It’s time for everyone’s favorite celebrity style game–who wore it better? This time, we’re looking at Paige Denim’s spring-perfect Verdugo Stretch Denim Leggings in Tumble Wash ($199), as seen on Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevigne. Olivia cuffed her graphic printed jean to display a pair of classic pumps as part of her Upper East Side chic look, complete with a Gossip Girl-worthy handbag and pose (pout plus iPhone glued to the ear). Poppy, on the other hand, took this tie-dyed jean in an edgier direction with a fringe crossbody bag, disheveled hair, and boyish, shrunken blazer. They have totally different vibes, so it might be hard to pick, but who do you think wore these jeans the best?
Check out close-ups of their looks below and make your final verdict!
Printed jeans are in full force this season, and Joe’s Jeans is out to show us how we can rock their latest Printed Denim Collection for Spring 2012. Expect to find floral jeans inspired by interior design and Pop Art; a tribal print, a muted leopard jean and a snake print skinny. Famed photographer Tao Ruspoli was commissioned to shoot this short film, featuring models strutting around a mansion, really nailing the fierce printed jeans look. Creative Director, Joe Dahan shares, “This collection is very playful yet sophisticated. We drew inspiration from impressionists and other art forms including music, the streets, nature and interior design.” His favorite print, Electric Blue Pop Art Daisy, blends abstract and pop art elements for a high fashion statement piece. Check out the film below for more insight.
There are more styles from The Joe’s Jeans Printed Denim Collection, available at Neiman Marcus online.
“You can ignore signs, portents, and hints, sailing blissfully along on that fabled river in Egypt. But it’s harder to ignore your knee, when it makes an inappropriate appearance in the middle of a meeting at your office, through a fresh hole in your favorite, ancient pair of jeans.
I had to admit that my Levi’s had seen better days. Weekly wear for the better part of eight years had reduced them to a perfect, impossible-to-replicate color and the silky thinness of a French crepe. The waistband had disintegrated into near nothingness on the left side, the new knee-hole joined a few others I’d been studiously not noticing, and the back pockets offered previews of my wallet through hard-won slits.
I wasn’t alone. “Everyone has that favorite pair,” says Francine Rabinovich, the owner of Denim Therapy, a denim repair service. A former brand consultant, Rabinovich founded the company out of personal need: No one would fix her tatty jeans as seamlessly as she wanted. She began the company as a side project at the beginning of 2006; when it outgrew that, she devoted herself to it entirely. Over the last year, she’s seen 100 percent growth.”
As you may recall, Paige Denim has a new look and they’ve launched so many great styles for Spring 2012, including their trademark Paige Blue hue. Our writer Kathy, isn’t used to wearing a lot of bright colors, but her favorite color happens to be blue, so she gave the Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging in Paige Blue a shot. See her review of the style below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
They fit really well on me and surprisingly, for a denim legging, I loved that it sort of gives me a lift, if you know what I mean.
Where/when would you wear these?
They’re very comfortable and I see so many possibilities with them. You can wear them with a bright top for a daytime street style look, or you can go rocker with a black leather jacket and boots for an evening out in Hollywood. I’m excited to see more jeans styles made in Paige Blue!
How’s the fit?
I love the fact that the jeans didn’t choke my knees, and the inseam (at 30″) is perfect for flats or ankle boots. The jeans feel really soft and there’s just enough stretch for mobility; and, it recovers to keep everything in its place.
Love these jeans? Grab your pair of The Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging jean in Paige Blue ($179) at Paige online or similar colors at REVOLVE Clothing. Jeans courtesy of Paige.
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
“The jacket has a french workwear feel while the trousers are a lightweight denim number which go a little off course with the ribbed cuff at the ankle. Aside from that, a nice take on a shop floor uniform.”
Lana Del Rey took a break from Video Games to rock out at a Guns N’ Roses Concert at the House of Blues Sunset Strip wearing Hudson Jeans Super Skinny Nico in Chelsea. She was spotted a second time pretty much in the same kind of look… We guess she found a favorite!
Headed to a local salon in Beverley Hills, Ciara our ombred beauty, was spotted rocking a pair of the celebrity favorite Rag & Bone red cord skinnies. She finished off her pop of color look with some black knee high boots, a sheer white button up, classic shades, a chic black purse and the perfect hints of tortoise shell accessories. What do you pair your Rag & Bone skinnies with?
Check out how to get the look below!
1. Rag & Bone’s The Skinny Cord ($105) — buy it at Piperlime
2. Old Navy’s Skinny Animalprint Belt ($17.50) — buy it at Old Navy
3. Free People’s Best of Both Worlds Button Up ($118) — buy it at Zappos
4. Kate Spade New York Mount Perry Helena ($358) — buy it at Zappos
5. Charles David Regent Knee High Engineer Boots ($445) — buy it at Bluefly
6. Michael Kors Chronograph Acrylic Tortoiseshell Bracelet ($225) — buy it at Macy’s
Last night, denim lovers packed themselves inside the Earnest Sewn shop in the Meatpacking District to get first dibs on the fall collection (read our previous coverage of the collection) and meet with Creative Director Benjamin Talley Smith. We asked him why the preview was open to the public (rather than to press and VIP only): “As returning designer I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to see the new direction of the line. I think it’s important that our customers know where we are headed and I love the feedback. I also believe that Earnest Sewn is about a lifestyle and having a good time, so throwing a party is important to me.” Just in case you weren’t there to also enjoy a performance by Brooklyn-based band New Beard, we’ve got a few party pics.
Every guy needs a fantastic fitting pair of jeans, but it doesn’t just end there. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite accessories for men to take your look to the next level. From watches and wallets to sunglasses and shoes, we’ve done the work for you and put together 12 of our favorite accessories to pair with your best looking pair of denim.
1. Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Chukka Fashion Sneaker ($35) — buy it at Endless
2. Salvatore Ferragamo Classic Double Gancini Cuff Links ($195) — buy it at Bloomingdale’s
3. Jack Spade Sign Leather Bill Holder Wallet ($116) — buy it at Piperlime
4. Polo Ralph Lauren Napa Leather Fleece Lined Gloves ($68) — buy it at Macy’s
Newsflash! We’re in the 21st century. And while we may not have flying cars or a cure for the common cold, we’re certainly making progress in how our shopping and style lives are becoming increasingly high-tech. In honor of that, here are seven awesome fashion, style, and shopping apps that you should download on your phone (most of them are free!).
Stylebook ($3.99): Remember Cher Horowitz’s enviable virtual wardrobe in Clueless? Well, all your ’90s dreams can come true because this app is kind of like that. Snap photos of your clothes, create and save looks. Plus, take advantage of the slew of cool features that Cher would have killed for, like the ability to collect style stats (i.e. most and least worn items) and inspiration, in an easy-to-use interface.
The Outnet StyleCred (Free): The online designer discount retailer’s app lets you shop its site (no surprise there), but the real kicker is in the styling fun. It’s totally addicting, but you can create looks and share them with friends on Facebook or Twitter. If one of your buddies likes a piece and buys it, you’ll snag a $30 credit.
BeSpeak (Free): Most fashion and style iPhone apps are geared primarily towards the ladies, but this one allows men to input info about their height, hair, eye color, skin tone, and build and receive advice on how to look stylish in business formal wear. Maybe you don’t need pocket square recommendations every day, but it sure is nice to have that information at your fingertips.
FashioNomad ($1.99): If you’re a global shopper, download this shopping app and use it the next time you’re in a new city. You have to pay $0.99 for each new locale–besides New York City, which comes with your purchase–but you’ll get some valuable information. The app lists the best in-city boutiques and brands, along with brief descriptions of the neighborhood, including the best places to take your obligatory coffee shopping break. It’s also GPS-enabled, complete with maps and directions to direct you on where you want to go.
The Find (Free): Perfect for bargain-hunters, this comparison shopping app reveals the best deals for products that you actually want. Scan a barcode, and you’ll get a listing of the local stores and websites that offer the item, along with any coupon codes or shipping deals. Plus, there are no annoying ads!
Pose (Free): This app melds together social shopping, style inspiration, and retail deals all in one. Snap and upload photos of your own outfits, learn about contests or snag specials from brands and retailers, and check out the merchandise that other community members have grabbed.
chicfeed (Free): For easy access to the best street style photographs, flip through fresh pics from sites like The Sartorialist and Face Hunter. Though you can’t scroll through multiple images at one time (a bummer), it’s still a quick way to gain fashion inspiration on the fly.