I’ve maybe worn denim maybe … twice … in the last year. Call it denim overload. Call it denim backlash. I once lived in a CNN of denim — all denim, all the time. And I got sick of it. And denim was banished to the back of my closet.
But denim is back. And not in the same way. Denim jackets, denim vests, even denim on denim.
Now, I’m not gonna go rushing back to the 24-hour cycle of jean dressing. There are just too many alternatives out there to stick to one fabric or look all the time. But given my denim hiatus, I have to say, the material is looking kinda fresh once again.
Perfect timing for Allison Izu Song. The Japanese American (married to a Korean, hence the last name) has come out with the perfect denim line. (Check out our profile on her in our Fall 2010 issue.)
Sure, Allison Izu is made for the petite woman. (Song herself boasts a respectable 5-foot-2.) But at 5-foot-6 (and a devotee of heels no less than four inches), her “UK” zipped capri fits me pretty perfectly. Perfectly skinny, perfectly dark, with the coolest bold gold zipper, but with a secret stretchy panel for those of us who enjoy a good meal or two. Read: no muffin top.
Suddenly, denim is looking refreshingly new. Now if only I can get that denim-on-denim thing right.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be one of the hottest and most sought-after deejays in the world? U.K., London-based DJ Kayper — whom DJ Jazzy Jeff calls the best female deejay in the world — is giving us a rare glimpse into her world with a series of digital shorts on YouTube called “On My Jacks.”
The shorts take you behind the scenes as DJ Kayper travels “on her own” from club gig to club gig, and everywhere else in between. The first episode is particularly intriguing as DJ Kayper makes her way through some bad traffic (driving herself no less!) to Birmingham club Gatecrasher for a deejay contest. The best part is when she jokingly tries to get away with not having to pay for parking — something I would totally do if I were someone of note.
The second episode features an uncut studio interview with pop/R&B star Jay Sean for DJ Kayper’s popular BBC radio program, The DJ Kayper Show.
DJ Kayper was awarded the Best DJ Award at the Anokhi “Sexy and Successful” Awards and was nominated for a UK Asian Music Awards for Best Club DJ. See more about DJ Kayper in the Spring issue of Audrey Magazine, now available in AudreyShops.com and on select newsstands.