Not to be outdone by Current/Elliott and Prps, who seem to the originators of bringing back the boyfriend jean, now a host of other brands have released a boyfriend cut. Which of the boyfriend jeans do you like best, and do you own a pair?
Rich & Skinny boyfriend jean
Degaine Boyfriend Jean
PRPS Ripped Boyfriend Jean
Paige Premium Denim Jimmy Boyfriend Jean
Have you heard of Restoration of the Monarchy? No? Maybe? Sort of?
Well if you’re sticking to no, let me fill you in: Dubbed “ROM” by the powers that be, Restoration of the Monarchy was a much hyped but not so much actually *worn about* denim and t-shirt line headed up by furniture mogul and interior designer Eric Villency–a former model and socialite, who once dated beauty magnate Olivia Chantecaille, and is currently married to the Fox New Live Host Kimberly Guilfoyle (ex-wife of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome…)
The line, which featured sexy short jumpers and adorable sailor pants, for whatever reason, just didn’t really pop. It was supposed to retail in places like Scoop and Intermix, and probably did for about 5 minutes, but I never personally never saw it there. I’m not exactly sure why ROM never panned out because, honestly, the whole thing was pretty vibey with a layed back ’70′s feel and Villency himself is loaded with great style and connections in the fashion community to boot. Check out the website at www.restorationofthemonarchy.com for the entire feeling of the brand including a fab ad campaign, and the gorgeous Julia Restoin-Roitfeld (daughter of French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld) working it as the collections model and face.
Recently, since we had not seen anything from ROM in about a year or more, we at DenimBlog requested an interview and update, asking Mr. Villency himself to comment on what was up next for the denim line–what we could expect to see in the seasons to come.
Unfortunately, though, the future for ROM is unclear. The team at ROM comments that, ” we are in a period of transition and Restoration of the Monarchy is in contract to be sold and will have new ownership soon.”
I guess furniture and denim don’t mix afterall…
No Doubt (utterly cliché pun intended) that Prps is Gavin Rossdale’s brand, through thick and thin! He’s worn them and it seems only them (if my memory serves me right) since his first appearance on DenimBlog. Here are the Stefani-Rossdale’s spotted just outside the famous Ron Herman Jean Bar at Fred Segal. On a not denim or Gavin note, were you happy to hear that No Doubt is going to be touring again? I was! Poor Gavin. He can’t be talked about without mention of his wifey. Wah!
images via faded youth blog
2009 is, so far, a great year for Daisy Lowe with two major campaigns under her belt. Of course there was the shoot for Marc Jacobs, pictured below, and now DKNY - above. What do you think of her denim jumpsuit in this shot, and the shot in general?
Daisy joins Chanel Iman, Sean Lennon and Kelly Osbourne who have all previously appeared in DKNY’s ad campaigns.