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Denim Trend: Oxblood Is The It Color Of The Season


Straight off the runways, oxblood is the It Color of the season for just about anything, and we’re already seeing it as a trendy hue in jeans.  Oxblood is a deep, rich red hue that looks both elegant and rocker.  Just don’t overdo it.  And, if you’re not quite ready for oxblood jeans, we’ve compiled a collection of clothing and statement pieces that will indulge your oxblood craving during the cooler months.

Oxblood Jeans

 
Rich & Skinny Legacy Jeans / AllSaints Ambie Brodie JeansOxblood Coated Skinny Jeans 

Oxblood Clothing

AllSaints Wasson Pullover / AllSaints Oxblood Biker Jacket / Washed V Tee by Boutique

 

Oxblood Footwear

Alexander Wang Leather Ankle Boots / Dune Balmoral Metal Toe CapJuicy Couture Rino Wrap Booties
 

Oxblood Handbags

McQ – Alexander McQueen Box Bag / Alexander Wang Lizard Embossed Bag / Metallic Snake Satchel

 

—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Oct 15 2012 in Denim Buys

Cool Blue: Our Favorite Denim To Wear Now


Across the deliciously broad spectrum of potential jean wear-ables available right now, a few pieces stand out as gems the denim-hungry shopper should pause to ponder. Some have just hit the shelves and some are recycled looks from spring (which, with the right styling, carry over seamlessly), but the common thread is evident: Intense style with a dash of playful intrigue. Mix and match our picks below with your filmy tees, cable knit sweaters, and brown leather boots for fall.

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1. Double-pocket denim collar shirts are the most happening item on the market right now, appearing in variations at every price point! This versatile top will work into any ensemble. Pixie Market Denim Top ($93) – buy it at Pixie Market.

2. It’s no secret that we love Siwy–their chic, incredible fit comes with a complimentary dose of street-smart sex appeal. Try these poly-elastic blend bottoms with a high-rise back. Siwy Jeans Rose Velour in Linger ($195) – buy it at REVOLVEclothing.

3. Princess seams add attractive contour to this denim pencil skirt, while an edgy wash and zip-front are good for class all day and the dance floor afterward. MY LOVELY JEAN Denim skirt ($168) – buy it at YOOX.

4. Here’s an adorable soft-pleated skirt that won’t be a major investment. The big roomy pockets and flouncy bow-tie in the front are too sweet to pass up. Life In Progress Denim Swing Skirt ($23) – buy it at Forever21.

5. This cut-out argyle top has plenty of negative space opportunity for layers with pop colors or lace blouses. Pieced Argyle Boatneck ($170) – buy it at Opening Ceremony.

6. Still a favorite on the scene, the boyfriend jean looks super-cute paired with heels, Keds, and lace-up wedges alike. Mix up boyish appeal with your lady charms! DEBI Boyfriend Jeans ($180) – buy it at DIESEL.

7.  Some of us may be window shopping on this one, but it’s no sin to be inspired by the higher end options out there! This gorgeous utilitarian denim jacket is a classic in essence, and you’ll look as fierce as an aviator without having to lift a finger.  Alexander McQueen Strong-shouldered denim jacket ($1,785) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

8. Art school darlings, Jackson Pollock fans, and any who wish to turn heads, there’s no better way to do it than a pair of high contrast jeans with an intense print like this. Proenza Schouler High Waist Painted Jeans ($550) – buy it at Opening Ceremony.

9. No sense stopping with basic woven silhouettes—this unexpectedly sexy denim brassiere is structured, stylish, and just one click away. We love the contrast black band around the hem, too. Dungaree Denim Bra ($44) – buy it at TOPSHOP.

Gents… stay tuned for the mens’ edition!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 19 2010 in Denim News » Trend Alert

Wear It Now: Cropped Jeans


Celebrity Style: Kate Moss
Celebrity Style: Kate Moss by LolaHaze featuring James Perse t shirts
Items in this set:
JAMES PERSE WOMEN NARROW SCOOP NECK TEE In White, $50
fredflare.com | grey boyfriend blazer, $40
Siwy Hannah Slim Cropped Jean in Rain Wash AS SEEN ON KATE MOSS, $165
Dries Van Noten Ankle Boots with Python Heel, 250 GBP
Botkier – Aiden Satchel (Carmel) – Bags and Luggage, $600


Cropped jeans have traditionally been the staple denim fixture for fair weather days, especially in the summer.  I mean, why would you wear cropped jeans when it’s probably snowing, raining or typhooning outside your window?  Is there such a thing as ankle frostbite?

As we experience the last weeks of winter, there’s no time like the present for breaking into your spring denim reserve to lay out your month’s worth of cropped looks.  Work your Ankle and Capri style jeans.  I don’t recommend Clamdiggers or Bermudas, as they’re just too short.

Alexander McQueen Cutout Leather ankle boots, available at Net-a-Porter.

Alexander McQueen Cutout Leather ankle boots, available at Net-a-Porter.



And this is why we wear platform booties and heels.  They are your new best accessory.  I love how your jeans look when they meet with your booties, above the ankles!

On the short side?  Wear your petite jeans or roll up your denim.  Rock the platforms.  The look balances out your legs and creates an elongated illusion.  Fashion can be functional, contrary to traditional belief.

7 FAM Gwenevere Crop Skinny Jeans, available at Shopbop.

7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Crop Skinny Jeans, available at Shopbop.

Rich & Skinny White Skinny Flood Crop Jeans, available at SmartBargains.

Rich & Skinny White Skinny Flood Crop Jeans, available at SmartBargains.

J BRAND Seven Eighths Low Rise Cropped Pencil Leg, available at Revolve Clothing.

J BRAND Seven Eighths Low Rise Cropped Pencil Leg, available at Revolve Clothing.





















The only dilemma you’ll find is whether you are showing off your cropped jeans look or your platform booties look.  Oh, but, do you really care?




– Kathy Ng Hassan






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Posted Mar 11 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Accessories: Click Those Shoes, Honey, We’re not in Kansas anymore!


Follow the yellow brick road, well, more like the snow slushed sidewalks if you’re in NYC, but nevertheless, girl, you still have to look FIERCE! Designers do denim and shoes never looked better!

Whether it’s high or low fashion, there’s something for every budget.

High-end Shoes:

Dolce&Gabbana leopard Print denim Pump

Dolce & Gabbana Denim Leopard Print Pumps, $595.00

Dolce & Gabbana @ Nordstroms


Alexander McQueen Shoe

Alexander McQueen Denim Blue Zipper Pump  $794.00

Alexander McQueen

YSL Tribute Denim Platform Sandal

YSL Tribute Denim Platform Sandal, $895.00

YSL @ Neiman Marcus

Valentino

Valentino ‘Petale’ Denim Ballerina Flat, $495.00

Valentino @ Neiman Marcus

Lanvin Cross-over denim sandal

Lanvin Cross-over denim sandal, $760.00

Lanvin @ net-a-porter


Low-end fashion shoes:

Forever21 Lindy Booty

Forever21 Lindy Denim Bootie, $24.80

Forever21

Ellie Tahari "Cahlia" Drier with Zipper Flower

Elie Tahari “Dahlia” Driver with Zipper Flower, $198.00

Elie Tahari @ Bloomingdales

GoJane Denim Slingback peep toe wedge

Go Jane Peep-toe Slingback Wedge Sandal, $16.60

Go Jane

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jan 11 2010 in Denim News » Trend Alert

Oki-ni Sale: Up to 65% off – Margiela, McQueen, and much much more!


Gentleman, one-stop shopping at oki-ni to kick start 2010 with some dazzling designer pieces to elevate your wardrobe at more affordable prices.

Every man needs a little avant garde minimalism added to his repetoire to inject some mystery and artful panache to set him apart from the crowd.  Let’s start off with some denim jeans from vintage Levi’s to progressively hip paint-treated Martin Margiela’s to kick things up a notch!

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Levi’s Vintage 1954 501-Z, now $121.36, originally $241.11

Martin Margiela Regular Trousers, now $178.00, originally $354.39 – a trouser jean in a light indigo denim.

Martin Margiela Regular Painted Jeans, now $255.58, originally $509.74 – a white painted wax coating with the cracked effect.

Martin Margiela Cotton Jeans, now $145.64, originally $289.66 – maroon twill corduroy for a splash of color.

Alexander McQueen Button Fly 11 oz Stretch Jeans, now $199.04, originally $396.47 – slim cut washed black denim.

Levi's vintage 1954 501 ZMartin Margiela Regular TrousersMartin Margiela Reg Painted PantsMartin Margiela Cotton JeanAlexander McQueen Botton Fly Jean

Gorgeous jackets and coats are always a great investment:

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Alexander McQueen Mohair Peacoat with Shearling, now $684.51, originally $1367.41 – burgundy mohair mix double breast coat with an ultra soft shearling collar and shearling trimmed pockets.

Satyenkumar Panel Tailored Jacket, now $336.59, originally $671.56 – skinny cord single breast blazer in navy with a black centre stipre fron and back with black corduro collar.

Martin Margiela Replica Coat now $801.02, originally $1600.43 – amazing double breasted long length coat in a cream wool and alpaca mix. This is part of Margiela??™s esteemed Replica collection of new garments inspired by vintage pieces.

Nom De Guerre Woolen Blazer, now $356.01, originally $710.40 – slim cut single breasted jacket.

Alexander McQueen PeacoatSatyenkumar Panel Tailored JacketMargiela Replica CoatNom De Guerre Wollen Blazer

Fabulous footwear are a must to complete any outfit:

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Martin Margiela Ankle Boot now $417.50, originally $833.39 – simple tan ankle boot in a treated leather.

Martin Margiela Brushed effect shoe, now $315.55 originally $629.49 – soft simple shoe in treated grey calf leather.

Mr. Hare Wolfe Oxford Shoe, now $275.10, originally $538.58 – simple black oxfords, a must have staple for every man’s wardrobe.

Shop the sale at www.oki-ni.com

Martin Margiela Ankle BootMartin Margiela Brushed Effect ShoeMr. Hare Wolfe

–Nikki Cho Russo



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Posted Jan 07 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires: Alexander McQueen’s Wet-Look Denim


English designer, Alexander McQueen, is best known for his controversial and complex mixtures of patterns, colors and rebellious runway shows.  His denim pieces on the other hand are more restrained, but always with edgy silhouettes that can easily blend into your wardrobe to up the antee on any ensemble.  

Get the Wet-Look denim jacket and skinny jeans for a full denim outfit or wear them separately to dress up  or dress down key fall and winter pieces that will spice things up at the office or out on the town.

 

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Wet-look denim jacket, $1,485

Alexander McQueen redefines your working wardrobe with this zip embellished black denim jacket. 

 

alexander-mcqueen-wet-look-denimskinny-jeansWet-look skinny jeans, $895

Alexander McQueen’s black wet-look skinny jeans are a sleek alternative to leather trousers and form the basis of a seriously cool silhouette. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My LUST accessory by McQueen!

alexander-mcqueen-clutchAlexander McQueen Knuckle Duster clutch, $1,595

Alexander McQueen’s Swarovski crystal-embellished petrol knuckle duster clutch is dark and deliciously fabulous that will add instant punch to your evening outfit!

Buy Alexander McQueen at net-a-porter.com

 

 

 

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Oct 23 2009 in Uncategorized

Oki-Ni Sale up to 70% Off


A message from our friends at oki-ni for their blow-out sale on some fantastic brands:

 

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To clear room for some of the amazing autumn/winter pieces that are winging their way to us from all corners of the globe??¦we??™ve decided the time has come for our sale??™s final mark down.

We think there are still some genuine bargains to be had, and from some of our most loved brands too. In particular there are some pieces of timeless Alexander McQueen and Jil Sander tailoring, some fantastic Folk knitwear, iconic footwear from Adidas, Vans and Diadora and some essential casual wear from YMC and Haversack. All are classics in the making and all up to 70% off.

Get on it.

The oki-ni team

Go Shopping!

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jul 24 2009 in Uncategorized

Could a painter’s touch be the next denim Trend?


 

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2010

Alexander McQueen Resort 2010 (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

Alexander McQueen Resort 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander McQueen’s Resort 2010 collection for both mens and womens gets a Basquiat-esque painters touch for the denim that walked down his runway show.  Could this be the next hot trend for 2010?

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 30 2009 in Uncategorized

Man does not live by Jeans alone


Sure, jeans are a must have staple of any man’s wardrobe, but an outfit is never complete without a great blazer, shirt and accessories. With only three days left until Father’s Day, shop for some great gifts to polish off  dad’s Father’s Day look.

 

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Engineered Garment  Andover Jacket, $219 

Engineered Garment’s classic cotton three button blazer.  A versatile spring/summer blazer worn effortlessly with jeans, chinos or shorts.

Buy It!

 

 

 

 

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Alexander McQueen Gingham Placket Sport Shirt – Pink, $225.25

Brighten up his day and his look with this great fitted shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Urstadt Black Leather Belt with Covered Studs, $125

This great understated rock ‘n’ roll belt gives you a little edge without being flashy.

Buy It!

 

 

 

 

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Band of Outsiders Reconstructed Tassled Slip-on Shoes, $200  

Sperry Topsider redux for a sleek modern look that looks great with everything from jeans to dressy slacks.

Buy It!

 

 

 

 

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For a vast selection of affordable ties, ascots, pocket squares and even shirts, the Tie Bar is a one-stop shopping on-line store.  

Buy It!

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 18 2009 in Uncategorized
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