I found this video on Donna Ida’s blog from when she went to LA to visit Paige. This video shows the process of what Paige jeans go through while being made in the Los Angeles factory. You can see them making the lap creases, sanding and stone washing etc. It’s a great video! I love seeing clips like these because it really gives you an insight into what goes into making a premium denim brand! You can see the original video post here.
Halloween is quickly approaching and finding a costume can leave you in a lurch. Use some of this season’s hottest denim trends and looks already in your closet to create a fun costume without breaking the bank.
- Hippie: Wear flares with a tie-dye shirt and platforms, add accessories such as glasses or a headband, don’t forget your peace sign.
- Rosie The Riveter: Pair your flares with a chambray shirt and add a headscarf.
- Sailor: Add a striped tee and sailor hat to your flares.
- Cat Woman: Wear leather pants and a slim fitting black top, leather boots and black cat ears.
- Biker: Leather pants paired with motorcycle jacket and black boots.
- Sandra Dee: Wear your leather pants, leather jacket and heels. Curl your hair in and add some lipstick.
- Indiana Jones/Explorer: Wear your cargo pants with a white shirt, khaki vest, add a hat and binoculars.
- Army: Cargos paired with a camouflage or khaki top, boots and dog tags.
- Construction Worker: Cargos paired with white tee shirt, hard hat and tool kit or belt.
Colored Denim makes a great staple for building a costume.
- Angel: Wear white jeans, a white top, wings and a halo.
- Bee: Wear yellow or black jeans with a yellow or black shirt, add some wings.
- Lady Bug: Red Jeans and red top (you can cut out some black felt dots) and add some wings.
- iPod Commercial: Wear black jeans and black top, add an iPod and dance the night away.
- Leopard or Snake: Wear your (leopard or snakeskin) printed pants with a matching/neutral top, add whiskers if necessary.
- Farmer: Add a plaid shirt and some hay (and stuffed farm animals)
- Miner: Wear a Henley shirt, boots and add a headlamp and some tools.
- Scarecrow: Wear a plaid shirt, and hat, add stuff your sleeves with hay.
- Daisy Duke: Shorts, plaid shirt or crop top and heels.
- Britney Spears: Shorts, white tank top, over-sized sunglasses and Uggs or other boots.
Basic Blue Jeans:
- Where’s Waldo: Add a red striped top, stocking cap and glasses.
- Cowboy: Add a denim shirt or plaid shirt, vest, boots and hat.
- Nerd: Add rolled/cuffed jeans, tee shirt, glasses and carry around book and apple (you could also wear overalls).
- Bella Swan: Wear skinny jeans and Chuck Taylors, tee shirt and hoodie. Wear no makeup to keep your face pale.
What are you going to be for Halloween? Will you be wearing any denim trends with your costume?
Here is a video that Azalea created to show how to DIY a pair of raw jeans. Being a raw denim fan, I guess I was on the fence about this one like most people would be, is it cheating? A lot of people say that using sand paper and bleach etc to fade and make your raw jeans look worn is definitely cheating, you are supposed to wear them for a long time until they mold and form to your body shape which will then create all the fades and rips. I know first hand that this takes a really long time and a lot of perseverance so it’s not for everyone.
I came to the conclusion that I actually think this video is good, purely because he’s not distressing and fading them to look like he wore them out, he’s created bleach splashes as well as an overall fade and even put circles on them. Plus, he waxed them. You can’t get that appearance on raw denim just by wearing them so I think he did a great job. I thought the video shows you how easy it is to create your own wash on your own jeans. Every time I see someone doing denim DIY it makes me want to do more myself! I love making denim my own! What do you think of the video? Also, if you like the video on FaceBook you could win the pair of jeans featured in the video!
Customizing my jeans have always been something that I like to do. Whether it be adding some rips and tears, slitting the hem, adding stains, zippers or just doing something random to them. I don’t think I have a pair of jeans that are exactly the way I have got them, but that is what I love. They are my own and no one else’s. Here is a post of a pair of jeans that I did a few more customizations on than my others.
I recently received a pair of the J Brand Agnes Jeans in Black. I always wanted to try this style out. Being that they didn’t have pockets, I would always second guess purchasing these jeans. I finally decided to get the style because they are one of the amazing pairs out.
My first thought to do was to just add some pockets. Then I thought, “Hmmm…What else can I do to these to make them even more my own?” I then came to the conclusion to do a bit more than what I intended.
First thing I did was detach the third bottom portion off the jeans. This part was actually a lot easier than what I actually anticipated. I then switched the legs so that the zippers are placed at the inseam instead of at the outside of the jeans. I stitched the portion back to the rest of the jeans the way it was stitched before taking it apart so that it still had the same hold and motorcycle style.
After I finished sewing the legs back together, I slit the pocket panels under the hip zippers so there would be access to the pockets when it is unzipped. Then I got some pocket sacks and sewed them to the panels so there would be a place to hold my items. The only thing that I have wished I had done before hand was to dye the pockets black before I had attached them, but I can always detach and reattach them back on.
Now that I have finished making these jeans my own, they have become one of my favorites. I love that I can now put my personal belongings into the front pockets of the jeans and zip them up for safety. Now if only I can figure out how to wax these to give them a leather look? You can check out the photos below of the finished product.