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Denim News: Miraclesuit Launches Miraclebody Jeans

Does this mean we’ll be seeing a lot more of these “body bra” jeans on the market?  Not Your Daughter’s Jeans — whose trademark Tummy Tuck Jeans are well-known — have already planted themselves firmly in the mainstream market via Nordstrom, the upscale retail department store chain.  I’ll take that in a 26B, please…

— Kathy Ng Hassan

From From Fibre 2 Fashion:

Miraclebody launches search for ???Women Who Shape our Lives??™
April 16, 2010 (USA)

Miraclesuit, the #1 brand in designer fashion shaping swimwear, has launched a line of Miraclebody Jeans, with a patented tummy control feature and innovative shaping construction. In launching this new collection, Miraclebody announces a Search for ???Women Who Shape our Lives.??? Seeking entries from women who can nominate themselves or others, this contest will honor and share inspirational stories about remarkable women from all walks of life who have made a significant difference.

Miraclesuit swimwear has a 37 year heritage of shaping women. This brand has built its strong reputation by providing innovative fabrics and unique designs to contour, shape, slim and firm the body, giving women confidence in their brand promise to ???Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds???.

???We realized swimwear and jeans have a lot in common,??? says Jay Feigenbaum, President of both Miraclesuit swimwear and Miraclebody Jeans.

Click here to read more…

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Posted Apr 22 2010 in Uncategorized

ENTER TO WIN! Reuse Jeans Giveaway

REUSE Jeans Giveaway April 2010


ENTER TO WIN a pair of REUSE Jeans! 

In celebration of Earth Day, REUSE Jeans is generously giving away twelve (12) pairs of jeans! 


  1. FAN REUSE Jeans on Facebook.
  2. FOLLOW REUSE Jeans on Twitter.
  3. FOLLOW @Kathy_Writer on Twitter and TWEET to @Kathy_Writer:  I hope I win a pair of @ReuseJeans! #denimtherapy
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT (below) on what is your favorite style of REUSE Jeans.

*If you use multiple online IDs or User Names, please sign your entry with the same ID/User name where applicable.

Twelve (12) winners will be chosen at random to win one pair of jeans in the style of choice.

The winner will be announced on Denim Therapy on Friday, April 23.

Please note: prize is based on availability (sizes range from size 24 to 31 waist and are available in two lengths: 32″ or 35???).

Entries must be submitted by Thursday, April 22, 2010, 11:59 PM PST.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 23, 2010 on Denim Therapy and via Twitter at @Kathy_Writer.

For more information on REUSE Jeans, visit their Web site.

Questions? Tweet me.

— Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 19 2010 in Uncategorized

Buy of the Day: UrbanOutfitter $5 BDG Cigarette Jeans!

SHUT UP!  $5!

Need I say more?  Snatch them up before they sell out!

BDG Cigarette Jeans

BDG Medium Blue Ankle Cigarette Jean, $4.99 (Was $54.00)

A great spring/summer jean.  This classic cigarette jean is cropped at the ankle in a seriously skinny fit. 5-pocket styling with contrast topstitched seaming throughout. Finished with a zip fly. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Made in the USA.


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 17 2010 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

Grand Central Terminal Hosts Earth Day New York’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

EDay40Earth Day is less than a week away and there are lots of events to check out to participate in for a great learning experience for the whole family.  One of the beautiful landmarks of Manhattan, Grand Centrail Terminal, is host to Earth Day New York’s 40th anniversary celebration!  Events include a week long exhibit in Vanderbilt Hall and an Earth Fair on Vanderbilt Avenue.

Events scheduled for April 19th-24th, 2010 is as follows:

Historic Grand Central Terminal will be the home base of the 40th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day in New York. Starting on April 19th, Earth Day New York will kick off a week??™s worth of activities at Grand Central Terminal, including a six-day indoor Earth Fair at Vanderbilt Hall, April 19th-24th; and a two-day outdoor festival on Vanderbilt Avenue, April 23rd-24th. This event will also support Earth Day New York??™s newly-launched E Campaign, an ongoing initiative to make every day Earth Day, which includes a short promotional film featuring celebrities such as Matthew Modine, Adrian Grenier and Deepak Chopra.

Major sponsors of Earth Day in New York include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority,Toshiba, Home Depot and Con Edison. Media sponsors, including Planet Green, The New York Post, Metro NY and have also partnered with Earth Day New York to further spread the message of the E Campaign.  With their support, the E Campaign will make its way into every household across the nation with a message that will inspire Americans to talk about what they are doing to ???Be the E.???

Earth Day events at Grand Central Terminal include:

  • Earth Fair Indoors: April 19th -24th, 10:00 am-7:00 pm. This week long exhibit in Vanderbilt Hall from will focus on future technologies, sustainable fashion and major informative displays and exhibits, and will be themed ???The City of the Future???. Key elements include:

* The Green Shows EcoLux boutique, a high-fashion boutique selling sustainable clothing from designers such as Samantha Pleet, House of Organics and DLC Brooklyn, among many others.

* Toshiba, partnered with Twitvid, streaming live video from the event to Twitter, and giving out Toshiba Camilo Twitcams to select attendees who participate by uploading their own ???Be the E??? video messages.

* A display of Giant Earth Images, a series of environmentally-themed art and quotes from iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring.

  • EarthFair Outdoors: April 23rd and April 24th.  This two-day festival of art, music and the environment will take place on Vanderbilt Avenue, between 43rd and 45th Streets. A large exhibit area highlighting green businesses, organic food and environmental groups will include interactive displays that not only educate, but provide an opportunity to take positive action. EarthFair also features live musical entertainment including numerous well-known performers and regional bands, and a live action baby Tyrannosaurus Rex from the world-renowned show ???Walking with Dinosaurs???.

A complete listing of Earth Day related events taking place in the New York is available at

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 17 2010 in Uncategorized

Edwin, Back in the U.S.A.


Photo by Courtesy Photo

Edwin is returning to the U.S. market this fall after a two year absence, due to the exchange rate between the yen and the dollar.  A new partnership with The Foundation, a New york based sales and distribution partner, will help Edwin to relaunch in the U.S. with their first men’s denim collection.

The men’s collection consists of four fits, from slim to a traditional straight leg.  Washes range from raw to full vintage looks, with many styles featuring Edwin’s signature buckle-back detail.  All produced in Japan, prices will range from $225 to $300, with special product embellished with sterling silver hardware going as high as $700.

???We wanted to launch with the brand??™s top-of-the-line Japanese product. As time goes by, we??™ll bring prices down by bringing in some product that isn??™t made in Japan,??? noted Langsdorf, a partner of The Foundation (WWD).

Edwin will be available in 75 specialty stores in August, including Bergdorf Goodman Men, Scoop, Atrium, American Rag and Fred Segal Man, as well as and four Bloomingdale’s locations. Otherwise, Edwin jeans for both men and women are available on-line at international websites such as ASOS, YOOX, Cooshti, and Stuarts London.

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 16 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim News: Nobody Launches New #Clash Collection

Perhaps this is the next logistical step from the current urban safari trend, Australian denim brand Nobody Jeans is adding their own twist — make that print — to their jeans.  Hand painted jeans have come and go; and, now, they’re back.

— Kathy Ng Hassan

From Dazed Digital:

Nobody Knows

Australian denim brand moves on from 10th anniversary with collection of animal and floral prints

Text by Dazed Digital |   Published 14 April 2010

Nobody #Clash Collection 2010.

Nobody #Clash Collection 2010.

Following the recent launch of their 10th Anniversary Collection, Australian denim brand Nobody are introducing their new #CLASH Collection. Focusing on flawless fits and innovative washes, Nobody have maintained their popularity by drawing inspiration from unexpected sources and playing with the exploration of identity. Nobody have attempted to create a collection that purposely ‘clashes’ by experimenting with oversized prints, hand-painted elements, metallics, checks, animal prints, fine Liberty of London florals and distressed, raw and luxury denims.
Click here to read more.


Posted Apr 15 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Insider: Tag Elements

Kim Kardashian in Tag Elements' Brentwood Skinny while out in Miami.

Kim Kardashian in Tag Elements' Brentwood Skinny while out in Miami.

Kim Kardashian Swarmed By Fans Out In Miami.

Kim Kardashian Swarmed By Fans Out In Miami.

One of the reasons why we love our jeans so much is that it is comfortable and generally pieced together with functional yet classic details: belt loops, non-obtrusive functional back and front pockets, and the shape-structuring back yoke.  Now, imagine if all of those elements came into play within an even more comfortable fabric?  Tag Elements is the new knits collection, created by Designer and Owner, Orly Dahan.

DT:  What is the inspiration behind the weaving technology?  Is it a stronger fabric?

OD:  The Elements line is made with double-knit stretch with a special finish, unique to Tag, that form fits comfortably without becoming loose or compromising the shape.

DT:  Any celebrities or VIPs wearing Tag Elements?

OD:  Celebrity moms including Mel B and Kelly Rutherford are fans of the collection, along with the American Idol finalists, including Crystal Bowersox.

“After working in the premium denim market, we used our knowledge of a perfect-fitting pant and created Tag Elements.  The line is favorable for women as the varying silhouettes flatter every shape.” – Orly Dahan

Tag Elements Slim Bootcut Pant in CharcoalI tried on the bootcut in charcoal gray, and I couldn’t believe how luxurious it felt.  It’s actually a fairly slim, straight leg with a slight bootcut opening.  They were as comfy as my favorite yoga pants, but dressier.  The Tag Elements collection works very well for the svelte figure, with a bootcut option that could work well with most shapes.   If you need something cozy to slip into while your fave jeans are being workshopped by Denim Therapy, then I would definitely put Tag Elements on my short list of comfy, sophisticated surrogates.


Pros:  Extra stretchy and smooth hand feel. No panty line show!
Cons: Ultra low-rise waistband which can hit awkwardly at the hip bone.
Overall: A great basic wardrobe staple you can wear all day.

Tag Elements can be found online and are also sold in select Bloomingdale’s locations nationwide.


— Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 15 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Earth Day Free Inch Repair Offer From Denim Therapy

DT Before and After 1

“I just got my jeans back and I am ELATED! I can’t believe just how good they look. You guys are the best – thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
Brittany (February 2010)

Got several inches of unintentional rips, shreds and punctures on your favorite pair of jeans?  Don’t throw them away!

In honor of Earth Day, Denim Therapy is offering customers a Free Inch Off your repair service, for jeans that are received from April 20 – 30.  So, if you have a six-inch rip, you’ll only pay for five inches (excludes shipping and handling).

To take advantage of this special offer, you must reference EARTH DAY FREE INCH when mailing your jeans to Denim Therapy.


–Kathy Ng Hassan

I just got my jeans back and I am ELATED! I can’t believe just how good they look. You guys are the best – thank you, thank you, thank you!!Brittany (February 2010)

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Posted Apr 15 2010 in Denim Therapy

Ends Friday! ENTER TO WIN A Pair of Marc Allison Jeans

Marc Allison Jeans Ad

Just a gentle reminder: Friday, April 16 is the last day to ENTER TO WIN a pair of jeans by Marc Allison Jeans.  Just enter your comment below on what makes a great fitting pair of jeans.  For more details on this contest, read the original contest post.

Good luck!

Next Giveaway: Earth Day Free Inch Repair From Denim Therapy

— Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Apr 15 2010 in Uncategorized

At The Stroke of 11PM Tonight, Zac Posen for Target Launches!


(All photos by Courtesy Photos)

Calling all 24 hour shopping people!  Zac Posen’s Target Go International collection will be launching for a 24-hour shopping spree event-cum-party at 481 Eighth Avenue and 34th Street tonight at 11pm. The entire collection will be available until Friday, 11pm, that is,  if it doesn’t sell out first. My favorite pieces are the brocade tie-dress, ruched black pencil skirt and floor-length tropical gown, all retailing for under $80! Otherwise, Posen??™s collection is due in Target stores and on April 25th.

With Target??™s muscle, Posen was able to work with top talent on the advertising and marketing campaign for Zac Posen for Target. Ellen von Unwerth photographed the campaign. ???We got funding to make a short film with Gia Coppola,??? he said. ???I wanted to be very involved in the whole brand image.??? The film follows the girl band The Like as they dress ??” in Zac Posen for Target ??” in a hotel room before a concert. There??™s a Fifties quality to their hair and makeup ??” no surprise, since Coppola said she was inspired by old footage of the Beatles. (WWD)

pic1pic4Not a lot of denim pieces, but here are two denim looks that are part of the collection, very cute, yes?

Click here to read the full WWD article

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 15 2010 in Uncategorized
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