We were personally interested in learning about Elvis’ relationship with denim and we were not disappointed. Remember Elvis’ denim jacket and drainpipe jeans he wore in Jailhouse Rock? Denim uniforms had roots in the penitentiary system due to its durability and the Jailhouse Rock outfit helped cement denim as the fabric of youthful rebellion. We learned from Goto that ironically, Elvis later avoided wearing denim on stage as he associated it with the poverty of his childhood and opted most often for suits or leather instead. With this in mind his intensifying penchant for luxe, outlandish designs throughout his career makes sense as he was ever-determined to upstage himself. Elvis would grace the stage in a Canadian tuxedo once more about two 20 years later- this time in a white denim Tiger suit. Elvis is arguably the first true celebrity- saturated in the media and marketed globally as a product. Goto’s thorough exploration of his relationship with American culture and his impact on fashion makes this book a fascinating must-read.
London Fashion Week is in full swing this week. The runways write a paper for me may be full of hot Spring/Summer 2016 styles, but the streets of London are full of chic coats and long pants for the cool autumn weather. Phil Oh, the photographer also known as Mr. Street Peeper, has catalogued some great looks. Here are our favorite denim ensembles spotted by the famous street style photographer across the pond.
–Emily B. McIntosh
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First there was Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim at the 2001 American Music Awards. The denim gown on Spears and denim tuxedo on Timberlake are forever ingrained on the impressionable minds of young millennials across the country. Then Katy Perry donned denim in an attempt to tug at the heart strings of her “90’s kids” fans with her date, Riff Raff, at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. In Perry’s famously kitschy fashion her gown was an obvious homage to the original worn by Spears.
Then Pharell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh wore matching double denim outfits last night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and the whole fashion world was entranced once again. This time, however, it appeared the couple updated the double denim look in an honest act of self expression. Pharell was decked out in a white tee, denim jacket and jeans in a matching shade. Lasichanh wore a denim button up shirt trendily buttoned all the way to the top underneath a distressed pair of overalls. Pharell is known for being true to his sense of self and once you remember that he has joined G-Star to create his own line of denim products made from recycled plastics, G-Star RAW for the the Oceans, the denim outfit seems perfectly appropriate.
Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
—Emily B. McIntosh
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We’re huge fans of unisex styling, as well as the come-and-go trend that always feels relevant, denim on denim. In this video by Refinery29, Hannah Hart of web series My Drunk Kitchen and Deryck Todd, creator of Bowie Ball break down how to style your double denim looks in ways that work for both the ladies and the gents, interchangeably. See it here.
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We’re always looking for ways to make our favorite style cues feel fresh, and we love when we stumble across a trend-setter who is doing exactl that. Style blogger Aimee of SwellMayde pairs her Levi’s Women’s 501 Jeans (grab a similar pair here) with a chambray button-down top and lace tank, creating a double denim look with a bit of elegance. In another look, she switches out the chambray for a super seasonal plaid shirt. See both looks below, and check out the original post for more images.
Images via SwellMayde.
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Once upon a time, the phrase double denim called to mind images of “Canadian tuxedos” and horrific family photos from the 90s featuring multiple generations wearing jean shirts and jeans. But then, a couple years ago, double denim became a thing. The chicest models-off-duty and fashion editors began sporting the look to fashion week, and then style bloggers ran wild with it. Fall is a denim-heavy season to be sure, so to gear up for it, we’re breaking down ways to make your double denim look expensive and stylish, with the help of this great outfit from Viva Luxury.
Images via Viva Luxury.
1. Mix washes. Pairing two medium wash denim pieces together? Bad. Mixing a medium-to-light wash chambray button down with acid wash jeans? Perfection.
2. Tote a chic bag. Head-to-toe denim with a fabric bag over your shoulder definitely looks casual-cool, but not “expensive”. Do yourself a favor and grab your vintage chanel clutch or other cute purse to keep the look high end.
3. Wear fresh kicks. Nothing says “I am effortlessly stylish and I make more money than you!” than a pair of fresh, clean kicks to punctuate your outfit. Bonus points for metallics.
Love this look? See more photos here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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New York Fashion Week is almost over, and aside from peeping the runways (which are crawling with gorgeous ensembles this season), we’ve had our eye on what people attending the shows are wearing. Street style is one of our favorite sources of inspiration as we prep our wardrobes for upcoming seasons. Here are some of our favorite looks from the past 7 days, courtesy of the NY Mag’s many fashion week galleries.
All images via NY Mag.
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From DL1961: DL1961 Premium Denim unveils its Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, which was shot against a denim backdrop by fashion photographer Sharif Hamza, and styled by Tom Van Dorpe. The campaign features models Tess Hellfeuer and Mathias Lauridsen, and highlights fresh, modern looks of head-to-toe denim. From dark, clean lines to sleek, buttoned-up styling, the campaign is a major departure from anything the brand has done before.
“This season we wanted to create a collection that represents the technological nature and sleekness of our denim,” said Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director. “We continue our mission to create ‘the perfect fitting jeans’ and are excited to unveil our Fall/Winter fit collection, which captures the premium, effortless yet signature style that DL1961 has become known for.”
See more at DL1961 (and while you’re over there, here’s a hint: their spring/summer collection is currently on sale).
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Katie Holmes, infamous for her good girl image, recently appeared on the cover of Glamour Magazine exposing some serious cleavage… but all we could focus on was her great denim-on-denim outfit. Also of note? An awesome quote from the interview inside, in which Katie lets everyone know what her favorite wardrobe staple is: “I’m always comfortable in jeans. I feel like I can really do anything when I’m in them,” she says in Glamour. Looks like we officially have something in common with this stellar celeb.
Image via Glamour
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Fashion Week has wound down on a global scale, and we’re kind of glad it has (refreshing Style.com every 5 minutes is exhausting). But we’re willing to backtrack to Paris Fashion Week for a moment to appreciate Kate Mara of House of Cards‘ chic denim-on-denim ensemble at the Louis Vuitton show. Reports The Cut:
“The actress kept her outfit casual and her palette monochrome, pairing her denim tank dress with a matching jean jacket and indigo clutch. She finished off the all-denim look with a pair of ubiquitous snakeskin heels — suggesting that she may not be quite the brazen risk-taker that her House of Cards character makes her out to be.”
Image via The Cut
What do you think of this starlet’s style? Speak up! @DenimTherapy
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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