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Double Denim Equals True Love

by Kristen Philipkoski

LB_sb_20160209_datenight_updated_03_1-0Could these two be any cuter? Our friends at ShopBop have published a feature telling the love stories of five stylish couples. Sam and Kate stood out for me because of their amazing denim style (naturally!). That A.P.C. jumpsuit is perfection, and the ’90s grunge styling of the black Iro ripped jeans is very on point.

Check out the other cute couples and shop their head-to-toe looks directly from the feature!

 

Yes, Lara Stone Is Frame Denim’s Spring ’16 Model

by Kristen Philipkoski

FRAME_SS16_Womenswear_3-1200x723To answer my own previous question: Yes, Lara Stone is fronting Frame Denim’s Spring/Summer 2016 campaign. Fashion Week Daily has an interview with Frame co-founder Erik Torstensson, check it out here.

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An excerpt:

The images are quite raw; what was the vision?
We have always loved Lara’s Bardot-esque beauty, but we wanted to create a look less obvious in its glamour. Lara in monochrome, with natural makeup and hair back, felt chic yet understated.

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And oh my goodness, that poncho.

Is Lara Stone the Face of Frame Denim’s Spring 2016 Campaign?

by Kristen Philipkoski

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Judging from the photo above, that would seem to be the case.

Being denim-obsessed, I have a denim and jeans alert set up on Google, and I was excited to receive the news in my inbox that Lara Stone was the face of Frame Denim’s Spring campaign. But when I clicked through to the link at Vogue, it turned up a 404.

Perhaps it’s a super secret project? Perhaps Vogue jumped the gun? I’m intrigued. And I can’t wait to see the campaign! She and those jeans look AMAZE.

Get Ready for the Weather to Thaw With the M.i.h. Spring Campaign (Video)

by Kristen Philipkoski

M.i.h Jeans Spring/Summer 2016 | The Campaign from M.i.h Jeans on Vimeo.

Shop M.i.h. here!

The Perfect Top to Pair With the Cropped-Flare Denim Trend

by Kristen Philipkoski

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Photo via Negin Misralehi on Instagram
A turtleneck—be it mock or full-on—can be frumpy, or, it can evoke a casual cool Jane Birkin in the seventies ultra-cool vibe. I’m all for the latter, and pairing a turtleneck with cropped flares is feeling right this winter. M.i.h. calls it modern nautical. Or, take Inspiration from Negin Misralehi here, who has a knack for perfecting the combo. Wear it with pointy flats or dress it up with a chunky heel.

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Shop cropped flares here, and shop for turtlenecks here.

 

 

 

Weekly Denim Dose: Rainbow Ombre Chambray Dress

by Kristen Philipkoski

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OK so it’s chambray, and I apologize to the purists among you. But it sure has a denim vibe so I’m making an executive decision that it’s fair game.

The item in question is this Free People dress ($148). I’m obsessed with the ombre denim rainbow design and interesting back situation. If you have a warm-weather vacation coming up, it’s the perfect throw-on piece for a casual dinner by the beach. Stuck in the cold? Throw it on over a turtleneck and leggings and call it a tunic. You could even to a fun denim-on-denim look with this one.

Check out other Free People dresses, and more denim (and chambray) dresses here!

Hit Us Up on Instagram!

by Kristen Philipkoski

The @citizensofhumanity spring lookbook is 😍⚡️🔥 #jeans #denim #citizensofhumanity

A photo posted by Kristen Philipkoski (@eatsleepdenim) on


We admit it, we’ve been bad Instagrammers. We’re sorry! We’re resurrecting our feed though, and we would love it if you joined in. You’ll find a daily dose of the latest denim styles, styled to perfection. You’ll also find new designers, bloggers, and street style mavens who love denim as much as we do. See you on the Ig grid!

Nudie Jeans’ Founder Hasn’t Washed Her Jeans for 6 Years

by Kristen Philipkoski

cimg3671Maria Erixon, co-founder and creative director at Nudie Jeans, has never washed her favorite jeans. They are six years old. She tells W magazine:

My favorite jeans are my own-made Japanese Kaihara selvage denim, which have never been washed (it’s been six years now). These are in a fit that was configured and made personally for me that I don’t think is a commercial fit at all.

I don’t judge. Who would want to mess with the perfect fitting jeans? Also interesting is her tip to go up a waist size to find the perfect fitting jeans. It could also provide a little ego boost.

Do These Levi’s ‘The Wedgie’ Jeans Flatter Every Butt?

by Kristen Philipkoski

228610003-front-pdpLevi’s recently came out with a version of their women’s 505 jeans that they claim will flatter any butt. It’s called The Wedgie, and how can that not make you skeptical of how they might look like?

But they do seem to be quite flattering for most backsides, if this InStyle editor review is any indication.

They were inspired by vintage Levi’s jeans, and hug your waist and hips in a high-rise silhouette. They’re made with selvedge denim for a crisp, tailored look. Cuff the hem to show off the signature stitch. Levi’s encourages you to cut them off, or you can go with the traditional hem. They come in a dark and light wash or white and retail for $88 to $158.

Frozen Jeans Become Funny Lawn Ornaments in the Midwest

by Kristen Philipkoski

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Photo via Tom Grotting on Instagram

You can’t blame a Minnesotan for looking for creative ways to pass the deep freeze of winter. Temperatures often dip below zero, and getting ready to head outdoors can be a chore. Actually doing it can be downright painful.

So to lighten the mood, one midwestern dad sends his wet jeans out into the cold. The denim freezes in short order, and the result is a unique and amusing lawn ornament. He favors Levi’s and Carhartt brands.

Tom Grotting started the trend in Minneapolis when he posted his jeans-freezing pastime on Facebook, which has inspired others to do the same.

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Grotting poses his jeans in his yard, outside his digital production company, beside parking meters, at the side of the road, or near golf courses. He amuses himself and his neighbors, and mortifies his daughter.

​’The kids hate it,’ Grotting said. ‘My daughter is in the band and had a big rehearsal with the trumpet players and she texted me and said, ‘Dad, the trumpets saw the pants.’

Follow Tom on Instagram here!

Can A$AP Rocky Help Guess Get Its Groove Back?

by Kristen Philipkoski

asap rockyGuess jeans, which celebrated its 30th anniversary a few years ago with a reissue of pieces famously worn by Claudia Schiffer—and by shooting a campaign with the model who looked nearly the same as she did three decades ago—has now partnered with rapper A$AP rocky.

This time around, the denim brand is taking the urban route. The stunning twins behind @urbanbushbabes took over the Guess Snapchat account for the launch of the A$AP collab, and the designs, which will be released on February 16, promise to a retro-street-style aesthetic.

Chief Creative Officer Paul Marciano says:

Growing up he wore and loved our jeans with the triangle logo on the back pocket and this line is tapping into his incredible artistic vision to create a modern heritage-driven line. It is a denim-heavy collection with quintessential 90’s influences seen in oversized denim jackets, overalls and logo-centric styles.

The men’s collection will include oversized denim trucker jackets, tailored denim overalls, relaxed shoulder drop neck varsity stripe tees, and relaxed drop shoulder mock neck tees and hoodies. The women’s collection will feature denim high-rise shorts, vintage overalls, vintage skinny jeans, and, wait for it, denim swimwear.

The logo, naturally, will read GUE$$.

The Citizens of Humanity Spring 2016 Lookbook: It Keeps Getting Better

by Kristen Philipkoski

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I’m not gonna lie: Maybe I’m not supposed to play favorites, but Citizens of Humanity has been my favorite denim brand for a long time. CoH jeans were my first <$100 jeans way back in the early ’00s, and they were worth every penny because my thighs fit into them and the waist didn’t gap.

Of course nowadays we’re talking <$200, and I would argue they’re still worth it! I’m in love with this lookbook, especially this first look and the light-wash flares. I am loving all the high waists everywhere these days. Three cheers for mom jeans!

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