeans, especially after months and months of skinny jeans, and your stems will be singing a new tune. Comfy, loose, sometimes-shredded, paired with everything from sky-high heels to sneakers, boyfriend jeans are much more versatile than you might think. Click through to see 25 stylish every day women rocking boyfriend jeans in their own unique ways — maybe you’ll get some ideas!
When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful “paintings.” In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The designs look almost as if they’re paintings, but are made solely of jeans. Berry has exhibited his work worldwide, and was even commissioned by Giorgio Armani. Mind. Blown. [BBC]
Denim is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. How do I know? I’ve got a denim jacket on right now — mostly to stave off the ridiculously cold air conditioning in The Frisky’s bizarrely tempered offices.
This is really my first foray into denim jackets in a long while, mostly because I’ve been unable to find something I really, really like — a jacket that’s not too heavy or cumbersome, but one that’s not just super lightweight cotton, either.
All this jacket shopping got me thinking about how difficult it can be to find something you like and can actually afford. That’s why I’ve searched hard and found some great pieces at both higher price points and in more affordable ranges — proof that you can find something cool no matter your budget.
Take a look and tell us your faves!
A denim skirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you’ll ever own. Wear it with flip-flops and a T-shirt to the grocery store, or dress it up with heels and a pretty blouse for a night out. Dark denim pencil skirts totally work at casual offices, while a light wash denim mini looks great with a bikini top at the beach. Wear any denim skirt year round by adding textured tights, boots, and a chunky sweater. I could go on, but you get the idea, right? Click through to check out 10 denim skirts in an array of styles and sizes — all for $75 or less!
Jorts. Jean shorts. They’re a ubiquitous style in the summer time–and whether your wear them high-waisted like Alexa Chung, or frayed beyond belief, like Selena Gomez, they’re a warm weather staple. The key to jort-wearing is keeping it super casual, so don’t try and dress up your jorts with heels or some kind of overly fancy blouse. Jorts should evoke a cool, comfortable style, just like you. Celebs obviously like partaking in the jortery, too, with varying degrees of success. Here, we’ve got Alexa, Emmy Rossum, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez and Anna Paquin. What jorts look do you like best?
Celebs: They’re just like us! I mean, they own jeans, too. And sometimes, occasionally, they wear them in public and stuff. Over the past couple of days, Jennifer Garner, Hayden Panettiere, Sienna Miller, Jessica Biel and Alessandra Ambrosio have all been spotted out in their fave denim looks. While Hayden and Jessica stuck to a skinny style, Sienna wore a more (questionable) relaxed cut, and Alessandra tempted fate in white. Denim is basically the foundational fabric of the Great American Outfit, but even so, sometimes celebs can miss the mark. So who’s your fave?