Zac Efron did a new spread for the August 2010 issue of InStyle magazine. During the shoot he wore a Band of Outsiders denim jacket, vintage Levi’s and a Steven Alan chambray/denim shirt. I know Zac is one of the biggest denim fans, he loves the material and always wears it well. It’s weird seeing how much Zac has changed over the years, from when I first saw him in movies when he was really young to now, he’s around the same age as I am, as is Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, seeing them on TV as I’ve grown up, it makes me feel like I know them more than other celebs. Zac also answered a few questions for the fashion magazine, you can read a few snippets from the interview below. Click the gallery images as well to read the full interview.
On his fashion sense: “It’s a form of self-expression. Your clothes are the middle ground between who you are and what you want to show people. I never like to look sloppy, because as somebody in the public eye, I believe i owe it to fans to be presentable when I go out.”
On his five-year relationship with Vanessa: “It has helped me through quite a bit. There are myriad distractions to fall into in this business. To have someone to share with and to relate to is a very valuable gift.”
On his fans’ dedication: “I’m so appreciative of those fans’ dedication. That said, it can be quite funny when it’s actually happening. Once, in France, during a HSM promotion, people rocked the car so ard that it went over onto two wheels. I was inside with Vanessa and Ashley Tisdale, sliding back and forth like we were Jell-O, and we were dying laughing. It was like a scene in Jurassic Park where T. rexes flip over cars.”
Zac’s new movie, Charlie St. Cloud, hits the screens on Friday, July 30th. Are you going to watch it? I didn’t think I would like it much when I first read about the story, it didn’t seem like my kind of film, but after seeing the trailer I think I might like it! It does look like it’s going to be sad though!
Thank you to Zac Angels for the scans and JustJaredJr for the interview text!
Gwen Stefani was spotted shopping for 4th of July decorations at Party City in Hollywood, California over the weekend. She was with her sons Kingston and Zuma and also the nanny to help her on her errands. It must be really nice to have a nanny around to help out with the kids when you need it. Gwen then went on to a nearby CVS Pharmacy to get a few things before making her way home with the children.
Gwen was wearing a pair of Jean Paul Gaultier and Levi’s collaboration Denim Harem pants with flip flops and a striped vest. These pants definitely suit Gwen’s style so much, they are perfect for her. I wouldn’t wear these though, they are definitely not my kind of pant but when worn correctly they look great! You can buy these pants at Levi’s online store for £220.
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I think someone is trying to take the denim crown away from Zac Efron. Adam Levine was spotted wearing double denim again in Malibu, California over 4th of July weekend. He was wearing his Levi’s jacket again and a pair of medium washed jeans. After having lunch with a friend, Adam was spotted riding off on his motorcycle. I think is was a bit on the hot side to wear a denim jacket that day. The weather here in California has been so out of whack. It was burning hot over the weekend and it is now cloudy and about to rain. This has been the most awkward year when it comes to weather.
I just saw the This Love video and Adam’s style has changed quite a bit over the years. Which style do you readers prefer on Adam? His everyday double denim look now or the more relaxed hipster look of his past?
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Established a year ago, the division soft launched a new premium denim and sportswear label globally last spring, called Levi’s Made & Crafted, with a full rollout coming for fall. Additionally, the existing Levi’s Vintage Clothing label, which offers high-end replica designs from the company’s archives, was expanded into a more comprehensive collection this year.
“The aim of this division is to conquer a piece of the market that Levi’s has struggled to reach, with truly premium, elevated product,” said Maurizio Donadi, global senior vice president at Levi’s XX. “This is something that is very dear to Levi’s, and we want to become a big player in the premium market. We are bringing some of the romance and poetry of denim back to the Levi’s brand — the brand that invented the blue jean.”
The Levi’s Made & Crafted label effectively replaces the Levi’s Capital E business, which was the premium label offered in the U.S. from 2006 to the end of last year. Overseas, Levi’s Made & Crafted subsumes a number of different premium ranges. The move represents Levi’s efforts to consolidate and focus its premium offerings under one global label as the brand works to expand its foothold in a market where it faces a raft of trend-savvy competitors such as Seven For All Mankind, True Religion and Diesel.
Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans retail from $150 to $225, with jackets at $175 to $495, leather from $750 to $850, woven shirts from $125 to $225, T-shirts from $59 to $69 and non-denim bottoms from $150 to $200.
The label will be in 62 North American men’s accounts and 178 men’s doors this fall, including Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, American Rag, Sharon Segal at Fred Segal Santa Monica, Scoop and Steven Alan. In women’s, it will be in 53 accounts and 90 doors (73 percent of Levi Strauss & Co. business was in men’s last year).
Barneys was among the stores to launch Levi’s Made & Crafted last spring in all 28 doors. “Capital E was a strong performer for us, and this was a business we really wanted to protect. It was essential that Levi’s be part of our matrix. It’s one of our biggest brands in denim,” said Samantha Carter, the retailer’s associate buyer for men’s denim. “The washes are clean, the pocket treatments are clean and we’ve had a very positive reaction to the line.”
Barneys also launched the newly expanded Levi’s Vintage Clothing collection in eight doors in the spring, and is betting bigger on that business for fall, bringing it into 24 doors.
Article and images from WWD.com