I have been waiting for another celebrity to be caught in Superfine. We barely spot anyone else besides Kate Moss in the brand. This time we spotted Rihanna wearing the brand outside her hotel in Glasgow, United Kingdom. She wore their Mixed Swirled Jeans and I think the pulled these off really well. Even with the checked coat, the jeans still stand out. You can purchase these jeans at Ssense for $320.
Kate Moss was spotted wearing a pair of her c.r.a.f.t Denim Hells Angel Jeans again for an outing in London. I love these jeans on her, she really knows how to change it up each time she wears them. I also like that she wore her moccasins (my favorite shoes, I live in my Minnetonka slippers). Rumors swirled over the weekend of a movie based on Kate’s life is being pitched, part of that rumor is that the leading role will be given to Lindsay Lohan. Are any of you excited to see what will come out of this rumor? Also, do you think that Lindsay will play Kate justice? You can pre-order these now at singer22 for $219.
Rocking double denim again, Supermodel Kate Moss was seen having a stroll around Cotswolds, England with some friends. Kate wore what seemed to be her new favorite jacket, her Balmain faded denim jacket, and a pair of gray Katia London jeans. Is it just me or do any of you readers also have trouble pairing clothes with gray denim? I think Kate rocks the wash every time she wears it, but I’ve only worn mine probably a total of five times at most. You can get the jacket at Net-A-Porter.
Celebs like Rachel Bilson, Ashley Tisdale and Kate Moss are huge fans of Siwy jeans. The brains behind the operation is Michelle Siwy, who launched the collection in 2004. (click here to learn more about the brand). Check out the interview below to learn more about how she got her start and where she sees the future of Siwy heading.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a designer?
I knew when I was really young. I spent a lot of time in hospitals when I was a kid because of a bad car accident, and my parents would bring me all kinds of magazines. So I was like 8 years old, reading French Vogue and sketching what I saw. But my mom, who worked in a sewing factory, didn’t approve. To her, it was like setting out to do what she did, so I first went to school for nursing.
How did you make it to New York?
Well, while I was at University of Rhode Island, I was secretly taking classes at RISD to build up a portfolio. Then one semester, instead of signing up for more classes at URI, I applied to transfer to F.I.T., got in, told my mom that I was in at F.I.T., hadn’t signed up for more classes at URI, and was just like “Whatcha gonna do now?” So she drove me to New York soon after.
What made you decide to focus on denim?
For me, denim really is very personal. When I was younger and buying all kinds of jeans from vintage stores, my favorite part was imagining the people who wore them. Like, you’d know the shape of their wallet from the impression on the back pocket, or you could imagine a bike accident from a rip in the leg. I love that I design the beginning of other people’s stories.
What do you think will be the next big denim trend?
I think it’ll be the mixing of more fabrications. There are some denims coming out soon that are so lightweight they hardly feel like denim, which also makes it a lot easier to mix them with other things, like embellishments or lace.
What’s the first designer item you ever bought?
When I first started to have a little money, I bought Balenciaga cargo pants and wore them all the time.
Which trends are you appreciating right now?
The skinny look — it’s more flattering.
Which trends are you ready to see retired?
Jeggings, but the ones without pockets. They’re scary.
What should every woman have in her closet?
A classic pair of heels that are very clean, with a nice shape and hidden platform.
Are there any big plans in the works for Siwy?
We’ve added children’s and maternity for fall. Next year, we’re adding tops and hopefully shoes. But I want to do it all slowly. I don’t want it to seem cheesy.
Interview and image from NYmag.com