Icons in Denim: The Original SNL Cast

by Jennine Jacob


For Throwback Thursdays, we’ve covered a lot of different personalities over the years. Models, actresses and actors, artists, musicians, but one place I hadn’t thought to look was at comedy. Well, I guess it could be considered acting… but in the case of the Saturday Night Live cast, I never quite looked at them from a style perspective. While browsing through the old photos of the original cast with Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd,etc. It not only becomes clear how good looking they were, (I mean DAN AYCKROYD… never though of him that way) but also how timeless their style really way. From button down shirts, high waisted skinny jeans, tweed blazers, and buffalo check coats, it’s just amazing to see how people dressed not thinking about “fashion” but just pulled off being cool anyway.

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Citizens of Humanity Heats It Up for Spring 2015

by Jennine Jacob


Even though we are in the thick of Fall, I can’t help but to be excited about the spring lookbooks rolling in. I haven’t been much of a Citizens of Humanity fan, well, since the aughts, but this Spring, I may be changing my tune. The collection incorporates a few key trend denim pieces, a railroad stripe jumpsuit, distressed denim with strategic frayed holes, a vintage inspired denim jacket and harem cargo pants. It’s like you’ll have all your statement pieces in one collection for the year. I also love the styling, pairing the bluest of indigo with the reddest of lips and matching nails. To tell the truth, I’ve not seen matching lips and nails for a long time, and in this lookbook, it looks SO right.

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Preen Line Does Denim for Resort 15

by Jennine Jacob


Of all the seasons for 2015, Resort is still shaping up to be one of my favorites. It is odd, because I used to haaaaattttteeee “Resort” mostly because, who goes to resorts? It just makes me gag a little. Like, someone asking, “Where do you summer?”

Anyway, this year there were some excellent Resort collections, and one being Preen Line, the diversion line for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. For years they have been wanting to do a denim collection and here they mixed denim, chambray and silk georgette with digital prints of denim mixed in making the pieces have the look of denim with the flow of silk for those hot days on the beach. 

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Image credit: Preen Line



High Rise Denim, 10 Inches & Up

by Jennine Jacob




As much as I love cropped tops, I’m still not a fan of baring my midriff. One of my solutions is to pair crop tops with super high waisted jeans (or pants in general). Since low-rise dominated the aughts, somehow anything above a 9″ rise is considered “high waisted” although, from my experience in fit, 9″ usually sits right at the pelvis, you’ll need to go to at least 10″ to get to the curve of your waist. That extra inch though, wow, it does take a turn for the feminine by showing off your curves! I bought a pair of high waist jeans over the weekend, and am loving them. Here are a few picks to show off those those curves!





Top Image via A Love Is Blind

Merry Metallic Denim

by Jennine Jacob


If you can believe (I’m having a hard time myself)… the holidays are really here. Do you know what that means? Bring on the festivities, the holiday cheer, and what better way to do it than by dressing the part with metallic denim? While not everyone can get their hands on a pair of Balmain flares (as seen above)… a pair of metallic skinny jeans is an approachable special treat.



Icons in Denim: Peggy Lipton

by Jennine Jacob



To be honest, I only really found out about Peggy Lipton while looking up Rashida Jones. Peggy Lipton, and actress and model,  is the mother of Rashida Jones.  She was most famous for two roles, one as a flower child in the hit 60′s television show, the Mod Squad, and then as the waitress at the diner in Twin Peaks, as well as being famous for being the wife of legendary producer, Quincy Jones, she also is the mother of two very talented actresses.

Aside from the Hollywood story, her style, when it comes to denim is actually quite timeless. Sticking to dark wash jeans, crisp and well-fitted, she did not indulge too much in the trendy over the top denim pieces worn by many during the late 60′s. She stuck to tee shirts, button downs and crew neck sweaters, all pretty much what you could wear today without looking like a time warp. Even her hair is timelessly perfect.

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5 Totally Wearable Denim Outfit Inspirations for Fall

by Jennine Jacob

ISABEL MARANT Pre-Fall 2014 look book

One of the great things about personal style blogs was that they introduced a way of styling fashion a person could actually wear. I mean, fashion editorials are fantastic, but so often they were over the top and totally unwearable in real life. I’ve been noticing however a shift where in editorials and lookbooks, a styling emerging that evokes a “real life” type narrative. Not your 1000 layers of crazy designers, but of simple, casual and ever so amazing. Isabel Marant’s white jeans. Free People‘s cuffed jeans paired with a slouchy sweater. A belted coat with skinny jeans. Everything you need to look sharp this fall.

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Images via: Isabel Marant, Free People, Elle France & Czech, Vogue Paris



MOTHER Denim “Swing” 2015 Lookbook

by Jennine Jacob



We may be heading into the holiday season, but in the fashion world, we’re already plotting what’s on for Spring. MOTHER Denim released their “Swing” lookbook (aka Spring) for 2015. Of course, I’m a big fan of MOTHER, and this season does not disappoint. With embroidered denim shirts, skinny jeans split at the cuff and denim rinsed with that “worn in” looks really quite natural. Guess we’re going to have to get some embroidery in our wardrobes for next spring! (Ok, twist my arm, will ya?)


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Denim on The Streets of Tokyo

by Jennine Jacob


If you ever need to take a break from the regulars of street style, sometimes it’s just a matter to looking over at what’s going on in Tokyo. Yeah, yeah, sometimes it can get a little over the top with the Gothic Lolitas and Bagel Heads, but all in all, there is a lot to say about Japanese street style. It’s so different from how we dress here in the west, even though they are wearing pretty much the same things, they style them it in a way that’s completely different. Vintage denim skirts, high waist skinny jeans with western shirt, fedora and creepers. 90′s Candy raver JNCO jeans. It’s all the retro components sans the grunge and minimalism favorited by the west. So, is it time to get a pair of creepers already?

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Images via The Cut



Forever in White Jeans

by Jennine Jacob

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White jeans are essential to every wardrobe. It used to be the pair you’d pull out for spring and summer, to wear to the beach or on a nice sunny day. However, times have changed. White jeans are probably even more “seasonless” than your regular ol’ pair of indigo blue jeans. Now that winter is really coming, changing up how you wear your white jeans is essential. Pairing with sweaters, ivory, and even a simple coat can make a dreary day a good time for statement attire.

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Icons in Denim: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

by Jennine Jacob


Gosh, remember the days when JFK, Jr. was the most eligible bachelor on Earth? How everyone speculated just who he would marry? Madonna? Or that episode of Seinfeld, you know The Contest? Anyway, we were all shocked when the John John decided to settle down with not some famous Hollywood starlet, or musician, but that of a publicist from White Plains, Carolyn Bessette. A striking beauty who started as a sales associate at Calvin Klein went on to work with the brands high profile clients. Carolyn herself had this timeless style that even in her off-duty paparazzi photos, walking her dog in a pair of old jeans, she looked absolutely stunning. It’s so sad that she is no longer with us (or her sister and of course JFK, Jr. himself). But her style still remains an inspiration.

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Girl Uninterrupted: J Brand x Simone Rocha

by Jennine Jacob


If you are a “girly girl” chances are that your jeans are not the pieces in your wardrobe that add the feminine touch to your outfits. Believe me, I know, before they started putting spandex in jeans, I always, always wore dresses. Frilly things. Lace. In a lot of ways, I’m still pretty girly, but my jeans… they are not the most girly items I have.

J Brand has a knack for partnering with hot British designers. A few years ago, they had an exciting collaboration with Christopher Kane. Yesterday, they released images from the 14-piece capsule collection created by a collaboration with Simone Rocha. Girly pink, flirty red and mysterious black, these colored denim pieces incorporate strategically placed ruffles and easy silhouettes. I’m really looking forward to seeing this launch on November 14th on J Brand’s site.
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