Do you have a pair of unsalvageable jeans lying around? Before you throw them away, check out Denim Therapy‘s jeans repair service first. Then, if those beloved old jeans are truly a lost cause, consider repurposing your jeans via this snazzy DIY craft: make your own denim bookmarks. Think of it as a page corner cozy. Or not. It’s your call. This tutorial shows you how to make heart-shaped denim bookmarks—a cool last-minute Valentine’s Day gift—to display your enduring love for your former jeans.
Recently, Denim Therapy asked Raven Denim Creative Director Yael Torbati about what she thought were some perfect denim fits this summer. “We are super into mid-rise and high waisted jeans…they hold that belly in, show off your waistline, and seam to just be universally flattering! We’ve all seen the pairing of high waists with crop tops but for a look that’s extra sleek and sophisticated, I suggest wearing it with a one-piece swimsuit or a unitard. This creates a sleek line, with no messy “untucking”. Also, many high waisted styles have really cute detailing at the waistline (since it’s often a focal point) so wearing a one piece is the best way to show it off.
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You can shop the Raven Denim Orly jeans (pictured above), and pair it with our suggestions below!
1. Topshop Dropped Armhole Cropped Top 2. Turquoise Bib Necklace 3. Duo Turquoise Cuff
4. Joie Elvia Lace Scoop Top 5. Hyun Tribal Bib 6. Tough Brass Circle Necklace
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: high rise jeans, high-waisted jeans, How to wear it, how-to, raven denim, summer fashion, summer style
When we first introduced Hudson Jeans‘ phosphorescent-striped LouLou jeans, we definitely pictured wearing the tuxedo striped cropped skinny jeans at nightclubs. But, we were pleasantly surprised to see all the different ways that fashion bloggers were able to incorporate these limited edition jeans into their every day wear à la street style (see below). Check out the different looks: from dressy to street casual. We even spotted a cleverly-styled version by one fella. What spin would you take on these trendy jeans?
1. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Ziggy 2. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Chopin 3. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Manson
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: cropped jeans, how to style it, How to wear it, how-to, Hudson Jeans, LouLou, Phosphorescent Invasion, phosphorescent jeans, racer stripe jeans, skinny jeans
CEO and Founder of Apartment Therapy, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan approaches the “myths” of freezing raw denim (and realizes it really works). He uses a pair of G-Star Raw black jeans, claiming that this is the most money he has ever spent on denim.
“When I first started freezing my jeans,” he comments, “I ran into a lot of resistance at home. Not only because they found it ridicilous but they also didn’t like that the freezer was full of pants.”
1. Everybody’s doing it.
2. It’s a quick process. Lay jeans flat, empty pockets, fold, stick in an air tight back, and put them in the freezer overnight.
3. Denim freezing folks should “be sensitive”. Freezing jeans takes up room.
4. Freezing jeans reduces the bacteria levels substantially. So, it seems to work.
Check out the step-by-step video to learn exactly how it’s done.
Tags: apartment therapy, freezing denim, freezing jeans, how-to, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, raw denim, Video
Our staff came across this post on some tips for denim care. The article focuses on the before, during and after, surrounding how to wash, spot-clean and dry your jeans. Also included is a tip on how to choose the right denim weight for durability.
What do you think of the soak method mentioned below? Do you have a concoction of your own?
— Kathy Ng Hassan
From Shine by Yahoo!:
5 Tricks for Longer Lasting Denim
If your jeans have been sitting in a drawer all summer long, they could probably use a wash…in November. Denims should only be thrown in the washing machine every six months, according to Carl Chiara, Director of Brand Concepts at Levi Strauss & Co, who shared his tricks for jeans care with The Wall Street Journal. The reasoning behind this isn’t laziness. In fact, Chiara’s cleaning methods are far more meticulous than a standard wash-and-fold routine.
Tags: cleaning jeans, how-to, washing jeans