After a long, snowy winter of bundling up and layering-on, the most refreshing thing about impending spring is the transition from stuffy to easy-breezy. A simple but effective (and always chic) combo? Skinny jeans and a luxe-yet-simple top, like a silk-modal tank or a crisp cotton button-down. You take care of the top, but we’ll provide the jeans. Have a browse through our favorite 6 pairs of skinny jeans for spring.
Hitting the streets of New York or La tonight for Fashion’s Night Out tonight? It’s a notoriously crazy experience navigating foot traffic in and out of hyped-up events in crammed boutiques, tripping over celebrities, spinning prize wheels and who knows what else—but if you have the right map, it can be tons of fun. We’ve got you denim heads covered with 5 spots to shop for men’s and women’s jeans in LA and NY on FNO 2013.
Earnest Sewn’s Fashion’s Night Out Soiree
What: Celebrate FNO with Earnest Sewn. Special haircuts and manicures provided by Trumans, braids for women by Tyler Villa, liev music, and more.
Where: Meat Packing Strore. 821 Washington Street, New York
When: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Denim Habit’s Recharge Station
What: Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Denim Habit with DL1961, Stylelite and Ninteen Sixtyone, with a chance to get styled by Stylelite’s editor-in-chief Verena von Pfetten. Snacks, music, and great sales!
Where: 346 West 14th Street, New York
When: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
GUESS Fashion’s Night Out
What: An “I <3 NYC” themed evening of shopping, sipping, and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats, mini-makeovers, mini-manicures, and challenge your friends to foosball or ping pong! GUESS models will be showcasing the latest looks from the fall collection.
Where: Multiple locations! 575 5th Avenue and 537 Broadway in SoHo, plus the Marciano store, 514 Broadway.
When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Topshop FNO Party Feat. The Misshapes
What: The Misshapes take the stage from 6:30PM – 9:00PM amidst makeovers, raffles, and sales. Now is the perfect time to grab a pair of high waisted denim jeans for fall!
Where: 478 Broadway, New York
When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Opening Ceremony’s Noraebang Karaoke Party
What: OC puts a spin on things this year with a Korean Karaoke party, hosted by Solange Knowles, Miguel, Hyoni Kang, Ed Droste, and Carrie Imberman. Soundtrack by Kill the DJs, featuring MC by Karaoke Killed the Cat. Limited-edition prints with artwork from the book by Terry Richardson, Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Marc Hundley, and Andrew Kuo will be on display and available for purchase.
Where: OC at the The Ace Hotel, 1190-92 Broadway, New York
When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Kitson LA x Bleulab
What: Kitson is joining forces with Bleulab, Reversible Collection for Fashion’s Night Out! Sip on drinks from Tortilla Republic and jam to the tunes of DJ Jordan Jones.
Where: 115 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles
When: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
La Brea Block Party
What: Streets closed for block party featuring World Denim, American Rag, What Goes Around Comes Around & More! Food trucks, photo booths, cocktails, DJs and more.
Where: 181 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles
When: 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Urban Outfitters & Cheap Monday FNO Bash
What: Urban Outfitters and Cheap Monday team up for a dance-friendly FNO party featuring live music from YACHT, a DJ set by White Arrows, free beer, and denim give-aways.
Where: Space15Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles
When: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Paige Denim FNO Party
What: Paige Denim is celebrating FNO with style blogger Sincerely, Jules’ #UniquelyPaige window display at the Robertson Blvd boutique.
Where: 116 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles
When: Windows unveiled at 6:00PM.
Beverly Center’s FNO Fashion Show
What: The Beverly Center is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with a runway show, featuring styles by True Religion, Diesel, J. Lindeberg, and others. Celebrity appearances, on-site stylists, and shopping incentives are just some of the perks.
Where: 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
When: Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:00PM, followed by opening ceremony at 6:30PM. Fashion show begins at 7:00PM.
In New York? Stop by SoHo where our editor MC will be doing some DIY magic on limited edition FNO t-shirts from 6PM – 10PM! Visit her on the 4th floor. 504 Broadway, New York City.
Happy Fashion Week!
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As you may recall, Paige Denim has a new look and they’ve launched so many great styles for Spring 2012, including their trademark Paige Blue hue. Our writer Kathy, isn’t used to wearing a lot of bright colors, but her favorite color happens to be blue, so she gave the Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging in Paige Blue a shot. See her review of the style below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
They fit really well on me and surprisingly, for a denim legging, I loved that it sort of gives me a lift, if you know what I mean.
Where/when would you wear these?
They’re very comfortable and I see so many possibilities with them. You can wear them with a bright top for a daytime street style look, or you can go rocker with a black leather jacket and boots for an evening out in Hollywood. I’m excited to see more jeans styles made in Paige Blue!
How’s the fit?
I love the fact that the jeans didn’t choke my knees, and the inseam (at 30″) is perfect for flats or ankle boots. The jeans feel really soft and there’s just enough stretch for mobility; and, it recovers to keep everything in its place.
Love these jeans? Grab your pair of The Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging jean in Paige Blue ($179) at Paige online or similar colors at REVOLVE Clothing. Jeans courtesy of Paige.
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There is so much going on for Fashion’s Night Out today, so where do you start? We’ve taken the liberty of creating a denim shopping itinerary to streamline your day! Where are the denim hot spots to hit in New York and Los Angeles? And, where can you score free swag? Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Fashion’s Night Out shopping parties, and it’s a doozy. You’re welcome.
+ Saks Fifth Avenue & GQ Magazine’s ”Authentic Denim Event” (6 to 9 p.m.)
What: Denim Therapy will be covering all the denim comings and goings at Saks, featuring 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, Diesel, Doctrine Jeans, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Joe’s, Nudie and True Religion.
Why: Come shop for a cause (Nudie Jeans will host an exhibit, with proceeds of evening’s sales going to a charity) and hang with Denim Therapy, The Denim Guy and Denimology at the Blogger Station, sponsored by Doctrine Jeans! You might just get featured in our next denim fashion post!
Where: 9634 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 RSVP Required: email@example.com
+Guess (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: A carnival-themed shopping event including live DJ beats, refreshments and models showcasing the looks.
Why: Enjoy the beauty bar treatment from Dermalogica, mini makeovers by NYX Cosmetics, and sips by IZZE and Dirty Blonde Cocktails. Free premium totebag filled with goodies with purchase, plus get it customized by a local graffiti artist. *One per customer. While supplies last.
Where: 411 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
+ Paige Denim (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: Join Paige Denim as we celebrate the launch of our coated jean collection! Get a free manicure in fall’s hottest colors, shop new arrivals while sipping refreshments, and take a scoop of coated candy before you leave! Gift with purchase, while supplies last. Please call store location to make a manicure appoinment.
Where: 116 N.Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; (310) 360-9888
+ Madison Boutique (6 to 9 p.m.)
What: All three Madison Boutiques (there’s two in Malibu) will offer special treats and discounts for Fashion’s Night Out.
Why: Save 10% off on apparel and accessories, plus participate in a styling challenge for a chance to win a pair of Mother jeans.
Where: 8745 W. 3rd Street (at Robertson)
+ What Goes Around Comes Around (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: Join Neuw Denim, live DJ sets and basically a block party on La Brea.
Why: Live music, refreshing drinks, and a vintage key with purchase!
Where: 159 S. La Brea. (Between 1st and 2nd Streets)
+ Kill City Jeans (7 to 10 p.m.)
What: Kill City, the punk-inspired contemporary line, brings you a fashion mash-up with a trunk how, photoshoot, fitting, live editing and compiling of our Spring 12 Collection Lookbook. Be one of the first to preview our latest collection and “get captured” behind the scenes.
Why: See what goes into the making of our lookbook, and experience firsthand the fitting, editing, and all the ins and outs of a day in the life of Kill City. Meet the creative minds behind the brand including Kill City founder, Drew Bernstein. Come with plenty of cash an open mind – we may just put you to work!
Where: 7975 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles 90046
+NSF at Ron Herman (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: Free-flowing beer, an NSF tee giveaway, and the debut of its latest denim wash (exclusive to Ron Herman) mean you won’t have to twist your boyfriend’s arm to join in.
Why: Get snapped with your schwag by Smashbox Studios on your way out.
Where: 8100 Melrose Ave., at Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood (323) 651-4129
+Malibu Country Mart (6 to 10 p.m.)
What: The fashion show, which will start at 7:30 p.m., will feature Taylor’s picks for the best trends for fall, and will showcase looks from various retailers from the Malibu Country Mart, including Earnest Sewn, Madison, and more. Many of the designer and luxury retailers will have in-store events, promotions and sales to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. John Varvatos will have a complimentary vintage photo booth, where just-snapped photos can be instantly uploaded to social media sites. Encore will host an Isabella Fiore trunk show of new handbags. Juicy Couture will sample their signature fragrance Viva la Juicy and will offer 20% off all full-priced items. Madison will have a styling challenge for an opportunity to win a pair of MOTHER jeans, and Madison Gallery will host a sneak peak of Nancy Newberg & Irit Ehrlich Jewelry Collections with both designers.
Why: Earnest Sewn will offer 25% off each purchase. Also, with each purchase become eligible to win a $500 gift certificate. At John Varvatos, get snapped in your fashion finest via their complimentary photo booth. At Madison, participate in a styling challenge for a chance to win a pair of MOTHER jeans. Madison and Madison Gallery will also offer 10% off all purchases. New participants are being added daily. See below for a current list of all participating retailers.
New York City
+7 For All Mankind X Denim Therapy Events (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: Meet the Denim Therapy NYC gang at all three 7FAM locations, get denim styling tips and a free basic hem with purchase.
Why: Enjoy bubbly, DJ tunes and shop the latest jeans from 7 For All Mankind and get free basic denim hemming service with purchase.
7 For All Mankind Soho
349 West Broadway
7 For All Mankind Flat Iron
73 5th Avenue
7 For All Mankind Bleeker
347 Bleeker Street
+Madewell (6 to 9 p.m.)
What: All locations across the country will be hosting special in-store shopping events, but be sure to stop in the SoHo location to meet head designer Kin Ying Lee.
Why: Hang with our head designer Kin Ying Lee, get a denim-inspired manicure and then help yourself to sweet treats from Momofuku and Bisous Ciao Macarons. Plus, score a limited-edition denim tote with your purchase of $150 or more. *One per customer. While supplies last.
Where: 486 Broadway (at Broome St.)
+Guess (6 to 11 p.m.)
What: Shop and hang out, because GUESS Accessories Campaign Model, Kate Upton, will be at the GUESS Fifth Avenue Flagship for a Meet & Greet at 7 p.m.
Where: 575 Fifth Avenue.
+ Life:Curated (6 to 9 p.m.)
Why: The shop turns 1 and blows out music from local bloggers Left as Rain and specials on fall collections (Dusen Dusen, The Addison Story, Won Hundred) instead of candles. Capture the moment in a photobooth.
Where: 186 Grand St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves., Williamsburg (347-689-9143).
+Brooklyn Denim Co.
What: Shop and hang out for Jewelry Designer Nettie Kent, Classic Specs designer Richard Ruiz and First Standard designer Sergei Zolotariov! Special sneak performance from Shilpa Ray!
Where: 85 N. 3rd St. #101, Brooklyn. 718.782.2600
What: All of Paige Denim’s locations, including at the Venetian in Las Vegas are hosting Fashion’s Night Out events, including free manicures and refreshments at select locations.
Why: Paige is launching its new coated jeans collection, just in time for fall!
Where: All Paige locations. Check for details at Paige Denim online.
+J Brand (at various retailers)
What: Shop its limited-edition Coated Shocking Pink power stretch Super Skinny jean ($227), with 100% of the proceeds going toward the New York City AIDS Fund which assists community groups with advocacy efforts and programs that help fight the local HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Atrium, 644 Broadway, 212.473.3980
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave., 212.753.7300
Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave., 212.705.2000
Intermix, 98 Prince St., 212.206.1272
Jeffrey, 449 W. 14th St., 212.206.1272
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Ave., 212.753.4000
–Kathy Ng Hassan
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Paige Premium denim is one of those brands you get to know and love over time. The jeans make sense. The fit is awesome, the washes are always extremely attractive, and on top of that, the brand (founded by Paige Adams-Geller, a former fit model) prides itself on being one that does not exclude the non-size-zero’s from finding a stellar pair of jeans to look and feel great in. Read on to find out who Paige’s biggest competition is and what she thinks you should wear to Coachella!
Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Paige: Before I started Paige, I had spent many years working as a very successful fit model for the top denim brands in the US. I worked for all male designers in the premium denim market and felt there was a need for the female perspective in the industry. I had also been searching for my purpose in life and for my passion. Fashion is certainly a passion and my purpose is to help make others feel great about themselves.
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?
Paige: Other denim brands that I feel are my immediate competition are any brands in my field. I always try to stay on top of my game and strive to be the best. I actually compete mostly with myself. I feel as though Paige is a brand that is the perfect combination of cutting edge fashion and great fitting basics. I think that is our best feature and what makes us stand out along with our quality and fabrics.
DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
Paige: Yes I do…and every girl has her secret!
DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.Paige: I would say the target customer is a woman or man who is fashionable and cares about how he or she looks. He or she has some money to spend and aspires to own a great pair of jeans that will make him or her feel amazing. The ideal customer is a trend setter with class and sophistication.
DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next for next season?
Paige: I am really excited about the Bell Canyon Flare and the Jimmy Jimmy Boyfriend Shorts in Tiger Lily that are coming out in about a month or two. They are the perfect authentic denim wash to kick back in or go to an outdoor music event like Coachella. They are so comfortable they feel like I’ve had them for years. I am also slightly obsessed with the Silverlake Shorts in corduroy. The colors are amazing – Rust, Sierra and Naples Blue. I always love the Lou Lou Tulip Flare in White, they are a skinny that flares just before the ankle to make your legs look miles long.
DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future? Paige: My dream collaboration happened with shoe designer Terry De Haviland. They are coming out any day. We’re offering two adorable peep toe ankle booties in Crete Olive and Masai Gray and two slip on platforms in our famous camo print and our McKinley wash with studs. I am definitely addicted to shoes!
DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
Paige: The most popular styles in the collection are the Verdugo Jeggings and Skyline Skinnies. I love the Jeggings in every wash. I have been wearing my Dillon Jeggings in Baroque a lot lately. I tuck them into my high heeled Prada combat ankle booties that lace up and pair them with my Paige Victoria Blouse in Black and our Ridley Leather Jacket. My warm weather favorites are the Lou Lous in Vinyl or Scene paired with my Alaia platforms and a flowy blouse.
DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
Paige: My favorite trend is definitely skinnies. The Skyline Ankle Peg is perfect for this time of year because it can be worn with any shoe from flats, sandals, boots, ankle boots, platforms or wedges. You can wear them if you are tall as an ankle grazer or if you are petite as a full length.
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?
Paige: Street style influences me a great deal. I can see jeans and styles in stores but I want to know what people are really wearing and how they style themselves. I like to make sure that within the Paige line, you can find a jean that flatters and be able to style it your own way.
DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
Paige: Goodness, tons in my house and then more in my office! I don’t think I can even begin to count.
Images from Paige Denim’s Summer 2011 line, via Denim Debutante.
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