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]
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Jeans are a wardrobe staple for a reason: they’re comfortable, flattering, and go with everything. But if you’re looking for a way to add a little more pizzazz to your denim wardrobe, well, look no further. We rounded up seven denim DIYs featuring lace, studs, paint, and polka dots that will take your jeans from unadorned to unforgettable. Click through to check ‘em out!
Dad jeans: they’re ill-fitting! They’re man/woman-repelling! They’re generally unattractive! And they’re also really, really trendy. Trust me on this one, I live in Brooklyn. Worn with a cute fitted top and a dash of irony, you’d be surprised by just how stylish and versatile they really are. (More importantly: comfortable.) These 10 pairs of dad jeans (mom jeans? boyfriend jeans?) would make a welcome, if unlikely, addition to any wardrobe…
Most of us who have dads are probably familiar with the concept of dad jeans, those super cool, light-washed, high-waisted jeans dads love to buy at JC Penney’s. My dad loves some Dad Jeans — his favorite varietal is a gently faded black jean that goes great with his plaid shirt of choice and an anonymous black shoe. And then there’s Dad Jeans in popular culture: Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Taylor from “Home Improvement” (worn with smug smile), or Louis C.K., an actual dad who is also a nerdy, funny, middle-aged man.
Suddenly, Dad Jeans Are A Thing, a thing worth writing about in the New York Times Style section. The renewed interest in Dad Jeans is probably attributable to one thing — the ever-snarling Ouroboros that is fashion. It’s so uncool, say Dad Jeans advocates, that it is suddenly Coolness Ground Zero and how could you ever not want to wear Dad Jeans, you cool-as-fuck hipster? Keep reading »
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?
Dear Topshop, I’m not sure why anyone would willingly purchase a pair of mom jeans, but I think everyone knows that an authentic pair can be procured at any Kohl’s or Kmart for much, much less than the $65 price you’ve slapped on these acid-washed, tapered, high-waisted monstrosities. Seriously. Make it stop. [Bleach Acid Mom Jeans, $65, Topshop]
Like an amazing piece of statement jewelry, a pair of printed jeans takes a basic look and turns it into something special. White tee? Grey sweatshirt? Sneakers? Add colorful printed denim and you’ve got a serious Outfit (yes, with a capital O) on your hands. It’s nigh summer, which makes it the perfect time to recruit one of these 10 show-stopping pairs into your springtime wardrobe…
“I’m a woman with love handles. I’m 5’11″ and a size 10 but even when I was a size 6, my (definitely smaller) love handles were still be a problem. Could you recommend good jeans for someone with this issue? I have two styles of jeans from The Gap and it has to be a really super fabulous body image day for me to wear them out of the house. Basically I’m left with my H&M skinny jeans with normal rise. They’re a size bigger than I normally wear but, unlike The Gap, they still cling well to my thighs despite being a little looser in the waist where I need the help. Going up to a 12 at The Gap is too big, too baggy and completely unflattering.
Any help would be amazing! I’m willing to pay $100 or even a bit more for something that is flattering and fits well.” — Jil
Polka dot jeans have been popping up on all my favorite fashion blogs and stylish ladies I see on the street, and it’s causing me to have some pretty major polka dot jeans envy. I have a big move coming up, so I’m trying not to buy too many new clothes. What’s a trend-obsessed girl to do? Add polka dots to a pair of jeans I already own, obviously! I’m going to try this super easy DIY on a pair of denim cutoffs this weekend and think spring-y thoughts. Care to join me? [A Merry Mishap]
I love trying out new fashion trends but, let’s be honest. I have no idea what to think of this one. Wrangler is launching a new pair of jeans that “moisturize” your butt. The Denim Spa jeans come in three different moisturizing levels- Aloe Vera, Olive Extract, and Smooth Legs, and they claim to help prevent cellulite. The moisturizers supposedly contain “the hydrating properties of natural oils and butters” with such exotic ingredients as monoi de Tahiti? Never heard of that one until now…
This raises so many questions in my mind, and I feel have no answer for them right now. My first question is, how exactly does this “contraption” work? Does the cloth like continuously spray the aloe vera? Also, wouldn’t it feel kinda weird/ be difficult to get your jeans on over your underwear? Read more…