“Denim Is Our World”? Um, we can relate to that. The folks at GUESS have launched a site with that very name, for denim fans to receive exclusive shopping event invites, behind-the-scenes videos, new tools, and trendsetter profiles. Show off your jeans love by uploading a photo of your stylish self decked out in your fave pair of GUESS jeans or hashtagging it #GUESSJEANS. For the craftier denim aficionados among us, you can show off how you do denim by repurposing or remixing a pair. Upload a pic to Pinterest, tag it #GUESSwhatimade, and Erica Domesek from P.S. I Made This will pick her favorites. What’s not to love when denim’s (already) your world?
Tags: denim DIY, Guess, Guess jeans, ps i made this
Those of you who have fallen in love with the peplum trend and simply can’t get enough of this sophisticated, feminine silhouette is in for a treat: you can wear it with jeans. Absolutely! We recommend pairing a peplum top with a pair of skinny jeans and heels. This will give you that slim and curvy look that is so on trend right now. We think it has something to do with It Girl Victoria Beckham‘s trend-influencing style: peplum dresses and classy pencil skirts. We’ve pulled together some great pieces and a few jeans (of course) to help you get that look. Are you going to give it a go?
HOW TO WEAR PEPLUM: WEEKEND
Vero Moda Short Sleeve / Current/Elliott The Beatnik Cropped Jean / Madewell Flat Stack Platform
HOW TO WEAR PEPLUM: DAY
ASOS Peplum Top / MiH Jeans Oslo Mid-rise Skinny / Chloe Red Wedges
HOW TO WEAR PEPLUM: EVENING
Elizabeth & James Yumi Brocade Top / Burberry Brit Mid-rise Skinny / Jimmy Choo Tame Crystal Pumps
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: peplum, trend watch, Victoria Beckham, what to wear with jeans
Parisian brand Maison Kitsuné has been making footprints stateside recently with painfully chic jeans for men who want a perfect fit. They’re also delivering the go-to separates to style their jeans with classic silhouettes in rich wools, flannels and cashmere. Their denim, which appears in every collection, is made of a raw kuroki denim. Having launched their first stateside boutique at The NoMad Hotel this past April, founders Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are excited to present their most recent Fall/Winter collection. Check it out below.
See the FW’12 men’s lookbook below.
Visit Maison Kitsuné for more.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim for men, Denim Menswear, jeans for men, kuroki denim, Maison Kitsuné, parisian denim, raw denim, raw jeans
Cameron Diaz was spotted hiding her pretty face behind one hand (and a middle finger) as she left an LA studio in a cute pair of Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Shorts in Dayglow Pink. We’re all about cut-off shorts in candy colors! We’re huge fans of a similar style, which you can grab for less: try the Siwy Camilla cut-off shorts in pink, on sale now for less than $100.
Here’s a closer look.
Grab a pair of Siwy Camilla cut-off shorts in pink!
Tags: Cameron Diaz, colored denim, Current/Elliott, cut off shorts, pink shorts, siwy camilla, Siwy Denim, summer denim sale
Agave Denim released their men’s and women’s fall 2012 lookbooks, featuring their usual spectrum of rich colors in innovative fabrications. What sets this release apart is that it’s Agave’s 10th anniversary, for which the husband and wife design team drew inspiration from the 1960s and the Olympics in Squaw Valley, CA.
Some highlights in the men’s collection include the Nihilist slim fit, Harp and Maverick limited edition selvedge styles, and a new bootcut, aptly named Bootist. Fabrications include kaihara and kuroki denim, as well as non-denim luxury fabrics like “Wolf Canvas” (100% cotton italian yarndyed canvas with rinse finish) and “Mad Plaid” (100% Italian moleskin with rinse finish).
Some highlights from the women’s line include the Tomboy skinny boyfriend fit jean, the slouchy Peace Corps trouser, and the Sophia high-rise pencil skirt. Fabrics are overdyed in a fall color palette with hues like Picante, Hunter Green,Tapioca, Pewter, Otter, and Rose dawn. An innovative indigo denim that has the look of raw, but a more comfortable hand, has also been introduced.
Check out the Agave Denim website for more.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: agave denim, colored denim, fall 2012, flare leg jeans, mens denim, skinny jeans, womens denim
Smart Car has asked The Denim Guy (Johnny Pinto) to show the world his personal style by designing a car wrap pattern for their iconic vehicle that is quintessentially The Denim Guy! He is one of five bloggers chosen to design the patterns for this eco-friendly car line. Check out Johnny’s wrap, inspired by his own personal collection of denim, which exemplifies his love of all denim brands. ”I wanted to design something that represented not only TheDenimGuy, but the denim industry as a whole.” Johnny adds, “This competition is not just about The Denim Guy, but about the denim community. A win for The Denim Guy is a win for the premium denim market!” Denim Therapy wishes Johnny the best of luck!
VOTE and you can Win a MacBook Pro!
Voting ends: Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Contests, eco-friendly, recycled materials, SMART Car, The Denim Guy
Men’s lifestyle brand Analog Clothing focuses on introducing innovative approaches to style and function in skate, surf, and snowboard culture. Their signature Wheel Wash process has made waves in men’s denim as a treatment technique. We had a chance to ask the brand a few questions. Check them out, along with the latest lookbook, below.
Denim Therapy: Let’s start at the beginning: tell us the creation story of the brand and how it got off the ground.
Analog Clothing: We were part of Burton’s elite outerwear development “style lab” and evolved into a 4 season apparel brand from there.
DT: How do you differentiate yourself from other denim brands out there right now?
AC: Wheel Wash.
DT: Does your team have any pre-design rituals?
AC: Whiskey drinking.
DT: What are some of the stand-out fits/washes in the line right now?
AC: Anything Wheel Wash.
DT: Is your brand influenced by the massive popularity of style bloggers and street style?
AC: We’re influenced by the things we love to do and the athletes we support.
DT: Tell us a bit about your ideal target customer.
AC: 20 something individual with creative sophistication, who appreciates art, music and cultural influences, over a fine glass of Jameson while having a whole lot of fun with pretty girls.
DT: What would your dream collaboration be?
AC: We’re doing it already. Jason Bleick / Wheel Wash, we collaborate with our end consumers.
DT: What’s next for Analog?
AC: Fall 2013. Top secret.
Check out Analog Clothing online for more.
Tags: analog clothing, analog denim, jeans for men, men's jeans, menswear
Jessica Alba pulled off a stunning look recently in a pair of Hudson LeeLoo Jeans and a floral-print blazer. The jeans were in bold contrast to her white knit top, and she accessorized with a simple silver necklace. A great example for a versatile look that can translate from work-to-dinner in a snap, you can easily imitate it with a pair of chic tuxedo jeans this fall.
See the full look below:
Get this look with a pair of tuxedo jeans asap!
Tags: colored denim, floral blazer, Hudson Jeans, Jessica Alba, tuxedo jeans