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Acne’s New Luxe Jewelry Line

Acne’s new venture into jewelry is eye candy for statement piece hunters.  Pricey?  Yes.  Worth it?  Maybe.  Don’t waste it on a fancy coffee run.  Think cocktail hour, resortwear or charity dinners.  You’ll seriously have very little trouble garnerning attention with these babies on!

From Refinery29:

Acne Charms Our Pants Off With a Jewelry Line We Wish We Could Afford


It was only last year that Acne and Lanvin joined fashion forces to create one of the most buzzed-about denim collaborations of all time, but leave it to the beloved Swedish brand to pull out all the stops once again.  Read the full article here…

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 30 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Save Big on Antik, Hudson and Paper, Denim & Cloth at The Top Secret


The Top Secret is having an up to 90% off denim blowout sale right now.  I don’t think there’s much left to say other than login now before these jeans gone!

ANTIK Women’s Signature Stitch “Eva” jean, $50.
HUDSON Signature Bootcut, $60.
PAPER, DENIM & CLOTH Women’s Sienna, $60.


Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 30 2009 in Uncategorized

Project Blue: ELLE + Barneys + eco-friendly denim!

What an amazing line-up of eight incredible designers who have collaborated with Barneys on creating one-of-a kind denim styles from donated denim jeans exclusively for Barneys!


















































Available for auction on eBay with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Oceana.


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 30 2009 in Uncategorized

WWD: Top White Tees


Top White Tees

by WWD Staff

Posted WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2009

Source: WWD.COM


Topman t-shirt (NOT part of the designer collaboration)


Topman is launching its fourth project in which it invites a handful of designers to create a version of a wardrobe staple. Past projects have featured white shirts, sunglasses and black trousers. This time white T-shirts are getting the designer treatment from Richard Chai, Phillip Lim, Juun J, Henry Holland, JW Anderson and Christopher Shannon.

Anderson and Shannon were both selected to participate in the retailer??™s MAN show during the most recent London Fashion Week. The T-shirts will launch online and in a few select Topman locations, including New York and Oxford Circus, London, on May 28. 

In addition, designer Antony Price has designed a second ???Priceless??? collection for Topman, which launches May 14. Price is best known for his fashion influence on Brian Ferry and Roxy Music, as well as David Bowie and Duran Duran. The retailer??™s affair with Eighties style shows no signs of cooling.


What good would fresh whites be without their partner in crime, deliciously dirty denims!  Take a gander into some really kick-ass jeans for all the ??ber hip gentlemen out there.

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Kicking Mule: Indigo Rocker Jeans, $275

Rope dyed dark rinsed raw indigo selvage denim jeans. Low rise fit with a skinny thigh that tapers from the knee to the bottom hem. Selvage coin pocket, button fly, made in japan.

Buy it!

Unconditional: Blackish Drop Crotch Zip Jeans, $279  

Faded black drop crotch straight leg jeans with zippers at sides of legs. Can be zipped for skinny leg. 5 pocket styling with additional zip closure coin pocket. 

Buy it!

Humor Jeans: Drop Crotch Jean, $111.83

One wash slim leg Humor drop crotch jean with contrasting yellow stitching and distinctive white covered rivets. These are 4 pocket jeans and fasten with a button fly and embossed shank button. Belt loops are oversized and back pockets positioned low, there??™s a white leather Humor ???radiohead??™ brand patch on the waistband at the back right hand size.

Buy it!

Lad Musician: Denim Pants 501, $345

Lad musician finds inspiration from the rock and rollers of times past and present – so you can bet these pants have a sleek and slim cut to them. very soft denim in 100% cotton. Low crotch cut available in white bleach.

Buy It!

And I can not leave out some amazing kicks by Alejandro Ingelmo.  Check these out!

alejandro-ingelmo-woven-low-topAlejandro Ingelmo: Woven Low Top,  $518.92 

Expertly built from the finest leathers and the most durable of sole units by the best Italian craftsman, the New York based designer comes through once again ??“ you will be hard pushed to find sneakers of this quality.The toe is smooth black Italian Nappa leather with an amazing woven silver metallic leather side panel. These low tops have contrasting off white vulcanised rubber sole and bright white laces.




Happy shopping guys!  


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 29 2009 in Denim Fashion

Denim Deals L.A.: Save up to 80% on Rock & Republic


Oh yes, oh yes!  A denim sale I can really sink my teeth into.  ROCK & REPUBLIC is having their annual spring sample sale, and it’s here in L.A.!  Jet on over to Culver City to get fantastic deals on Rock & Republic men, women and children’s wear.  Expect to find Rock & Republic’s warm-weather friendly jeans, tops, outerwear, shoes and accessories, all marked down at up to 50-80% off retail prices.  Oh, I hope to see their coveted Noir Collection, even though it’s more for the colder months!

May 1  to May 3
Fri-Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sony Studios, Stage 9
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA  90232



Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Apr 28 2009 in Uncategorized

Haute Mom Jeans: Style, Tips and Tricks

Soft Denim Maternity Shorts, available at Isabella Oliver.

Soft Denim Maternity Shorts, available at ISABELLA OLIVER.

Since Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10, I figure I’d feature some hot designer maternity jeans, along with a few tips.  As usual, I like to feature the deals, so don’t fret!  It’s an exciting time to be a new mom, because there are so many style innovations nowadays.  Whether you’re having your first child or your sixth, the modern mom doesn’t have to dress in tent dresses or look frumpy!  And, even if you’re not in the market to buy a new pair of designer maternity jeans, perhaps you’ll be encouraged by how you can extend the life of your pre-existing jeans and find creative ways to wear regular jeans through most of your pregnancy.

Featured Maternity Jeans
7 for All Mankind, assorted styles $149-$179 (was $210), available at A Pea in the Pod.

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Kelly Maternity jean in Pacific Wash.

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Kelly Maternity jean in Pacific Wash.

Citizens of Humanity Kelly Maternity Jeans, $157.50 (was $175), available at Due Maternity.
Isabella Oliver Soft Denim Shorts, $110.  Adjustable waist ties that grow with you.
Joe’s Jeans Secret Fit Belly(tm) Pencil Skirt, $94.99 (was $190), available at A Pea in the Pod.
Lucky Brand under belly signature pocket crop jean, $49.99 (was $112), available at A Pea in the Pod.
Mama J by J Brand, $90 (was $180), size 32 only, available at Gingerbread Monkeys. [Style note:  elastic is discretely placed on the side pockets.  See image for details.]

Mavi Secret Fit Belly(tm) Capri jeans.

Mavi Secret Fit Belly(tm) Capri jeans.

Mavi Jeans Secret Fit Belly(tm) 5 pocket slim leg, $79.99 (was $118), available at A Pea in the Pod.
Serfontaine Mezzanine Maternity jeans, $156.60 (was $174), available at Due Maternity.  [Style note:  elastic belly fabric is only in the front, and not all the way around the waistband.]
True Religion Billy underbelly jean, $169 (was $210), available at A Pea in the Pod.

How to Wear Maternity Jeans
Since most maternity jeans have a belly-hugging elastic fabric that begins from the hipbone on up, it can be tricky to hide the fact that you’re wearing maternity jeans, as you may not want to reveal that stretchy elastic fabric part of the jeans.  The most common maternity styles are the over the belly stretch material (with an option to fold down) or under the belly.  Some maternity jeans have thin adjustible elastic bands on the inside of the waistband, that cinches the waistband; which, in my opinion, are quite uncomfortable and unreliable in terms of keeping your jeans from riding down.

Wear the right kind of tops.  You don’t  have to buy maternity tops!  As you may grow tired of always wearing a jacket or sweater over your maternity jeans, the simplest solution for this dilemma is to wear extra long, tunic-length or stretchy shirts, tanks, or camisoles underneath your outfit.  Look for shirts that may be appropriate for “tall” or “long torso” women.  Make sure the shirt hem is long enough, just past your hipbone or covers half of what would normally be your backpockets.  Many thin, “tissue tee” shirts work well as a layering piece.  The longer top creates a smoother, polished silhouette, and you don’t have to worry about tugging your shirt down all the time.

How to Wear Regular Jeans During Pregnancy
If you prefer not to purchase maternity jeans, you can still dig up your stretch, low-rise or ultra-low rise jeans and wear them through most of your pregnancy, or until it is no longer comfortable.  Low rise jeans have a looser waistband (because it is cut to the size of your lower hips) and sit at or below your hipbone, just below the belly.  This denim style can offer some temporary under-belly support and allow you to wear regular jeans longer.  At some point, you may want to purchase a belly support belt, which is usually a wide, elastic band that can be adjusted below your belly to support and lift the growing weight.  In addition, many women can “cheat” by wearing pre-existing jeans, unbuttoned, or extra big jeans and utilize the belly support belt to hold the jeans up.  If you decide to purchase regular jeans, consider buying stretch jeans that are slightly loose or low-rise, so you can grow into them.  Another alternative is the baggy, loose-fitting Boyfriend Jean.  The Boyfriend is in vogue and hotter than ever, thanks to celebrities like Katie Holmes, so you’ll be au courant during your pregnancy.

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 27 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Cheap Mondays are Now Cheaper

CHEAP MONDAY Tight Onewash jeans.

CHEAP MONDAY Tight Onewash jeans.

How low can they go?  Cheap Monday jeans are the fashionable and frugal alternative to your $200 designer jeans, often costing no more than $50 a pair; but, now, you can snag them for about $25 and up.  Keep in mind, the jeans are pretty unisex, so guys ‘n’ dolls can wear any style that fits.  Guys who are on the slim side or prefer the tight, Rocker/Emo look can score big with Cheap Mondays.

Check out the hit list!

Urban Outfitters:  Men’s CHEAP MONDAY Tight in Very Light Black or Clean Wash jeans, $39.99.
Karma Loop:  Women’s CHEAP MONDAY Tight in Washed OD ($34-$46) or Very Stretch Onewash ($35).
CCS:  Women’s CHEAP MONDAY Narrow jean, $24.99. Use source code IPCC93FS for free shipping!

Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Apr 27 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals L.A.: Grey Ant Jeans And More…

Here’s a tip if you’re planning on driving over to Chinatown for the New High (M)art sale: don’t get suckered into parking at the nearby expensive and big public lots, because it’ll cost you.  Take the train into town or park 1 or 2 blocks away for $2-4 max.  Try the free 1-hr parking with validation at Ai Hoa Supermarket on Hill Street (enter on College Street), about 2 short blocks away.  There are also plenty of free 1-hour parking lots adjacent to restaurants around town.  Note: you’ll be competing with the dimsum crowd so get there early.

From Refinery29:

Weekend Deals LA: New High (M)art, Alexandra Cassaniti, Creatures of Comfort, and More…

newhighmart-alexchloe-sales-042409.jpgChinatown’s New High (M)art offers L.A. favorites at 50% off and beyond. High concept boutique/gallery New High (M)art plays host to a 3-way designer sample sale this weekend. The Chinatown shop is featuring awesome summer-ready merch from Alex & Chloe, Grey Ant, and Costume Dept. now priced at 50% off and more. Goods include Costume Dept. leggings, Alex & Chloe necklaces (now $25), T-shirts (now $15), and sunglasses (now $50), Grey Ant knits, jeans, and so much more! Plus, to sweeten the sale, the boutique is taking additional markdowns on their amazing in-store roster by 10-50% off. For those out of town, don’t feel bad, grab your own sale merch with their 10% e-boutique sale.

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, from noon to 6 p.m.

New High (M)art, 741 New High Street, (between Alpine and Ord streets); 213-621-7822; shop online at

Click here to read more L.A. deals…

Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Apr 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Denim of Virtue Under $99 at BDB

DENIM OF VIRTUE Style 3012. Justice Flap Pocket in Champagne.

DENIM OF VIRTUE Style 3012. Justice Flap Pocket in Champagne.

Celebrity favorite denim label Denim of Virtue has landed at Billion Dollar Babes’ (BDB) online sale.  Okay, supermodels like ’em, too.  Have you seen Gisele Bundchen rock ’em?

Now through 4/25 (Saturday night), you’ll be able to snag its Justice, Kindness, Liberty, Patience, Peace and Reverence jeans for under $100.

Prices range from $77-$99, but you can save an additional $25 off Denim of Virtue jeans $75 or more, through the special Twitter coupon code: TWITTERDOV.

That means, you can score Denim of Virtue jeans for about $52-$74, and nobody needs to know it.  I’d like to think of it as free shipping.  Bonus!


Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Earth Day Shopping

FORM & FAUNA Denim Wedge.

FORM & FAUNA Denim Penny Wedge.

As today, April 22, 2009, is Earth Day, so many companies are taking advantage of the spirit of this occasion.  To some, Earth Day means a new commitment to being a “greener” consumer.  Here is a roundup of some eco-friendly, sustainable and green deals related and complementary to the world of denim:

Gilt Groupe EDUN Men’s Jeans Sale – $58-68. (Ends 4/24 Midnight EDT)

EDUN‘s Online Store Sale – Women’s jeans slashed down to $85 and up; Men’s Jeans $90 and up.

EDUN Earth Day special edition “Bee Tees” to raise awareness of the plight of the honeybees, available at Anthropologie, $58. (SOURCE)

DEL FORTE DENIM Sabine jean.

DEL FORTE DENIM Sabine jean.

Love your well-loved jeans?  Can’t bare to throw them out?  Let Denim Therapy resurrect those ripped, holey, thrashed denim.  It’s the sustainable thing to do.  At $7/per inch, it’s a bargain to repair your favorite pair of jeans.  International shipping available.

DEL FORTE DENIM Organic Cotton Sabine jean, $115, available at Green Loop.

LOOMSTATE for Target collection with clothing made from 100% organic cotton, available now through May 16 for Women’s Collection ($26.99-$39.99) and June 20 for Men’s Collection ($27.99). (SOURCE)



GOOD SOCIETY fair trade Bootcut in Evanston jeans, $53 at Revolve Clothing.
GOOD SOCIETY jeans, many available at Tobi from $65 and up.

LEVI’S Eco Collection. Cheap, stylish and a classic brand. Save additional 40% off on the Low Skinny 531?„? Jeans in Luella (white), $59.50 ($35.70 after discount).

ELEMENT men’s Green Jean, $80, available at SWELL.

FAIR INDIGO Fair Trade jeans, on sale for $39.50, available at Fair Indigo.

FORM & FAUNA shoes, made from sustainable and renewable material. The Yellow Peacock shoe, $191, available at Embodies. The denim Penny Wedge, $82.50 (size 9.5 only), available at Kaight Shop.

CERTIFIED Jeans, made in the USA of 100% organic cotton, $68-$88.

LEVI'S Eco Low Skinny 531 in Luella.

LEVI'S Eco Low Skinny 531 in Luella.

Was there a deal missing from this Earth Day list you’d like to add?  Add your Earth Day Deal to our comments box.  Earth Day celebrations and shopping events are all week long!

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 22 2009 in Denim Therapy
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