FASHIONABLE
Denim Done Right

Casual, comfortable, cool; we like to wear denim all over--not just limited to our jeans. For spring and summer, denim is taking even bigger risks showing up in dresses, vests, and all kinds of washes. Stepping away from the traditional jean shorts and skinny jeans that have always served as spring and summer staples for those hot days and breezy nights, denim is stitching itself into some of the most exciting and most fashionable fashion must-haves for the upcoming season. We can't wait to get our denim on.

For a fun and flirty look that is as conservative as it is daring, we love this Asos Cut Out Back Denim Dress. It's perfect for a day at the park with friends or paired with cowboy boots for a long night of singing and dancing at your favorite summer music festival. We love this piece not only for it's versatility (we can wear it to work, too!) but also because it's budget friendly for the rest of us working girls!

TRENDTASTIC
Denim 'Dos' for Spring + Summer

Denim, as usual, is showing up everywhere for spring and summer. From denim shirts to dresses, and even handbags you can expect to see plenty of blue this season. With so many options, getting the "right" look can be a challenge. We all know when it comes to denim, there is a very fine line between fashion forward and fashion faux pas! So we have have picked out of a few of our top favorite denim pieces for this season that will keep you on trend without looking like Farmer John. Check them out and get inspired for your next denim buy!

Denim Shorts:

THE SCENE
A Fashion Event a Day Keeps the Work Week Blues Away!

The workdays can get monotonous and boring at times, so what better way to break up the week than by having some fashion and fun? We have provided a list of fashion events going on for the next week to give you something to look forward to and keep you in the NYC fashion know. Have some fun exploring the fashion frenzies this city has to offer! We promise, one fashion event a day will keep your workweek blues away!

When: Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 PM

Where: Taap.it- 335 W. 35th Street (see map)

GREEN TIPS
Daily Green Tip: Green Your Jeans

You own a pair of jeans, don't you? It is easy to assume that most people in the United States do, as we tend to sell 450 million pairs a year!

And yet, here is a not-so-fun fact: jeans aren't exactly great for our environment. To make our jeans, cotton crops are mostly likely doused in pesticides, fibers are stained with toxic dyes, and the resulting fabric is sandblasted and chemically softened. Another scary fact: cotton needs a lot of water; it can take up to 15,000 gallons of water to produce enough cotton for ....one pair of jeans.

SARTORIALLY YOURS
Guys Guide To Skinny Jeans

Why skinny jeans? A slim cut elongates and trims down the legs, creates a fool-proof balance for any shirt, and shows off your summer kicks in style. So, whether you've never dared to dabble in skinny jean territory or you've been shopping in the womens section all this time to satisfy your tight-fit needs, this guide brings you a big array of slender-fit denim styles, washes and prices so you can fit this trend into your closet effortlessly.

AG Adriano Goldschmied in The Dylan 1 Year Freshman Wash, $215, has the perfect amount of distressing, and is cut with a slightly lower rise. This AG-ed denim is made to look like it has been worn in for one solid year, giving your denim a rad rocker attitude.

FASHIONABLE
DJ Irie Debuts ‘Peace Thru Music’ Jewelry Line

This past week it was announced that Levinson Jewelers of Fort Lauderdale has teamed up with DJ Irie, Miami Heat’s celebrity deejay, on a new line of music inspired jewelry.

Aptly named ‘Peace Thru Music’, this collection is an assortment of necklaces and bracelets with a peace symbol surrounded by a record (retailing at $395). The necklace showcases the ‘Peace Thru Music’ pendant on a thick piece of leather cording while the bracelet displays the same pendant on black and white prayer-like beads. In addition to the funky design, a portion of the proceeds for this collection will go to 'Peace Thru Music,' which is an organization that works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. According to Robin Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers, teaming up with DJ Irie on this project was a no-brainer. “This was a natural collaboration, considering both Levinson Jewelers and DJ Irie represent an elite sense of style,” said Levinson. “Together we hope to develop a trendsetting line of jewelry that is fashionable and functional, and all to benefit the wonderful cause and tremendous mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

STYLE STALKER
American Dreamin' in Autumn

Flannel shirts, denim jackets, and puffer vests, oh my! As the weather transitions from maxi dress and jeweled sandals to wool coat with over-the-knee boots, we need to adjust our wardrobes accordingly. Classic American is back in a big way, and here are some ways to honor the U.S. of A with your look and stay within your budget:

1. Fur-trimmed hoodie puffer vest from Gap – Ah, the classic American styles of the Gap. A perfect place to go for standard wardrobe staples and with the weather rapidly starting to dip, a nice fur-trim vest is just what the doctor ordered.

STYLE STALKER
Style Stalker: On the Streets in Boston

Local artists, photographers, designers and musicians swarmed the Lily Pad in Cambridge last Sunday night to celebrate the launch of a new Boston-based online collaborative arts magazine called Spirited. Boston dandy Mitch Hampton entertained on piano while guests sipped Bols Genever punch and Pretty Things beer, and visiting musicians Faux Fix from New Haven were in attendance to play some new material. There was much fabulous fashion to be had and I narrowed in on three guests I thought had amazing style.


Nathan Johnson, composer and producer

DEEJAYS
Levi's Denim Week Takeover

Wednesday night was Levi's FW10 presentation, as a group of denim fanatics filled the Hosfelt Gallery to take part in a garage-like setup of models posed in relax-styled layers of denim, flannels and accessories.

As DJ Leo Fitzpatrick spinned catchy tunes, guest sipped on champagne, vodka and Stella - observing the preserved neon highlights peeking throughout the presentation.

Personally, I didn't find that the Levi's presentation differed much from past collections. Various cuts and choices of textures in shirts became highly comparable to a plethora of leading trend-bearing denim brands today. Women's clothing seemed to channel the likings of model-off-duty clothing, as men's clothing blended into a neutral force of half-assed fashion attempts.