What a great excuse to wear your pink pocketed denim (shown above, 7 for All Mankind Bootcuts) to the office! Lee’s National Denim Day is coming up October 3rd, but you can start now to help to contribute more to this very worthy cause…
Coordinating a Denim Day team and contributing to the fight against breast cancer has never been easier or more fun. Here are the five simple steps to hosting Denim Day at your company or with family and friends:
- Sign Up. When you sign up for Denim Day, you will receive a free participation kit with copier-friendly posters and fact sheets, pink ribbon pins, and more.
- Promote Your Team. There are a few different ways to get the word out about Denim Day. A good place to start is by customizing the team page that is automatically established for you when you sign up. There you can upload your team’s personal story and fundraising goal, share photos, communicate with your team members and collect donations easily online without envelopes or hassle. We also have a wide variety of downloadable resources online that you can use to motivate your team.
- Put on Your Jeans. Whether it’s on Oct. 3 or another day of your choosing, don’t forget the best part! Put on your favorite jeans as an act of solidarity in the fight against breast cancer. As a participant, you are welcome to a discount on Lee.com—check your kit for coupons. And visit the Denim Day Shop for your Denim Day apparel, where $5 of every purchase goes to Denim Day.
- Collect Donations. There are two ways to collect donations. Ask your team members to submit them online from your team page so you can watch as you climb closer to your goal, or you can collect donations from your team members and submit them via cash or check. It is our hope that we will again raise\nmillions for groundbreaking research on Oct. 3, and it will be because of your efforts. Pat yourself and your team on the back, and celebrate\nyour contribution in the fight against breast cancer.
- Celebrate. It is our hope that we will again raise millions for groundbreaking research on Oct. 3, and it will be because of your efforts. Pat yourself and your team on the back, and celebrate your contribution in the fight against breast cancer.
We told you before that Ashton Kutcher is the new face of Pepe Jeans. It seems Demi Moore must have a thing for men who are NOT multi-faceted. Yes, Bruce Willis always plays the same character, and it seems so does Ashton Kutcher. Evidently he only has one model expression, and he only favors one side of his face, too. And he isn’t smiling with his eyes either. Tyra Banks would not be pleased.
I think they were trying for James Dean and it came through too worried instead of ruggedly handsome. Check out the new Pepe campaign. Does this make you want to run out and buy Pepe jeans?
Actress Jessica Biel was spotted once again in her trusty William Rast jeans while out getting some groceries. They do fit her booty like they were made just for her so I can’t blame her for being spotted in them often! I bet she owes about 82 pairs since boyfriend Justin Timberlake designs them! I wish I had a boyfriend who designed jeans…*sigh*… I would have so much more money in my bank account!
Pictures courtesy JustJared.com
The most exciting thing at couture week in Paris last month wasn’t an over-the-top runway gown or a wasp-waisted lady suit. It was denim. And it was denim by Alber Elbaz, the darling of French fashion who over the last few seasons has captivated women with his take on functional femininity at Lanvin.Lanvin’s first denim collection, shown during a casual presentation, is being manufactured by Acne, the cult Swedish jeans brand. And it could be the best thing to happen in fashion in a long time.
Designer denim dates to the 1970s, when Calvin Klein slapped his name on the back pocket and made a mint off Brooke Shields in her Calvins. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that jeans really took a fashion spin. Tom Ford showed beaded, feathered jeans at Gucci in the summer of 1999, which sold out despite their $3,300 price tag. Earl Jean of Los Angeles ushered in the era of premium denim, spawning hundreds of competitors, not to mention $200 price tags. It’s no wonder designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Donna Karan wanted to get a piece of the denim pie. Except the denim lines they launched were hardly genre-breaking, or even cool.
That’s what’s different about Acne/Lanvin.
Miles away from the navel-grazing, hip-hugging, utilitarian image of jeans in America, this is denim like you’ve never seen it before — sophisticated, feminine and utterly French.
A sexy, corset-boned cocktail dress and flirty bow-neck blouse are designed with the ingenue in mind, and the gold-button trench coat is something you truly would wear forever. A shift dress comes with the sculpted puff sleeves that have become a Lanvin signature.
Elbaz said he wanted to create a “denim wardrobe” for men and women, 40 pieces in all, with denim chain-handled purses, sling-back sandals with chunky wood heels, bow ties — even denim jewelry. One half of his design team wanted to keep the line basic, and the other wanted it to be fantasy, with denim evening gowns. But Elbaz managed to strike the perfect balance between work and play, despite the fact that he’s “not a person who wears jeans.”
Three different Japanese denims were used. The indigo base underwent two washes and was woven with blue-black thread, instead of the white thread that’s typically used. The result is an unusually rich color and texture. Dresses and jackets are soft and fluid, and trench coats and trousers are pleasingly crisp.
The line is not cheap — jeans are $455, dresses are $810 and the coat is $1,050. But these are investment pieces. Though denim on the streets is on ’80s rewind, with frayed jean shorts and baggy, peg-legged silhouettes, this more sophisticated take on denim dressing will never go out of style.
Because dressed-up denim really is the perfect way to transition from the lazy days of summer to the formality of fall.”