Thursday, July 31, 2008
CC has rounded up her favorite DENIM . . . The ones that made the list are notable for different reasons, so you may have to stock up!
Jeans are a woman’s best friend, after all (right after diamonds, natch!). At left, Frankie B.
(via nymag.com unless otherwise noted)
Miss Sixty baggies
Charlotte Ronson high waist
Dennis Basso fur worn with MiH dark denim, via style.com
Diesel baggy cuffed jean
Jill Stuart high-waisted black button detail jeans - CC is loving these!
Ruffian skinny zippered denim, worn with velvet!!
For rock stars and the adventurous!
At left, Jeremy Scott Loves Ksubi checkered jeans;
photo by Dean Isidro for the New York Times
CC is really drawn to these Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC stretch twill pants, available at Trash and Vaudeville, New York
Don’t drop two hundred bucks on them, since they may be a flash in the pan, but try a pair – they might surprise you!
CC likes these grass-hued Carson skinny stretch twills, which are a mere $32.50 at alloy.com.
Or try these Rich & Skinny Sleek jeans, pictured here in Raging Pink (also available in Ruby, Sapphire and Aloe), at shopbop.com
J. Crew overdyed matchstick jean, $88.00 at jcrew.com
For the brave, the few, the trendsters.
CC is not on board just yet, but everyone—from Sienna Miller to my little sister—is doing it , so channel the era of the love-in! Supposedly, high-waisted jeans are incredibly slimming . . .
CC advocates these Tibi Brighton jeans, for purchase at net-a-porter.com – how adorable are the front patch pockets?
Or try the ultra-dark Notify Azalee flare jeans pictured above.
Visit shopbop.com to buy.
Seasoned veterans of the wide leg trend should opt for something more adventurous, with interesting design details like the Dittos Leadville wide leg jeans pictured at right (very 70s, right?).
Also at shopbop.com.
Not just for the genetically blessed, darlings! If you wear tights, you can do skinnies. Just layer them in the same way that you would a pair of opaques!
CC’s all time fave is pictured below (left) - J Brand 10” Ankle skinny stretch jean.
You can also try a longer inseam on your skinny, allowing them to bunch around the ankle, as with these GoldSign Misfit Super Slim jeans (below right), which have a 34 inch inseam. Both at shopbop.com.
Every woman should have a pair of ink wash straight leg jeans. They go with everything and can double as trousers.
How perfect are these Marithe + Francois Girbaud straight-leg vintage wash jeans??
As anyone who has ever watched "What Not To Wear" will tell you, this is the most universally flattering style. Try these Earnest Sewn Keaton bootcut jeans! Visit net-a-porter.com to purchase.
CC is a tad annoyed by fashionistas who declare that women shouldn’t wear torn jeans after a certain age. Phooey on them! If you are as emotionally attached to your "Trues" as CC, rock them “religiously”, just be sure the context is appropriate (clam bakes, trips to the Cape . . . )
Jessica Simpson is a devotee of these True Religion distressed Joey flare jeans, available at shopbop.com. The curved seam and generous back pockets of these jeans make for an extremely flattering, slimming fit.
And now, for something completely different: faded Converse by John Varvatos jeans, available at Saks Fifth Avenue (photo via teenvogue.com) - these are an acceptable alternative to acid wash, which CC strongly urges her readers to avoid!
FAVORABLE JEAN POOL
Don’t jump on the Seven and Citizens bandwagon! CC is so over these brands. Let’s turn over a new leaf, shall we?
Btw, did anyone realize that ACNE is actually an acronym for Ambition to Create Novel Expressions? Just thought you’d want to know.
The best [some up-and-comers; others tried-and-true] on the denim scene today are as follows:
Adwa Cooper-Henry; visit adwanewyork.com
All Saints - wet look skinny Puck jeans with inner zip detail pictured above and available at asos.com
Anlo - Brooke Skinny Jean with zipper detail pictured at right in Arctic, via shopbop.com
Diesel grey skinnies on the runway, at left
Dry Aged Denim
Hysteric Glamour - Graphic Denim pictured at right and available at aloharag.com
Killah - glitter skinny crop jean at left; go to asos.com
LTB Premium Denim
MiH - worn with fur at Dennis Basso; buy them at Barneys New York!
Rag & Bone
Red Engine Scarlett Bootcut Sliced Jean pictured below, avail. at shopbluegenes.com
Rock & Republic
Sass & Bide
Sling & Stones
Small Town – try the Camaro skinnies
William Rast (Justin T-lake's denim - fab!!)
Let me know if I’ve omitted any indispensable brands here, darlings, and I will add them!