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It Jeans: Helmut Lang Acid Trip Spider Web Skinny Jeans For Pre-Fall 2012

What happens when you expose spiders to LSD, Marijuana and pure caffeine?  You get the most amazing abstract web patterns—the inspiration behind the Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2012 Collection.  If you’ve ever been unsure about rocking a pair of printed jeans, then the spider web art on jeans might change your mind.  After studying photographs of these webs, husband and wife design team Nicole and Michael Colovos injected the web patterns throughout this collection.  You’ll find the intoxicated web creations printed or as burnouts on the jeans.  Could these be the new It Jeans?  Helmut Lang clothing remains both hard with razor cut angles and soft with fluid draping; while, its range of skinny jeans and cropped, baggy drop-crotch pants, serve as the constant.

Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2012: Acid-trip spider web jeans.

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—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Dec 22 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

8 Jean Jackets We Love For Fall

Halloween is approaching, the leaves are changing, and let’s face it, it’s getting cold out! In case you didn’t know, jean jackets are the ultimate essential item for this season for both women and men. They are lightweight enough to not have you traveling in a sweat and are such an easy piece to layer with. Why we really love them though is because no matter what kind of look you personally like to go for, denim is the one thing that always remains stylish and functional! Check out some of our favorites below!


1. Balman Safety-Pin Detail Denim Jacket ($1,650) – buy it at The Outnet.

2. Wrangler Vintage Africa Kuba Cloth Jacket ($298) – buy it at Free People.

3. Helmut-Lang Asymmetrical Stretch-Denim Jacket  ($232.50) – buy it at The Outnet.

4. Prps Denim Jacket ($295) – buy it at The Outnet.


5. Washborn Dude Ranch Denim Jacket ($88) – buy it at Nasty Gal.

6. G-Star Raw Dazzle Organic Parka  ($300) – buy it at G-Star Raw.

7. GUESS Denim Trench ($120) – buy it at Guess.

8. GUESS Abigail V Neck Long Sleeve Pocket Denim Blazer($118) – buy it at Macy’s.


Elyssa Linden

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Posted Oct 21 2011 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Three Ways To Rock Denim Shorts Before Summer Ends

We’ll be honest, we wear denim cut-off’s all year round. With a cute pair of tights and some fresh kicks, you have no excuse to push your jean shorts into a “summer” box and stuff them under your bed. But it’s true that there’s a certain magic that comes with the season of Daisy Duke‘s, and while there are still a few humid, sunny days left in the August-to-September transition, it’s a good idea to get the most out of them. We’ve put together three outfits we adore for some summer denim inspiration. Go forth, and wear denim shorts!

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Check out these three denim-shorts-loving looks below…

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Look 1: Bohemian Babe

1. Zadig & Voltaire Cream Drama racer tank ($105) – buy it at My Wardrobe.

2. Willow under-wired corset ($495) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

3. Siwy Alexa cut-off shorts ($195) – buy them at American Rag.

4. Kate Spade ‘Cut To The Chase’ bib necklace ($148) – buy it at Kate Spade.

5. Mia Limited Edition Spartan Sandal ($119.95) – buy them at DSW.


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Look 2: Cafe Crawler

1. Helmut Lang cotton-blend chambray shorts ($110 on sale) – buy them at The Outnet.

2. Karen Walker Eyewear ‘Patsy’ sunglasses ($180) – buy them at La Garconne.

3. Coral pearl embellished crop top ($69) – buy it at Miss Selfridge.

4. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Mariel’ wedge sandal ($110) – buy them at Nordstrom.

5. CC Skye ‘Natalie’ bracelet in neon pink & yellow ($105) – buy it at Stefani Bags.


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Look 3: Festival-Chic

1. Sam & Lavi pink ‘Kelsie’ tank ($55) – buy it at Les Pomettes.

2. Ksubi ‘Alberceque’ cut-off shorts ($169) – buy them at American Rag.

3. G by GUESS ‘Bloom’ lace bandeau top ($13) – buy it at Guess.

4. Gold cross double ring ($11) – buy it at Dorothy Perkins.

5. Diesel ‘Exposure’ High-top denim sneakers ($140) – buy them at Ssense.


—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Aug 30 2011 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Denim We Love: Helmut Lang Denim & Leather

You probably noticed we’re on a denim x leather kick lately—well, we’re taking a minute today to salute a highly coveted version of the classic denim jacket by Helmut Lang. The sleeves and funnel-necked collar are fabricated with a comfortable, soft leather while the body of the jacket is constructed with slightly worn indigo indigo denim with diagonal seaming and  plenty of pockets. In a word, fierce.


Helmut Lang Leather and denim jacket ($690) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

—Denim Therapy Staff

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Posted Mar 04 2011 in Denim Buys » Reviews: Product

Add Contour: Paneled Denim

Sick of consistent surface denim and a lack of zig-zagging contours? Never fear—paneled and and patchwork denim is rampant! Featured as one of Refinery29’s recent top Fall denim trends, you won’t have to walk (or click) far to find a pair that you love.

The trend seemingly snowballed via recent deliveries of panel-crazy cocktail dresses, worn tight as seran wrap to accentuate the torso as much as possible. Antonio Berardi and Versace are too obvious culprits–and more recently designers like Jen Kao have joined the geometric seams game. In jeans, the star players are designers like Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs, and Acne. Check out a few of our favorites below:


1. Helmut Lang Denim Smoke Wash Grey Combo Jeans ($230) – buy it at Shopbop.

2. TOPSHOP Chain Seamed Skinny Jeans in Grey ($100) – buy it at TOPSHOP.

3. Acne Black Paneled Skinny Jean ($313) – buy it at My Wardrobe.

4. SUPERFINE Leather SWIRL Jeans ($460) – buy it at Ssense.

5. Selected Femme Paneled Denim Skinny Jeans ($118) – buy it at ASOS.

6. Woodford & Co Denim Jodhpurs ($278) – buy it at Shopbop.

The trend expands to jackets, especially in patchwork (check out the Opening Ceremony jacket we featured the other day), and will likely spread steadily to other fits and fibers.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 25 2010 in Denim Fashion

Mother’s Day is 3 Days Away! Mama Needs a New Pair of Jeans!

Mother’s Day is only 3 days away!  Scrambling to find a great gift for your mother, wife, baby-mama or just for your own wish list? Why not a pair of great jeans.  Yes, there’s always the safe bet of flowers or candy, but just like diamonds (always the preferred gift, of course), denim jeans are forever AND like mama, only gets better with age…uh hum, at least what you should be saying to her.


This hot mama is up on the latest trends, young at heart, and loves to show off her slammin’ figure that gives the 20-something gals a run for their money!

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J Brand “901” Denim Legging, $156.00

Your everyday ultra comfortable and so sexy denim legging.


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Current/Elliott Moto Skinny in Night, original price: $238.00, sale price: $143.00

Rev things up with these sexy moto skinny jeans.


Helmut Lang Denim Chambray Pleat Pants

Helmut Lang Denim Chambray Pleat Pants $241.00

Still a hot trend for this spring/summer is the cropped harem pants.   In faded indigo chambray denim, a great alternative to the slouchy boyfriend jean.



This mama is constantly on the move.  With soccer, ballet, playdates or the PTA, she’s on a budget and looks for comfort that hides all the post baby bulges (and late night snacks) without giving up too much style.

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Miraclebody “Miracle” Jeans, $110.00

Slip into flattering style in a miracle minute. With twice the spandex as the average jean, plus exclusive Miratex fiber to slim the thigh, Miraclebody Jeans lift the rear and control the tummy for a beautiful and comfortable fit. Recommend ordering one size down.


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PZI “Lilly” Boot-cut Jeans, $79.00

PZI’s “Lilly” boot-cut jeans with mid-rise has just enough stretch to flatter any full figure.


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DKNY “Soho” Plus Size Jeans, $48.00

DKNY  “Soho” jeans are basic boot cut jeans with a touch of stretch for the perfect fit.



What do you get the mom that has everything?  Always chic, impeccably put together and cosmopolitan.

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Yves Saint Laurent Mid-rise kick-flare jeans, $350.00

Yves Saint Laurent’s white mid-rise jeans are a timeless addition to your denim collection. With a flattering flared cut and extra-long leg, these sleek separates will form the basis of your warm-weather wardrobe.


Acne:Lanvin Melody dress

Acne + Lanvin Melody Denim Dress, on sale for $255

Inspired by an old picture of Brigitte Bardot wearing nothing but a towel, this was one of the key pieces of the 2009 spring/summer collection.  A timeless piece on sale now!


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted May 06 2010 in Uncategorized

Clutch Clutch Baby!

A respectable gal should not go out with a pair of denim’s alone.  Complete the look with the fashion accessory of the season, the clutch bag.

Let’s start off with a fabulous denim piece:

Helmut Lang Leather:Denim Jascket

Helmut Lang Denim and Suede Jacket, $780 @ Gilt  – RIGHT NOW!

A stretch denim motorcycle jacket with contrast suede panels, contrast stretch jersey panels at under arm, functional zipper closure at sleeve cuff, extended front hemline, from zipper pockets. Hidden front asymmetric two zipper closure, fully line.

*Exclusive Helmut Lang tank with first purchase (see third image on Gilt page) *$50 Gilt credit when you spend $250 in this sale. Please note, this credit expires in 90 days.

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Mirror Mirror…


Rafe New York Vanessa Mirror Minaudiere, $550.00

(as seen in April 2010 Cosmopolitan issue)

When I opened a package that arrived yesterday, I was overcome with joy!  It was like a beam of light shining from within the box, my Rafe New York Vanessa Mirror Minaudiere is a piece of art. For maximum, high-voltage wear, showcase this pyramid mirrored minaudiere (a clutch with a chain shoulder strap) with a minimalist outfit free of clutter.  A chic black dress, the Helmet Lang jacket and mile high heels.

Contact Rafe New York for a stocklist.

Shell Shocked…

Celestina Rainbow paua Shell Bag

Celestina Rainbow Paua Shell box Clutch, $1555.00

Celestina’s rainbow paua shell box clutch with amethyst clasps is an exotic evening adornment. Ride the waves and glide into the room with all eyes on you and your fabulous bag.

Shop Celestina @

Loud and Clear…

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Alexander Wang Darla Pyramid Clutch – Clear PVC, $420.00

Darla Pyramid Clear Clutch is exclusively online @ Alexander Wang

Small pyramid shaped clutch – PVC and leather combo. Back seam detailing with a single zip compartment, 13 rows of black finish on bass base rivets.  A very modern clutch for the fashion forward girl.

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Come on Baby Light My Fire…

For his Fall 2010 accessories collection, the Elsa Double Frame Clutch with the flame motif sizzles. Contact the store for price and availability.

Shop Alexander Wang

Bird of Paradise…

Miu Miu Bird Suede and Python Clutch

Miu Miu Bird Suede and Python Clutch, $1,495.00

Not just a fly by fancy, this Miu Miu black and pink, python and suede bird motif clutch is the perfect bag to add  a little playful whimsy to any outfit.

Shop Miu Miu @

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Apr 13 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Deals: Designer Jeans at Saks

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Places to shop denim keeps popping up, and sometimes, in unexpected places.  Not that Saks Fifth Avenue is such a surprising place, but it is certainly a great place to pick out some unexpectedly fine jeans by unexpected or even forgotten designers, sale now in progress.   Yes, you’ll find the usuals: 7 for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity,  Current/Elliott, Earnest Sewn, Rock & Republic, True Religion, et al.  But what about Burberry Brit, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, or even Red Valentino?  I say, if you’re going to own a piece of high fashion, then let your first be a comfy piece of denim jeans that you can wear to death (and show off)!

Via Luxe Club One:

Luxe Club One Denim Sale - True Religion, Rag & Bone, Rock & Republic, Just Cavalli, Hudson, J Brand







Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted Dec 13 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires: Helmut Lang Spring 2010

Helmut Lang SS2010 brings you gorgeously draped and multi-zippered motorcycle jackets, layering of denim leggings under body hugging denim skirts that work seamlessly well together. Don’t write off those harem pants just yet as they are here to stay for SS2010 in many designer collections.  Great for me as I am a whole-hearted fan!

Hat’s off to the power couple who are behind this collection, Michael and Nicole Colovos (co-founders of Habitual).  Team Colovos continue to capture the clean lines and true minimalist spirit of what Helmut Lang is all about.

–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Oct 28 2009 in Denim News » Reviews: Brand

Denim Desires: Monday Manifesto!

Monday Monday, so good to me…if only I could wake up to a cup of hot coffee and a brand new Chanel Coco Cocoon quilted Bowler bag sent to me for free.  Oh, how nice that would be!

Well, my motto has always been “champagne wishes and caviar dreams”, nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.  So, come-come my friends, take a look at a few denim related items that I adore that may tickle your fancy. 



Acne, “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions”, the fantastic Swedish denim company continues to create beautiful and contemporary collections season after season.  For their RTW SS2010 collection, featured are body-con jeans with futuristic metallic glam. Without a doubt, to be a bold statement and conversation piece. There are so many ways you can wear these jeans, but for a chic and well curated look, keeping things simple with neutral colors is the way to go. J’adore! 

Contact Acne for more information.

















Helmut Lang Skinny Leather Pants, $875.00


Super hot for this season are denim-inspired leather pants. Whether they are real leather or faux, the look is a mix of luxe and casual, downtown and uptown, in short, perfect in every way.

Buy Helmut Lang at Intermix










Alexander Wang Coco Duffel (Exclusive to shopbop), $850.00

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Buy Alexander Wang at shopbop





–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Oct 26 2009 in Denim News » Trend Alert
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