The temperature is heating up, and so are we. Cali kids are in a state of panic as the mecca of SoCal music festivals swiftly approaches and the only thing on our minds: What are we going to wear? The balance of looking desert chic but not burning to a crisp is fragile, although sticking [...]
But it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl. James Brown couldn’t have sang it better for this upcoming season. This Spring, we’re all about stealing inspo from the tailored men. Sports coats, high collars, over-sized trousers and of course, adorable loafers with an edge. We may even throw on a full pant suit, tie [...]
Once confined to a world of light tricks and futuristic references, holography has finally made itself into a household name. With the Coachella debut of our boy Tupac’s Hologram, the popularity of the three dimensional projections began to grow. Holograms, in essence, were the new black and everyone wanted to be one. However, coming in at [...]
It may be ridiculously freezing where you live right now, but as ever-so dedicated dressers, it’s our duty to always keep it hot. Tough life, right? That’s especially our philosophy with this new trend, or what we like to call the cut-out craze. Our belief is that a little skin never hurt anyone, and chic [...]
Leather has been, and always will be, a classic wardrobe staple and there are more than enough ways to incorporate this timeless fabric into both day and evening outfits this season. Leather in all its glossy wonder is here to lead us into a winter of decadence with sleek silhouettes, punked up jackets, and leather inserts [...]
In a style world currently obsessed with ombre and color gradients, we can see it now: Tonal dressing is definitely going to have itself a hay day this fall. It’s already a signature that has flirted with a handful of high-fashion designers on the runway but during a season when layering is essential, it can [...]
Fall is fast approaching and we can’t wait to get a little (or a lot) wild with our wardrobes. Blistering heat and luxurious (always faux) fur isn’t always the smartest combination and now that summer’s almost over, we’ve been itching to break out our leopard coats to channel our inner rock god(dess). No surprise to [...]
We all know our Summer has sadly come to an end with the passing of Labor Day and even if you’re not headed back to the books and locker lined hallways, the feeling of “back to school’ is inevitable. Our wardrobes will begin to change with the leaves and we can say “au revoir” to the neon’s and [...]
For months, crosses have been a fashion trend flaunted by many of our beloved JC girls, particularly those who dare to dress with a bit more edge. Flirting with a look that ranges part-gothic and part-grunge, the cross is the ultimate design detail of the moment. We’ve got some hot new releases that for some [...]
Who doesn’t like things ridiculously oversized and freaking comfortable? Comfort is king and tomboy chic is among our favorite looks to rock these days, even for the girliest of JC girls. Take a cue from one of our all-time obsessions Agyness Deyn, who quickly shot to supermodel fame with a gender-bending style signature. Mixing suspenders [...]
It seems every summer we find ourselves saying, “this is the hottest summer EVER!” Luckily, this summer’s hottest trend lets you feel the breeze. Sheer blouses, tanks, skirts, dresses and vests are popping up everywhere, from celebs like Ashley Madekwe and Miranda Kerr, to Valentino’s runway, not to mention as a new staple for every [...]
The mid-July summer crop is blossoming beautifully with a frenzy of floral fashions, seen here in tucked-in blouses and slippy semi-sheer cardigans. We love the array of petal-pushing color palettes that each unique print gives us, from vintage sunflower nostalgia (we can hear our Lana Del Rey CD now) to bright, bold, and neon in [...]
Unless you’ve been blinded by the light, you’ve noticed that metallics and heavy metals are just about everywhere right now, running from the streets to the runways. Not only are they a staple for Spring/Summer, but it looks like they’ll be making their way into our Fall/Winter wardrobes as well. We recently came across London [...]
So, has anyone else been heavily crushing on Johnny Depp circa 1995 lately, or is that just us? Dressed in his baggy, shredded jeans with that greasy jet black hair in his face, he was the king of 90′s grunge (he still kind of is today, we love you Johnny!). You also definitely can’t bring [...]
It comes as no surprise that all things red, white and blue are back on trend this summer and with Flag Day just behind us and the Fourth of July just around the corner, we can’t help but embrace it! The Americana trend always brings on a slew of leather jackets, jean cut offs, fringe, and country road [...]
Every once in a while, you see someone rocking a 90s trend that hasn’t come back yet and a whole new world of throwback revealed. After a long weekend of hanging in McCarren park and searching the blogosphere, we here at JC NYC beleive we have stumbled upon what will be the newest era [...]
Hawaiian print, haibiscus flowers, bamboo lettering, and hulu girls. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware that Hawaii is the new Native American. All arrows point to yes. Every store window in Soho has a hawaiian print something or other, and all of those downtown tiki themed dives are suddenly [...]
As you may have seen, our tumblr theme today is WIZARD OF OZ. And it got us thinking, if the characters from Oz were real-life people today, which designer would they favor? We did a quick review of some of our favorite runway shows for Spring 2012 and it all became clearer than the Witch [...]
Three of our favorite up-and-coming style icons just happen to be the daughters of some of the coolest and most stylish musicians of our time. We’re talking of course about Lourdes “Lola” Leon, Zoe Kravitz and Frances Bean Cobain daughters of Madonna, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, and Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain respectively. Not [...]
Okay, so Coachella 2012 part 1 went down in Indio, CA this weekend, and from everything we’ve heard it was amazing. A two-hour Radiohead set? Azaelia Banks’ debut US performance? A Tupac Shakur hologram? It’s safe to say we totally missed out here on the East Coast, but thanks to up-to-the-second technology, we were able [...]
Still can’t get enough of spikes? Neither can we! Now we’re proud to present our shoe of the week, the EDEA-SPIKE in black leather and silver spikes at LORI’S SHOES. Part of our JC PLAY launch, the EDEA-SPIKE is definitely a sporty sneaker, you can also dress up for a night on the town. Did [...]
Clarissa Explains It All was one of our favorite 90s TV shows. We ALL wanted to be Clarissa Darling and some of us still do. She had the cute BFF Sam (insert guitar line) that climbed through her window, a pet baby Caiman named Elvis, ex-hippie parents and let’s not forget, her amazingly zany clothes! [...]
The best part about having Netflix Instant Watch are the endless hours of revisiting shows that made our childhoods. So obviously when we realized the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from the 1990s was added to the free TV shows, we parked ourselves on the couch and watched! This time around we were less [...]
Rodarte. Celine. Jeffrey Campbell. One of our favorite trends from the past few seasons has been wood prints, and now you can complete your wood grain look with some of our best styles in wood print. The Damsel – which is quickly becoming one of the “new Lita’s” for us – is available in wood [...]
FaceBook. Starbucks. iPods. Just a few things we wish we had thought of first. And now, thanks to BOND HARDWARE, we can add a color-coded tumblr to the list. BOND HARDWARE is a design duo out of NYC who have recently had their amazing neckwear picked up by our friends at I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS. [...]
The 4-EVZ in sailboat print may be sold out online for the time being, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still feeling the full swing of early spring nautical trends. Every time around this year we grab our favorite striped garment, wrap it with a cable-knit sweater and throw on a knit beanie to forge [...]
Rainbows never really went out of style, but they definitely had some bright moments throughout the years. Some of our favorites were of course Rainbow Bright, Mariah Carey’s Rainbow, Lindsay Lohan’s Herve Leger bandage dress, and Christopher Kane’s current collection. And we’re totally into rainbows here at JC. Just look at our new POPO sandal from EDGE OF URGE. We’ll be wearing these for sure all summer long with our mini-backpacks and white Kurt Cobain sunglasses. Now that’s some serious rainbow pride!
If you had to ask us what our FAVORITE trend from the 90s was, we would most def go with butterfly print. We immediately think back to our butterfly baby tees, Mariah Carey, and best of all, lower back tats. This season, we made sure to touch on this moment of the past in both [...]
A lot of our favorites, and a few new surprises wowed us on the red carpet at the 18th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards last night. Traditionally this is the show where celebs like to mix it up and get a little more experimental with their looks. There wasn’t too much craziness, but there were some muy major red carpet moments. Check out our favorites below, and let us know your top picks for best dressed at the SAG Awards.
Red carpet season has officially begun, with the GOLDEN GLOBES last Sunday. With the GRAMMYS, SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD AWARDS, and OSCARS not very far off, we know we’ll be seeing tons of major looks coming down the red carpet, and we’re excited to tell you which ones we loved the most. Our picks for best dressed at the GGs all have one thing in common: each best dressed star heavily played to their personal style strengths, and rocked looks that only they could get away with… at least get away with as well as they did.
Just a little screen shot to hold you over until our SS12 look book launches next week…..hold tight!
Looking ahead to 2012 is very exciting for a number of reasons. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store for you in the new year, that will begin to unfold in the coming weeks. One of them is an in-the-works collaboration with one of our favorite style websites, STYLE LIKE U. We can’t tell you too much more about it, but we thought we’d whet your appetite with their latest profile, MIA CHRISTIANA from our good friends at WASTELAND. Check out these amazing photos from inside Mia’s closet, and for more from STYLE LIKE U check out their website HERE, and keep your eyes peeled on our website for more info on the collab…
We can’t believe the year is merely days away from being over. We’re so excited to see what 2012 brings us, but we need to take a moment to look back at what amazing year 2011 has been. From music to fashion, it’s been a game-changing year. We even threw in some of our favorite JC landmark moments too!
Check out this blog post from our friends over at KARMALOOP. It’s a very Gaga Holiday season for our K-Loop buds, and we LOVE it! Plus we can’t get over how good our Lita-Flame looks against pine trees and a red and green backdrop. Check out some of the pics below, and read the whole thing HERE!
There were two very fashionable Manson’s in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Marilyn: shock/glam rock extraordinaire, and Shirley: lead singer of fashion pop output Garbage. While their music may have been vastly different, they both shared a love for fur, eyeliner and plenty of fashion-goth moments. Both artists have been rather quiet in recent years, but we would gladly welcome them back with open arms to the fashion scene, as both of their personal styles were extremely influential and eye-catching in the late 90s. Which Manson do you think had the better style?
It was only a matter of time before our JC Girls took their creativity to the next level like this. We’re talking about the muy, muy major new tumblr CUSTOM-LITAS of course. We’re always coming out with new colors, fabrics and patterns on our #1 style, but we’re not quite sure how we’re going to keep up with this! We love it! A Nicki Minaj Lita? A unicorn-in-the-clouds Lita? Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes. Sadly they aren’t real, but maybe one day we’ll be able to make one or two of these! Check out some of our favorites below, and for the whole she-bang head on over to CUSTOM-LITAS.TUMBLR.COM. Werrrk!
Here at JC, we always make it a point to look at every runway show from New York, London, Milan and Paris every season. After a while you start noticing the same models across the board walking the catwalk. Then you start seeing your favorites everywhere in magazines, and on billboards, and you wonder how it took you so long to notice someone so fierce. That’s how we feel about our obsession with Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld. Whether she’s working the runway at Rick Owens, shooting with Tom Ford for Vogue Paris, or giving face for Versace x H&M, this girl is gorgeous as well as versatile! Check out some of our favorite Daphne Groeneveld moments below, and watch out for her – we have a feeling she’s going to be everywhere soon! Oh yeah, this girl is only 16!
Okay boys, you’ve been waiting for this. We’re officially launching THEDAMNEDSHOES.COM with an exclusive behind the scenes look at our look book shoot. Check out that post HERE and make sure to follow The Damned on twitter @THEDAMNEDSHOES and tumblr THEDAMNEDSHOES.TUMBLR.COM