If you like the look of white denim but full length skinnies in white are a bit too cute for your tastes, consider taking a scissor to those babies and making them a true statement of glamorous rebellion! As shown below, white destroyed denim can be worn with a band T-shirt and rolled sleeves for a hung-over-from-the-coolest-concert-ever aura, or you can add a pretty bohemian trapeze top to gear it in the free-spirited festival-direction. For shoes, anything from converse sneakers to a serious pair of platform heels will make it happen. Don’t forget—all you need are a pair of scissors and a mission.
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The aura of summer is glowing in this series of photos by photographer Antony Nobilo. His lovely subject, Elyse Taylor, wears outfits that almost completely incorporate some strong element of warm weather denim in contrasts to lacy tops and lots of bare skin. This is the work of stylist Sally Dixon, and we’re loving every minute. Row-boating, snaping photos, and prancing through tall grass in nothing but a jean jacket and undies, the carefree spirit and dream-like haze around Elyse shows just how whimsical denim can be. Check out more of Nobilo’s dreamy, sultry work at his photography site.
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—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Designer denim label Ksubi makes a sultry appearance in the newest issue of French Playboy, with pieces worn (though just barely worn) by Australian model Tiah Eckhardt. Her repose in the shredded styles calls to mind a mix of European cabaret and straight up ’90s grunge-era chic. It admittedly left us craving some potentially naughty looks in Bleached Baroque and White Rinse, two of Ksubi’s signature finishes. The issue has been dubbed the “black” issue, and features models of African American descent. Check out Play Boy France here. Obviously le NSFW.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Ha! Here in L.A., I’ve already seen girls wearing the denim cut-offs over the black stockings; albeit, the girl (pictured below) has the legs to make it work very well for her. Wasn’t this a 2007 trend? Funny how some things keep coming back, whether we like it or not. I’m not sure I would wear this look, but never say never!
It was picture-perfect weather in NYC this weekend as just about the entire local community found new excuses to be outside. And why not? With steady bitter downpours and a perma-gray sky, the weekend’s cotton candy clouds were almost a shock to the system. We’d say New Yorkers are handling the change pretty well, though. Cropped pants, mini-skirts, and ripped denim strolled, picnic’d, and cycled through every park or patch of grass the city has to offer. So, even if you notice more outfits than flowers blooming, it’s still a sign spring has definitely arrived.
– Kathy Ng Hassan
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