The title say it all…so let’s see, do you agree? Counting backwards:
10. Hayden Panettiere: In my opinion, Hayden is an adorable young up-and-comer and although her figure is not the lean and lanky model of Kate Moss, she definitely an amazing job to pick out cute outfits for her beautiful curves. I can’t wait to watch her grow up.
9. Isla Fisher: Isla Fisher is one of my favs. I think she has a classic, yet off beat style. I love the way she mixes old school glam with funky pieces like the sunglasses pictured here. Great style!
8. Vanessa Minnillo: Vanessa Minnillo was a new one on my radar this year. But, everytime she popped up, girl had it right…pulled together, classic, lookin’ good…
7. Jessica Biel: Pretty much always by her man’s side (and in his pants…ha…) Jessica Biel wore those William Rast’s right this past year! Do you think she looked good too?
6. Sienna Miller: What can I say? To me, Sienna Miller can really do no wrong. I love her look…classic bohemian. Sienna always seems to be channeling the ’70′s but never ceases to live in the 21st century either. Likewise, she’s always wearing a fab pair of jeans to boot.
5. Kate Beckinsale: Kate Beckinsale is on this list because I think she has really come into her own in the past few years and embraced the fashion world. To me, Kate Beckinsale is the ugly duckling of the list, gone to a pretty little swan…in a great pair of jeans that is…
4. Britney Spears: She made a comeback. She looked amazing. Enough said.
3. Vanessa Hudgens: Well, I’m on the fence with this one. But, she did wear almost every brand and every trend out there and she did it well! I have to admit that I am a wee bit tired of seeing Vanessa and her now-I-wear-Nudie’s boyfriend Zan Efron everywhere I look, but, on the other hand, she can dress.
2. Rachel Bilson: Just missing the number 1 spot, Rachel Bilson. I love Rachel. She is understated elegance to me at its best. She is glamourous, but also old hollywood. I feel like 20 years from now Rachel Bilson will still be on the radar, with her wavy hair, sweet smile and excellent fashion sense. She wore every denim trend out there, and she wore them well, and…best part, she never annoyed me while doing it!
1. Katie Holmes: Are you shocked?! Katie, Katie, Katie…how do we love you…let us count the ways: We love you from your J Brands to your Current/Elliotts to your 7′s to your Juicy’s. We love you from you Boyfriends to your Skinny’s to your Wide Legs to your Flares.
Yes, Katie Holmes was probably the most blogged about Denim-Wearing-Trend-Rocking-Celebrity of 2008. To me, she is not only trendy and on spot with her clothes, however, she is always classy too. If only every lilo, speidi, paris, and the rest of the DON’Ts out there could take a minute and review her sensibility…the world of fashion in general might be a better place.
My best friend Kate is huge Dry Denim enthusiast. “Why would I want to buy jeans that are made to look like I already wore them? I just don’t get it,” she says, “What I do, is buy raw denim and, at first, they may be awful, but then I sit in my bathtub wearing them, and soak in them…and then I wear them til they’re practically dry on me…Oh my gosh! It is toruture! But totally worth it…” she squeals… “Then, I wear them constantly, do crazy things like lunges in them, jump around in them, maybe even work out in them, dance around the house in them, and of course, I never wash them…Then they behave. Then it’s not as if it looks like I broke them in…because, I actually did! The best part is when they get all of the creases in them…around the backs of my knees and on my legs…and they are my creases. Man, I wish they were more of a girl thing though…it’s so hard to find great women’s dry jeans. Love my Levi’s though!”
I can remember one week last year when Kate came to visit me. She had the most amazing pair of Levi’s on. When I say amazing, I mean really amazing. They were the kind of jeans that look like you had to lay down to get them on, but really, she didn’t have to do that at all. She just glided right into them. They were straight leg and just slightly high waisted…but nothing too trendy. And as she had mentioned in her previous dissertation on broken in dry denim, they were faded everywhere, just right to her body. What was the secret? They were dry denim of course.
So What is Dry Denim?
So, maybe many of you already know about Dry Denim, or, as it is sometimes called, “Raw” Denim. Dry Denim is, in fact, developing a cult following these days with huge fan forum’s and websites out there. Like my best friend, there are many people who agree, that a natural fit and fade to one’s own body, is preferable to a fade that is made to order. There are companies out there that are specifically devoted to Dry Denim and guys and girls alike who refuse to buy anything else. Finding Dry denim for women, however, I do have to agree is typically more challenging, and much of the women’s dry denim is…well…watered down a bit…but…let’s get down to basics first… Read More >
The Current/Elliot trend is not just trickling down to our favorite celebs, but possibly even to our favorite old school designers as well. Is the House of Hermès, which is well over 100 years old, trying to save their pennies and pony up on market trends, as the “It” bag heads “Out”? With a runway rounded up by Jean Paul Gaultier himself and a supermodel crew, the looks were definitely reminiscent of a Clint Eastwood film, fringe and hats included.
It’s not a typical Boyfriend jean…it is certainly a cleaner look than the creased, sometimes torn and faded moments that we’ve seen as of late—the cuff wider, the leg slimmer too. Calling their inspiration more “equestrian” and “desert” than male, the explanation is appropriate, given the Paris label’s humble beginnings as a saddle maker.
The line received lots of laud. I think when you’ve got Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell on the runway, there is no way reviews could be poor. Although the collection was gorgeous and iconic—JPG is a genius, no doubt—I’m just not sure that I’m giving our designers all too many points for originality lately. I mean, didn’t Marc Jacobs basically knock out those exact high-waister’s for Louis Vuitton too? Not saying who was the first…but you know…
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