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Kardashians’ Latest OPI Nail Polish Endeavor Includes Denim-Inspired Hue

The infamous trio along with momager Kris are at it again and this time they aren’t quite aiming for our viewership, instead they’ve venture into a world unknown, they’ve turned to our nails. Yes that’s right Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have all gotten their nail technician license and plan to open up a salon near you… Okay, Okay, we’re just pulling your leg. In complete honesty, the audacious and ever thriving Kardashians have joined forces with Nicole by OPI (the avant garde of nail polish) to create some seriously kool lacquer for your nails. The lacquers themselves—a variety of pinks, reds, blues, and, of course, some sparkles— aren’t necessarily mind blowing but we do enjoy the quirky names such as “Khlo? Had A Little Lam-Lam” and Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi” (how very Kunning and Kreative of them!) We especially fell in love with denim inspired hue “Listen to your Momager” which is a clear indication of how much the trio respect  their Mom– ager. We think this line will be a successful business venture to add to their scroll of accomplishments and with so many K-adjectives how kan we not kare. Kardashian Kolors hits stores this December.

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Images via Refinery29

Ashlee Mellowes


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Posted Aug 11 2011 in Denim Buys » Denim News

An Exclusive Q&A with Charley 5.0 Jeans

The three fashion minds behind the denim brand Charley 5.0 are better known as Charley’s Angels these days. They have taken an American classic and turned it into a lifestyle brand, outside the scope of just wearing jeans. They design denim fashion for women in a way that makes wearing denim from morning to night even more plausible. Hear the story behind their vision in our exclusive Q&A below…

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. How did you know you wanted to be a designer?

Charley 5.0: I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to be a designer. The concept of this brand came about because there was a void in the market for fashionable denim.

DT: Are there other denim brands you consider your immediate competition? How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?
Charley 5.0: I don’t consider any specific brand our immediate competition.  We are different from your average denim brands, we’re more than just bottoms.  Our line is known for our sexy dresses, novelty jackets and tops.  I think that’s what makes us stand out in the sea of denim.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
Charley 5.0: I’m obsessed with vintage anything and the 70s! I go browsing for vintage clothing at several vintage stores here in NYC and I also look through old magazines and movies to get inspiration for the next coming season.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
Charley 5.0: Our customer is very fashion forward, knows exactly what she wants. She’s sophisticated yet sexy.

DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next for Fall?
Charley 5.0: For Fall 2011, the collection is definitely channeling that cool 1970’s rock & roll edge.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
Charley 5.0: There are so many talented designers that I love and admire, I wouldn’t know who to collaborate with. At the moment there are no plans of collaborating with anyone, but you never know. Keep your eyes and ears open.

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
Charley 5.0: Our most popular styles are our sexy stretch denim dresses and our parkas. They’re easy styles that can be dressed up and dressed down. A staple for every girls closet.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
Charley 5.0: Obviously I love the 70s, so I’m totally into the higher rise skinnies and wide legs. I’m also loving the cropped top trend.

DT: Street style and style blogs are huge in the industry right now as a source of inspiration, influencing the high end labels rather than vice versa. How much does street style influence your designing?
Charley 5.0: I’ve always been a huge fan of street style blogs as opposed to following celebrity style. I think seeing the way people on the streets style themselves is very inspiring.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
Charley 5.0: I own over 15 pairs of denim bottoms, a girl needs to have wash options.  I also own quite a few denim jackets, dresses and shirts!

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your denim?
Charley 5.0: Its great to see celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian wearing our line. But the real satisfaction comes from seeing your everyday girl wearing it.

—Jackie Racer

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Posted May 05 2011 in Denim News » Interviews
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