What do you get when you mix a perfectly toned bum, a gorgeous model, and a great pair of jeans? A great start to your Friday. On this lovely morning we’re dedicated to helping you kick off the upcoming weekend in the right way with Habitual new Spring/Summer 2011 look book. The denim line features clean and sexy jeans, cleverly designed with the brand’s trademarked embossed surfer’s cross. The brand’s motto”We hope that our jeans will become your next unbreakable habit” is a clear representation of the next addicting denim habit we might not want to kick. Whether you prefer skinny or flared denim, all the pieces seem to be quite indulgent and figure flattering. A factor quite hard to resist, especially if you’ve got a bum like the model pictured here, and even if you don’t, this lookbook still has many of us saying: TGIF!
This morning we take a look at denim through the eyes of jean-lover Jerrica Navarro, an aspiring actress and fashion blogger born and raised in New York City. Jerrica says her playful, chic style reflects her down-to-earth personality and urban sensibility. We had her send some snaps of her favorite outfits, like the denim short jumpsuit, high-waisted skirt & jacket paired with a deep v-neck and leather belt, and classic white t-shirt & flare leg jeans combo. Check it out below.
“I have a love hate relationship with denim. It seems as though there are a million options to try but very few meet my needs (kinda like men). When I finally find that one fantastic pair of jeans I usually live in them, and pretty much suck the life out of them. Some of my favorites are from BDG, Forever 21, Abercrombie and Fitch, Club Monaco the Gap, Topshop, and some cool stuff I find while thrift shopping. I loath the word jeggings but love denim with extra stretch (I’m aways on the move, so I need it).”
See more of Jerrica’s looks at her blog, Fashionnostalgia.
Tags: '70s style jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, Classic denim look, Club Monaco, denim trends spring 2011, Forever21, high-waisted shorts, jeggings, Jerrica Navarro, Street Style, The Gap, Topshop
Model Katie Fogarty embodies a college girl’s preppy-chic, sans-hangover & frat house boyfriend in Elle Russia’s April 2011 issue. The ultra cool denim separates come direct from the likes of Isabel Marant, Tommy Hilfiger, and Paul & Joe. We love the red graffiti inspired denim paired with the navy blue oversized pullover (would we wear it? Yes.) and the chambray shirt donned with the lettermen jacket. The denim shorts, one styled with lace up oxford booties and tube socks, the other with a striped navy and white leather belt, with a two toned yellow and white shirt, gives shining new potential to the nerdy bookworm’s summer digs. Forgarty’s tousled side swept curls, pull together this preppy look, leaving us wondering whether we should crack a book or two this afternoon!
Images via Ru-Glamour.
— Ashlee Mellowes
Tags: Classic denim look, denim shorts, Elle Russia April 2011, Isabel Marant, Katie Fogarty, Paul & Joe, preppy fashion, Spring 2011, Tommy Hilfiger
From Milan to Paris its safe to say that the Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear collections that have been showing these last few weeks are anything but underwhelming. Every designer has taken a step in a different direction, which makes for great and innovative fashion especially when it comes to denim. Two things are certain, this is definitely a season of firsts and a season of change.
Muted and worn out denim in over-sized, billowy silhouettes pulled perfectly together with a daffy styling aesthetic that only Vivienne Westwood could pull off was the name of the game for the designers namesake collection–and one change that we love! With stand-alone denim separates ranging from denim jackets to jeans that can be integrated into any wardrobe, this usually overly-conceptual line has been the denim surprise of the season thus far. Dark red lipstick and finger wave hairdo are optional, of course!
Like we said in our last round up, AW 2011 is all about color and Dolce & Gabbana embraces this fully giving their collection some definite passion! Tapered, low-slung jeans in a variety of red and grey worn and acid washes created a slouchy silhouette that add an edge to the overall glam look of multi-color sequins blazers a la Bryan Ferry. Skinny leather suspenders and heavy duty boots finish off the look. As Style.com puts it, it’s definitely “…glam for a brash, butch new age.”
It’s no secret that most of our denim go-to brands are going through a major denim deficit–at least when it come to the actual use of the textile. After last seasons heavy use of bleached out denim goods, we were excited to see what Dries Van Noten would offer us next. However, we got hardly anything to subside our denim cravings. But no matter… instead many designers like Van Noten have opted get the classic denim look by way of other materials. Among the beautiful assortment of garments that appear to be denim (even to us at first glance) from shirts to coats, are a pair of actual denim motorcycle pants that unzip from waist to ankle. Though not exactly what we’re used, it’ll suffice.
For more images from these collections and more go here. Want to know more about the latest AW 2011 collections? Stay tuned for more of our coverage of Men’s Fashion Week!
Tags: Autumn Winter 2011, billowy silhouettes, bold color, Classic denim look, denim jackets, denim motorcycle pants, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Grunge/Glam, low-slung jeans, Men's Fashion Week, oversized denim, slouchy silhouette, tappered jeans, Vivienne Westwood, zipper detail