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Denim Doing Good

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Creativity with a conscience.  Couture with conviction.  Denim doing good. That’s the motto of the Rialto Jean Project.  And while the blending of brands + compassionate causes is nothing new, from —- to the most recent explosion of Tom’s back in 2006, this venture in feel-good fashion is a little more interesting to the eye than canvas flats or red hues. Emerging in 2013 out of the mind + ever-creative hands of Venice’s own Erin Feniger, proceeds fund art therapy programs in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a cause as creative as the one-of-a-kind repurposed jeans she sells.  And the denim designs are beyond beautiful.

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Check out the brand here.

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Image via pinterest, rialtojeanproject.

Bright White

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While generally not a huge fan of Urban Outfitters sans the occasional affordable find, the recently released lookbook from the brand was actually quite nice.  An homage to the tradition of summer whites, the clean looks of “Fade to White”are easily replicable and stylish in their simplicity.  Of course, the trends + inspirations aren’t anything particularly new, but the feel for the season is spot on.

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Images via UO.com.

…Thoughts?

Bells + Whistles

It is pretty cool that denim diversity has become the new norm in the fashion world.  Yes, there are still dominant trends and certain no-no’s that will always mark the highs and lows of good jeans, but for the most part, anything goes!  Maybe it’s a greater acceptance for the fact that women’s bodies are no longer assumed to be one-size-fits-all, but whatever the reason, it’s a beautiful thing.

This seems to be a relatively new movement in equality in the style sphere; for a long time just a few years ago skinny jeans were the only acceptable silhouette.  Flares were a definite faux-paux; the wide leg look was the ugly fat kid of the bunch.  But like all outcasts, the bell is back to show all the other chumps who’s boss.  Heavily tied to a resurgence in ’60s style that has dominated the fashion world, bell bottoms are all over the runways, everywhere in retailers high and low, and a frequent scene on the street.

Clocking it at only a few inches under six feet, I am thrilled by the shift in the style seas.  This particular cut lengthens the leg and works wonders for people of height.

1. Janis Bells Red Floral Ethnic, 2. Contrast Pieced Flare 3. Sugar High Loved Stoned Hendrix Bells 4. Metallic Lace Bell Bottom