The model that goes by one name, Gisele, was photographed for the February 2011 issue of Chinese Vogue by Patrick Demarchelier. The spread was called Boyish Allure styled by Nicoletta Santoro. Gisele wore designs by Maison Martin Margiela, Haider Akerman, Ann Demeulemeester and more for the spread. But let’s talk about why she made a post here on DenimBlog. She was sporting a pair of the sliver and black striped Balmain jeans from the Spring 2011 collection.
I’m so happy someone has been seen in striped jeans. They are such a great and fun look to have, I think, in anyone’s closet. They just add a little bit of a circus to a look. I am also happy to see someone in the American flag tank. I have been in-love with that since it walked down the runway. It would be the perfect beach tank, but with the price attached, I don’t think the norms would dare let it get anywhere near sea water. You can check out some more of Gisele’s looks below.
We got the chance to catch up with Chip, the co-founder of Pray For Mother Nature. Chip owns this denim brand along with his wife, Nicole. We spoke to them about how they got started, what inspired them, where the brand name came from and more. Check out the interview below to find out more about the brand. I love what it stands for! What do you think of the brand?
DB: What inspiration goes into designing a pair of your jeans?
Hiking through old mining caves/tunnels in Colorado and Canada.
DB: What is your collection about?
We wanted to make a RTW collection of basic essentials all in a super luxe denim. The vibe was to create a collection that was ageless and timeless out of everybody’s favorite fabric… denim!
DB: Why did you decide to create your brand?
When I was in Japan I went to the Japanese fish market and I saw all the tuna stacked up and I wanted to “Pray for Mother Nature” right then and there.
DB: Do you have a favorite cut you have designed?
Yeah we’re launching, Pray for Mother Nature Men’s and I love the skinny cargo’s and chinos, in deluxe, sick twill fabric.
DB: How many jeans do you own yourself?
3 pairs. A skinny, a skinny, and a skinny with holes.
DB: Which jean has been the most popular overall?
They’re all popular, but probably our Jessie Spano, it’s a low rise flare, that looks amazing on the bum.
DB: We all love denim, but what makes it so important to you?
Because they’re durable, and dirty cool.
DB: What makes your brand so different from the others out there?
This brand is denim with a cause. We are very concerned with environmental awareness, and giving back to nature.
DB: What is the best feature of your jeans?
I always push for practicality in my designs, so for our targeted demographic we use a fit model that has a real body. I think because of that you don’t get the typical 6 foot legs and muffin top like the other brands. Our jeans are super flattering even if your not a supermodel.
DB: How did you come up with the name Pray For Mother Nature?
My wife Nicole, literally said, “we have to pray for mother nature”, when we saw the tuna, and I thought it was amazing!
DB: A couple of celebs have been seen in your brand, do you have a favorite?
I love em all, but I think Vanessa Hudgens has really hooked up style.
DB: What’s next for Pray For Mother Nature?
Well like I said before we are launching a men’s collection for fall 2011, and we are introducing new fabrics for women’s for fall, like recycled leather and new original wovens to mix back to the denim.
DB: Do you predict any new trends for denim in the coming season?
The 70’s are coming back in a big way.
Channing Tatum was spotted at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” studios wearing his AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans again. Channing was nice enough to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans when he was leaving.
I finally got around to watching Channing in “Dear John” and I was in a puddle for about 50% of the movie. Channing was looking really hot in the movie, but I don’t understand why they put him in such baggy clothes in the beginning. Baggy clothes on Channing made him just look sloppy and heavy in the movie. Most candids I see of him, like these above, he also wears baggy outfits, but he doesn’t look quite as heavy, maybe its just the TV adding those 10-15 pounds then?
Whitney Port wore Joe’s leggings in camouflage to the PUMA BodyTrain Launch with SELF Magazine in NYC. These are so cute, I love Joe’s different colors and styles of leggings that they have! I find it very appealing that they aren’t trying to charge $200 for leggings like some other brands, the $98 price tag seems more fair for premium leggings!
So what do you think of Whitney’s style here? As I said, I love the leggings, but I think she just has too many different colors on. The peachy scarf and shoes don’t really go with the rest of her outfit. Her entire outfit is just very random.
Images Courtesy of Wireimage