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SUPERFINE 'Liberty' Skinny Blue Resin Jeans, available at Forward.
Ever since I saw the collection of treated, resin-baked jeans from brands like 7 for All Mankind, I was instantly whipped. I knew I had to have ‘em. I knew that if I couldn’ t have ‘em, then nobody can! Ahem, well, I didn’t really get THAT obsessed, but boy did those leather-looking, rocker chic jeans stop me in my tracks. Would I feel like a supermodel in ‘em, or would I be more Joan Jett? What about the guys’ version? Even denim designers like Mik Serfontaine have been spotted sporting his own pair of well-loved coated Serfontaine Denim slimleg jeans. He looks so rocker in ’em!
Hayden-Harnett Angelika Grey Leather Vest.
It also blew my mind to discover that the treated jeans didn’t come in just black. Can you imagine walking into some night spot and heads turn. “Are those leather pants? Is it leatherette? Is she with the band?” In the other part of my fantasy, after partying the night away in my SUPERFINE Blue Resin Jeans, I head into a diner to grab some grub at 3 a.m. As I slide effortlessly onto the banquette, I only worry about which Blue Plate Special to order, and whether I’d get mustard on my Hayden-Harnett Grey Angelika leather vest. I’d spend the next hour working on a new song called, “Who Needs Boys When Denim Don’t Treat Me Bad?” I need to work on a shorter title, I guess.
So here they are, a collection of coated, baked, treated jeans that I’ve stumbled upon recently. How would you rock it? Check it!
Featured in the slideshow:
7 FOR ALL MANKIND ’Ginger’ Wideleg Jean, available at BlueFly.
7 FOR ALL MANKIND IDP ‘Roxanne” Skinny Jean, available at BlueFly.
SUPERFINE ‘Liberty’ Skinny Blue Resin, available at Forward.
GENETIC DENIM ’Alex’ Treated Miniskirt, available at ShopBop.
ANLO ‘Brooke’ Treated Skinny Jean with zipper (in silver), available at ShopBop.
ANLO ‘Willa” Treated Skinny Jean, available at ShopBop.
Do you have a favorite treated jean not featured here? Share It!
Penelope Cruz at the 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Screening in London. Credit: Access Hollywood/Getty Premium
Celebrities get away with just about everything, and sometimes, they should! So clever that actress Penelope Cruz wore a tuxedo jacket over her rather casual jeans, to the screening of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in London (Source: Access Hollywood). It’s sort of Black Tie, but without the black tie. She looks casual-plus, in this seemingly effortless ensemble. I’d like to rock this look! Somehow, she manages to avoid the Miami Vice look, even though her sleeves are scrunched up. Talk to me later about the Jonas Brothers – oy!
I’m not going to bash Jessica Simpson’s character as I’m sure she is a sweet gal, who happens to have a gorgeous face and great hair, but come on girl! What is up with the mom jeans? Yes, you’ve packed on some pounds, but there are far better ways to show off voluptuousness without killing the little shred of fashion credibility that you may have.
My friends, this is a shining example of how to get your man to develop wandering eyes and perhaps lead to other wandering body parts. The motto of every dignified woman should be “Just Say No to Mom Jeans!” If you don’t have it to flaunt, then don’t flaunt it at all. These kinds of jeans are best left for the starving models.
Ladies, when you’re out on the prowl dressed in your sexiest jeans, what’s the denim jean’s wing-man? Shoes, of course. Let’s talk about the perfect way to lure in that cute boy you’ve been eyeing with some captivating sexy footwear. Before you know it, you’ll have to beg the poor pup to “heel boy heel!”
Here are a few “IT” boots and shoes that are currently hot! In addition, more sizzling trends for the upcoming season as inspiration and lower priced alternatives to get your juices flowing!
Ice-Ice Baby! Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga had the mind blowing rubber and latex boot this F/W. These futuristically architectural boots are something that I would imagine wearing around in Superman’s ‘Fortress of Solitude’. Illuminating and avant garde, with these on you will be a force to reckon with! One trend to look out for this coming spring and summer are lucite heels. Check out Stella McCartney’s gorgeous lucite-heeled sandals from her S/S 09 collection (inquire at Stella McCartney stores for more info and price). I would go as minimal in dress as possible to showcase both the shoes and your oh-so-fine figure and derriere. Get a jump start on the jumpsuit trend and try these shoes with Thayer’s denim romper ($169, www.shopbop.com).
But for most of us, who’s kryptonite is the paralyzing recession, let’s take a look at more modest takes on the two styles. Nothing can compare to the Balenciagas so we won’t even try, but there are plenty of fashionable alternatives. If you want to invest in a pair of pricey shoes, make sure that they are either really special or classics that you can keep forever. Otherwise, ride the trend wave and shop around for the best inspired looks at bargain basement prices.
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Nine West – “Taffela” Booty on sale for $99.99, originally $189.00 (www.ninewest.com). Get the versatile ivory color, great for all year round. Comes in Ivory or Black leather.
Stuart Weitzman – “See All” Lucite Wedged Heel Sandal in silver on sale for $99.95, originally $298.00 (www.shoebuy.com).
Sex on the Beach or Shirley’s Temple? Whether you are looking for some “Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Man” or a little more romancing the stone, show up wearing Chanel’s strappy ankle boot with translucent detail and a 105 mm whirlwind heeled cut-out open toe ankle boot ($850, available at Chanel stores). Pair these bad-boys up with Pratt Denim’s ‘Norton’ black oiled skinny motorcycle jeans on sale for $119, originally $198 (www.bluefly.com). For a little twist, add something more chic and feminine on top with J. Crew’s metallic ‘Astrid ‘ jacket on sale for $99.99 plus an additional extra 30% off on top of that (code: EXTRA30), originally $375.00 (www.jcrew.com).
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Nine West ‘Yung’ Ankle Boot (www.ninewest.com). This strappy open-toe ankle boot comes in black patent or silver patent on sale for $69.99, originally $119. What a bargain!
Friends with Fringe Benefits? Thinking about doing a little drunk dialing and making that booty call? Well, how about greeting him at the door with Sergio Rossi’s ultra luxe – ultra sexy ‘Yvette’ Ankle Fringe Python Sandals ($1,295.00, www.intermixonline). Snakeskins and animal prints are hot trends for this spring! Second to being au natural, try pairing them up with Trina Turk’s sexy ‘Royale’ dress in dark-wash denim on sale for $194.60, originally $278.00 (www.shopbop.com).
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Frederick’s Top Fringe Sandal, $24.99 (www.fredericks.com). Comes in black and natural. Practically giving them away!
Love is a Battlefield! Down a couple of drinks, take a deep breath and get out on the battlefield (a.k.a the dance floor) and outshine the competition! You are beautiful, smart, confident, and on the prowl! Get a leg up on the other ladies with Robert Clergerie’s ‘Diane’ black platform gladiators, $760 (www.barneys.com). Slide into Current/Elliott’s Super Stretch Legging jean in washed out black on sale for $174.40, originally $228 (www.bijouapparel.com) topped off with H&M’s white motorcycle jacket, $49.90 (www.hm.com) for a look that will surely bring him to his knees.
Pin down that stud-muffin! Show him who’s boss with some sexy studded sandals. Step out in the ‘Caucaso’ leather studded wedge with studs and back zipper by Sigerson Morrison, $845.00 (www.shopzoeonline.com). Pair them up with Alexander Wang’s baggy denim shorts with holes and distressing, $285.00 (www.shopbop.com) topped off with an Ombre fringe tank top $17.80 (www.forever21.com) for a sexy boyfriend look.
Shopping for recession-friendly deals can be daunting these days, but not at Blue Fly. Thanks to its Semi-Annual Blue Sale, men and women alike can get designer jeans, starting at $49, with most denim in stock for just under $99!
Seven for All Mankind IDP (Black) Shiny 'Ginger' Wide Leg Jeans, $79.99
Expect to find lots of Paper Denim & Cloth, Acne Jeans, Earnest Sewn, J. Lindeberg (men’s), Joe’s Jeans, Hudson Jeans, Loomstate, Miss Sixty, AG Jeans, J Brand, Siwy, Habitual, 7 for All Mankind, Diesel, Sass & Bide and many more top brands. Standard shipping is only $7.95; so, really, how can you resist?
NICE GOING: Chlo?« Sevigny joined Renzo Rosso for the opening of his largest Diesel Planet store to date on Tuesday night, as men’s fashion week in Milan wound down. “I welled up while watching [President Barack Obama's] inauguration from my hotel room,” said Sevigny. The actress and style maven said she’s heading to Paris next to showcase her new men’s-unisex line. “It’s skinny, chain-y, stud-y,” she enthused. Sevigny’s tour of Europe doesn’t stop in France and moves on to Wales to film “Mr. Nice,” in which she will play the wife of famed smuggler Howard Marks. “I am really nervous about my English accent,” she confessed.
BERLIN ??” Diesel is taking a bold-fisted approach with its first solo men??™s fragrance, Only the Brave.
Always one to break the mold, the new Diesel scent is bottled in a smoky, gray flacon in the shape of a clenched fist, branded by a silver Diesel silver ring on the third and fourth fingers. It was inspired by Diesel founder Renzo Rosso??™s own hand, particularly the RR finger tattoos, which he gave himself for his 50th birthday.
The range comprises 30-, 50- and 75-ml. eau de toilette sprays, priced at 33, 49 and 67 euros, respectively (or $42.50, $63 and $86.50 at current exchange rates), plus 100-ml. aftershave lotion and balm (51 and 38.90 euros or $65.75 and $50) 200-ml. shower gel (25.50 euros or $33) and 150-ml. deo spray (25.70 euros or $33).
The scent??™s name is also directly linked to Rosso through his holding company, which is also called Only the Brave. It encompasses Diesel and Rosso??™s other interests ??” the Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf brands. In addition, his Staff International makes and distributes ready-to-wear ranges for Sophia Kokosalaki, Dsquared, Vivienne Westwood and, as of next season, Marc Jacobs Men.