Elle Japan June 2011 has a super cute feature that’ll make you want to drop everything and run to the nearest Starbucks for a frapp. It’s called “Elle Loves Starbucks”, and it stylish chics in denim ensembles (such as stylist Shino Suganuma and actress Kozue Akimoto) enjoying their favorite branded beverages. The campaign also breaks down the mix-and-match of custom-designed frozen drinks, and (if you can read Japanese) might inspire your next cold, delicious order! From boyfriend-cut jeans to flare-legs and denim jackets, these girls have casual-cool down to a T.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim style, elle japan, Japanese denim, june 2011, starbucks, summer style
AllSaints Spitalfields, the cult British fashion brand popular amongst the rocker and hipster set, has launched AllSaints Archive, a spinoff “clothing store” sale site which sells past-season merchandise at up to 50% off. Unlike other shopping sites (think Net-a-Porter’s The Outnet or Neiman Marcus’ LastCall), Archive will only feature AllSaints merchandise, which include the full collection of menswear, womenswear and children’s clothing. Needless to say, we are just giddy over here that we can score some AllSaints denim between $40 to $80, without blowing through one week’s worth of pay.
Via New York Times The Cut Blog.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: AllSaints, AllSaints Archive, AllSaints jeans, AllSaints sale, british rocker style, denim shopping
Here’s a little tip that came to us while we were hitting up the weekend tag-sales on Sunday… pair your light-wash denim (preferably something with seamed, tailored look, like this H&M high-waisted denim skirt), with vintage jewelry! Whether you employ painted wooden beads in vibrant hues or an epic emblem brooch with costume-stones, this contrast of casual and opulent will add some serious punch to your summer style. To find both of these items, check out local thrift shops and tag sales in your area. You’re bound to find some once-loved pieces to call your own.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: H&M, high waisted jean skirt, jewel tones, light wash denim, summer denim styling, vintage jewelry
Kate Moss was seen leaving the dentist’s office with pearly whites (probably one of the many pre-wedding rituals to check off the to do list) in Rails’ Dana shirt in navy and red paired with Black Orchid’s Black Jewel Jeggings in thunder wash, topped with a fur lined hoodie. She was all smiles for the cameras, eager to show off her chompers behind black sunglasses. Her look is a bit stuffy for us at the moment, with New York sweltering and all, but her casual ensemble (with a hint of tartan rock-n-roll) does remind us to keep it comfortable and cool at all times.
Tags: bad london weather, beggings, black orchid denim, Kate Moss, kate moss at the dentist, kate moss in black orchid denim, kate moss to wed, rails shirt
Wrangler have launched their own range of colored denim to meet the needs of the current craze, featuring their own vibrant summer hues like candy-floss pink, lemon sherbet, and baby-blue. One thing’s for sure—we can’t complain about having more options when it comes to putting gorgeous color in our summer wardrobe mix (especially as summer vacation plans suck our budgets dry). This may be the perfect answer to your frugal colored denim problems. Styles include cropped and full-length skinny jeans and short-shorts with a thin leather cord belt detail.
Tags: colored denim, colored jeans, cropped jeans, cut off shorts, skinny jeans, summer denim, summer style, Wrangler
Not even the rain could stop this model from dancing around in the mud—with extra-long legs and Hunter wellies, she’s perfectly equipped! Just this weekend at the Glastonbury Festival, Poppy Delevigne, who is known to socialize with royalty, took part in the music festivities in Paige Premium Denim Verdugo leggings. She also had on a button-down chambray denim shirt hanging loosely over a white graphic t-shirt and yet another layer of warmth added with the Barbour jacket (classic brit-chic).
View the Gallery below for more denim fashion at the Glastonbury Music Festival including images of Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson, Alexa Chung and many more…
Tags: Alexa Chung, Barbour, cara delevigne, denim style, festival style, glastonbury music festival, hunter wellies, Kate Moss, lily donaldson, models in denim, Mulberry, Paige Premium, poppy delevigne, red jeans, tali lennox, verdugo legging
Fashion designer Marc Ecko has launched his new home decor collection under the Unltd by Marc Ecko brand. We couldn’t help but point out that there will be a denim bedding, with comforters from $129.99, standard sham and toss pillows at $29.99 each. What does this mean for us? Denim will be by our side, day and night. The bedding collection is available at Bed Bath & Beyond online. While you’re there, you can also find recycled denim shower curtains ($29.99), in case you were so inclined…
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denim bedding, home decor, Marc Ecko, UNLTD. by Marc Ecko
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of our super fun Buffalo David Bitton jeans photo shoot, where we took our fav Buffalo styles and ran around Brooklyn in them! Renee favored two pairs of candy-colored denim shorts (one style pink, one style blue), and we styled them up to take some snaps! You’ll notice her shorts are also the perfect length to flash her gorgeous crown tattoo. Now that’s fashion-meets-function! Check out our favorite behind-the-scenes shots below.
Below, Renee rocks her pair of bright pastel blue Buffalo David Bitton shorts, with a candy-pink top (anyone else craving a pastry with all of the sweet colors flying around?). She paired the cute summer look with a vintage beaded turquoise bracelet emblazoned with the mysterious letter “A”…
And that settles it! Our love is true. Stay tuned for more Buffalo David Bitton denim action as summer progresses!
Tags: blue shorts, buffalo david bitton, colored denim, Denim Therapy, pink shorts, renee, summer denim, summer style
FULLCOUNT Denim is a Japanese brand which features shuttle-loomed denim in a moderately sturdy 13.5oz weight. Named for a baseball term when you have three balls and two strikes, we’d like to say this vintage-inspired collection brings a bit of Americana into the brand while maintaining a sense of Japanese aesthetics and fanatical attention to detail. You see that in the simple back pocket style and in the usage of oriental loop fasteners for the season’s featured denim jacket. Besides the brand’s focus on the revival of vintage jeans inspired by the ’50s and ’90s, we are especially fond of FULLCOUNT’s high-contrast whiskering, helped no doubt by the use of Zimbabwe cotton. This particular cotton is hand-harvested and known for its durability and vertical fading qualities. If you don’t want to spend six months creating your own natural fades, then you might give this brand a shot.
Also check out the brand’s Yusaku Denim “real used wash” jeans, and an accompaniment of women’s denim. View more images at FULLCOUNT online or shop the jeans at Blue in Green Soho or Rakuten.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 1950s jeans, FullCount Denim, FullCount Jeans, Japanese denim, vintage jeans