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DKNY Jeans Perks Up Its Color Palette For S/S 2012


DKNY Jeans shies away from its usual dark, urban brand of sexy for graphic punches of color that are destined to be worn at springtime picnics and summer days at the beach. This season, the label is big on cropped jeans in Easter egg hues like lavender, pale yellow, and sugary pink, in stark contrast to their normal black and gray palette. On the flip side, we’re also getting nautical vibes from their flare leg jeans, striped shirts, sweaters, and sailor-ready navy blues and bright whites. There’s a lot to a choose from, perfect for the street-savvy DKNY girl looking to branch out.

 

Images via Denimology

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Dec 22 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Relax in Loose-Fit Denim with Maestro by Replay Men’s S/S 2012


We love Replay for consistently offering a wide range of casual denim standbys: shirts, jackets, jeans, and more. Thankfully, their mid-range men’s line, Maestro, is no different. The Italian label’s spring/summer 2012 collection is filled with relaxed, slouchy jeans that pair perfectly with classic plaid shirts, faded graphic tees, and even light-wash denim shirts. Nothing’s too constricting or confining, which makes for the best for comfortable weekend wear!

 

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—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Nov 28 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Chinos & Selvedge Denim Ain’t No Laughing Matter In Replay’s Spring 2012 Men’s Lookbook


Though the model in Replay’s spring/summer 2012 men’s lookbook is pretty stoic, there’s nothing depressing about the Italian-made, premium denim seen here. Flipping through the outfits put together from the collection provide ample styling inspiration, despite the fact that there are only three fits of jean: regular, regular slim, and antifit. Why not wear a selvedge denim shirt with dark-rinse trousers? How about pairing white chinos with a white T-shirt, denim shirt, and a denim jacket? Or just revel in how comfy and lived-in these jeans look without veering into sloppy sweatpants territory. Win-win!

 

Images via Denimology

Brie Hiramine

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Posted Nov 09 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Summer Love: Wear Pastels With Denim


Blogger and fashionista Sietske L, shows off her love for simple denim and pastels, In a recent Lookbook entry that caught our eye. Sietske poses for the camera, in a soft canary yellow tank top by H&M and a off-white blazer paired with light washed denim shorts, both by the likes of Zara. We love the entire color scheme of the outfit—it really brightens up the day! The denim shorts give the outfit a casual feel while the blazer dresses it up a bit more. Sietske offsets the outfit with a chic arm cuff, neon nail polish, and simple oxfords. The lesson here? Sometimes less is more.

Images via Sietske L’s Profile on Lookbook.nu

Ashlee Mellowes

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Posted Jul 20 2011 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Get Beachy! Perfect Summer Denim Combo: Cut-Offs & Bikini Tops


Summer is the perfect time for sun kissed skin. Achieve that amazing glow by pairing cut offs with a bikini top and oversized shirt as a cover up. It’s a great, no hassle look for the beach or a causal lunch date. We personally love the  high waisted retro Levi’s denim shorts, paired with the floral bikini top, because it transcends a sense of innocence and care free attitude, which summer is known for. The white oversized shirt is a great way to cover up without concealing or revealing too much. Top it off with a great pair of shades ,and tousled hair and you’re set for a day of fun in the sun.

Images via lookbook

Ashlee Mellowes

 

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Posted Jun 03 2011 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

Products We Love: Nasty Gal Braided Chambray Pants


While doing a little internet shopping, we came across these awesome braided chambray pants, and to say the least it was love at first sight! Nasty Gal has taken the classic chambray pants and put a modern twist on it, by adding a bit of bohemian flair with a braided waistband. We love the cuffed hem,which gives the pants a comfortable, relaxed fit. The model’s bright yellow bag adds a nice pop of color, a necessity for our spring and summer wardrobe. And the best part of it all… they’re on sale for $40.00. A must have item we are all pulling out our credit cards to purchase.

 

Images via Nasty Gal

Ashlee Mellowes

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Posted May 25 2011 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

7 For All Mankind NYC Soho Shopping Event.


Denim heads came out to party at 7 For All Mankind’s soho NYC shopping event. Cocktails were served as the DJ played the latest hits while customers and inquiring  fashionista’s alike, mingled over talk about the latest denim spring/summer trends.  Definitely a buzz worthy event noteworthy of mentioning. Check out the photos!

Images via Gabriela Herman.

Ashlee Mellowes

 

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Posted May 11 2011 in Denim News » Events

American Apparel Denim Carry-All Bag


Going away for a weekend? Travel in “Denimized” style with  American Apparel’s large denim duffle bag. The latest edition to AA’s accessory collection, features a large weekender constructed with double shoulder straps for a durability  and cognac leather accents that we oh so love. The light baby color, cleverly labeled, “martini blue” already has us in the mood for a cocktail and beach getaway.

Images via American Apparel.

Ashlee Mellowes

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Posted Apr 28 2011 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

An Exclusive Q&A with Raven Denim


Creative Director for Raven Denim, Yael Torbati, has an attention to detail, vintage inspired aesthetic, and an extensive knowledge of fit. That is exactly what yields for exciting new cuts and styles season after season. Fabrics are sourced from the best denim mills. Every garment is cut and sewn in Los Angeles. And the hand washes are processed locally too. Raven is a collection that offers a trend setting collection for both men and women. Read on for our exclusive interview:

 

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Raven: I’ve pretty much wanted to be a designer for as long as I can remember…I recently found some funny old sketches at my parents house (maybe I was around 8 years old) of some very well endowed ladies wearing swimsuits and evening gowns. Probably inspired by the Miss Universe pageant or something.

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?
Raven: There are so many denim brands out there, but I guess my immediate competition would be other denim lines that offer lots of fashion denim like Current/Elliot, MiH, Kasil. I like to think Raven looks different by offering up ideas that are not necessarily on everyones radar, meaning that I don’t read into fashion forecasting too intently because then you just end up looking like everybody else.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
Raven: Mainly procrastination! Then usually karaoke gets me going…

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
Raven: The Raven woman & man are both professional, creative, smart, fun, easygoing, and light hearted. They have a classic aesthetic when it comes to fashion and don’t like bells and whistles. They appreciate fine details and refined fits/washes.

DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next for?
Raven: For women, spring/summer 2011 is full of comfortable, relaxed silhouettes that are still totally flattering and sexy. So slouchy/sexy is a key look!  70′s silhouettes like high waisted wide leg jeans, and flares are also sprinkled throughout the line, and shorts are so important and have been expanded on in a big way.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
Raven: Honestly, I haven’t really thought about that…Liberace?

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
Raven: Some of my favorites in the arena of slouchy/sexy are the Willow in Dusk, Poppy in Antique, Vivee in Pebble, Jemma in Spruce, & Rowan in Marvel. I would wear the Poppy in Antique with a white vintage victorian era sleeveless top and wooden high heel sandals. My favorite high waist is the Orly in Poolside which I would wear with the thinnest t-shirt I have tucked in & platforms to show off the extra long leg a high waist  jean creates. I’ll be wearing short all summer long like the Gilda in Chambray, Alix in Marvel, and the Vivian in checkers which I would wear with a black silk top & Bensimon sneakers.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
Raven: I’m not a big fan of the long denim skirt especially the one that is supposed to look like you converted jeans into a long skirt. It seems that no matter what your body type is, it kind of just makes you look like a blob with no butt. Not the best look.

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?
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aven: I always check out street style blogs- they do serve up inspiration as well as entertainment.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
Raven: I have no clue- way too many to count. I know, it’s a rough life!

DT: Raven- what does it stand for? And why did you choose that as the name of your brand?
Raven: I’m not the founding designer of the brand so I can’t say I know the answer to that. Perhaps there is some bird lovin’ behind the name.

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your denim?
Raven: Tie for Megan Fox and Halle Berry

 

Check out Raven Denim’s most recent lookbooks for men & women below.

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Women’s

 

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Apr 26 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

Dries Van Noten:Tough, Elegant, Easy Modish Menswear


What do you get when you cross 80s Brooklyn with Brussels? A Dries Van Noten collection with a  lesson in tough, elegant, and easy mod dressing for men. Dies Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2011 mostly neutral looks were revved up with paint splattered tops as well as ”snow-washed” denim—a must-have for the Spring/Summer season. Classic check patterns in form of trousers and blazers give the collection a more grown up touch. Dries signature cozy knits are given a rougher appeal with a  few splatters which makes for standout looks.

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Precise tailoring, peak shoulders, slub,  along with classic topcoats make for the perfect mod influences. Combat style boots give the over all look a definite edge. Though lacking a bit of the romance that has come to be part of the Dries signature, the over all aesthetic of the collection makes for a perfect combination of elegance and oomph. Ideal for the guy who wants a bit of both worlds!

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— Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Nov 04 2010 in Denim Fashion
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