I think denim jewellery is going to be the next big thing! K.B LuSH is a brand that I have fallen in love with! They make their denim jewellery with ribbon, zips, beads and so many other things that they can find. Each piece is unique and so cute! They also make necklaces, rings, bracelets, headbands and men’s jewellery. I have some of their items and I genuinely do love them, they are so beautiful and so much time has been spent on creating each individual piece! I caught up with them to get a little interview about their brand. You can check out some of the photos in the gallery below and you can visit their website by clicking here. Also, you can go to their launch party on September 9th, 2010 @10:30pm at the CV lounge at the Rivington Hotel if you live in the NYC area! I want to go! It sounds like it will be a lot of fun!
DB: What inspired you to start making denim jewellery?
DB: Do you use old cut off bits of denim or do you specifically cut jeans up?
All of our products are cut from recycled denim. We never considered ourselves a “green” company but we are proud to create something new from recycled products. We use recycled denim to create amazing accessories and we end up with a great pair of denim shorts to “embeLLush” and sell at a low cost…and it all ends up to be one of a kind pieces! We do dive right into cutting up a pair of jeans to create the cuffs, and we’ll usually wind up with scraps that we’ll incorporate into our designs or other products like our “NeckLuSHes”.
DB: How do you come up with the designs?
Unlike most artists and designers who create designs through inspiration and something they already picture in their mind…we kind of just go with the flow and work on a blank slate. We are best friends so we get together, lock ourselves in our studio, throw our itunes on shuffle and spend hours crafting and designing our products and business. It’s incredibly fun for us. After we create a unique piece or something that we love we use that piece as inspiration to create an entire new line.
DB: Which is your favourite piece and why?
My (Stephanie) favorite piece is definitely the butterfly bracelet which Lorna was actually able to name for us! Our names definitely have an influence to which bracelets we favor, but in this case, the butterfly bracelet was just so out there, wild and daring. I love bright colors and sparkles and girly things that remind me of my childhood, so maybe that is why I have such an attachment to that playful piece.
My (Kim) favorite piece is probably the “Haute Air Balloon” Chic-y Bastard. Just because as Steph said – I’m so in love with the name! But I really really love all of the Basic Bitches because they are just so easy to wear and look great by themselves and really amazing worked in with some other bracelets.
DB: How did you come up with the name K.B LuSH?
KB.LuSH was actually derived from a hopeful business name that we created about 5 years ago called “oK.B.LuSHious” We try to incorporate hidden messages and little easter eggs into everything we do, so we definitely capitalize the KB and SH in our name to represent our initials, but we are also telling people to “K, Be Lush” Also, we absolutely love the definition of the word “lush” (Luxurious; opulent – Extremely pleasing to the senses). We think it’s a beautiful word and it can also mean growing abundantly – which is exactly what we want our business to do! It was just this trifecta of reasons and we knew it was destined to be our name!
DB: Tell us more about your background and your brand!
We’ve best friends since the 2nd grade. We’ve always been into fashion, accessories and trends and we love the same things. We both have over 5 years of fashion experience in buying, visual merchandising, sales and production so we feel that we are both very well rounded and experienced enough to handle our own brand. Our brand is very original, creative and new and we hope that people will love it. Our brand is FOR EVERYONE but everyone can have their own unique piece, and this is something we value and stand behind! We use so many different styles to cater to everyone, and because we have a hard time letting go of things, we find new ways to wear them. Hence…old jeans we know we’ll never wear again but we cant get rid of them! Or for the guys who can’t get rid of their micro machine cars from the 80’s, or regret getting rid of their toys, we know we have vintage micro machine necklaces for men and women. We want people to feel a connection with our pieces, and at the same time, be lush!
Comedian Tommy Miles recently launched a new line of curvy fit jeans. He’s created a line of jeans aimed for a curvier fit called Big Luv Denim.
His jeans will provide a fashionable and flattering fit in plus sizes. The brand’s aim is to be “A unique, lifestyle brand, celebrating the fashion conscious full figured woman. We believe that fashion is for everyone… and there is no exception for the curvaceous ladies who are Full-Figured, Fabulous and Fine!”
The collection celebrated their launch on August 28th but the line will be available in Spring of 2011. The Fashion Show debuted in the Islander Ballroom at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the meantime, you can visit their website at Bigluvdenim.com or become their fan on Facebook.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com
Faith Hill performs at the Tide Loads of Hope benefit concert. The concert was in honor and to raise money for the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Tide Loads of Hope program aims to provide clean clothing to families in disaster areas through their washers which can do up to 300 loads of laundry a day. I think this program is amazing! It really is incredible how different clean clothes can make you feel.
Faith wore a bejeweled Tide tee shirt, which she paired with light wash jeans and platforms. Faith’s jeans are by James Jeans, the Randi high rise pencil cut, in Caspian Blue. These jeans retail for $163 and you can buy them at JamesJeans.com
This weeks review is on a brand of jeans that is not so familiar at the moment, Marc Allison jeans. They recently launched last year and jumped straight on the jeggings bandwagon! I’m going to be reviewing a pair of their denim leggings in a dark blue wash.
The one thing that really surprised me when I got these jeans was the fit. I’m normally really skeptical about the fit of new brands as I normally leave it up to the experts to get it right, but, just because they are new doesn’t mean they haven’t focused on the fit is what I found out. I think the fit of these denim leggings is the best thing about them. They fit really snug all the way down and they are very skinny. Some denim leggings are baggy in the calf and around the knee area but these fit tight all the way down which is fantastic! They also didn’t forget about the back pockets! They really paid attention in making those very flattering on the butt. Their logo on the right back pocket is only small and quite pretty too, I like the uniqueness of it!
The wash is also very clean and very smooth, the blue is deep and it is even all throughout the jean with subtle lighter tones on the thighs. I think the wash is very pretty and I am glad I got this pair to review! The rise isn’t too high either, it’s in the range of being one of the perfect heights. The inseam is also a good length for me.
Marc Allison also have other styles as you have seen in some of their look books that we have posted on DenimBlog. I would definitely recommend trying out the brand if you haven’t yet. You will be surprised by how much attention they pay and effort that goes in to the making of their jeans! You can buy Marc Allison jeans on their website by clicking here.
Jeans courtesy of Marc Allison.