Lorna, Editor's Archive
Here is the Spring 2010 men’s and women’s Look Book for Citizens of Humanity. The new line features their classic cuts and more exciting washes! Tie dye, acid wash and lots of distressing. Are you a fan of the brand? I’m loving the coloured denim and the denim vests, they are hot! The light wash skinnys are really cute as well. Here is the press release:
The Spring 2010 CITIZENS OF HUMANITY collection seamlessly blends the chic femininity of French Riviera Nautical, the edgy masculinity of Sophisticated Punk and the timeless simplicity of Americana Vintage. The recurring theme of understated luxury and authentic craftsmanship throughout the season brings these distinctive styling groups together to create a collection unlike any other. Knits range in soft spring solids to bold innovative finishes influenced by the denim wash processes that have been perfected by Jerome Dahan and Adriano Goldschmied.
The understated luxury of the French Riviera nautical flair includes beach tone neutrals, crisp whites, washed out blues and nautical stripes that evoke visions of afternoon bike rides through Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The feeling is relaxed in fit and cozy in feel. Rolled cuffs add a casual ease to Capri pants, mini bootcuts and short shorts that pair perfectly with dolman tees and ¾ sleeve boatneck tops. A color palette of muted eggshell, peach and powder blue compliment the washes that range from the ultra light Heaven and Sky denim groups to the intense Raw and Sunset denim groups.
Pop art is translated into the Sophisticated Punk groups whit the allure of casual elegance. Acid wash denim is paired with burnout tees and extreme hardware embellishments with soft cotton tanks for a masculine-meets-feminine vibe that is anything but contrived. Edgy hardware is used to create oversized crests and insignias on pocket edges, seams and denim vests while moderate to extreme distressing add the perfect amount of wear and tear. Innovative wash techniques such as tie & dye lay the back drop for acid washes in muted black and grey and super stretch acid wash fabrications in vibrant yellow, red, black and nave. A sexy muscle tee or loose fit racer back tank complete this distinctive styling.
Authenticity and craftsmanship can be seen in the Americana Vintage groups with a modern twist. Slim railroad stripes adorn skinny fits and cropped overalls, which are styled with slouchy tees and body skimming tanks. Loose fit shorts and drop rise boyfriend styles feature oversized pockets and functional details such as zippers, old fashioned hammer loops and utility side pockets. Fitted denim jackets are effortlessly worn in innovative prints found in the Artist Collaboration with Will Lemon,
whose screen printing adds a unique hand washed and dyed element to ultra soft cotton knits. Painted serpentine and cloud prints highlight tanks, while shadow, bubble and flower prints adorn tees and tunics.
For my outfit that I created this week on Polyvore I chose J Brand, a celeb favourite. Classic skinnys that look and fit great. I love checked shirts and really high heels, I think it makes this look more chic than smart, yet still classy at the same time. I chose J Brands 912 Pencil Leg Jean in Ink ∆ H & M red plaid top ∆ Giles & Brother Sparrow Charm Necklace ∆ Monsoon/Accessorize Jenna Gold Stacking Bangles ∆ Brian Atwood shoes ∆ Juicy Couture Etiquette small leather tote. Just click on the name of each item to purchase it.
The beautiful Ashley Greene, stopped at a gas station today (4th) in Los Angeles to full up her car. She was wearing her Paige Premium Skyline Ankle Peg jeans in Rebel again. I absolutely love these jeans on her, I think they look great. I own them myself and they are my favourite Paige jeans. You definitely need to add them to your wish list! Ashley is really excited about her new movie coming out; The Twilight Saga – New Moon, she says “It’s a lot more guy friendly”. I would love to see Ashley Tisdale in these jeans, I think they would look perfect on her and really suit her style, they would flatter her gorgeous figure really well, much like Ashley Greene.
Images courtesy of JustJaredJr.com
Muubaa have released this leather shirt which looks like washed denim. It has a checked cotton lining and is light weight. Would you wear this shirt? I’ve never really heard of leather shirts, only vests and jackets. Do you think it would be comfortable? I get the impression it might be a bit suffocating and not very easy to move in…