Entries Tagged as 'flares'

Denim Style: Cheetah Is The New Black

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In this crazy, I-feel-like-I-know-you-but-I’ve-never-met-you world we call the blog-o-sphere, there are many stylish women whose personal style, editorial flair and sunglasses collection I admire. Alicia, of Cheetah Is The New Black, is one such blogger. Her style is right in the sweet spot between achievable and aspirational, which adds up to totally inspirational. I finally had the pleasure of meeting Alicia during fashion week, and not only did she look totally chic, but she was so kind and funny and cool, I fell a little bit in love. It’s always nice when the reality exceeds the internet.

What’s your denim philosophy?

I choose my denim based on comfort and fit. I am short so I typically hem all of my jeans but I choose styles that flatter by body best and then have the length hemmed if need be.

What do you wear with denim?

Everything (tees, silk blouses, leather jackets)! I’m totally a denim girl and could wear jeans, specifically boyfriend jeans every day!

What are your favorite brands?

I love Current/Elliot, J Brand and 7 for All Mankind.

Tell us about the jeans you wear most often?

I wear my Current/Elliot boyfriend jeans way too often to admit. They are perfectly distressed and comfortable and more acceptable than running around in my pjs!

What is on your denim wish list?

Current / Elliot is my absolute favorite denim brand because they fit me the best. I’d love a pair in every color and I’m currently craving a distressed bell bottom pair!


Denim Style: A Sequin Dress At Breakfast

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I finally had the opportunity to meet Kiley of A Sequin Dress At Breakfast over brunch last weekend. Amongst a table of 10 other loudly chattering bloggers and friends, we we gabbed about how delicious our omlettes were, the craziness of New York Fashion Week, and luckily for you guys – a little bit about denim!
What’s your denim philosophy?

If styled in the right way, denim can be appropriate for any occasion.  The right top, accessories, shoes, and bag can sometimes turn jeans into a more dressy outfit than a dress itself.  Also, don’t be stuck to the size you think you are.  Different brands sizes can run across the board in fit, so don’t be afraid to go smaller or bigger than usual to get the perfect fit.  It’s just a number – that only you will see.

What do you wear with denim?

Honestly? Anything.  I’ve always loved the look of a classic white tee shirt with the perfect pair of dark denim flares.  But I’m also a fan of all things sparkly, so of course I love to pair my sequins with my jeans.  And with fall right around the corner, I practically live in my fur vest every day and it always looks right with any of my denim.

What are your favorite brands?

My favorite skinny jeans are Joe’s, and my favorite trouser style and straight fit (that I cuff up) are both from the Gap.  They’ve done denim forever, and as many pairs of jeans as I buy, I always tend to wear my old Gap favorites.

Tell us about the jeans you wear most often?

Recently, I’ve been loving my red jeans that I found at a local thrift shop.  They are the perfect length and fit so I can wear them long or cuffed.  I also have been living in my previously white denim cutoff shorts that I recently had dyed hot pink.

What is on your denim wish list?

I just fulfilled one item off my wish list-a pair of eggplant purple denim J Brands I just ordered.  Also, I’ve been eyeing some leopard print jeans-Current/Elliott and Rebecca Minkoff have some great ones.  And one more pair of the perfect boyfriend jeans – which is harder to find than it should be!

Street Style: Summer Fades

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Deny it all you want, but that lovely-yet-often-dreaded month of September has arrived. In New York City, that means cool mornings and mild afternoons, also known as a denim-a-holic‘s dream climate. We simply live for early Fall. This pleasant time of transition between scorching heat and bone-chilling cold allows for the most brilliant expressions of personal style all year.

Each of these girls has their own unique style, but they’re all giving a nod to the impending Fall through the way they mix in their denim. When the temperatures are still saying “Summer,” though the calendar is almost saying “Autumn” a light wash denim is the perfect middle ground. Style in a pair of acid-wash boyfriend jeans,of-the-moment flares, or an easy denim jacket with your favorite floral frock, and you’ll be ready to great the coming season with ease.

[Photos by Nando Alvarez.]

Denim Collection: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We recently caught a glimpse of Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ new denim collection, and were instantly taken with its eclectic mix of styles and rinses. While they’ve peppered past collections with denim separates, this is the first denim-exclusive line they’ve produced. What stands out most about this collection is its versatility.

Flares, skinnies and boot cuts get equal play, with most of the rises ranging between mid and high. Jacobs also took note of jegging and wide-leg trends, adding both styles to the mix. And in a nod to New York City, the washes were coined after some of the city’s most fashionable locales–Bedford Black, Bowery Olive, and blue rinse called Rivington, to name a few.

Most of the jeans, which range between $138 and $228, were released earlier this month and a few pairs are scheduled to hit stores Sep.1.

Denim Style: Lovely Wanderlust

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Emily and Abigail from The Lovely Wanderlust girls are two stylish ladies. When they’re not in huge puffy tutu’s they’re rocking a dark/grungy yet stylish look. They wander the streets of NYC with their photographer Scott and put together great photo shoots. Want to know another great thing? They love denim.

ESD: What’s your denim philosophy?

Lovely Wanderlust: Our denim philosophy is stud it, rip it, or dip it.

ESD: What do you wear with denim?

Lovely Wanderlust: We usually pair our denim with leather and chains… we usually pair everything with leather and chains.

ESD: What are your favorite brands?

Lovely Wanderlust: Our number one brand is Levi’s. Vintage!

ESD: Tell us about the jeans you wear most often?

Lovely Wanderlust: The jeans we wear most are a pair of Elizabeth & James flares. Perfect for sky-high pumps and a tiny tank.

ESD: What is on your denim wish list?

Lovely Wanderlust: Our denim wish-list includes the perfect pair of overalls, and of course tie-dye Balmain.

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