Denim cut-off shorts are a girl’s ultimate secret (or not-so-secret) weapon when it comes to summertime sex appeal, and no one demonstrates that better than Candice Swanepoel. The latest Vogue Spain features a spread of the Victoria’s Secret model in dangerously short destroyed denim cut-offs, showing them off with all kinds of come-hither. We dare you not to stare.
Dazed & Confused March 2013 features model Kasia Struss wearing denim-as-couture in the form of backwards-jean denim dresses, oversized jackets, and floor length gowns. Shot by photographer Josh Olins, the shoot features styling by Robbie Spencer, who put together more creative takes on your basic jeans and workshirt than you probably imagined possible. Check out the full editorial below.
Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes plays a castaway in a editorial spread for the January 2013 issue of Vogue UK. Wearing pretty much nothing but a pair of white denim cutoffs, she makes us wish were basking in the sun on some tropical island. The editorial features Doutzen hanging out in sexy bikinis, gold foil pants and shorts, and just hanging out topless in general. Her sun-tanned and slim body offsets the white jeans and complements the white jewelry. Are you inspired? Spring is coming soon. Book your flights to a tropical destination. Pack your vacation jeans. Want to get her look? We have some ideas for your getaway bag.
Miranda Kerr reminds us that sex sells, and it sells denim, even when she’s not wearing any pants! The Victoria’s Secret model wore Bluemarine denim in a Vogue Italia spread, sporting bleach blonde hair with blunt bangs and never too many articles of clothing at once. In one shot she appears topless in a vest, while in another, she goes bottomless. The thing is, she’s selling women’s jeans. Does this make you want to shop, ladies? Let us know on facebook or sound off on twitter.
Italian magazine TOH! takes us inside the hotel room of a young party boy, styled in a mix of high-and-low denim brands for their latest editorial, “Blue Jeans Baby.” The international mix of established American labels (Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren and Wrangler) is paired with international labels (Frankie Morello, Love Moschino, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania by Lee and Uniqlo). Its rebellious devil-may-care message seems to send the simple message that it’s not about the label. It’s about the denim. By the way, TOH! (which translates from togliere, meaning to remove or to take away) begs the question: what are you taking away from this editorial?
Model: Josh Tuckley at Whynot Models. Photography by Simon. Styling by Alex Vaccani.
Ombre dyed-hair is the latest marker of cool girl nonchalance, which Sally Jonsson nails in this new Tobias Lundkvist editorial for Rodeo magazine, partnered with graphic, paint-splatter prints. Despite minimal accessorizing, everything’s still visually interesting with paint strewn in varying degrees all over black jeans, ripped jeans, shorts, shirts, and even shoes. It’s a nice change of pace to see something in an editorial that you may not be able to afford, but always have the option to DIY. Grab paint, grab jeans, and go to town!
There’s no way around it: Karlie Kloss is très adorable and we just can’t get enough, especially when she’s rocking denim. The seasoned model stars in the January 2012 Free People catalog, and we’re absolutely obsessed with the outfits she’s wearing whilst roaming the streets of New York City with pretzel, hot dog, and MetroCard in tow. Why? It’s a simple equation. Denim vests, chambray pinafore dresses, polished dark-wash shorts, and a gorgeous model, awash in the glow of one of the greatest cities in the world–what’s not to love?
We love editorials that don’t appear too forced (though the occasional awkward, stiff model in a ballgown is fun, we’re sorta free-spirited here at DT). This denim-clad ed in Oyster Magazine hits the nail on the head, featuring Ashley Smith chain smoking and having fun on a summer road trip, shot by Jason Lee Parry. Her gap-toothed grin and excessive jewelry are a refreshing departure from, say, editorials like this, which are denim-rich but lacking a certain genuine joviality that we associate with wearing our favorite fabric. Ashley rocks a variety of denim trends, from printed colored jeans to patchwork mom-jeans and a perfect worn-in, dirty denim workshirt. Take a mini mental vacation today and check out the images below.
Who says that denim can’t be the starting point for rad art? Attitude had the great idea of distributing ten classic denim jackets to ten different artists–from graffiti artist Mr. Shiz to multimedia artist Danny Sangra–and then photographing the results. The aptly-named “Ten Jackets by Ten Artists” editorial in the magazine’s January 2012 issue shows us jackets that are so not the norm; they’ve been spray-painted, dyed, studded, and reworked in nearly every manner possible. Check out all of the funky fresh looks below!
Erin Wasson is rocking one of our favorite year-round wardrobe staples in the new Zadig & Voltaire spring 2012 campaign shoot: white denim cut-off shorts. She also wears a pair of coated metallic jeans. She’s styled in sheer button-down tops, slinky metallic knits, and basic tanks for a look that’s casual-bohemian and totally luxe. Watch the making-of video below.