On Sunday, model Christie Brinkley wore a pair of J Brand The Doll jeans in Indigo while launching “National Family Fitness Day” with the Boys & Girls Club. She looks like she is having fun playing some version of Dance Dance Revolution with the kids! And I lovvvve the way the jeans are so fit and flare…those are on my to-buy list!
Paige Adams-Geller (middle, above) with models wearing Paige Premium Denim
DenimBlog: Tell us, what is Paige’s perfect Paige Premium jean?
Paige: That all depends on your body type and your lifestyle! We have a perfect fit for almost any woman, so it’s a matter of finding the perfect style for your needs. But I guarantee there is a perfect fit for every body!
DenimBlog: For those who haven’t read the book, can anyone wear skinny jeans?
Paige: Just about anyone can wear skinny jeans when paired with the right tops and accessories. For a girl with more curves, skinnies look great paired with a longer tunic that hits just below the widest part of the thigh and a pair of heels. It’s a very slimming look! If you have an extra narrow physique, pair your skinnies with a camisole and a blazer to add some shape and a pair of cute ballet flats.
DenimBlog: What do you see as the next big trend in denim?
Paige: What you will see a lot of right now are retro shapes like ultra-high waists and super belled legs.
DenimBlog: Are skinny jeans and wide legs going to stick around for awhile?
Paige: Because both styles can be super flattering, I think they haven’t seen their final days just yet. But we will probably see some new takes on the shapes like a more cropped skinny and high waist wide leg.
DenimBlog: Tell us about your history working as a Fit model. What did you learn from that experience?
Paige: I went into fit modeling because the lifestyle surrounding runway and print modeling was very unhealthy for me. I battled anorexia and found that fit modeling, which required me to stay a healthy size 6, helped me pull myself out of those destructive habits. I also found that being involved in the design process with the labels I worked for was far more fulfilling for me. I became a fit expert and after years of consulting for the top denim brands, I decided that I should take what I had learned and what I was doing for these other designers and apply it to my own line.
DenimBlog: Our readers love seeing photos of celebrities in denim, like when we posted about Britney Spears going for a shopping spree in your boutique. What celebs have you worked with recently and fit in a pair of Paige’s?
Paige: Most recently, Mena Suvari, Minka Kelly and Whitney Port. We do have a fun regulars though! Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria and Sophia Bush regularly request our new styles.
DenimBlog: What is the most popular styles of Paige jeans right now?
Paige: The most popular new style is probably our Roxbury Crop. It’s a great jean because its narrow cropped leg is a staple for any summer look and it will take you into Fall because it tucks perfectly into boots! And the Laurel Canyon, which is my basic low-rise boot cut is still my #1 style since day one of the brand. It’s the classic everyday jean that looks good on just about anybody.
DenimBlog: Do you ever see Paige branching out into shoes and bags, as some of the other denim companies have done such as True Religion and 7 for All Mankind? Why or why not?
Paige: I would love to eventually design other products that have the Paige sensibility, but right now we are concentrating on our denim and the launch of my new better line called Paige Black Label.
DenimBlog: Tell us about the Paige Black Label brand we’ve been hearing rumors about! And when will it be available?
Paige: Paige Black Label consists of mostly classic and higher fashion pieces for the woman who embraces her power and sensuality. The line boasts everything from a classic wool trouser to eyelet leather bolero jackets and a-symmetrical dresses. Vests, high-waisted skirts and skinny slacks will also grace the line for Fall. The line will be available in stores by the beginning of August.
DenimBlog: Can’t wait to see it! Thanks so much for the interview Paige!
From a blog on Fashionista.com:
At least one company’s so annoyed with getting knocked off that they’re taking serious anti-counterfeiting measures -
Rather than relying on police cracking down on fakes, Loro Piana’s decided to make their goods un-fakeable.
They’ve created their own metal ring bearing the Loro Piana logo that’ll be sewn into each of their cashmere products. The rings will be engraved with an identifying serial number that can be used to trace the origins of each product, down to which piece of fabric it was cut from and which batch of yarn was used to weave its raw fiber.
We think their initiative is great, even though we think it would be fairly easy for a counterfeiter to just throw any old number onto a metal ring to make the scarf appear genuine at first glance, but then again, maybe the process would just be too expensive to make the fakes worth it.
(In other counterfeit news, we hear Forever 21 is about to be embroiled in a huge fake-related battle – a tipster says an LA lawyer is “representing a handful of names bringing some big suits against them” – care to take some guesses?)”
Source: Fashionista.com & British Vogue
Does anyone else think this is similar to Louis Vuitton using serial numbers in their bags? The fakers can just do what this blog stated above and slap any old number on there. Will this help stop counterfeits, and do you think denim-makers will try something similar any time soon?
And on the part about a Forever 21 lawsuit, I am surprised that hadn’t happened sooner – I constantly see L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani rip-offs in Forever 21′s, as well as handbags that look like designer knockoffs of Birkin’s, etc. That one was just a matter of time.