Archive | October, 2013

Three Days of BLACK BLACK BLACK Denim

25 Oct

Black denim is known for its versatility but that’s sometimes more of a curse than a blessing: we wear our go-to jeans so often that the black quickly begins to fade to a not-so-cool grey. Enter the new BLACK BLACK BLACK jeans, the first no-fade denim up to 40 washes…and that’s a lot of washes.

Thankfully, this means that we can now rock our dark ensembles day in and day out, from the office to the bar to Sunday afternoon on the couch. Here’s how we styled our BLACK BLACK BLACK denim for three days straight. Don’t worry, we washed the jeans.

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Casual Friday

Dark denim looks polished enough for the office and client lunches alike, especially when paired with a crisp button-down in a classic hue and a tailored leather blazer. Taupe oxfords are a welcome update to the expected black or brown; wear with no socks and cuff your denim for added style.

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A Night on the Town

Whether you have a date at the newest underground cocktail spot or are catching your favorite band at the local dive, black denim makes you an instant rock star. A basic tee and coated denim jacket creates an effortless look and black boots add some necessary edge.

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Lazy Sunday

Throw on a flannel to stay put on the sofa and catch the game. Or, better yet, layer it with a basic crewneck sweater and head to brunch with your lady. Black denim is laid back but always on-trend when paired with kicks that are a step up from your usual gym attire.  

Style In The Sky

18 Oct

ImageWe were so inspired by Aimee Song’s stylish airport ensemble that we started daydreaming of sartorial ensembles for jetting to our favorite winter destinations. Because everyone knows: it’s not where you go but how you get there…and it’s always best to travel in style.

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Snow Bunny

Park City, Utah is the ultimate in winter chic whether you’re hitting the slopes or mingling at Sundance film premieres. Staying comfy and warm on the plane is a must and details like leather sleeves and luxe velvet keep the look on-trend. Psst, borrowing your man’s flannel only adds to the slouchy yet cool factor. En route, we’ll be reapplying Fresh’s Sugar lip balm and keeping our skin soft with our favorite L’Occtaine lotion while watching last year’s Sundance hit, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring the always amazing Rooney Mara.

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Urban Escape

There is nothing like autumn in New York City, between the leaves in Central Park and the infamous hot chocolate at City Bakery to cozy drinks at the latest speakeasy. It’s best to jump into a yellow cab straight from the airport and head to your first destination, so our airplane look is always edgy chic. Coated denim paired with a rockstar-worthy moto jacket works just as well for a day of shopping in Soho as it does for a concert in Brooklyn, and a dramatic eye plus Bond No.9’s city-centric scents is a must. En route, we’ll be staying in-the-know about the latest happenings with New York Magazine and watching Woody Allen’s classic Manhattan for the hundredth time.

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Holiday in the Sun

Of course, the ideal escape is far, far away from the winter weather. We’re partial to Miami’s glamorous South Beach for a full-on luxury getaway that’s as fun as it is relaxing. Channel the city’s style with wild denim and sleek metallic that will take you from tropical cocktails at The Shore Club to a night on the town. En route, we’ll add a pop of color with a neon lip and curl up with the latest W to ensure we’re ahead of the trend. And don’t forget the sunscreen: cult favorite La Mer isn’t the least bit greasy.

Jacket of the Season: The Moto

11 Oct

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The leather moto jacket strikes a perfect balance between classic and edgy, plus it embodies a rebellious spirit that makes so much sense this season. Whether it’s the punk or polished trend you’re feeling, or just want to push style boundaries and channel your inner biker babe, a sleek moto style leather jacket is a fashion must this fall. Here’s how we’re wearing our favorite styles:

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A Fine Burgundy: Mixed Biker Jacket

Sexy and slightly unexpected, a burgundy colored leather jacket is the ultimate in edgy luxury. Try this silhouette with dark skinny jeans and a pair of ankle boots for a chic take on day to night style.

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Unzipped: Black Leather Moto Jacket

This hardware-laden jacket is the perfect mix of tough and sexy. Style this with a textural pair of 7 For All Mankind x Malhia Kent jeans for an undeniably Left Bank cool look.

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Quilted Cool: Denim and Leather Moto Jacket

The juxtaposition of a plush navy quilted fabric and tough as nails leather makes this jacket a great balance between classic cool and biker chic. Wear this with grey skinny jeans for a moody-hued look. 

EYE ON DESIGN: Jennifer Garcia

4 Oct

For our women’s denim designer, Jennifer Garcia, treasure hunting for sartorial gems and rich design ideas is second nature.  She continues to break artistic boundaries by soaking up inspiration through her global search for vintage goods and has amassed an enviable collection of high-end handbags, silk blouses, luggage, 90s fashion magazines and iconic punk records.

Here, Jennifer shares her latest creative stimulation in her own words:

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This is a selfie of me and my daughter at the Helmut Newton photo exhibit in L.A. She’s a photo major at college in New York City and we share a strong love of music and fashion. When I design, I definitely try and think of what she and her friends might want to wear.

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I still have all of my magazines from the early 90s. They’re organized by magazine title and date, and I hate it when they get creased. I reference them like a library. My goal is to someday have a fashion magazine library in my house.

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Kate Moss is my ultimate, absolute favorite model. In my extensive magazine archive, I have Kate Moss magazines that I keep categorized in their own separate area. She always exhibits the amazing possibilities of fashion.

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I am a huge collector of the things that inspire me. I particularly love collecting vintage clothing and objects. My grandmother was an antique dealer, so I became very familiar with beautiful vintage and antique objects at a very young age.

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I am really inspired by the style of musicians like Debbie Harry, The Clash and David Bowie. I love looking at old books with pictures of what these icons wore back in the 70s, and I have about 30 books on Punk Rock that I reference all of the time.