Lorna, Editor's Archive
Cheryl Cole posed for photos as she had a relaxing evening at the hit musical ‘Mary Poppins’ on Broadway in New York City a couple of days ago. I would love to see Mary Poppins on Broadway! It looks like Cheryl went backstage to meet Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Gavin Lee (Bert) as well!
She was wearing her J Brand Bette high rise wide leg jeans in Wonderama again but this time she paired them with a Wildfox gold Lion tee and a cream blazer. Even though all of these items feel like they shouldn’t be paired together as they each have a different look to them, the whole outfit works in my opinion. Are you excited to see Cheryl on the US X Factor? I’m sad she’s left ours but she does a fantastic job mentoring and judging. Buy J Brand jeans online at Singer22.com.
Sienna Miller was snapped leaving the Theatre Royal Haymarket after she performed in Terence Rattigan’s play ‘Flare Path’ in London, England yesterday. She looked to be in good spirits as she made her way out the door and past the paps.
I knew what this shirt was the moment I saw the photos. I own it myself. It’s the 7 For All Mankind denim utility shirt and it’s so comfortable! It does run huge though, I have the XS and it’s still loose. I’ve customized mine with studs. I think it suits Sienna’s style though, she looks comfortable in it. Buy this shirt online at 7 For All Mankind for $158.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com
I love pink, it’s my favourite colour and J Brand have brought out 3 shades of pink for their coloured skinny jeans this season! The brand new ‘Pretty Pink’ shade from J Brand is the perfect shade for achieving that Isabel Marant look that everyone loves. Trilogy Stores have an exclusive for one month on this jean and I think it’s stunning! It’s much more subtle than the bright and intense shades of pink on the other jeans, it’s more casual and easy to wear! Buy these jeans at Trilogy Stores for ┬ú205.
Trilogy Stores have also been nominated for Best Boutique on Handbag.com!
We caught up with the iconic brand Superfine to get an interview. Established in 2003 by Lucy Pinter and Flora Evans, Superfine is recognised as an innovative style leader, making rock and roll jeans with a real London attitude. As one of the first pioneers of the skinny jean silhouette, they quickly gathered a dedicated following around the world and is a point of reference for many of today’s most influential style icons. A bit punk, a bit purist, the label has led the way with clean looking jeans, free from branding.
Now run and designed by Lucy, collections expand on fresh jean silhouettes with a full ready to wear collection and quality reaches a new premium in collaboration with licensee Pier Spa. This has been key to the evolution of Superfine today as a high-end, fashion denim brand with production in Italy. I have also included a preview of some of the images from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Look Book. Carry on reading to find out more!
DB: What made you come up with the name Superfine?
At the time, my partner (Flora) and I used to refer to gorgeous clothes as “her” or “him”. If something was really fabulous we’d say “she’s fine”, the response would be “yeah, superfine!” etc…It evolved from there.
DB: Why did you decide to create your brand?
I was styling and needed to find skinny jeans. No-one did them at that time. Just all distressed bootlegs and flares. I used to tape everything to make it look skinny and was desperate from something clean and un-embellished…It was during my frustrating search for the clean skinny, I took Flora to dinner and suggested we make jeans.
DB: So you used to be a stylist? Who did you style?
I styled for publications such as iD magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Japanese Vogue, Black Book as well as styling celebrities such as Ben Harper, Neneh Cherry, All Saints, Janet Jackson and various other pop videos/music videos and fashion clients.
DB: What is the best feature of your jeans?
Depends which pair but generally I like them because mostly they are different to other peoples. Even on basics there is more attention to detail (pocket linings, zips, stitching etc).
DB: What was your inspiration for your latest collection?
AW was a Gypsy Punk collection. The inspiration came from a photographer called Joseph Kudelka. I loved all the old looking fabrics in his gypsy pictures. The wools looking distressed and “oiled”. I then was looking at an image of Malcolm McLaren’s funeral on my desktop. I wanted to somehow marry the Gypsy theme with Punk. It worked. I’m really happy with this collection.
DB: Who do you envision wearing your brand?
No-one in particular really. Although it seems fashion people are the one’s who know the brand best. I get excited seeing anyone in Superfine.
DB: Who is your favourite celebrity in Superfine jeans?
DB: We all love denim but what makes it so important to you?
It’s timeless and effortless. I think the most stylish people are that way because they look cool without effort.
DB: What is your most popular cut?
Now it is the “Adventure” jean. But we are probably best known for our “Liberty” skinny jean.
DB: Do you have a favourite jean you have designed?
I loved the first “Super Swirl” with leather detailing, I love the “Punk Pant” from AW and our versions of the biker and the “Vroom” and the Swirl with Stitch in “Ghost” coming to stores soon…
DB: So what’s next for Superfine?
I’d like to add the kids line soon. And I’m hoping to add some collaborations to the list but nothing is confirmed yet…Watch this space!