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So many celebrities seem to be loving Isabel Marant right now! Sienna Miller is the latest to be seen rocking the Isabel Marant Leal denim dress from 2 seasons ago as she was leaving the Royal Haymarket theatre in Los Angeles, California.
The last time we spotted this dress on a celebrity was Jessica Alba, almost a year ago, back in June 2010. It’s nice to see another celeb wearing this creation because I think it’s beautiful. I love the way it fits like a smock but the embroidery around the neck line really makes it unique. Unfortunately this dress is no longer available to buy as it’s from a long time ago.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com
I thought I would do something a little different in what I share with you and customize a pair of Levi’s. I often customize my denim by ripping, shredding, patching, hemming, studding, paint splattering etc because I love to make jeans more my own.
This time I took a pair of higher rise Levi’s jeggings that I had and chopped the legs off to make them into shorts. It’s best to cut one leg first after measuring where you want them and then fold them in half and cut the other leg against the already chopped one to make sure they are the same. Since these were completely plain (see the first gallery image) I decided to make them a little more edgy and distress them. I took a small holed cheese grater and something hard to put inside the leg and then grated the denim really hard where I wanted the distressing. It does take a while to get the destruction as you want it. I also made abrasions on the zipper area, the pockets, the back pockets and around the waist band.
After I had finished doing all of that I soaked them in water to get all of the dust and fabric bits off and then I left them in the sun to dry for a while to fade the denim a bit. I then chucked them in the tumble dryer to roughen them up a little bit more. Finally I frayed the edges of the new hem with scissors. It’s really easy and simple to make your own shorts this way, it just takes a lot of patience to get the end result. I do prefer to customize and make my own denim shorts to actually buying new ones. How many of you do the same thing?
LeAnn Rimes was spotted arriving to start work on the TV movie “Reel Love” in Toronto, Canada a few days ago. It seems like LeAnn is really getting into her coloured denim as this time she wore the Lavender pair of M2F skinny jeans.
We saw LeAnn wearing the green pair last time with a really similar outfit to this one. I love how she paired these Lavender ones, although I am not a fan of the tan shoes with them. I actually adore my M2F jeans, I wore them all day in London and they are so comfortable! You can read my review on them here and you can buy M2F jeans here at Singer22.com.
Images courtesy of INFdaily.com
I was in London on Wednesday for some press days as you know and one of the denim brands I caught up with was c.r.a.f.t Denim. I got to preview the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection and I have to say, it’s amazing! I haven’t tried the brand before but I have quickly fallen in love with a few pairs from next season.
The purple pair in particular with the moto stitching on the knee, those are amazing, as are the twisted zipper jeans, the plain skinnies and the other moto styles. There is even a moto style mini skirt in the collection. I have included lots of photos in the gallery of the jeans, including full front shots. What do you think of the new collection?
Images courtesy of Lorna Burford/DenimBlog.com