Lorna, Editor's Archive
It’s time to talk shoes! We all have a favourite pair of jeans, be it a certain pair of skinny jeans you always wear or a classic pair of bootcuts. What I want to know is – what are your favourite shoes to wear with your favourite pair of jeans? I myself am in love with lots of pairs of Christian Louboutins, I love a great pair of heels with my skinnys, I can’t afford any Louboutins though haha so I have to make do, but what are your favourite brands of shoes? Why not even post a comment with a picture of the shoes as well? Shoes are just as important as denim and they make or break an outfit so lets give them some credit! I know I am always looking at celebs shoes just as much as their denim.
You can purchase all of the shoes at Net-A-Porter.com
Indi Denim is an online Premium Virtual Denim Brand for both women and men. You can design your jeans from scratch, exactly how you want them! Along with introducing an entirely new way to shop, the brand just released Creative Destruction finishing treatments this week with new Luxury Japanese and Italian fabric options as well… You can now design your own jeans down to the smallest detail, and destroy them too (made custom to your body measurements, of course!). Sounds like a fantastic idea to me, especially if you like your jeans to be personal and perfect for you. If you don’t feel creative and don’t want to design your own pair of jeans you can opt for the custom measurements instead, you can select a jean you like and have it made to fit you.
From the CEO MaryBeth Luber:
“We’re really excited about our new fabrics and finishing treatments because they give consumers even more style options to design the exact jean they want. With our new customization possibilities, the designer can create a jean in a traditional fabric with a clean finish or in a bold Japanese fabric with heavy distressing and holes (or anything in between), for a jean that is literally one in 14 million. No longer do consumers have to settle for jeans that don’t fit their body or their style preferences, because indi offers a revolutionary solution: letting consumers design their own jeans and then making the jeans to fit their measurements.”
Here is day 2 in the series of posts about how denim designer Paige Adams-Geller lives her life. Take a look in the gallery for a sneak peak of the 2010 Look Book photoshoot and a cute exclusive photo of her doggy Taffy! To read Day 1 of Paige’s life click here.
Jimmy Jimmy Skinny in Rebel Without A Cause.
Tuesday, July 28
6:00 Wake up! Do same routine as Monday AM.
9:00 Take Taffy, my dog, to the office today! Need my special CEO (Canine Executive Officer).
9:30 Summer 2010 review with design team. Obsessed with the Debonair in Fusion!! And, can’t wait to show our fun colors inspired by my friend Yasmin Yusof’s feather collection!
11:00 Go over PR schedule with michael and PR team. Need to plan topshop men’s launch in september and personal appearance for Selfridges in september or October. Also, make travel plans for Project Las Vegas, Coterie NY and PR trip to Munich.
11:30 Glance at e-mail’s! Never enough time!
12:30 Lunch with Patricia Handschiegel, host of the new Power Girls, on the Huffington Post and founder of stylediary.com – at Rush Street in Culver City. Love their turkey burger and sweet potato fries!
2:30 Review Men’s packaging.
3:30 See fabric vendor for new Fall 2010 fabric.
5:00 Take photos of new styles for Visuality! I am the model today!
6:00 Try on new production that is ready to ship. Need to make sure they fit perfectly! Yippie Skippie! The Jimmy Jimmy Skinny in Rebel Without a Cause looks perfect!
7:30 Dinner at home with Michael and the dogs. My favorite Indian food from Nawab of India.
8:30 Go through more e-mails! Try to watch a fun TV show! My favorites are: The Cleaner, In Plain Sight and Burn Notice.
10:00 Try to get some sleep.
Born in Israel but currently living in California, Daniella Clarke, married former Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and the couple then had a daughter who they named Frankie. Daniella founded and launched her denim brand Frankie B. in 1998, naming it after her little one Frankie.
The origins of the line took root a few decades ago when Clarke was always cutting and resewing her own jeans to fit her killer bod to achieve a more ’70s sexy look. She would often fashion her new creations after a pair of her favorite Dittos jeans that a friend borrowed and never returned. She had a very keen eye for denim and loved the brand Dittos.
“I was obsessed with them,” says Clarke. “I used to beg my mom whenever a new color came out.”
In a full circle moment, Dittos recently contacted Clarke and told her she would be the perfect person to resurrect the line, and of course she jumped at the chance. Although she often sports the widelegged Dittos, she says her favorites are still her Frankie B. boot cuts. “My boot cuts are my O.G.,” she laughs. This is quite a distinction, as Daniella’s closet boasts more than 300 pairs of jeans that she puts on a rotation.
Between traveling, being a wife and mother, and heading the Frankie B. empire it seems Daniella has found perfect harmony, all the while teetering on top of a pair of platforms. It only makes sense that she created a wardrobe that would take her from the backstage of a concert to the front row of a fashion show, or just as easily to the couch where she snuggles up with her family.
Daniella has altered and redesigned clothing to fit her style since her early teens. While on tour with her rockstar husband in the late ’90′s, she was continuously asked about the one-of-a-kind jeans she was wearing. Soon after, Frankie B. was launched, establishing its mark on the women’s fashion map almost immediately.
Responsible for creating the low-rise jean craze with her 6″ rises and putting a spotlight on the premium denim market, the Frankie B. brand has grown across the globe and remains as much of a wardrobe staple today as when it first launched. In fact the brand is best known amongst its jean fans as an addiction – most Frankie B. owners collect pairs and, on average, have more than 10 different styles! A few years later, Daniella was invited to resurrect Ditto’s the iconic denim brand she wore and loved as a teenager. The first collection debuted in Spring 2007 and instantly became a favorite among retailers and fashion’s elite.
Daniella designs for women like her; laid back, feminine and confident – with a bit of an edge; and she creates clothing that encourages women to feel alive, stylish and unique. Always inspired by what’s next on the fashion landscape, Daniella never forgets the classics that have made Frankie B. a “go to” among fans like Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, Mischa Barton, Eva Longoria, Fergie and many others. Since Frankie B.’s launch in 1999, it has grown into a full lifestyle brand that includes tops, bottoms, dresses, eyewear and activewear Daniella has the same vision for Ditto’s and serves as creative director for both growing collections with more than 80 pieces each. She approaches each collection with an eye toward what she wants next in her closet, making both Frankie B. and Ditto’s a fashion resource for women who embrace a distinctive and sexy west coast lifestyle. She makes sure Frankie B. is always on trend, the last season releasing lots of distressed washes, Tie-Dye denim and boyfriend fits. Pretty/bright back pockets have always been a statement with her jeans as well as zippers. The brand also focuses on a great fit, good pocket placement and slim through the legs, lower rises also helping to elongate legs and give the illusion of a perkier butt. (You can view her Fall 09 collection here)
Her work has not gone unrecognized. Daniella and Frankie B. were awarded the MAFI Fashion Innovator of the Year award in 2004 for contributions to the fashion industry; and three years later, Daniella was honored with a Media Award from Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization for her support and dedication to the charity. She is invited to host events and discuss her experiences as a designer by people all over the world, which has enabled her to entertain her love of shopping vintage stores for clothes, magazines, jewelry and inspiration.
Image and parts of the article taken from FrankieB.com