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Denim Desires: Bulga De Beber Denim Bag


BULGA Beber in Denim, available at SAVVY.

BULGA De Beber in Denim, available at SAVVY.

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Can this be?  Bulga has gone denim on us?  Isn’t this handbag line known more for its leather finish and signature tassel-fringe accents?  At least for the moment, I can enjoy its more casual, slouchy and non-leather offspring, the De Beber in Denim, while it’s on sale at SAVVY. Because, once it’s gone, Bulga bags may just stick to its mainstay of leather as its base material.

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jun 25 2009 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

Weekend Guide to Shopping


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(Source: Daily Candy NY)

The Weekend Guide

    

get united!

Stand united this weekend.

SHOP
United Bamboo
What: 
The design duo just started selling their prepped-out looks on the web, as well as exclusives.
Why: It??™s not just for koalas. 
Where: Online at unitedbamboo.com.

 

WEAR

Alex and Chloe T-Shirts
What: Show your hipster side with the accessories brand??™s geometry-inspired tops for guys and gals.
Why: They??™ll suit you to a tee. 
Where: Online at alexandchloe.com.

USE
Hem Tape 
What: 
Change the length of your jeans in a snap with this mild adhesive. Works great on other fabrics, too. 
Why: We like short shorts.
Where: Online at bristols6.com.

BUY
Melissa Sample Sale
What: 
Comfy plastic shoes for summer are anything but serious and now 50-70 percent off.
Why: Are you ready for this jelly (sandal)? 
When: Thurs.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 520 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves., ste. 601.

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 25 2009 in Uncategorized

WWD: Men’s Paris Preview: Q&A With Dries Van Noten


 

by EMILIE MARSH

Posted THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2009

From WWD ISSUE 06/25/2009

 

Dries Van Noten (Photo by: Courtesy Photo)

Dries Van Noten (Photo by: Courtesy Photo)

 

 

PARIS ??” Born into a family of tailors, Dries Van Noten has been designing men??™s and women??™s wear under his own label since the mid-Eighties. WWD caught up with the Belgian designer on the eve of his spring 2010 show tonight to discuss the collection and get his views on creating apparel for men.

WWD: What is the mood of the spring collection?
Dries Van Noten: We are working on something which is very elegant and sartorial??¦and mixed to a kind of ethnic chic.

WWD: That sounds like quite an evolution from your January show. What prompted the transition?
D.V.N.: For me, it??™s not a huge shift, going from one thing to another. It has more to do with the fact that I wanted to find another approach to ethnic, making it very smart, elegant and sartorial. Immediately it gives it a different feel. Almost all the fabrics are handmade, handwoven and hand-printed. We are also using some very high-technological fabrics, as well as traditional English wool.

Click here to read the full interview

 

From the runway of his Spring 2009 RTW and Fall 2009 RTW fashion shows:

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Spring2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

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Spring2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

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Spring2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

 

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

Fall2009 RTW (PHOTO: IMAXTREE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 25 2009 in Uncategorized

April 77 Throws Paris Fashion Week Party


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Gosh I wish I were in Paris right now, having the time of my life with all the stylish people!  It must be a feast for the eyes to see Parisians and fashionphiles strutting their stuff on and off the runway.  Denim and record label April 77 didn’t miss a beat when they decided to throw their own party in honor of Paris Fashion Week.  I wonder if we’ll see their signature melancholy-stoic models — who look like they went to the Byzantine-Gustav Klimt school of modelling — hanging around the party, looking like they don’t care about how cool they are to be in the company of April 77.

PARTY DEETS
Friday, June 26 at 11PM
Le Regine
49 rue de Ponthieu  PARIS

Detect DJ Set
Yussuf Jerusalem Live
Jeremy Jay DJ Set
Strip Steve DJ Set

SHOP APRIL 77

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jun 25 2009 in Uncategorized

NY Mag – The cut: Sales & Events


Tomorrow??™s Events and Sales: Brooklyn Flea at Madewell; Discounts at Derek Lam

EVENTS
TOMORROW
??? Custom and ready-made jewelry boutique Linhardt Design Studio celebrates its one-year anniversary. 156 First Ave., nr. 9th St. (917-748-9000); 6??“9.

??? The Madewell stores in Soho and East Hampton are offering a selection of vintage clothing and accessories curated from the Brooklyn Flea. The Soho location is throwing an in-store party, including pupusas from the Red Hook food vendors, Nunu chocolates, Salvatore Bklyn cannolis and cheeses, and Brooklyn Brew Shop’s “Madewell Microbrew.” 486 Broadway St., at Broome St. (212-226-6954); 6??“8.

??? Bijules is hosting an exclusive trunk show of the Rock Collection at Henri Bendel. Pieces range from $180 to $550. Through 6/27. 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St. (212-247-1100); Th??“S (10??“8).

??? Anthropologie exhibits the work of artist, designer, and feminist icon Vera Neumann. RSVP to gallery@anthropologie.com. 50 Rockefeller Plz., nr. 50th St. (212-246-0386); 5??“7.

??? Celebrate the third anniversary of women’s lifestyle network Ladies Lotto at the Tribeca Grand Hotel with an open bar, photo booths, art installations, and special performances. RSVP to three@ladieslotto.com. 2 Sixth Ave., nr. Walker St. (212-519-6600); 10 p.m.

SALES
STARTING TOMORROW
??? Dresses are 75 percent off and handbags are 50 percent off at IlusThrough 6/29. 248 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St. (646-454-1678); M??“F (noon??“7), S (noon??“6), Su (noon??“5).

??? Shop discounted ruby- and white-sapphire-studded jewelry from Erica Weiner as well as one-of-a-kind samples and vintage overstock items from TG170 at the joint sample sale. Through 6/25. 170 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St. (212-995-8660); 6??“9.

??? Spring 2009 and Resort 2008 essentials are on sale at Derek Lam. A silk tank dress is $550 (originally $1,790). Through 6/26. 601 W. 26th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., Ste. 1750 (212-929-1338); T??“F (10??“6).

??? Lingerie and intimates-inspired clothes are on sale at Only Hearts. A lace shift dress is $75 (originally $132) and a cap-sleeve blouse is now $25 (originally $90). Items from Princesse Tam Tam and Rebecca Minkoff will be on sale as well. Through 6/28. 230 Mott St., nr. Prince St. (212-431-3694); Th??“S (noon??“8), Su (noon??“7).

ENDING TOMORROW
??? Enjoy deep discounts on vacation essentials at Matta. Cotton wrap dresses are $92, handmade leather sandals are $30, batik silk dresses are $108. 286 Lafayette St., nr. Houston St. (212-343-9399); T??“Th (11:30??“7).

??? Jane Marvel??™s all-purpose bags, messengers, and weekenders are up to 50 percent off. 499 Seventh Ave., at 37th St. (212-380-2225); T??“Th (10??“7).

??? Noir??™s bold, bright jewelry samples are on sale for up to 50 percent off. 350 W. 38th St., nr. Ninth Ave., fifth fl. (212-244-4846); T??“Th (10??“7).

??? Savvy & Co. is hosting a Bulga handbag sample sale, offering bags for up to 70 percent off. The sale will also run online at TheSavvy.com from 6/24 at noon to 6/27 at midnight. 145 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave. (212-388-0339); W (8??“8), Th (10??“8).

??? Roberto Cavalli ready-to-wear and couture are up to 80 percent off. 135 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; T??“Th (11??“8).

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Shopbop: Spotlight on SIWY


 

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Limited Time!  Free International shipping!  Free Domestic shipping on orders $100 or more. 

Click here to read the full interview

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Renzo Piano + Denim + Sustainability = The World’s Greenest Museum


pic2When I think of denim, I obviously picture a great fitting skinny jean or jacket . Well, how about insulation?   Renzo Piano, Italian maestro of architecture, designed the new California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Since the opening in Fall 2008, it has proven to be the vanguard of sustainability, orchestrating the perfect harmony of art, engineering and architecture.  

How more befitting than to follow the history of denim in the bay area, denim was pioneered in San Francisco by Levi Strauss & Co. during the mid-1800s.  Levi Strauss donated 216,000 pairs of jeans that was used to insulate the museum.  In addition, a foundation created by Levi Strauss descendant and former company president Walter Haas and his wife, Evelyn, have underwritten the cost of the aquarium??™s Northern California Coast exhibit as well.

Wait, it doesn’t end there, the founders of Gap Inc., the Fishers, have underwritten the academy??™s new Fisher Family Center for Marine Science.  

The Academy is now the largest public Platinum-rated building in the world, and also the world??™s greenest museum. The Academy earned the platinum rating (highest rating possible) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  It is a single structure that contains multiple venues, including an aquarium, planetarium, the natural history museum and the 4-story rain forest.  In addition, there is a new 3D theater, a lecture hall, Naturalist Center, two restaurants, an adjacent garden and aviary, a roof terrace, and an Academy store.  Everything from the facilities radiant sub-floor heating to the bike racks outside follow their commitment to sustainability.  

I guess the set designers of the Teletubbies were true visionaries as well.

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So, next time you scratch your head wondering how to recycle your denim, think about the vast possibilities and put them into good green use.  If you are in the bay area, it is a must see!  And wear your jeans  as a salute to the museum’s pioneering vision.

For more info, go to:  http://www.calacademy.org

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 24 2009 in Uncategorized

WWD News: Rosso Says…and LL Cool J at M2


by WWD Staff

Posted TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2009

From WWD ISSUE 06/24/2009

 

Rosso Says

Renzo Rosso

Renzo Rosso

 

Marc Jacobs men??™s wear could make its debut on the Milan runway next season, according to Renzo Rosso, whose Staff International recently added the label to its license portfolio. ???We??™re thinking about it,??? Rosso said on the sidelines of the Dsquared show Monday. ???A name like that merits importance.??? Joining him on the front row at Dan and Dean Caten??™s camping-inspired extravaganza was Halle Berry??™s beau, model Gabriel Aubry, who said he was supporting ???fellow Canadians.???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LL Cool J at M2

FASHION MOVERS: More than 600 people filled the Meatpacking District hot spot M2 Thursday night to recognize five industry executives on the forefront of the eco-friendly fashion movement. Hosted by Fashion Delivers, the event??™s honorees included Wes Card, chief executive of Jones Apparel Group; Franke Rodriguez, brand director of I/denti/tee; Sally Fowler and Jessica Moment, co-founders of San Francisco boutique Philanthropist; Chlo?© Jo Berman, founder of Girliegirl Army, and eco-minded designer Linda Loudermilk. The altruism particularly touched LL Cool J, who hosted the event, which raised $22,000 for the charity. ???When I heard about this organization being started back in 2005 and them helping people that were suffering in Katrina and everybody that was devastated by that event, I thought it sounded like a really great thing to get involved with,??? he said. The event also drew in designer Rachel Roy, who wore a dress from her new secondary line Rachel Rachel Roy, which is slated to launch with a fall collection in August.

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Save 25% On Judi Rosen NY


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JUDI ROSEN Stovepipe Bell.

 

Thanks to the folks at DAILYCANDY, you can enjoy 25% off at Judi Rosen NYC.  All the more reason to sign up for their cool emails!  Read more here…

From DAILYCANDY:

Rosens Are Red
Listen up, ladies. Judi Rosen??™s eponymous collection of tops, bottoms, dresses, and rompers is designed for ???big boobs, big butts, little waists.??? Take 25% off her sexy collection.  

 

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jun 23 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Stylefinder: Jacket Required


 

CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Biker Jacket in Sundrenched Chambray.

CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Biker Jacket in Sundrenched Chambray.


I have been reinspired by this summer’s interpretations of smart denim jackets that can go with just about anything.  My only fashion pairing caveat is that folks not wear actual denim jackets with matching denim jeans or shorts.  The last I checked, this blog has banned the Canadian Tuxedo.  How Justin Timberlake recovered from his Red Carpet faux pas — back in the Britney days — to become the Denimisto that he is today with the popular William Rast denim label, is nothing short of an ironic miracle.

BBLESSING Chambray Jacket, available online at BBLESSING.

BBLESSING Light Blue Chambray Jacket, available online at BBLESSING.

Check out these denim and chambray jackets!  It’s a mix of classic, never out of style, to retro interpretations that boldly go where few have gone.  A word of caution:

Don’t even think about walking into a Michelin-starred, jacket-required restaurant with these babies.  They probably don’t count as “proper attire.” 

Do
show them off at lunchy places, nightspots and other hip and swanky establishments that allow you to express your fashion-forward side. 

Do
throw your denim-inspired  jackets over your favorite summer fashion finds.










MISS SIXTY Denim Outerwear, available online at MISS SIXTY.
MISS SIXTY Denim Outerwear, available online at MISS SIXTY.
DIESEL Denim Gallery Jacket, available at THECORNER.

DIESEL Denim Gallery Jacket, available at THECORNER.

DSQUARED2 Denim Peacoat, on sale now at eLUXURY.

DSQUARED2 Denim Peacoat, on sale now at eLUXURY.





















Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jun 23 2009 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It
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