Fashion blog Studded Hearts posted a lookbook of summery styles by Australian fashion label One Teaspoon. We were instantly smitten by the frayed and destroyed denim shorts that look like they were created in a heat of passion (note the sideways shreds). Featured below are eight ways to rock your denim, plus more gallery images to browse for ideas. The entire collection is available now at ASOS, so acquiring One Teaspoon’s edgy denim cut offs and the tamer—but just as yummy—pink Boyfriend jeans and Rocker-Boho-inspired separates are just a mouse click away.
One Teaspoon Florence Halter Top With Lace Underlay ($170.34) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Vintage Wash Denim Shorts ($50.69) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Mickey Cropped Chambray shirt ($134.48) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Leather Trim Denim Playsuit ($170.34) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Leopard Print Denim Shorts ($134.48) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Vintage Wash Distressed Denim Skirt ($80.69) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (on sale for $57.38) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Lace Print Denim Cut Off Skirt (on sale for $52) – buy it at ASOS.
To shop or view the rest of the One Teaspoon collection, go to ASOS.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brand, color denim, cut off jeans, denim shorts, floral jeans, One Teaspoon
It’s time for a history lesson! We’ve been hearing a lot about the origins of denim fabric lately, with the recent discovery of 17th century paintings of Italian peasants wearing denim. The denim jeans that we know and love today however, began with the invention of rivets by a German immigrant named Levi Strauss, and were first seen as mining garb in the late 1800s. In the early 1900s cowboys began wearing denim jeans, and the rest, friends, is history.
Below, we’ll take a look at the evolution of denim jeans through ads over the last century. Be sure to check out the amazing 3-piece denim tuxedo on the Ken-like model from the 70s!
The above ad is from the 1940s. Mainly seen as workers uniforms in previous years, suburban America began transitioning into jeans with the wild popularity of Western movies.
The best propaganda is always the type coming from the taller, more handsome guy in the letterman’s jacket! In the 1950s, those cowboy loving little boys grew into young adults, and jeans become an icon of cool. The jeans were stiff (raw denim’s equivalent today) and needed to be worn in (think cuffed jeans from The Little Rascals and Sandlot, and Marlon Brando’s Rebel Without a Cause).
In the 1960′s, stretch is introduced with the addition of 2% lycra, and the super tight jean is born. Women begin to have to lay on their beds and use pliers to zip up their jeans.
An already crazy time for fashion; new distressing processes, embellishments, fits, and styles were experimented with in the 70s. Check out this guy’s 3 piece denim flared suit!
In the 1980′s, denim goes high fashion. Big name designers begin coming out with their own styles, like in this Versace ad featuring Nadia Auermann and Claudia Schiffer. And acid wash was popularized. We mustn’t forget about acid wash.
We had fun looking up old ads this week. Stay tuned for some bizarre denim commercials in the future!
Tags: Claudia Schiffer, denim history, denim suit, Lee, Levi's, Versace, Wrangler
We couldn’t help but to notice a rather peculiar trend while clicking and scrolling through our favorite sites for our daily fashion fix—a slew of garments covered in a stars and stripes in a variety of styles. From cool and hip worn tees and tanks to even denim, the American flag is on everything! We ain’t gonna lie—at first we weren’t sure what to make out of this bold statement, however we have to admit that we kind of dig it. Not sure on how to wear it? Don’t fret, we’ve gathered some of favorite street style looks for some food for thought. We’re especially loving the oversized sheer top by U.N.I.F styled with a pair of ultra distressed black denim short shorts. Feeling patriotic yet?
Tags: American Flag Trend, Distressed denim short shorts, Oversized sheer top, spring summer fashion, Street Style, trend alert, U.N.I.F
With summer going official in just mere weeks, we welcome See by Chloe‘s Summer 2011 Lookbook of feminine and frilly separates. From patchwork denim Boyfriend silhouettes to cuffed denim shorts which remind us of flirty bloomers; it’s not a far cry to think this collection—with splashes of primary color blocking—is hugely inspired by little girl’s clothes. Make that little girl’s clothes with a grown-up’s sophistication. We suspect Alexa Chung, the poster It Girl for “little girl chic,” is already so on board with that. Equally girlie bib-front, puff-sleeved and bow-tied tops incorporating floral graphics add a joie de vivre sensibility to your summer wardrobe. Are you getting inspired yet?
View the gallery for the full lookbook:
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen. Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: color denim, cropped jeans, denim shorts, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, patched jeans, patchwork denim, See by Chloe
Cindy Crawford appeared on Good Day LA this week wearing Black Orchid‘s Black Beauty High Rise Flare jeans in Sunrise wash. Cindy may have given up the catwalk, but this beauty sure knows how to look like age isn’t happening on her side of the street. She rocks form fitting flare jeans like she were in her early ’20s, paired the slightly flared pair with a bell sleeved orange silk top, tucked into her jeans and accessorized with a grommet belt. Maybe this look should be strutted!
Tags: black orchid denim, cindy crawford, flare jeans, fox studios, good day LA
There’s no doubt that wide leg jeans are generating a lot of attention right now, especially when you see celebrities styling their flared denim with trendy tops and arm candy. Guess Jeans is giving us ladies some ideas on how to style our flared jeans for Fall 2011, but really, we could rock those looks right now (sans the fur vests, of course). And, if you’re still on the fence about wearing loose-fit jeans, like the fab palazzo jeans (scroll to the bottom) featured in this lookbook, there are plenty of skinny jeans with cropped hems, perfect for showing off your latest shoe acquisition! Guess continues to embrace color denim, and we’re so okay with that.
To stay updated on when the Fall 2011 collection is available, go to Guess.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: bell bottom jeans, color denim, cropped jeans, flare jeans, Guess, palazzo jeans, skinny jeans, wide leg jeans
It seems as if there is nothing this girl can’t do- Besides being an incredibly gorgeous Academy Award winning Hollywood actress, she dances, sings, is married to a rock star, a mother of two, wrote a cookbook, and now rides a motor bike. Still have no idea who we are talking about? Take a look below and guess!
Gwyneth Paltrow took to the streets of London on her silver vespa. However, she wouldn’t feel safe without her R13 Shearling lined army green cargo vest and a pair of jeans (motorcycle black boot and gloves included). It’s all about cool, comfort and convertibility. Let the wind blow- Beep, Beep!
Tags: academy award, Gwyneth Paltrow, hollywood actress, London, motorcycle boots, r13 denim, shearling vest, vespa