By Emili Vesilind
Special to the Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2011
L.A.-based designer John Eshaya is in a rockin' mood. The former vice president of women's wear for Ron Herman launched his swanky-jeans-and-tees collection, Jet by John Eshaya, in 2008 and has added leather and glazed denim (which resembles leather) to his stable of slim-cut jeans for fall.
Popular among trend-loving celebs including Nicole Richie, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian, the collection is already one of the sexiest denim lines in the stratosphere, specializing in skinny looks with just the right amount of rips, tears and vintage-inspired distressing.
The new rocker-inspired offerings — black flat latex-coated stretch skinnies and faded-and-ripped black skinnies patched with random-looking black leather squares — were inspired by the edgy T-shirts and knits Eshaya designed for fall. "I needed something cool and chic to work back to," he noted.
The designer conceptualized the Faded Leather Patch jeans while doing patchwork and repairs on classic blue denim. "I thought, why not add a new twist to the faded black jean, with leather patchwork?" He envisions the curvy denim being worn by "someone with chic style, like a Rihanna."
The glazed black denim, Eshaya said, "is for a girl who would pair it with a loose T-shirt and ankle boots, like a Rosie Huntington-Whiteley."
But you don't have to be a drop-dead gorgeous celebrity to benefit from the new styles' cool-kid cuts and treatments. The jeans are $194 at johneshaya.com.
Los Feliz Fashion Festival July 24: The Los Feliz Village Street Fair will debut a new fashion event in tandem with its usual street-side festivities — the Los Feliz Fashion Festival, an outdoor trunk show-style exhibition featuring merchandise from more than 35 local clothing, jewelry and accessories designers, including MNKR Clothing, Geisha de Guadalupe, Lotus B., Artisan LA Jewelry, Fluxus, a Current Affair and Ozzie Dots.
Hollywood Boulevard between Vermont and Hillhurst avenues. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Resurrection Summer Sale through July 30: Save up to 70% on select vintage designer apparel and accessories at vintage boutique Resurrection.
8006 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 653-6960. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
La Perla Summer Sale ongoing: Upscale lingerie brand La Perla discounts its bras, panties, robes and nightgowns by 40% at its annual summer sale.
333 Bristol St., No. 2213, Costa Mesa. (714) 754-7500. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Wolford Summer Sale through Aug. 30: Nab body wear, lingerie and bathing suits from cult-favorite brand Wolford at up to 50% off.
3333 Bristol St, No. 2419, Costa Mesa (714) 556-7900. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Rubin & Chapelle Friday: West Coast fans of Rubin & Chapelle's downtown-vibed jeans, accessories and dresses (who include Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson) will soon be able to shop the New York-based brand locally, in its new boutique at the Malibu Country Mart. With its urban feel, the 1,500-square-foot space "brings a taste of New York to Malibu," said co-designer Kip Chapelle.
3835 Cross Creek Road, No. D3, Malibu. (310) 243-6285. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times