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Lanvin x Acne White Collection

As I mentioned previously, there’s so much to offer in white, even online, that it’ll make your head spin.  However, the offerings from Lanvin x Acne has sent my heart aflutter.  Gorgeous.  Tasteful.  Classic.  Haute.  That’s what I call statement pieces.  Oh, can my wallet stand it?  Has white denim ever been this stimulating to all my senses?  I think I’m going to go cry now.

From Highsnobette:

Lanvin x Acne : White Collection Now Available

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 30 2009 in Uncategorized

Be a Good Citizen: Jeans For Humanity (L.A.)


Do you have a decent pair of actual Boyfriend jeans that you snagged from the man himself?  If you’re planning on buying a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans anyway, here’s your chance to save a bit of money and feel good about your purchase.    For every gently-worn men’s jeans that you bring into Fred Segal Finery and donate to the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC), Fred Segal Finery and Citizens of Humanity will thank you with a gift of $25 towards a new pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans.  Offer ends May 31 2009.  See Fred Segal Finery for details.


Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 30 2009 in Uncategorized

White Jeans Right Now

ACNE Hep Jeans in white, available at FORWARD.

ACNE Hep Jeans in white, available at FORWARD.

J BRAND White 7/8 Pencil jean. Available at Chickdowntown.

J BRAND White 7/8 Pencil jean. Available at ChickDowntown.

PENCY Denim moto jacket, available at SHOPBOP.

PENCY Denim moto jacket, available at SHOPBOP.

Yes, we can finally wear white jeans like crazy, especially since it’s after Memorial Day.  For many social rebels out there, wearing white at the first hint of summer heat was a good enough excuse.  Don’t have any white denim in your closet?  Perhaps you’re a bit unsure how to pair white jeans with summer’s hottest trends and accessories?  I understand.  Coming from a gal who had way too many black clothes in the closet, it can be scary to get out of your comfort zone.

WILLIAM RAST Savoy Low jean in Snow White. Available at REVOLVECLOTHING.

WILLIAM RAST Savoy Low jean in Snow White. Available at REVOLVE.

Take a look at what’s out right now.  Many fashion labels are cautiously rolling out a couple of white denim statement pieces that anybody can add to their jeans closet.  Do you like super skinny jeans?  Are you a petite height?  Do you want to find an office to evening pair of white denim trousers?  Or maybe you want something more rocked out and pool party friendly?  No worries.  There are so many styles available now — even online — it will make your head spin.  For summer, white denim will go fabulously with the season’s neon trend.  Look for tops that are accented with neon stripes or trim.  Just don’t end up wearing something that makes you look like a school crossing guard.   Not into neon?  Your safe bet would be tan leather platform shoes or airy, black sandals.  White shoes are okay, too.  Just be sure to break up your white a bit.  What’s the point in wearing white denim jeans if you’re going to look like a Fashionista moonlighting as a painter?  Dress to get noticed!

1921 Denim white mini skirt in ringspun denim. Available at STYLEROCKET.

1921 Denim white mini skirt in ringspun denim. Available at STYLEROCKET.

What’s also great about white denim is, you can extend the wear beyond the summer.  Wearing white jeans in the fall is absolutely acceptable.  I’m planning on wearing my white jeans into the fall, when I get into a genteel mood to meet friends for afternoon tea or for a walk through some botanical gardens.  As a Gemini, I do have my frisky, edgy side, so I’ll need my rocker wannabe jeans that will go with a leather jacket or kick-your-face-in boots.  White goes with any colorful top; and white jeans go well with more mellow fall tones, such as tan, gray, and even black.  It’s all in your attitude baby!

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 29 2009 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It » Trend Alert

Denim Stylefinder: How to Look Taller

Natalie Portman in Vogue Magazine, 2002. Source:

Natalie Portman in Vogue Magazine, 2002. Source:

Forget about those purported growth serums.  I’m not talking about wearing vertical stripes or major leg-lengthening surgery.  With a few minor style adjustments, anybody can appear taller (and often slimmer in the process) in just minutes.  What am I talking about are this summer’s most coveted denim cuts and unexpected looks.  Dress like a superstar or a supermodel!  Petite powerhouses like Natalie Portman (about 5′ 3″) and Kate Moss (who is only about 5′ 6″) have looked statuesque with a few signature tricks.

Vanessa Hudgens rocks the SIWY cropped jean shorts. Source: SINGER22.

Vanessa Hudgens (about 5' 2" tall) rocks the SIWY cut off shorts in Snowstorm. Source: SINGER22.

Try your hand at tapered, ankle length or capri jeans.  Don’t get them too high-waisted, especially if you have a short torso.  Let your tops and jackets do the work for you.  Definitely work the Boyfriend jean either cuffed or rolled up past the ankles, showing off very high heels or platform shoes.  With summer heat, give the ??ber mini skirt or cut-off shorts a shot.  I like the A.P.C. raw denim Mini Skirt.  It has a refined yet barely there mini look that does the trick.  Pair your jeans with short, cropped jackets.  Make sure the jacket is cut above your hipbone.  All these style tips creates the illusion that your legs are longer.

If you have long hair, pile it up high in a bundle or high ponytail.  If you’re considering getting a haircut, make sure the style shows off your neck.  By exposing your neck, you also create the illusion that you are taller, like a swan gracefully gliding around town.  And, walk confidently, with shoulders back and your head held high.  Cut looking down at your iPhone to a minimum.  Don’t text and walk.  Your posture and your new-found taller self will thank me for it.

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 29 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals L.A.: $45 Whitley Kros Jeans (5/29)

WHITLEY KROS Fed Up denim.

WHITLEY KROS Fed Up denim.

From Daily Candy:

Whitley Kros Sample Sale
Put the moves on samples and overstock from spring and past collections; $45 jeans, $40 tops, and $25 specials.
Why: Oh so pretty and Whitty and wise.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 850 S. Broadway, b/t W. Eighth & W. Ninth Sts., ste. 306, Downtown.

Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted May 29 2009 in Uncategorized

Evisu Sale + News














Evisu, the high-end Japanese denim label, is having an incredible on-line sale on selected jeans and apparel for the whole family.   Go shopping!









…and read all about current news on Evisu below posted by WWD.




Evisu Taps Morrison as CEO


From WWD ISSUE 05/26/2009    


Two months after exiting Earnest Sewn, Scott Morrison is back in the denim game as the newly appointed global chief executive officer of Evisu. In his new role, Morrison will oversee the denim and sportswear maker in all markets except Japan, where the brand was founded and is organized under a separate company. ???This is a completely unique and different challenge for me, in that I??™m taking on an established brand rather than launching something new,??? said Morrison, who was a co-founder of Paper Denim & Cloth in 1999 and Earnest Sewn in 2004.

At Evisu, Morrison faces the task of energizing a company that was one of the earliest innovators in the premium denim field when it launched in 1991, but which has muddled its brand message over the years and failed to grow a business of any significant size in the U.S. ???I think the opportunity is to dial back to our iconic heritage, when it was really about the denim,??? said Morrison. ???The product has become too heavily branded and it??™s sort of taken on a life of its own as a streetwear-identified label. I??™d like to see it become a little more contemporary, worldly, and perhaps, European.??? Evisu posted sales of about $30 million at wholesale outside of Japan, with less than $4 million of that in the U.S. There are 19 freestanding stores outside of Japan, with none in the U.S. Evisu signed a lease to open a SoHo flagship in 2006, but those plans never materialized.


Read the full story…


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Posted May 26 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Paige Premium Denim Sale on Tobi


If you don’t want to wait a few days for the next Paige Premium Denim sale, then head on over now to tobi for savings of up to 60% off.  Lots of styles to choose from!  Sale prices on Paige jeans range from $95 to $132, and you get free shipping!

If you’re not sure which jeans to get, check out the Paige Premium Denim Style Guide, which breaks down the cores styles and deciphers which cuts are best for you.  They have a soft fabric lining on the inner waistband and pockets, which really helps to prevent the annoying pinching and rubbing feeling that you can get from other jeans.  I have personally tried on many pairs of Paige jeans, and the denim, itself, is very soft.  I practically live in my Canyon shorts on hot days!


Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted May 25 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Rag & Bone, Paige Premium Denim Sale


The denim sales are simply relentless!  Good thing that if you’re too tired or lazy to go to, say, Barney’s to score some really cool jeans, then you might want to try hitting the Rag & Bone and Paige Premium Denim sale this week online at Gilt Groupe.  By the way, the Rag & Bone sale is for both men and women.  You won’t have to worry about finding a parking space or getting elbowed in the eye — not that this has happened to me — oh no!  Just make sure you log on early to get the best selections.

Thursday, 5/28 – Rag & Bone Men’s and Women’s sale
Friday, 5/29 – Paige Premium Denim


— Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 25 2009 in Uncategorized

William Rast Indy 500 Events This Weekend


Anybody hitting the Indy 500 in Indianapolis on Sunday?  If you are, then be sure to look out for Vision Racing‘s #21: the William Rast/IZOD race car.  I’d have to say, the car already looks smokin’ and very cool.  I hear it’s supposed to look different than what you see in the promo poster pictured above.  If you’re not hitting the races, then be sure to rush over to Nordstrom in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 23, because William Rast-sponsored race car drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay (who has worn William Rast jeans for quite some time) and Ed Carpenter will make an appearance between 2:45 to 3:45.  And why not?  You’ll receive a free William Rast racing team hat for your efforts.  It’ll make denim lovers envious of your unique William Rast-branded accessory.

If you’re not going to be anywhere near Indianapolis, then be sure to catch the racing action on ABC this Sunday.  As an avid Indy 500 watcher — not! — I didn’t even know William Rast has branded itself on a race car, let alone has been broken in at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  If there’s any reason to reel in more Indy 500 watchers (and get more men to shop at Nordstrom), then this is a good way of doing it.

Saturday, May 23 (2:45-3:45 p.m.)
Savvy Department, Floor Two
130 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  26224

Sunday, May 24 (1 p.m. EDT) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunday, May 24 on ABC: 12 Noon EDT pre-race show; 1 p.m. EDT Live Broadcast

Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted May 22 2009 in Uncategorized

Acne Paper Magazine Launch Brings Out the Artsy and Fashionable

How cool is that?  A denim brand has their own magazine.  You can pick up a copy at many book stores and newsstands, but if you’re having trouble finding a copy, which retails at US$10, you can also purchase it online or subscribe at an annual rate of US$16.  Read more about Acne Paper here…

From Refinery29:

Downtown Fashion Crowd Come Together For Steamy-Hot Eroticism Issue Launch


If there ever floated around a myth that New York City is where the people are fashionable and the apartments are like closets, then last night’s Acne Paper launch party confirmed it as fact. True, it was held at the Acne studio space in SoHo rather than somebody’s house, but the atmosphere was decidedly intimate and homey: The Opening Ceremony kids hugged like family, the art gallery curators mixed and mingled and air-kissed, and everybody crowded around and squeezed past each other to see the latest issue of Acne Paper, which had a steamy, erotic slant. Read the full article…

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted May 22 2009 in Uncategorized
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