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.
Vangardist Magazine features the snood trend styled along with some cool denim looks in this short editorial. We ain’t gonna lie, we’re not exactly one hundred percent sure how to feel about these animal ear furry scarf-hat hybrids, but one is certain: they sure look warm and fuzzy (and we dig the Navajo print details!). Chances are we won’t be in a hurry to get our hands on one, but you can be sure that if we ever do we’ll sport it with something along the lines of these casual-cool denim looks!
Jeans are the epitome of model off-duty style, not only for their ease and capability to rough it through casting calls, but also because they are the perfect clean sartorial palette. New Australian magazine Stonefox captures that casual cool with this striking black-and-white editorial. Donning simple tees (or none at all), ripped and ragged cutoffs, denim jumpsuits, jean jackets, and more, Dempsey Stewart looks fresh-faced and subtly sexy–always a winning combination.
When it comes to the definition of glam, you can bet that bombshell waves, scarlet polish, and dramatic, gem-encrusted jewelry will be included in the description. Vogue Spain‘s December 2011 “Joyas” supplement has all that and more. Grounded in crisp chambray oxford tops and grainy, dark-wash denim shirts, Charlotte di Calypso avoids looking like she overdosed on decadence. We love the mix of denim with rich, high-waisted bottoms, all thrown under wool overcoats and topped off with structured handbags, tongue-in-cheek hats, and oodles of glittery baubles. It’s fun, flirty, and just the right amount of alluring.
If you’re some of the lucky readers who are getting their hands on the next issue of RUSSH Magazine, then know this: there will be more denim-centric editorials, and there will be more boobies hanging out while hot Australian models wear jeans. It’s just the facts. If you don’t believe us, then you can either wait for issue #43 to come out, or take a sneak peek here. It’s up to you. Featured: models Marte Mei van Haaster and Monika Sawicka are styled in deconstructed denim and slouchy Boyfriend jeans fits which are both street style and runway worthy.
Denim editorial by Amy Troost. See more via Models.com.
Hanneli Mustaparta is one of the new faces of the Rag & Bone DIY Project, and we are completely in love with what she has to show for it. The backstory of this project is that Rag & Bone gave models their jeans, a camera and nothing else–no makeup, no styling, just them and their jeans. You may be thinking, “Ok, what doesn’t look good on Hanneli?” which we don’t blame you for…but take a look at how she makes these jeans look so good and you see right away how easy these looks can be for you too. When you have skinny jeans like these that have such a great fit, you don’t need to overdo anything, but instead keep it super simple in a white sheer blouse or your favorite comfy tee. Get your own pair at the Rag & Bone Official Store and see just how quickly you can be part of a DIY project too (this time starring yourself of course).
Apparently, Australians love their denim, and RUSSH Magazine is out to prove it. How? Well, there’s certainly more than 10 ways to wear your denim (Canadian Tuxedo style or half-naked wise), but this editorial entitled “SERGE” (photographed by Dean Podmore) pays homage to Boyfriend jeans, drop-crotch jeans and double denim outfits in multiple variations for a breezy Australian summer. Featured brands include Citizens of Humanity, Dr Denim, General Pants, G-Star Raw, MINKPINK, One Teaspoon, Neuw, True Religion, and Wrangler. The editorial is fun, flirty and sexy—as if the girl is saying “nothing comes between me and my (insert favorite jean here).”