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Jeff Rudes, founder and chief executive officer of J Brand Jeans, will receive the City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor at the annual Spirit of Life® gala on November 20, 2010 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Jeff will be recognized for his business and philanthropic achievements by City of Hope’s Apparel Industries Group, a committed group of industry visionaries who support City of Hope’s efforts to conquer cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
“I’m delighted to be part of this year’s Spirit of Life efforts and to give my enduring support to City of Hope,” said Jeff Rudes. “As an organization that remains at the forefront in research and treatment for cancer and other diseases, supporting them is more important than ever.”
Each year, the Apparel Industries Group presents its highest honor to an individual who exemplifies the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for nearly a century. The Spirit of Life represents the qualities that make an individual’s life worthy of admiration: their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world. The Apparel Industries Group continues its commitment to support the lifesaving work of physicians and researchers at City of Hope.
“We’re proud to recognize Rudes’ contributions to the apparel industry as a pioneer in the denim market,” said Csynthia Savage, senior director of development, City of Hope. “His outstanding business and community leadership truly captures the essence of The Spirit of Life Award.”
Born and raised in New York, with roots in the apparel industry, Rudes started in the denim business over 33 years ago on Seventh Avenue in New York City. Rudes was one of the first to pioneer the designer jean craze of the late 1970s with his first denim brand, Paris 2000. He moved from New York to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and established several apparel brands such as: Area Code and A Gold E, the denim sportswear brand, while partnering with industry icons Adriano Goldschmied and Ron Herman.
DenimBlog recently got a feature on eBay’s Blog called The Inside Source. I spoke to them about the current denim trends, what brands are hot, how to wear trends and I even picked out an eBay wish list of jeans I would love to buy and gave some tips on how to get some really good deals on the site. To read the full article please click here.
Katherine Heigl seems to be liking the new brand Henry & Belle. She was spotted wearing a second pair, the Signature Boot in Bright Indigo, as she joined her mom, Nancy, for lunch in Los Feliz, California. It was only the other day she was see wearing their straight leg jeans.
Featuring a higher rise, Henry & Belle was created to meet the needs of women who want stylish jeans without sacrificing comfort. Made of ultra-soft Supima cotton using Lycra X-Fit technology, these jeans hug curves for a sleek silhouette and still feel great. You can buy these jeans at Henry & Belle for $152.
Rock & Republic are having their Sample Sale on Friday November 12th until the Sunday 14th. They will have up to 90% off of their items! How amazing is that?! No hand bags or prams are allowed and you have to pay by cash or cards only, no checks allowed. The rest of the details are in the flyer. Have fun shopping!