Posts tagged "denim"

Shocker: Victoria’s Secret Jeans Are Actually Kind Of Rad

Honestly, we expected jeans from Victoria’s Secret to be rhinestoned and distressed to the point of being so not permissible outside of areas like oh, say, the Jersey Shore. So we kind of wrote them off. As it turns out, they’re a decent fit, nice price and come in some pretty legit styles. Our bad.

Lily Q / April 12, 2010

HUDSON D.I.Y. Capsule Collection: How To Mix Designer Jeans With Lower-End Items

Hudson jeans, designed by Ben Taverniti, is gearing up to launch four capsule collections this April and May at Barneys New York, Jeffrey, and other boutiques. The four collections offer something for everyone: the “Minimalist” reduces jeans back to the purest and simplest state but has quilting accents to add depth; “Resurrection” offers recycled Hudso…

Annika Harris / April 11, 2010

Worse Than Jeggings: Jean-Printed Gym Leggings

Jeggings just got some competition in the “what’s fuglier?” contest. Behold Stella McCartney’s “denim printed” leggings. They’re part of her line for Adidas, so we assume the idea is that you wear these to the gym? Really?

To get more specific, the description says that these are actually tights, but since they’re footless,…

Leonora Epstein / April 8, 2010

Remember Paper, Denim & Cloth? They’re Back!

Could this be a sign that the recession is over? After closing shop a few years ago, fancy jeans company Paper, Denim & Cloth is officially back in business! They launched in 1999 and found success with their designer denim, but with the money woes of America, left the industry for a bit. However, now…

Bianca Posterli / March 26, 2010

Haute Denim: Acne And Lanvin Team Up

We may roll our eyes at $400 jeans, but here are some real high-fashion denim wares that have a (more) legitimate price tag. French couture house Lanvin has teamed up with the edgy denim label Acne to produce this impressive collaboration of cocktail dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets. After seeing “high-style” denim disasters from the…

Leonora Epstein / March 20, 2010

Here’s What Happens When Musicians Style A Shoot

All you need to know:

The boys from Brooklyn band Yeasayer, shirtless in all their pale, undefined, nerdy, hipster glory.
Mason jars of beer and tequila.
Tattered shreds of denim constructed as a dress and/or apron (they’re still not sure): “This is the ugliest boho dress ever … We didn’t know what we were…

Leonora Epstein / March 10, 2010

Get Rid Of Your Old Jeans For A Good Cause

We know you own a lot of denim. So when you tire of those blue jeans, don’t just throw them in the trash. Gap recognized the fact that many people own multiple pairs of jeans, which adds up to a huge waste. So, in an effort to reduce and reuse, the brand teamed up with…

Bianca Posterli / March 6, 2010

Why Are Denim Short-Shorts Making A Comeback?

We’ve debated the idea of denim shorts and have even given advice on how to wear them, but recently I’ve been seeing a lot of denim short-shorts for spring. Did I miss something? I thought these were only for women at the beach and teen girls whose summer look consists of rubber flip-flops in every…

Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

May We Introduce You To Denties?

As we watch them get ever thinner and tighter jeans certainly seem to be on a pretty clear trend path. Taking that notion to extremes, Topshop presents these “denim look” boyshorts (OK, so they’re not real jeans, but still). What would you call these? Denties? Junderwear? Jeanderpants? [$8, Topshop]…

Leonora Epstein / March 3, 2010

Olsens Do Denim—Hot Or Not?

The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, acting, writing, being generally fabulous … It’s not as if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen actually need to add to their already A-list resumes. But ever the ambitious businesswomen, we weren’t surprised to hear that they’d crammed another professional activity in. The fashionable twins are launching a small luxury denim…

Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Denim Redux

In yet another Levi’s collaboration (see Opening Ceremony and Cram Jam Chest), Brit it designer Henry Holland has embellished a denim jacket and blue jeans with black straps and gold hardware. As for whether or not we’re feeling it, well, we’re just gonna turn this one to the class. [Refinery 29]…

Erin Flaherty / February 3, 2010

Pajama Jeans Mean Never Having To Get Dressed Again

Ever dream of waking up and rolling out the door in your pajamas? Sure you do. And maybe you already have. Still, if wearing your sweats in public isn’t embarrassing for you, we can assure that it is for everyone else, especially your romantic partner, if a slob like you has even defeated the…

Erin Flaherty / February 2, 2010

Levi’s Packs It Up

Compact fashion: Levi’s launches Packable & Adjustable, a new collection of denim we don’t hope to see on our boyfriends anytime soon. Manpris, anyone? [Hypebeast]…

Leonora Epstein / February 2, 2010

How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?

There’s a special allowance when it comes to the amount of times you can wear jeans before they get thrown in the dirty pile. In my opinion, it’s based on the fact that post-laundering, you’ll need a few wears to get back that perfect worn-in feel before your denim becomes too loose. But interestingly, wome…

Bianca Posterli / January 28, 2010

Is The Baby Boot Cut Coming Back?

Out of all areas of fashion, denim is perhaps the least predictable. Back in 2003, would you even dream of wearing non-flared jeans? (Back then, asking for a straight leg cut might as well have been asking to go shopping in your mom’s closet.) And just when you thought that baggy could never, ever be…

Leonora Epstein / January 28, 2010

Jonathan Saunders’ Topshop Collection Vaguely Britney-Justin Circa 2001

It designer Jonathan Saunders’s collection for Topshop hits stores today. It’s a very limited line with a handful of T-shirts and denim creations and we love. But is it just us or does this particular patchwork denim corset/skirt combo look vaguely reminiscent of Britney and Justin’s famous matching denim formal wear from 2001? Saunders would…

Leonora Epstein / January 22, 2010

Why Good Men Wear Bad Jeans

Why is it that men repeatedly make the same fashion faux pas, and even when they get called out, manage to get away with it? Just because everyone hated Obama’s mom jeans doesn’t mean they disappeared from the repertoire of men’s style. (Unfortunately.)

New York Times fashion writer Guy Trebay attempts to unravel…

Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010

The Overall Trend Affects Jessica Biel’s Vogue Shoot

Remember when we got all hot and bothered about the idea that overalls were coming back after spotting them in various spring collections? Well, our worst fears have come to pass, as Jessica Biel is sporting a pair of Ralph Lauren’s farm chic denim in the February issue of Vogue. (Oh well, at least they’re…

Erin Flaherty / January 15, 2010

Opening Ceremony And Levi’s Create Denim Awesomeness

We’ll come clean: Opening Ceremony is one of those concept stores we love to follow and write about, but have we ever bought anything there? No. We believe the term is called … aspirational living. Anyhow, now’s the chance for us to step across the gilded threshold because the high-end retailer has teamed up with…

Leonora Epstein / January 13, 2010

Are Denim Cutoffs Part Of Your Winter Wardrobe?

OK, so I’ve been noticing this trend in NYC. Stylish ladies, especially in trendy neighborhoods like SoHo, have been pairing their denim cutoffs with tights and boots for the winter. After spending a few minutes … OK, hours really … on Chictopia, I’ve realized the trend has swept across the country. There are dozens of…

Annika Harris / January 9, 2010