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Stylist Camille Seydoux to Launch a Denim Shoe and Bag Collab With Roger Vivier

by Kristen Philipkoski

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Camille Seydoux, the stylist who masterminds red carpet looks for her little sister Léa (who also happens to be a Bond girl in the latest iteration of the franchise) is teaming up with legendary shoe designer Roger Vivier for a line of denim bags and shoes.

Roger Vivier shoes are typically associated with a bit of an older set, heavy on stiletto styles featuring large, fancy buckles. But the collab aims to attract a younger set. Seydoux reimagined the Prismick line for her capsule collection, and tells WWD she approached the challenge by “attentively exploring my own Prismick bag, which is in a melting fade of black and grey.”

The capsule will include platform sandals, ankle boots, sneakers, plus a shoulder bag, a bucket bag, and a backpack. The pieces will be available in February. You can get a little peep of what the shoulder bag will look like in the photo above from Instagram. Can’t wait to see the rest!





Jeans That Won’t Hurt After Thanksgiving Dessert

by Kristen Philipkoski

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone Wide-Leg Justine jeans

Even your most favorite comfy jeans can turn into torture devices if you eat enough turkey and stuffing. Don’t let it happen to you! Here are five pairs of jeans that will remain comfy even after the pumpkin pie—some will even hold a bulging tummy in check. Gently, of course.

APC stretch jeans

A.P.C. Jean Taille Wide-Leg Jeans

sea harem

Sea Harem Jeans

current elliot cords

Current/Elliott The Fling Corduroy Pants


R13 Harem Jogger Jeans

Suddenly, Modern Nautical Is Everything

by Kristen Philipkoski

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M.I.H. Jeans recently sent me an email touting their latest “modern nautical” pieces, and suddenly this was an aesthetic I wanted needed in my life. It’s laid back and evokes a ’70s vibe without being too hippie, and turtlenecks are just the thing right now when it’s getting chilly. Plus it incorporates the cropped, flare jeans look that was all over the street style galleries in September. Lot’s of wins happening here!

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Check out M.I.H.’s entire pre-AW16 collection for even more inspiration and shop here!

Sewing My Wild Oats in a Vintage Denim Jumpsuit

by Kristen Philipkoski


So I don’t do a ton of outfit posts here on ESD. But when you have some decent photos of yourself in a vintage denim ’70s deadstock jumpsuit and you have a blog called Eat Sleep Denim, an OOTD post seems like the thing to do.


So, here you have it, me in said one-piece in a photo (above) taken by Kelly Fooey who is not only very talented behind the camera, but also has an excellent name. Kelly was shooting a feature on ThredUP, where they featured me in the kickoff to an ongoing feature called BADASSMOMS.

The other photos were taken by my husband, Kourosh Karimkhany. The jumpsuit label says Wild Oats, and you can still find a few of them for sale online! I procured mine from Wildflower on Valencia Street in San Francisco—which is an amazing vintage shop for denim and tons more.

But don’t worry, if you have  no luck in the vintage department, there are plenty of new denim jumpsuits out there are the moment!


10 Denim Instagram Feeds You Need to Follow NOW. Right Now.

by Kristen Philipkoski

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Photo via Levi’s on Instagram

Denim people know that a killer denim look is all about the styling. So for endless inspiration in that regard, as well as where to shop for jeans and denim tips and tricks, check out these blues-heavy instagram feeds (not in any particular order!).

1. Levi’s

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The king of denim is also the king of denim Ig feeds.

2. Denim Dudes, Amy Leverton

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Amy Leverton literally wrote the book on denim (Denim Dudes: Street Style, Vintage, Workwear, Obsession). And her Ig feed continues to update the story.

3. Bad Denim

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This feed hails from a shop in Clapton, East London, and provides plenty of quirky denim-heavy outfit inspiration.

4. Denim Therapy

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Their denim repairs are nothing short of miraculous, and their Ig feed shows them off plus lots of vintage denim inspiration.

5. Denim Refinery

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Be careful their Ig feed just might send you on a shopping binge at their vintage denim online shop.

6. Denimocracy

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One look at that rainbow denim and I was sold! Their feed is full of outfit inso and new product arrivals like this one.

7. Rialto Jean Project

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Erin Weniger hand-paints vintage denim in her South Street Seaport NYC studio, and shows off her work here. Keep an eye out for celebrity sightings! And all purchases benefit children’s art programs.

8. Denim Room

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For a little peek at how the Middle East does denim, have a peek at this Kuwaiti shop’s feed.

9. The Denim Daily

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Perfect denim outfit inspo for men, women and kids. If this photo doesn’t convince you to follow, your heart is made of stone.

10. Jean Stories

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Arguably the chicest denim feed you’ll find.

Confused by Denim Trends? The Denim Dictionary Has You Covered

by Kristen Philipkoski

denim trends Photo via Mashable

Trends can be confusing, especially when it comes to jeans, and especially now. Skinnies ruled for so long that most of us though denim trends were something we didn’t need to reserve space in our brains for anymore. But then the trends came back to life with a vengeance. There are the high-waisted flares, the cropped, high-waisted flares, the frayed hems, the released hems, jumpsuits, bell bottoms, and many, many more.

When many styles are “in” at the same time, it can be liberating, but it can also be paralyzing. Are we doing it right? Does this high-water situation really look OK? If you’re asking yourself these questions and more, Mashable has answers.

The Ultimate Denim Dictionary is quite exhaustive, and indeed it is quite exhausting to consider the plethora of silhouettes discussed therein. Which one are you sporting this fall?




Jewelry Designer Pamela Love Does Denim With RE/DONE

by Kristen Philipkoski

slideshow_1That Pamela Love would venture into designing denim surprised me at first. But, on second thought, the Venn diagram of her jewelry customers and people who shell out for perfect vintage denim would probably appear as one giant circle. So, her collaboration with RE/DONE actually makes perfect sense.

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The designs are in line with the southwestern influence seen in her jewelry. Holes are patched with serape-stripe fabric, and the waistband features a span of that same material, plus a touch at the ankles. The jeans come in both blue and black, and are currently available at for around $380. Keep an eye out for the collection soon at Barneys New YorkColette Paris and Spring.

Get Ready for Monogramming With Madewell’s Spring ’16 Collection

by Kristen Philipkoski


Perhaps you’re just now getting excited about Madewell’s current fall collection—and there sure is plenty to get excited about. But as we all know fashion is always about the new and I’m already dreaming about my MONOGRAMMED JEANS from the spring 2016 collection. That’s right, in a few months (ugh too long) you’ll be able to monogram or otherwise customize the denim jackets, jeans and even the vintage bandanas you see before you.

This is the first Madewell collection designed by Joyce Lee, previously second in command (design-wise) to Somsack Sikhounmuong, who was named head designer at J Crew in June.

All these overalls, and the high-waisted, wide-legged denim—doesn’t it make you wonder how we ever dealt with those low-rise situations that threatened modesty every time anyone sat down? Feast your eyes, and start planning what you’ll have stitched on your denim!


And the Winners of the Global Denim Awards Are…

by Kristen Philipkoski


Last week we had a chat with the Global Denim Awards organizers to find out what the competition is all about, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath ever since to find out who would win. Well, we have a winner! The jury selected denim designer Sartorial Diletto and Italian mill Canadian Denim as the winning collaboration for best collection, winning $15,000 and a TK.

003-lrMore than 750 denim professionals from around the world witnessed the runway show, with eight pairs of designers and fabric mills presenting capsule collections at the Zuiveringshal of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

This year the judges gave a special shout out to denim mill Berto Industria Tessile of Italy, awarding them an honorary best fabric award, because its denim was that good.


The winners’  collection will be showcased during the Kingpins denim shows in Amsterdam, New York and Hong Kong, as well as during the Amsterdam Denim Days from April 11 to 17 in 2016.

Big congrats to the winners! What do you think of their collection? I am personally covering every one of those women’s pieces. And whoa, that hat!


Former Topshop Denim Buyer Launches ‘I and Me’

by Kristen Philipkoski


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I and Me, a new clothing line developed by former Topshop Denim buyer Jessica Gebhart in London, caught my eye for several reasons—first and foremost because the inaugural SS16 collection is “driven by an off-season aesthetic,” which is basically the aesthetic of my life, living in a foggy Northern California beach town.

With pieces for both men and women, it pays homage to “towns that hibernate when the sun doesn’t shine, with a particular focus on when the crowds don’t flock and few remain, in quiet stasis waiting on the sunshine to return,” according to the press release announcing I and Me’s launch.  This brings to mind warm fires, misty ocean views and bundled-up walks on the beach—and makes me want to buy everything.

Another reason: that hat! Not to mention the other wardrobe staples in the collection, including rusted blue washed Japanese selvedge denim and pieces crafted from textured indigo Italian jersey fabric.

The collection also includes a five-piece ceramics range, “designed to further evoke a weatherworn, seascape palette through a washed out white glaze and multi-textured surface.”

Nothing not to like here! I wanted to know more about what inspired the collection, how Gebhart came up with the name (cool story involving Bjork), and what her plans are for the future. Read our interview below!

1. What was the inspiration behind I and Me? And how did you come up with the name?

“I’ve dreamt of running a fashion line ever since I was a kid. Having worked in the fashion industry for 10 years and after leaving Topshop as the denim buyer last year, I felt like it was the right time to start out under my own name.

My background is in denim so this will always be represented in some form each season, but for me, it’s way more exciting to offer a fuller, more comprehensive package. I AND ME is a multidisciplinary lifestyle brand and it’s really important to me to keep that multi-product element running. I am really enjoying the challenge of combining functional wardrobe staples for both men and women, with layered statement clothing pieces, and homeware collections to complete the brands vision. I want the customers to be inspired to build a personal collection of favourite staples and objects from I AND ME, almost like a collaboration with each and every I AND ME fan.


The inspiration behind the name I AND ME comes from when I visited Stockholm in 2012. I was at a Björk concert, when I chanced upon a double page spread reading ‘JAG’ in the festival magazine (which is my initials and quite often my nickname). Researching further into what JAG meant in Swedish, it translated as ‘ I and / or ME,’ and from that very day my brand name was born. This magazine spread is actually framed and up on the wall in my house as a reminder of what the backbone of the brand means.”

2. When will the clothing be available for purchase?
“The first I AND ME SS16 collection will be available to purchase in January from”


3. Who are some of your role models… designers or anyone else you find inspiring?
“More often than not, I find my inspiration in the everyday. From the men and women walking past my studio window, to the people I see going about their business while on inspiration trips around the globe. It’s the little details; the way someone might be wearing their jeans rolled like that, or the stacks of earrings in their ears. Simple and subtle is often what excites me most.


I also love art and fall in love with reading about the histories of artists and designers. Finding a greater understanding of the way in which they lived their lives when they created their works is something I love to do. I can pin point certain muses though—Patti Smith and Anjelica Huston have both grown old incredibly gracefully and are endlessly inspiring to me.”

4. How often will you release collections?
“My collections will be released each main season with some little surprises in between.”

Denim and Coffee: The Perfect Pairing?

by Kristen Philipkoski

Denim:coffee:setI mean, coffee and denim are certainly two things I cannot live without. I never expected, however, to buy them together, on the same shopping excursion. But why not? I’ll certainly be indulging heavily in both over the coming fall and winter months.

That is to say, I approve of P&Co’s new collection, Denim and Coffee, which launches on November 13.

Two Birmingham, England-based designers launched P&Co in 2013 with the goal of creating a raw, urban lifestyle brand with an industrial, lived-in aesthetic. The initial planning and designing mostly took place in coffee shops, so the coffee collection is a tribute to the brand’s roots.

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The jeans are made from Italian Candiani selvedge denim manufactured in Birmingham, and each pair will come with a taster pouch of Italian coffee. P&C is creating three signature blends, all roasted in Birmingham, which will include Italian, Kenyan and Brazilian beans.

The clothing collection will include shearling denim jackets, selvedge denim jeans, knits, embroided hoodies, denim shirts, scarfs, original Clark & Timms designed tees, coffee mugs and several new accessories. Stay tuned for more photos!


Jennifer Anniston Loves Flared Jeans

by Kristen Philipkoski

Jennifer Aniston loves flared jeans

Jennifer Aniston, flared jeans fan

In a recent interview wth Yahoo! Beauty, Jennifer Aniston told editor-in-chief and makeup guru Bobbi Brown her thoughts on skinny jeans. The verdict? “Skinny jeans and me don’t really get along.”

And like any woman with a strong sense of personal style, that’s despite what her husband thinks:

My husband loves me in skinny jeans, that’s like all he wants me to wear. And he loves it. I personally love a nice flared option, kind of a ’70s vibe or a ripped-up jean or something that’s kind of loose.

Power to you Jen! I’m a longtime fan. Friends is one of my favorite all-time TV shows… it’s the perfect thing to watch when you need to forget about a tough day. And, whether it’s trending or not, I always love a flare myself. Proof!

Photo by Angela George, used via Creative Commons license

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