Getting Into the Gloss

Emily Weiss is the founder of the beauty blog, IntoTheGloss.com. Her blog provides a unique perspective on all things beauty from inside the fashion industry. She features interviews with editors, stylists, makeup artists, models and oh-so much more!

Beauty always means…looking like the best version of yourself.

Beauty never means…wanting to (and trying to) look like someone else.

Beauty trend you’d like to see more of…full eyebrows.

Beauty trend you’d like to see less of…hair extensions.

Your idea of the ultimate beauty is…Jane Birkin.

Favorite beauty era: 1960’s

Two beauty essentials you can’t live without: shampoo and conditioner.

A lipstick is…a powerful look changer.

A scent is…sexy.

Favorite beauty in a movie: Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Bancroft in Great Expectations; Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike in An Education.

Some runway beauty trends can be extreme: Are you adventurous with your own hair and makeup? Yes, both…easier to play with makeup than with hair.

Favorite backstage hair and makeup teams: Guido Palau and Pat McGrath, Tom Pecheux and Orlando Pita.

Favorite fashion show beauty: John Galliano—it’s pure fantasy.

What are you looking forward to with Fashion Week coming up: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam. Also, seeing all the models and who’s done what with their hair.

Beauty guru you’d love to meet: Leonard Lauder.

Legendary Hair At Home

Wouldn’t we all love to have our own personal hair stylist, along with all their secret products, at home with us everyday while we’re getting ready? How about having Julia Roberts’ and Sarah Jessica Parker’s personal hairstylist at your beckon call?  Serge Normant, legendary hairstylist to the stars, is making all of our hair care dreams come true with the launch of his revolutionary hair care product line, Meta.  Including the basics such as sulfate-free shampoo, UV protection hair spray and hair repair treatment, the line also incorporates salon-quality products to reinforce the creation of Serge’s signature glamorous hair with a dry shampoo, sculpting pomade and lush volumizer. We got up-close and personal with the renowned hair guru to talk about growing up in Paris, his favorite decade for hair inspiration and the science behind his innovative product line.

Izabella de Souza:  What made you decide to finally create your own brand of hair care products?

Serge Normant:  I had been thinking of creating my own product line for a long time.  I always loved products and the help they provide to achieve wonders! As a start up line, it was important for me to come up with the essentials that I always use on photo shoots or in my salons; easy to use products.  Dividing the line between hair care and hair styling was important to me.  Healthy hair is glamorous hair. People often ask me how long it takes and how hard is it to do certain hairstyles; the truth is that using the right products and the right amount is the first step and maybe the most important.  Knowing you can count on a product to achieve these hairstyles that you’ve always dreamed of is a great comfort.  I want the line to help women feel that they can also get creative and inspired.

I.D.:  Tell us about the beginning of your career. Did you always know you wanted to be a hair stylist to the stars?

S.N.:  I always knew I wanted to do hair.  I was so intrigued as a child by the constant changes of a woman’s hair, the shape of up do’s or haircuts, especially growing up in the sixties.  It was an amazing time of change and innovation that continues to inspire me today.  I started as an apprentice in a salon in the Paris suburb where I grew up.  I was exposed to everything from hair cutting to coloring.  The owner, Gilles Courtois, put his trust in me very quickly and helped me grow in my confidence.  Eventually, I presented myself at the headquarters of Jacques Dessange who’s art director, Bruno Pittini, I had admired for a long time.  I worked for a couple of years in one of the franchises, and then I got a position as a teacher at Bruno’s hair school, while simultaneously doing photo shoots for French Elle.  Later on, I put together a portfolio and got a visa to work at Bruno’s New York salon.  What an incredible time!  Bruno was an amazing visionary and a mentor.  From there I started freelancing in New York where I was very lucky to meet incredible and inspiring people. As far as being a “stylist to the stars,” I always feel that when the term is added to my name, the writer might be talking about someone else.  I never dreamed of meeting such unbelievable women.  With that said, this is not something I ever planned and for myself.  I only look at women individually, with the same care and dedication regardless of what they do for a living.  The only thing that differs is the situation.

I.D.:  Meta meaning “beyond” in Greek is the foundation of the name for your product line. Why did you choose to use Meta in all of your products’ names?

S.N.:  The word Meta made a lot of sense for me for a few reasons.  The name of my second coffee table book is Metamorphosis.  I love that word as it symbolizes the essence of why I love doing hair; so using a shorter part of that word made a lot of sense.  Realizing that the word Meta also meant “beyond” in ancient Greek, it became more obvious to use that name since “beyond” is a word I use very often when I work!

I.D.:  You say that hair is an extension of skin, and therefore you worked with skincare chemists to formulate your line. The idea is revolutionary. What will this revolutionary engineering provide for your customers?

S.N.:  I have always felt that hair is an extension of the skin.  The scalp is very important; its health is essential to good hair.  Working with a skincare lab put me at ease knowing they would put their expertise in formulating the best hair product that would not only perform, but also be complimentary to the skin.

I.D.:  The core element of your products is a vegetable-derived hair strengthening complex called KERAVIS™. Can you explain the technology behind this innovative component?

S.N.:  KERAVIS™ is a powerful hair strengthening complex that dramatically improves the condition of damaged hair.  Its unique composition penetrates the cortex and moisturizes from within, as well as forming a film on each hair shaft that lubricates and reinforces the cuticle.  These properties not only strengthen, but help to reduce the degree of damage hair sustains from chemical treatments, environmental stresses or styling practices.

I.D.:  Many of the natural ingredients found in your products including Moroccan Lava Clay and Pine Bark Extract, are elements you discovered on your travels around the world. You also chose to incorporate scents that are personal to you including musk, jasmine and rose. What makes these ingredients so personal to you?

S.N.:  It was very important for me to find the greatest ingredients that also are a memory for me of what I felt had helped women all around the world take care and enhance their hair for a long time.  I travel extensively and the scent of spices in markets and gardens always transport me back to each of the destinations I have visited.  It was crucial for me to find a fragrance that was soothing and sensual, but somewhat discreet at the same time so that I can continue to identify with each place it reminds me of.  These memories make me feel good and relax me; I want people to feel that sensation when they use my products.

I.D.:  In the past few years, dry shampoos have become more popular than ever. Why did you feel it was important to provide your customers with a dry shampoo?

S.N.:  I have used dry shampoos throughout my career.  I frequently mix it with other products to create great texture and also at the end of the day on a photo shoot when I want to refresh the hair.  It’s also an amazing product to add instant volume and thicken the root, even on freshly washed hair.  It’s also ideal if your hair feels limp when trying to do a bun; the texture will facilitate it to stay in place.  I couldn’t imagine launching my line without it.

I.D.:  What are some of your favorite hairstyles to create?

S.N.:  I have a lot of favorites and I don’t like restricting them to a few.  I love so many different hair types and hair cuts and the ever evolving shapes that hair can take day after day.  I am known for a certain volume, inspired by the sixties era, so of course sculptural shapes and glamour is appealing to me, but I love individuality.  Hair is an amazing accessory and the possibilities of change and expression through hair are endless.

Izabella De Souza, E-Commerce Copywriter

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All About Maya Bags

Barneys loves to shine a light on our designers that are not only providing the world with on trend and high quality fashion, but also those who are helping to make it a better place with their sustainable production and charitable efforts.  MayaBags accomplishes both. Made entirely in Belize by native Maya women, MayaBags is a business inspired by the Maya culture. Judy Bergsma, MayaBags founder and designer, was on an environmental mission when she became enthused by a Maya woman. The rest, as they say, is history. Learn about all that MayaBags has to offer as Judy explains the success of her business in her own words.

“My work with The Nature Conservancy introduced me to the beauty and biodiversity of Belize. It was through my work to help save the Port of Honduras from over-fishing that led me to the Mayas and a recognition of their impoverished condition.  A UNDP phrase “You can’t save the environment unless you reduce poverty and you cannot reduce poverty unless you save the environment” sums up my outlook as an environmentalist and as a designer/business woman.

Over 10 years ago, a Maya woman named Jovita Sho opened my eyes to the hand skills Maya women had carried forward for many generations in Belize.  Although not recognized at that point as a highly skilled, artisanal crafts group, I saw the potential and a way to help relieve poverty among the Mayas.

Since that time, my journey to help Maya women has been deeply satisfying and I truly feel blessed by the time I have had to get to know and become close friends with the Mayas of Southern Belize. The inner rewards have been abundant and the joys at what we have accomplished make me want to dance every day.”

 

 

“In just 10 years, we have built a small, custom sewing workshop in Punta Gorda, the largest town in Southern Belize.  We have trained sewers and surgers in quality detailing and stitching, and, while we have a small full-time staff, our workshop is always filled with the women we have trained.  As well, from six initial embroiderers, we now work with over 90 embroiders, basket coilers and textile weavers scattered over 9 Maya villages located near or in the Maya Mountains.”

“In each of these villages, the training we have done along with our high quality standards have markedly improved the quality of the women’s embroidery, weaving, or basketry.  Perhaps of even more importance, the women now value their hand skills and take pride in their work because they are earning good and fairly consistent money for their quality work. This has raised their self-esteem and given them far more independence than they have ever had.”

“In each of these villages, the training we have done along with our high quality standards have markedly improved the quality of the women’s embroidery, weaving, or basketry.  Perhaps of even more importance, the women now value their hand skills and take pride in their work because they are earning good and fairly consistent money for their quality work. This has raised their self-esteem and given them far more independence than they have ever had.”

“Each of our products is produced following Fair Trade Guidelines.  Providing modern and efficient production tools to the women, not working with any one below the age of 18, paying above minimum wage for each hour of work incurred to produce a product, and treating the women with respect and kindness are the hallmarks of the way we do business.

Finally, I always tell the Maya children to ‘start their own lemonade stands’ and give them an example of a child who did it in the US and raised lots of money for a cancer charity.  Our business is demonstrating how Mayas can be entrepreneurial on their own, creating businesses to serve local needs.  As well, our model demonstrates alternatives to slash and burn (milpa) farming, an environmental damaging practice, to make a living.”

“On the Barney’s exclusive Maya Bag, we call the handles Maya Earring Handles, as they reflect the typical shape of the traditional earring Maya women in Belize wear.  While the earrings are executed in gold or silver, we duplicated the impression of the earrings by working with our Maya basketry artisans who hand-coiled and stitched each handle.  The fabric body of the purse was hand loomed on a back-strap loom….a delicate process requiring a high level of weaving skill and also representing the traditional way Mayas have always woven textiles.”

“Among the Mayas the fabric is called cuxtal fabric, as for centuries it has been used to make the bags men carry into the fields and use to hold their corn seedlings when they plant.  Each of the Barneys Maya Bags is truly one-of-a-kind and carries a label inside with both the woman’s name who made the pair of handles and the name of the woman who did the weaving. The production of this bag for Barneys employed 39 artisans for two months.”

 

The Sisterhood of the Colorful Bracelets

Picture two best friends laughing and sharing stories, while designing and making their own colorful, vintage jewel-infused bracelets and necklaces. This is not your average slumber party, it’s the life of Frieda&Nellie founders and designers, Stacy Herzog and Sarah Reid.  After meeting in New York City a few years ago while working in the fashion industry, Herzog-a Denver native and Reid-a Houston local, discovered their mutual adoration for friendship bracelets and shared influence gained from their grandmothers’ flair for style. From then on, a sisterhood was formed that would take them from fashion industry executives to up-and-coming designers. Paying homage to their grandmothers, they girls named their line of one-of-a-kind pieces after the women who inspired them. Get to know Stacy and Sarah as they chat with us exclusively about their rise to success.

Stacy and Sarah

Izabella De Souza: Frieda&Nellie is named after each of your grandmothers. What can you tell us about them and how they inspired you?

Sarah Reid: Nana Frieda and Nana Nellie appreciated things that were beautiful, detailed, and one-of-a-kind, and they possessed the kind of glamour that we’d be lucky to have even a little of!

Stacy Herzog: We try (to mimic their glamour), of course by wearing their vintage hand-me-downs every day, trying to capture that old-school joie de vivre, and by toting our jewels around in Granny Frieda’s amazing jewelry case. It’s a beautiful velvet case with a delicate satin lining.

I.D.: Stacy, you’re from Denver and Sarah, you’re from Houston, but you two met while working in New York City. Where did you two meet and how did your friendship grow into what it is today?

S.H.: I was doing an internship during summer vacation in college. I was a design intern at the lingerie house Sarah worked for.

S. R.: A month into Stacy’s internship, I mentioned I was going shopping and I thought it would be great to show Stacy some places in NY since I had lived here for a couple of years already. Long story short, we got ridiculously lost, and had no idea where we were. We had a really adventurous day and we bonded over a lack of direction and 100 degree weather.

S.H.: Once I moved to New York the following Fall, we really became best friends. We’re best friends first, business partners second. I think it takes a really special relationship where you can speak your mind, work together 24/7, but then still want to hang out on the weekends and have date nights with our fiancés, etc. We really are sisters from another mother.

I.D.: You attribute the birth of your brand, along with your grandmothers’ influence, to a trip you made to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador in late 2009. Take us on a journey of that trip.

S.H.: The Galapagos are obviously an inspiration as they are naturally pristine with moments of bright color.

S.R.: Stacy toured the islands in late 2009 on a trip with her family. She wore her usual medley of chains and bangles from the 1940’s and 1970’s, and began layering them with a few of the bright, intricate woven bracelets that the South American women around her were wearing.

S.H.: Exactly Sar, I just really loved how the earthy bracelets looked next to my vintage ones. Once I got back to New York I started fiddling, talked to Sarah, and a few weeks later, we were like 12-year-old girls, braiding embroidery thread and looping in sequins and gilded closures on the floor of my tiny Chelsea apartment.

I.D.: Your mantra is reuse, repurpose and reinvent. Can you elaborate?

S.R.: We are both big believers in rifling through our moms’ and grannies’ jewelry boxes, or through a flea market or vintage store, to find the perfect thing to spruce up an outfit for a fancy dinner out. But since such jewelry can look dated or over the top…

S.H.: …we wanted to find a way to take beautiful, meaningful, ornate vintage elements and make them look modern, sophisticated, relevant and fun. In a nutshell, that’s how Frieda&Nellie was born!

I.D.: We love that your pieces are one-of-a-kind and have such fun and interesting names. How do you decide what to name each piece?

S.R.: We name them after whatever they remind us of, from our best friends to our favorite songs from eighth grade.

S.H.: It’s an interesting and hilarious process, where a stream-of-consciousness meets nostalgia, with a dash of Trivial Pursuit®.

I.D.: Frieda&Nellie is mostly described as a hybrid between vintage costume jewelry and summer camp friendship bracelets. Did both of you attend summer camp growing up? How was the experience?

S.R.: Starting at age 10 or so, I pilfered embroidery thread from the arts and crafts shed at my summer camp outside of Austin, Texas and Stacy did the same at her camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We’ve discussed how by the end of each summer, we’d both leave our respective camps with wrists stacked in painstakingly knotted/braided friendship bracelets in every imaginable color.

S.H.: My dad has told me how he remembers me at age 9 or 10, with the beginnings of a bracelet safety-pinned to my shorts in the back of his yellow Toyota® on our way to my soccer practices and ballet lessons, in fierce production mode. We love that the bracelets give people a happy flashback and a sense of nostalgia. In my soccer team photo from 2nd grade I’m wearing a pair of Nana Frieda’s yellow clip on earrings and half dozen friendship bracelets on my wrists. No joke.

I.D.: Who are some of your favorite designers?

S.H.: We love those classic women whose designs conveyed easy sophistication, especially Coco Chanel for her casually elegant costume jewelry and Miuccia Prada for her boho, hippie glamour.  Her pieces are so smart.

S.R.: We love seeing what Stella McCartney (Stacy’s favorite bag in life is a Stella), Karl Lagerfeld, YSL and Tom Ford are sending down the runway today. We really love color, patterns and prints…but in real life, for the most part we wear a more affordable mélange.

I.D.: You say your business is “a marathon, not a sprint”. What do you hope to accomplish long-term with your jewelry?

S.R.: We just mean we’re not “sprinting”.  We want to continue to build our little brand and we’re brimming with new ideas.  We are really excited to slowly but surely develop different, unique, detailed, handmade, high quality products in addition to our bracelets and necklaces.

S.H.: We feel that we’ve already turned a fun hobby into this little business that could.  The possibilities seem endless!  We are so over the moon with gratitude and excitement.  We are so amazed at the response to our jewelry and we can’t believe we are being sold at Barney’s CO-OP!  Stay tuned, definitely more to come!

– Izabella De Souza, E-Commerce Copywriter

A Chat with Chanel’s King of Cosmetics

Peter Philips: Beautiful Dreamer

Chanel’s King of Cosmetics Talks the Art of Makeup with Directors Jauretsi and Crystal Moselle
As Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup, Peter Philips’s instinct for trend forecasting is unmatched. Since his appointment in 2008, the Belgian beauty guru has rolled out one hit after another—from his limited-edition nail varnish Jade, which sold for a breathless $100 a bottle on eBay at its peak, to his “temporary tattoos,” a project with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel’s spring 2010 show, which had a waiting list of 3,589 names before the designs went on sale. For today’s film, directors Jauretsi and Crystal Moselle visited the onetime makeup artist at his Manhattan home to discuss his early memories of his mother, Irving Penn’s light-sculpting ability, and the inspiration behind Philips’s robot-themed animation for Chanel, which has its world premiere on NOWNESS tomorrow. 

Please note, this story was originally featured on http://www.nowness.com/

Tweet @BarneysNY To Win A Proenza Schouler Bag!

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Our Best Label Is Our Own!

Barnes New York - Our Best Label Is Our OwnBeat the winter blues with this red Shift Dress  and other fabulous frocks from the Barneys New York Collection! Shop the collection now!

Simon Says

Sometimes I fall asleep during awards shows. Not last night.

I spiced up the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards by inventing my own
10 award categories. Here they are…

1. MOST DRAUGHTY DRESS
January Jones’ revealing Versace

2. BEST USE OF SPARKLE
Natalie Portman’s red beaded rose on her Viktor and Rolf frock

3. BEST ATTEMPT TO BRING BACK THE UP-DO
Natalie Portman again. (Ok I admit it. I love her.)

4. MOST FABULOUSLY STRANGE DUO
Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton

5. BEST L’WREN SCOTT MOMENT
Tina Fey, the wittiest chick in NYC

6. MOST LIKELY TO BE MOCKED BY ‘The Star’ BUT GORGEOUS ANYWAY Helena Bonham Carter in her Vivienne Westwood + blind-lady shades

7. NIFTIEST TUX
Robert Pattinson’s navy number

8. LEAST RECOGNIZABLE CELEB DUE TO BANGS
Sandra Bullock with a whole lotta fringe

9. BEST RELAXED GROOVY UNCONVENTIONAL STYLE
Annette Bening with her tousled hair and nerdy glasses

10. MOST HEARTWARMING MOMENT
Michael Douglas looking happy and healthy. So relieved he can now get on with shooting the upcoming Liberace movie.

See you at the Oscars!
-Simon Doonan

Dynamic Denim Duo

Boasting the name of their beloved hometown, Raleigh Denim founders and designers Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko created their own line of high quality and holistically made denim that has hit the ground running. Starting out as a men’s line of denim, the brand has expanded vastly and is steadily growing with no end in sight. Most remarkably, the couple produces each pair of jeans by hand, under one roof in Raleigh, North Carolina and as they’ll tell you, they wouldn’t have it any other way. Find out the inspiration and motivation behind this dynamic denim duo.

Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko

Photo by Nick Pironio

Izabella De Souza:  The thing we love most about your garments is that they are holistically made. You personally design, sew, wash, finish and sign your pieces, which places you into your own coveted category in the fashion world. Can you discuss some of the unique techniques that go into creating your pieces?

Victor Lytvinenko:  From the beginning, we focus on style and quality.  Everyone who works with us understands that the craftsmanship is more important to us than the amount of things we produce.  Instead of using automated machines, we sew our garments using traditional methods and some choice vintage machines.  That does a few things, it infuses our pieces with more character than a garment built by machines, it permits us to employ skilled artisans in a waning trade and allows us to be really involved in the process – always assessing, adjusting, improving, thinking.

Signed denim Raleigh Denim

Photo by Nick Pironio

I.D.:  With efforts like working with local farmers for your materials and completing the whole production process under one roof, Raleigh Denim embodies the notion of sustainability. Why was it so important for you to create a clothing line that focused on sustainable production?
Sarah Lytvinenko:  I think it all stems from this idea that I learned in design school, which has never really left my mind.  That is, process is as important as product.  So how a thing comes to be has as much impact and importance as what that thing is in the end.  That might be more thought than some people would like to exercise when buying, say, a pair of jeans, but I guess that particular kind of thought defines our little spot in the world of fashion.  

Raleigh Denim studio

Photo by Nick Pironio

I.D.:  It’s obvious that you two are very proud Raleighnians. How has basing your entire empire in Raleigh influenced your creative direction?
S.L.:  There is a strong, talented group of creative people here, artists (Shaun Richards and Luke Miller Buchanan are two of our favorite painters), chefs, farmers, designers and tons of musicians. We all hang out and feed off of each other creating synergy between the disciplines. We have an amazing community of friends and family – absolutely amazing.  They’ve played a huge role in helping us start and grow Raleigh Denim.  For our first big order two years ago, our moms came in to iron, our friends helped us snip and fold and pack, and my dad put in all the rivets with a hand press.  That kind of comradery is hard to find outside of a hometown.

I.D.:  The fact that you two work hand in hand on every aspect of the production process of your line is fantastic and fascinating at the same time. How do you make it work so well?
V.L.:  Ha!  This might not sound very glamorous, but we think the key is practice and trust.  We used to be unable to collaborate on creative projects because we were both too stubborn; we each could only see our own vision.  Through a few failed attempts to collaborate, we learned the importance of communication and faith in each other.  That’s how teams work, right?  Be they in business, sports, design… so that’s how we work, too.  It’s actually made our marriage stronger, happier and better.  I know that’s sappy, but it’s true.  Don’t get me wrong, we still argue and have rough patches.  A friend of ours says that without gravity, we’d have no muscles, so conflict is important as well.  

Raleigh Denim Labels

Photo by Nick Pironio

I.D.:  With all the work you do and hours you put into a workday, what are some of your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
S.L.:  What? Life beyond work?  Seriously, we go out to shows and spend time with friends and family – lots of dinners and dancing. Victor plays soccer and basketball to unwind and recharge.  I rock climb and have been going to yoga more often.  It’s also great to be able to travel.  That’s not always relaxing, but it’s always inspiring and it keeps everything in perspective.

I.D.:  Congratulations on opening your first private store, The Curatory (awesome name by the way).  It’s designed for the consumer to get an up-close look at the production of your pieces and features specialty items chosen for their “care for craft, superior design and mastery of process.”  What kind of experience did you want to create for people who visit The Curatory?
V.L. & S.L.:  Thanks! We want our shop to be a place where you can feel our brand… a place people can see and touch our pieces in a beautiful and elegant setting, but also to see and hear the grit and art of making those things. We chose to link the making-of and the finished piece visually, with an eye-level window running the length of the store.  From any point in the shop, you can look through to watch production.

Raleigh Denim Curatory

Photo by Nick Pironio

We also want The Curatory to be a cozy place to discover things.  We needed to transform the space to make it more intimate than an old warehouse, so we had a paper airplane making party.  We got bunch of friends together and (with some gin and tonics and cookies) folded and hung about 4,000 craft-paper airplanes to form a drop ceiling.  The texture turned out wonderfully and the planes evoke of bit of nostalgia when you first walk in. We’ve stocked the store with some great independent labels, solid classics and collaborations with local artisans.  So far, the response has been great.  It’s given us an opportunity to complete the picture, to work with more than jeans.

I.D.: Raleigh Denim is growing tremendously. You have just expanded to a full line of several ready-to-wear pieces. There is also word of an up coming accessories and leather luggage collection. What exactly can we expect from Raleigh Denim in the future?
V.L. & S.L.:  Speaking of more than jeans, we are very, very excited to be moving toward a full collection.  We’re starting out with, in addition to our core denim, a few styles of button ups shirts, lightweight canvas and twill jackets, and leather goods (wallets, belts, billfolds, bags) for Fall ’11.  We’ve got a few extra-special projects exclusively for Barneys in the works too – they are still top-secret right now so I can’t say too much, but they are going to be awesome!  We’re looking forward to introducing those pieces and to highlighting the people, the hands and the techniques behind the goods.  And then there’s women’s!  Our women’s jeans are ready, starting with one thin straight leg cut in two washes and a raw, selvage pair.  We’ll be adding more denim cuts soon and we anticipate having a women’s collection this time next year.  We cannot wait!

Sarah & Victor of Raleigh Denim

Photo by Nick Pironio

– Izabella De Souza, E-Commerce Copywriter

Happy New Year – Make it a Revolutionary Resolution!

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