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This season, Original Penguin continues to expand its product range by launching a four piece denim collection for the Autumn/Winter. Original Penguin prides itself on staying true to the brands message and history. This dedication has been translated into the new denim range, as the brand takes a fully original approach to design. They have created a selection of individual styles and fits to suit the needs of the style conscious Original Penguin follower.
Still based on the Original Penguin Autumn/Winter theme ÔÇÿSpeak Easy’, they have four denim offerings; The Rockabilly, The Heritage Fit, The Rogue and The Pioneer. Offering a mix of heritage and traditional styles that sit next to more fashion led pieces, produced using modern fabrics and in up to date fits.
The Heritage is the classic and timeless silhouette from Original Penguin, defined by expertly crafted pieces in rich fabrics and textures. A slim fit that sits just below the waist and available on six different finishes from stonewash to selvedge, the Heritage jean is a staple for any winter wardrobe.
The Rogue is a playful skinny leg jean with an added touch of stretch for comfort. The Rogue comes in deep indigo and lead grey washes designed for a softer touch. They also have a corduroy version of this fit.
For a more relaxed fit the Rockabilly is a must. Sitting below the waist, with a long rise, straight and full through the seat and thigh. This jean offers a relaxed leg and a straight fit.
Lastly, for those who are more experimental with their denim, the Pioneer jean is this seasons answer, sitting low at the hip coupled with a ÔÇÿdrop crotch’ for a modern carrot fit. This slouchy style is available in vintage blues washes. So guys, what do you think of the new styles from Original Penguin?
Nicky Hilton was snapped by the LA paparazzi as usual while she was out and about. This time Nicky was on her way to La Scala Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California while getting papped.
Nicky chose to wear a skinny pair of black J Brand 910 jeans in Shadow with Christian Louboutin heels, a green parka jacket and her red Chanel bag. The colours of this outfit as a whole do kind of throw me off a bit, I find they don’t really go together, I think it’s the jacket, if she wore a blazer then it would tie the outfit together nicely in my opinion. Buy J Brand jeans at Singer22.com.
Images courtesy of INFdaily.com
I think Frankie Sandford has the best style out of all of The Saturday’s, closely followed by Mollie King. Frankie was seen arriving at and leaving the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in Maida Vale in London, England a few days ago.
The Saturday’s seem to be quite a fan of Diesel and Frankie’s outfit was no exception. She wore a pair of Diesel cut off shorts with ankle boots, a tee and a blazer and then switched the t-shirt for another one after. I love the above outfit the most, it’s so put together and styled, she looks effortless. You can buy Diesel jeans at Revolve Clothing.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com
Obscene Jeans is a new brand on the denim market and I really like the wash on the pair above! I have included some of the press release about the brand below. You can also find out more about the brand on their website here.
Created by business powerhouse Robert Federowicz and award-winning designer Rachel Stark-Cappelli, Obscene Jeans offers a very unique point of view in the fashion marketplace: sleek, stylish eye-popping jeans with an irresistible appeal for the world’s sexiest men and women. Obscene Jeans is transforming the world of denim, enabling men and women to exhibit their inner beauty and desires.
“We were inspired by the sophistication of Paris and the glamour of Hollywood,” founder Federowicz explained. “We wanted to create a product that was stylish, sexy and original.”
With over 15 years of experience in the Italian high fashion market, Stark-Cappelli knew the importance of combining the current trends with unique designs that keep the company at the forefront of style. Her contribution was a bit of an accidental discovery – one that would make a big impact on the denim industry.
“Recently, I discovered this fantastic medieval stainless steel mesh that I knew would be a perfect inclusion in my work,” she says. “I have been using this material almost exclusively ever since.”
The combination of high-fashion denim and shiny metallic mesh accentuates the figure as no other pair of jean has before. The “mesh jean,” as it has now become known, is a modern take on the slash and slit elements that have remained popular on the nation’s most influential runways. Much like their international inspiration, Obscene Jeans is committed to wrapping a woman’s curves in exquisite fabric that demands to be touched.
Stark-Cappelli’s attention to detail and superior construction is apparent in pieces like the Super Skinny Power Stretch Pant and Mesh Jean, which fit and showcase the wearer’s body at its absolute best. She says the company’s goal has always been to create beautiful pieces that radiate an international appeal.
“I was exposed to some of the world’s most influential designers after spending 15 years living and working in Florence, Italy,” Stark-Cappelli explains. “It was in Italy where I realized that with beautiful elements I could create an extraordinary product.”
Obscene Jeans maintains its international appeal by dedicating to create a product that culls elements that are “the best from all worlds.” Not by coincidence, this is also the motto that has driven the roots of this young company deep into the industry. Sourcing materials across continents including Asia, Europe and North America, Stark-Cappelli ensures customers that quality is never sacrificed in a piece from Obscene Jeans.
For 2011, Obscene Jeans will make its North American debut with three new lines: Obscene Core, Obscene Rock & Roll and Obscene Black. The new lines will incorporate washes, stylized stitching; mesh steel metal and a new type of stud application. With all pieces retailing between $100 and $250, Obscene Jeans enters an overpriced market with a quality product at an approachable price point.