What’s Old is New Again – Distressed Jeans as a Fashion Trend

I’m sure we all remember the fashion trends of the 80’s and early 90’s. Well, maybe not all of us, but those over 30 certainly do.  The torn and ripped jeans that were the butt of many jokes from those bad comedians of the late 90’s comedy boom.  While I suppose there is something to be said about charging more for something that’s supposed to look old and torn, there is also something to be said about knowing exactly what you want out of your style, and then going out and getting it…

And that’s what the new “distressed jeans” trend is all about… Just look at a few of these pictures and tell me they aren’t on-point when it comes to relaxed style:

Nothing says deliberate abandon like this jeans.  They sort of glorify and own a “walk of shame” concept, even dubbing the jeans “boyfriend jeans”, i.e. you borrowed them from your boyfriend when you were staying over…  Goes really well with everything from plaid to light blouses…

How do you find these jeans?  Well they are pretty popular now, having gotten their very own placement at C.G. Newman, and gotten coverage from a variety of outlets.  Go and pick up your pair today, and just think that someday, maybe 20 years from now, we might be coming back around to these jeans, and they will be in style all over again!

And if they tear during those 20 years? Who cares! They’ll just be even more perfectly reckless.  Love these things!

AFW Spotlight : Sachin and Babi

Husband and wife design team Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia are in Aspen this week, and we couldnt be more excited! The team has an amazing Sachin+ Babi ready-to-wear line, and is featuring their home-furnishing Ankasa line in The Aspen Fashion Week Store.  We had the unique opportunity to talk with Babi about her love of Aspen, and this is what she had to say:

What is Aspen style?
Sporty chic.

Ski or ride? New gear for 11/12?
I’m not a skier, but my new gear always includes Moncler.

What do you wear on powder days?
Moncler & Prada Sport

What’s your favorite store for basics?
PCDG

How do you après?
Believe it or not, I’m actually not a skier, but I enjoy Ajax Tavern and Casa Tua.

Most stylish barstool in Aspen?
Whichever one I’m sitting on.

Sorrels or stilettos?
Sorrels

Duct tape?
Carl’s Pharmacy

Where do you off-season?
DR- Punta Cana, India, Watermill

My other ride is a________?
Audi Q7

Favorite Aspen local?
Tara Cathcart!

Favorite Aspen adopted local?
Jenny Paulson

Favorite Aspen sighting?
I don’t think I’ve spotted anyone yet… I haven’t really noticed.

Favorite Aspen “moment”?
When I went fly fishing and skeet shooting.

Babi has brought more than just her love for Aspen to town.  See a teaser below of the luxurious Ankasa throw pillows encrusted with sequins that weve been drooling over in The Aspen Fashion Week Store!  Come visit the store at The St. Regis Aspen, which is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm!  See you there!

The Aspen Fashion Week Store

Looking for a one-stop shop for all the great designers of Aspen Fashion Week? Look no further! The Aspen Fashion Week Store, located at The St. Regis Aspen in the Aspen Room, features all of the must-have looks from your favorite designers! Skea, Pajar Canada, Neve Designs, CrOp by David Peck, Authier, KJUS, Krochet Kids, ISAORA, Roots Canada, Marmot, Flat Fitty, and Caroline Furs offer extraordinary pieces that absolutely must be added to your personal collection. Palaso offers classy jewelry and handbags for those perfect finishing touches. Sunday Riley will take you to the next level with top-of-the-line skincare and makeup products, and Ankasa home-furnishing by Sachin + Babi will add that touch of elegance youve been craving in your castle. Even better, The Aspen Fashion Week Store is open twice daily, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and again from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm! See you there!