Yesterday, press and fashion stylists were invited by fab PR Company, the Krupp Group to preview Blue Notch Jeans’s Spring 2010 Collection. Blue Notch is a denim company created in Japan (all the fabrics are made in Japan and made from the highest cottons from Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe in a factory which boasts a history of 115 years) by a husband and wife team. The collection consists of various cuts – Skinny to boot cut, low to medium rise and long to cropped jeans.

“Blue Notch Jeans is a Japanese brand that is created for the nonconforming man and woman who appreciates the finer things in life without compromising comfort. The jeans are built with superfine Japanese denim with 5% stretch especially developed for unsurpassed comfort and style.”

Two items in the collection stood out; a pair of jeans with side zippers as opposed to the usual front zipper fly which can usually result in an unattractive bulge in the middle. and metal ball embellishments on the pockets and legs. I love how sleek and clean the flat front looks.

Another favorite was a low waist overall dress was again made of that very soft and supple cotton fit perfectly on the body of the informal models.

We were invited to try on a few pre-selected pairs of jeans to experience first hand the comfort of Blue Notch. I tried on several before settling on a low-rise, boot-cut light weight jean. I selected these even though it was a little challenging pulling them over my thighs but once on, they fit like a glove. You would think the tight fit would be restrictive but happily they were not. I was able to bend and sit comfortably. While I was trying on the jeans, I noticed the more petite and slender framed women were having less issues trying on the jeans (oh these thighs of mine). The cut seemed to compliment their lack of ample thighs a little better.

To learn more about Blue Notch, please visit

Ports 1961 Spring 2010 Show

Tia Cibani’s nature-inspired “Fluere” for her Ports 1961 Spring 2010 collection reminded me very much of a Japanese Garden, not because of the few floral prints but because of the structure of the garments. There is a distinct look and feel to an Asian garment, you can always see influences of that inspiration in any design. These two looks directly below remind me of a koi pond, of course it may be because of the color and the movement of the garments (I must say that no where in the show’s run-through does it mention an Asian influence but that is just what it reminds me of).

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However if you do notice in these other two garments below, you’ll notice that Japanese Obi Belts have definitely inspired the waistline on these gorgeous garments. I love Tia Cibani’s vision, it’s always so modern but with a very distinct twist. Her stuff is never boring but oh so beautiful and charming

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Needless to say the collection was one of many that took my breath away. I do love Ports and I think I’ve stated this before – I do own a few Ports accessories and of course I’d love to own more especially the shoes. There is one style for the Spring 2010 season that I may just do something illegal for. I couldn’t get a good shot of the shoes (those models can be quite speedy) but thanks to the internet, I got a photo (excuse me while I drool)

If you can pull yourself away, take a look at the finally video (with me trying to dodge a few heads getting in the way)

Charlotte Russe Denim Event

WHAT: Charlotte Russe celebrates fall fashion with a denim after dark event. The evening will present new looks from the Fall Refuge denim Collection with styling tips from denim fit experts at the store and a shopping discount of buy one pair and receive the second pair 50% off. The chic fashion retailer will also showcase the new denim collaborations with Kitson and People’s Liberation. The event will feature music and refreshments while shopping and a free gift with every purchase.

WHEN: Thursday, August 13th 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: 300 select Charlotte Russe stores nationwide

Shecky’s Girls Night Out

Oh god I can’t wait. I love Shecky’s.

Indulge Guilt Free With Shecky’s Girls Night Out
Catch up with BFF’s over cocktails, fashion steals, a little pampering, and fun experiences at the next Shecky’s Girls Night Out – heading to New York City Wed.-Sat., Mar. 11th-14th, 2009.

SAMPLE cool cocktails, beauty treats, games and more from Shecky’s cool partners.
SHOP hundreds of hot, one-of-a-kind items from indie designers and boutiques across the U.S.—all on sale!
SCORE up to $100 in Freebies in Shecky’s Famous Goodie Bag, filled to the brim with the newest hair and skincare products, makeup, gift certificates, and more.

New York City
Date: Wed.-Sat., Mar. 11th-14th, 2009
Time: 5pm-10pm
Place: la.venue & Terminal Stores
608 W. 28th St. (11th & 12th Aves.)


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